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ASK GWEN “I’m quitting my job because I was passed over for Promotion”

By Gwendolyn L. Baines - NNPA Columnist Dear Gwendolyn: I have been working for a company for 22 years.  For the past 15 years, I have been promised a promotion.  Two months ago they promoted a lady who has only been working there for one year.  The position is executive vice president and should have been given to me.  I am most hurt about it.  The lady came with a Ph.D degree.  But since I have been doing ...

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Making A Visit To The Doctor Without Leaving Home

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sometimes you can’t make it to the doctor. You don’t have a way to get there, you’re bedridden, or you may have simply forgotten. Cueing up a Skype session with your physician might be the most efficacious solution to getting immediate care, avoiding a missed appointment (and $40 co-pay), and to skipping the marathon waiting room sessions and  fl ...

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Horoscopes for Week Of April 19 – 25, 2012

ARIES This week make your spiritual interest pay off in cash. Enough of goodness for goodness sake. You’ve got bills to pay. People expect generosity from a big hearted person like you. Ask them for something in return or they’ll drain you. Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 8 TAURUS Compromise to get what you want this week. You’ll want to meet others half-way, and in the long run, you’ll get what you want anyway. You c ...

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Think Like A Man ****

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic He said. She said. We’re the same species, but two different genders. It’s fun to be reminded occasionally that our distinct approaches to life and love make for great agitation, misunderstandings and reconciliations. A group of guys who play basketball together are having female trouble: Dominic (Michael Ealy) a wannabe chef pursues a snooty, aloof lawyer (Taraji P. Henson) ...

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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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