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People Before Profit, Mayor Rahm!

by Pastor Gregory Seal Livingston Mayor Rahm Emanuel never has to work another day in his life. It is well-known that the mayor is a millionaire many times over. Personally I don’t begrudge him his success. New York Mayor Bloomberg is exponentially wealthier. The difference, however, between Emanuel and Bloomberg is significant. No one reaches such financial heights without some killer shark in their DNA -- ...

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Don’t Be Scammed by Unscrupulous Car Dealer

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) convened a series of forums last year that explored abusive auto lending practices. The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), a participant in those roundtables, has issued a new research report on deceitful practices that take advantage of unsuspecting customers. The report, Deal or No Deal: How Yo-Yo Scams Rig the Game against Ca ...

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Pooling Our Financial Resources

[caption id="attachment_608" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="By James E. Clingman NNPA Columnist"][/caption] Why does the concept of putting our dollars together for one collective purpose, say, business development, seem so foreign to us?  Yes, we do a great of talking about it but seldom see the results of having done so when it comes to purchasing foreclosed homes, vacant lots, and businesses in o ...

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Scrap Companies Make Profits From Community Theft

  In a recent meeting at the South Austin Coalition Community Council, seniors reported being the latest victims of scavengers.  These seniors reported that they face thousands of dollars in costs to replace the chain link and iron fencing that secured their property.  They were outraged at both the scavengers and the metal scrapping companies that pay for obvious stolen property.  “Something has to be ...

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Ne-Yo Gets New Gig as Motown Exec

In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, actor and recording artist Ne-Yo poses for a portrait in New York. Ne-Yo has been named senior vice president of A&R for Motown Records. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) R&B star Ne-Yo has left Def Jam and signed a new deal with Motown , where he will not only continue to make his own music but serve as an executive for the label as well. “His track record of success at Def Jam ...

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Walmart Names Black Woman as Sam’s Club CEO

Walmart Executive Rosalind Brewer has been named as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, making her the first woman and the first African-American to hold a CEO position at one of the company’s business units. (Courtesy of McArthur Newell II)   BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, has named Rosalind Brewer as president and CEO of Sam’s Club – the first woman and the first ...

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The Department of Education is Drunk with Power and Hell Bent

Karl Marx, the Father of Communism (Marxism), would be blushing if he could come up from Hell and look at what the United States Department of Education is trying to pull off on the American public. The power grab began when the economic downturn hit us. The provider of college student loans, SallieMae, was a victim like many other institutions. Like a “duck on a June bug” the federal government pounced on ...

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Sunday School Review: Justified by Faith in Christ Seeking Something to Believe in

Key Verse: “For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:19-20 KEY CONCEPTS… Justified – to declare or to be made just; righteous; to be freed. Sinner – not free from ...

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Tax Refunds: Yours to Keep, Not Lose to High-Cost Lenders

Each year as W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes, commercials start promoting a range of services to ‘help’ consumers with tax preparation. These advertisements beckon consumers to take advantage of convenient and worry-free services. In reality, however, many tax season services are less about convenience and more about taking a hefty portion of refunds consumers have already earned. Each year, high cost tax- ...

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Horoscopes Week of February 2 – 8 2012

ARIES A happy week is in store for sociable you. Lots of friends and a party or two or three will keep your energy bright. Use caution while driving and watch for a pleasant surprise or two this week. Soul Affirmation: Trust gives me a deep sense of peace and joy. Lucky Numbers: 18, 21, 37 TAURUS Lots of creative energy available this week, and you can use this in many creative ways. Whatever your heart tel ...

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