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What's With All the Groupon (GRPN) Investor Hatred: A solid investment for our times

Written by John Travis Holt, editor in chief on Thursday, 01 March 2012 20:26.

Another Groupon GRPN naysayer, not soothsayer. I can't figure out all this hatred of Groupon - sounds like a bunch of old men talking about the young people of today and how they will never make it with those fancy ideas, or a resentment towards young successful entrepreneurs.  Groupon doesn't destroy businesses, business owners do. The only sure thing in that equation is that they will inevitably blame some external factor, instead of taking responsibility for the choices they make. Bad choices which lead a business down the path of self destruction are most likely based on a get rich quick scheme and greed, instead of taking the time to build a quality product.
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Stopping the Rush to War against Iran

Written by Sheldon Richman on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:25.

A growing group of individuals and organizations has designated Saturday, February 4, as a “National Day of Action” aimed at preventing a war against Iran. The manifesto is simple: “No War, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations.” 

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Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United and End Corporate Personhood

Written by CREDO on Friday, 20 January 2012 20:18.

We deserve a country where our elected officials are not bought and paid for by big corporations. But the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision, issued two years ago this week, overturned over a century of precedent and opened the floodgates for unlimited amounts of corporate money to flow into our political system. 

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Cain’s Presidential Bid was Asinine-Nine-Nine

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 05 December 2011 17:17.

Herman Cain’s asinine campaign to become president of the United States is now toast. Not just toast – burnt toast. He officially flamed out Saturday on the heels – or, shall we say, high heels – of yet another woman accusing him of sexual misconduct.

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Howard University Adds Its Voice to Occupy Movement

Written by Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:06.

Howard University alumnus Maria Ellis is one face of the Occupy D.C. movement. She has a graduate degree in International Relations and wanted to go to law school but couldn’t afford it. And as a homeowner, she, like other Americans, feels squeezed by the recession. She is among a vocal group who hold politicians, corporate interests, and others responsible for the declining state of the nation’s economy.

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Cain Isn’t Able ... to Keep His Lies Straight

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:06.

Cain’s shifting and contradictory explanations are part of a larger pattern of what FactCheck.org calls “a proven ability to spread outrageously false information – such as accusing Planned Parenthood of ‘genocide’ and concentrating abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.”

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One in Three

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Friday, 14 October 2011 19:04.

The first Friday of the month is a day when economists like me are riveted to the news.   We want to know what’s up with the unemployment rate, and with the changes that have taken place in the last month.   Last week, our nation learned that we treaded water.  

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State of Black American Housing

Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Friday, 12 August 2011 18:22.

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) just made an important game-changing announcement at its recent national convention in New Orleans.  NAREB announced a historic engagement with Wall Street investors to launch a $800 million Homeowner’s Assurance Program (HAP) to address the devastating effects of the housing mortgage crisis for Black America and other minority families and communities across the United States. 

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How Race-based Disparities Hold You Back

Written by Chris King on Friday, 08 July 2011 18:05.

Special from The St. Louis American – There is no mainstream institution in the St. Louis region that addresses, head-on, the issues of race more consistently or effectively than the Missouri History Museum under the direction of Robert R. Archibald.  With American I AM: the African American Imprint at the museum through September 25, we asked Archibald about the exhibit and his tenacity in hosting shows like this in St. Louis.

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Why Are Black Youth Not Politically Inclined

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 10 June 2011 14:40.

Special from The Chicago Crusader –  A majority of Black youth are not politically involved especially those from low-income households, according to a yearlong study conducted by a group of high school students. A group of juniors from Kenwood Academy High School and undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Chicago (U of C), both on the South Side, collaborated on a research project to find out where Black youth stood politically during the era of President Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black president.

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