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Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

April 17, 2019

Photo: Shutterstock By DAVID KLEPPER and DAVID R. MARTIN NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such…

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Save your way to lower home insurance

April 12, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES  If your homeowner insurance rates are creeping up even though you haven’t filed any claims, it may be time to take a look at how you can bring those prices back down. Research, smart shopping and even some home upgrades can make a noticeable difference in your insurance premiums. Explore the cost-savings potential…

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From dilapidated to designed: Astan African Hair Braiding transforms

April 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Businesswoman Astan Sacko stands smiling in front of her hair braiding business in West Philadelphia. By Giana Lawrence-Primus, capital projects manager for the Department of Commerce In 2019, the Department of Commerce is celebrating 10 years of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP), a grant program that offers reimbursements for facade improvements on commercial…

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Four tax tips for online filers in 2019

March 29, 2019

BPT As time continues to tick, millions of tax filers are beginning to feel the pressure to file a tax return. But big questions still remain, and for those filing online, those questions are compounded by the myriad options for submitting a return. Fortunately for those online filers, there is such a thing as sound…

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Real estate financing: The three main factors lenders consider

March 15, 2019

BPT Sponsored ad content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.  Buying a new home is an exciting milestone. While finding the right home is essential, the most important step toward homeownership is making sure you’re ready to apply for a home loan. Applying for a mortgage is not something people do every day, so it’s…

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Community Marketing Concepts senior research associate elected to Urban Manufacturing Alliance Board

March 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bernadine Hawes Bernadine Hawes, senior research associate at CMC, was recently elected to the Board of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA). UMA provides a national voice on equitable economic development strategies that support small and mid-sized manufacturers in urban areas and which create important pathways to the middle class. They provide online and…

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Top 2019 outdoor living trends

March 8, 2019

BPT With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to decompress, enjoy nature and connect with friends and family. Thanks to the impressive design and quality of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often rival the convenience, comfort and design of the indoors. As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, here…

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How to improve your financial health in 2019

February 23, 2019

BPT It’s always a good time to reassess financial goals and work toward improving your overall financial health. No matter what your financial goals may be, having the right information and tools in place is key to getting you on track to take control of your credit. Taking the first step towards financial wellness can…

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Nipsey Hussle’s funeral procession covered over 25 miles in distance around the City of Angels

April 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Nipsey Hussle  Photo: JStone / shutterstock By Florence Anthony Reminiscent of Voletta Wallace taking the...

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Savvy Senior: Air travel tips for older passengers

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Dear Savvy Senior, My son is getting his PhD next month and I would like to fly...

Color Of Money

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

April 17, 2019

Photo: Shutterstock By DAVID KLEPPER and DAVID R. MARTIN NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to...

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White supremacist gets life for running down black man

April 17, 2019

Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A white supremacist who ran down and killed a young black man...

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Guest Commentary: I’m really enjoying my naivety

April 12, 2019

By Dr. James L. Snyder Someone recently said to me, “You sure are naïve.” I’m not sure...

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SUNscopes for the week Apr. 14

April 12, 2019

GEORGIA NICOLS April 14, 2019 All Signs: On Friday, we have the second Full Moon in Libra...

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