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Payday Lending: Preying on Society’s Most Vulnerable

“Study after study has demonstrated that  payday lenders are concentrated in communities of color. A drive through minority neighborhoods clearly indicates that people of color regardless of income are a target market for le...
by Rashanda McCollum


Public Education: The American Dream Slowly Becoming the American Memory

During the 5th Annual Excellence in Action, National Summit on Education Reform, keynote speakers  Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, and Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City’s public schools...
by Rashanda McCollum

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Hispanic Institute Urges Uniform Rules and Digital Tax Fairness

And a five-year moratorium on new, discriminatory state or local taxes on mobile services, providers and property.
by Rashanda McCollum



United Way Worldwide’s Stacey Stewart Makes History

For the first time in its 125 years of existence, the President of the United Way is an African American woman. In 2009, United Way America merged with United Way International to create United Way Worldwide – becoming the wo...
by Rashanda McCollum