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Taxpayers Should Act Now to Take Advantage of IRS Changes

By Rick Rogers of the Washington Informer Unlike last year, tax planning for 2013 is not hampered by uncertainties over a looming fiscal cliff. Unfortunately, there is always some uncertainty and a few expiring provisions to wa...
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Obamacare: D.C.’s New Health Exchange Brings Options

Idriys P. Abdullah, for the The Washington Informer  When a major new federal law takes effect, there’s often a flock of con artists not far behind trying to take advantage of the confusion. The likeliest scams on the new Ob...
by The Washington Informer
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Postal Service Unveils Ray Charles Stamp

By Stacy Brown of the Washington Informer With apologies to Chuck D, many African-American heroes are now appearing on United States postage stamps. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and legendary “Georgia on My Mind” singe...
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Summit Builds Case for Public Education

By Dorothy Rowley for the Washington Informer District residents and community leaders from neighborhoods adversely impacted by the controversial school closings, recently joined ranks to ensure no more buildings are shuttered ...
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More Black Parents Home Schooling Their Children

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu for the Washington Informer We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African American children who are home-schooled are scoring at the 82 percent ...
by The Washington Informer
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Washington Informer: CBCF Makes Historic Investment in Minority Banks

Five Million. The Washington Informer: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. kicked off its 43rd annual Legislative Conference on Tuesday with a major announcement that it will invest $5 million in African-American b...
by The Washington Informer
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Washington Informer Editorial: Much-Needed Change

By the Washington Informer This Monday proved to be fortuitous for black and brown men in America because of two separate but related decisions that could be of potential importance to their lives and well-being. In New York, F...
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Organizers Push to Finalize March Plans

By Barrington Salmon of the Washington Informer With the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom fast approaching, organizers in the District are gearing up for the stretch run. Some speakers a...
by The Washington Informer
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Inscription Being Removed from MLK Memorial

By the Washington Informer A controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall has been removed by its sculptor. The removal was launched after many people voiced concern about the inscriptio...
by The Washington Informer
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NFL’s Riley Cooper Should Face Stiffer Penalty

By Charles Sutton of the Washington Informer For Riley Cooper and the Philadelphia Eagles, things will go from bad to worse. It’s just a matter of time. The team made sure of that with the soft penalty levied against Coop...
by The Washington Informer
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Education Department Hosts ‘Let’s Read! Let’s Move’ Series

By the Washington Informer U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, accompanied by Tony award-winning actress and singer Phylicia Rashad — best known for her role as Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show — and Murphy Jensen, Wa...
by The Washington Informer
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Tracy Martin Among Panelists at Caucus on Black Men and Boys Hearing

Dorothy Rowley for the Washington Informer A distinguished panel of African-American leaders joined members of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys (CCBMB) at the Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill Wednesday wher...
by The Washington Informer
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D.C. Mayor Gray Supports Tougher Drug Paraphernalia Law

The Washington Informer D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray endorsed strengthening the city’s 31-year-old drug paraphernalia law during a combined Ward 7 and Ward 8 community forum about sales of paraphernalia and synthetic drugs. ...
by The Washington Informer
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Obama Meets With Deltas at White House

By the Washington Informer President Obama met with members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in the Oval Office on Tuesday, July 16, to commemorate the organization’s centennial anniversary and their 51st convention. He...
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Jesse Jackson Visits Marissa Alexander

By the Washington Informer Rainbow PUSH Coalition founder Rev. Jesse Jackson spent recently spent time with inmate and domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman jailed in 2012 after losing a “stand you...
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