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Week In Review

GOP spending cuts would affect millions, poor

January 22, 2011

Low-income students may get smaller grants and the newly disabled might have to wait longer for their benefits. And just about every politician is going to get an earful from the local PTA if school aid gets whacked.

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Black males seek equality

January 16, 2011

Hundreds of community leaders from across the nation met today in Washington, to advance an ambitious national agenda to substantially reduce social and economic disparities for black men and boys.

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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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