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Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation

Houston, TX — The Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that has served youth and their families for over two decades, announced today that it is thankful this holiday season for recently being recognized for its civil rights

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Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Back in September I wrote an article entitled, Voter Suppression: Creating Black Wealth.  The impetus for that article was a commentary written by Earl G. Graves, Sr., Publisher of Black Enterprise. 

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Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

loyalty to employers

Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does

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The Pawns of Politics: Where Is My Patronage?

The Pawns of Politics: Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- For more than a year leading up to the recently completed General Elections, I’ve written about Voter Suppression, gerrymandering, the Black vote and voters.  

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Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Abuse in the Workplace

There is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women, according to a systematic review of the literature conducted by researchers at the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal

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The Decision to Handle Rejection

The Decision to Handle Rejection

Rev. Manson B. Johnson

The Big Idea: Endurance is the key to achieving challenging goals in life.“Man’s rejection can be God’s direction.  God sometimes uses the rejection of hateful people to move us to a new place or assignment–where we wouldn’t have thought of going on our own.  

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Proposed Financial Reforms Affect Student-Loan Industry

Written by Caralee Adams on 29 June 2010.

Late last week, congressional negotiators reached final agreement on a financial-reform measure that includes changes affecting the student-loan industry.In a win for students, there will be greater oversight for private loans, if Congress adopts the measure.

The newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would have authority for all kinds of student loans, including the growing sector of private, nonfederal loans that students who attend for-profit college often use.  Also, the legislation would create a separate student-loan ombudsman to give borrowers a central place to turn for help with problems or concerns.

One shortcoming: The proposed law does not require a lender providing a student loan to certify with the borrower's college that the student is eligible for the loan. Proponents hoped that provision would have given more information to potential borrowers about the various loan options that might be more affordable or lower risk.

The potential reforms are welcomed by the higher ed community, which complained about the lack of oversight of private students loans, according to a news release from the Institute for College Access and Success.

"Private student loans have been woefully under-regulated, leaving students and families vulnerable to unscrupulous lenders and deceptive practices. These loans typically have variable rates with no cap and lack the important deferment options, affordable repayment plans, loan-forgiveness programs, and cancellation rights in cases of death or severe disability that federal student loans provide," said Pauline Abernathy, vice president of the Institute for College Access & Success, in a statement released Friday. "In addition, unlike credit-card debt and other consumer loans, private student loans are virtually impossible for borrowers to discharge in bankruptcy."

Congress is expected to vote on the proposed financial-reform legislation this week.