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Better Business Bureau Warns Look for the Red Flags During Your Summer Job Search

CHICAGO, IL - June 7, 2012 - Many students are off for summer break and find themselves searching for temporary work. The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) is warning high school and university students looking for work this summer to avoid common job scams.   “Many students seeking summer jobs may have little to no previous work experience, And are tempted to apply for jobs ...

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The Underemployed Also Struggle to Survive

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The woman selling you lottery tickets at 7-11 could be an engineer with multiple degrees. The guy bagging your groceries may have earned a six-figure salary in the not-too-distant past. Welcome to underemployment, the new norm in America. As of April, there are nearly 8 million adults in this country who are underemployed, defin ...

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Letter To The Editor: Nato 2012

I have several concerns regarding the front page story, “NATO Summit 2012”. In the article, it is stated that the Summit ended up being a, “two day traffic inconvenience” and, “generated over $100 million dollars in...revenue”. Where did this figure come from? As many Chicagoans can attest, downtown was devoid of people during the Summit, countless businesses were closed or covered with boards and thousands ...

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WORD OF MOUTH

  Congressman Davis Accepting Black Caucus Scholarship Applications Congressman Danny K. Davis (IL-7) is now accepting applications for The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses and Foundation for the following scholarships: CBC Spouses 2012 Essay Contest CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts CBC Spouses Visual Arts CBC Spouses Education ·CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship applications can be found ...

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Horoscopes MAY 31-JUNE 6

ARIES Feather the nest. Stock up on stuff for the long haul. Cement relationships. A friend needs your support. Enjoy giving it. You will receive good news about a pal. Lucky Numbers: 13, 22, 31 TAURUS Be cautious and conservative with money. You are extremely witty this week. Allow others to enjoy your good humor. Your leadership skills are very high, and others will follow. Lucky Numbers: 14, 20, 44 GEMIN ...

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Following a Trusted Leader Out of Egypt

FIRST WORDS Last week we dealt with the final lesson on Joseph as he died and passed on the inheritance that was spoken to Abraham.  He told his brethren that God was going to visit them even though he would not be present.  This week we are blessed to see once again how God takes care of his own, the infamous story of how the children of Israel sojourned through the Red Sea is the lesson on display, let’s ...

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Buick Verano

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – A 2012 Buick Verano was delivered to me on a Friday and I was headed down Interstate 75 to Toledo on Saturday. My point is that I got a chance to test drive Buick’s entry level sedan in several traffic environments. I had a full load. Two 11-year-olds and a four-year-old occupied the back seats and the mother of one my backseat passengers was in the front.  Although all of t ...

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Wanda Sykes is Laughing at Life

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Style Magazine The usual outspoken, controversial comedian Wanda Sykes has been a lot quieter. She has been not so opinionated on the issues and not so vocal in the public eye. What gives? Her twin daughters. Sykes is becoming a family woman, happily spending her time catching up on the happenings on Sesame Street versus being glue to contributors on CNN. “I use to be re ...

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The Hidden Costs of Prepaid Credit Cards

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Amid the still-unfolding effects of the deepest recession since the 1930s, one area of financial services is in a skyrocketing growth mode: prepaid credit cards. Initially appealing to consumers who lacked bank accounts to conduct personal financial transactions, this form of plastic is now commonplace. In fact, some governmental benefits are issued on prepaid cards. In 20 ...

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Terrence J & Rocsi Leaving Bet’s 106th and Park

Two of BET’s Brightest Stars are Moving on to New Adventures. Terrence J and Rocsi, the popular hosts of 106 & Park for the past seven years, will be leaving the show. Stephen G. Hill, President of Music Programming & Specials for BET Networks, confirms the news in a statement: “Today, after seven exciting years, 106 & Park hosts Terrence J and Rocsi announced that they will be leaving the show. ...

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