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7:10 AM / Wednesday October 23, 2019

Week In Review

Radio host Tom Joyner backing a new prepaid card

January 8, 2011

Syndicated radio host Tom Joyner, a popular figure in the black community, is lending his voice to a prepaid card. The move is bound to raise eyebrows because celebrities have come under fire for backing high-fee cards marketed to low-income groups.

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Major law firms hiring fewer women, minorities

January 3, 2011

The latest NALP findings on law firm demographics reveal that the overall representation of women and minority lawyers in law firms declined between 2009 and 2010, likely a casualty of massive lawyer layoffs during the 2008-2009 recession.

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Obama signs ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal

December 23, 2010

Declaring that members of the military will no longer be asked to lie, President Barack Obama fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday and signed a landmark law repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the armed services.

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Judge in Va. strikes down federal health care law

December 19, 2010

A federal judge declared the Obama administration’s health care law unconstitutional Monday, siding with Virginia’s attorney general in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Tax package heads toward passage in Senate

December 19, 2010

The bill could be passed and sent to the House by Tuesday. The Senate voted 83-15 Monday evening to advance the package, which would provide a two-year reprieve from tax increases scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1 at all income levels.

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House Democrats reject tax plan unless changed

December 12, 2010

By voice vote in a closed caucus meeting, Democrats passed a resolution saying the tax package should not come to the House floor for consideration as written, even though no formal House bill has been drafted. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced the resolution.

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Obama signs law for black farmers

December 12, 2010

American Indians and black farmers will be paid $4.6 billion to address claims of government mistreatment over many decades under landmark legislation President Barack Obama signed Wednesday.

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Oregon Muslim leaders fear retribution after plot

December 5, 2010

Patrols around mosques and other Islamic sites in Portland have been stepped up as Muslim leaders expressed fears of retribution, days after a Somali-American man was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during the city’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

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