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Nov. 19, 2017Payday Lenders Try Legislative Run Around State Laws, CFPB Regulation By Charlene Crowellcharlene-crowell – ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares.Across the…

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Trail of Tears

Although it’s no simple task and difficult to do, most who are keenly observant of or listen closely to Donald Trump will recognize that he is a fan of President Andrew Jackson. [[more]] If “fan” is over-zealous, it can be said that Jackson is inspirational to his current successor in The Office. After all, Trump…

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Famous or Infamous

The other night as I was watching the news on a local TV station it was announced that out of all of the TV markets in the US, the Abilene, Texas market had the highest percent of people in the US voting for Donald Trump. That makes us number one in the US and possibly…

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Race, Gender and Healing

– Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign. Sure, there have been ugly campaigns before, but this one has revealed the extent to which racism and sexism are acceptable features of…

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Why are the Poor Unmentionable?

By Julianne Malveaux – There is no question that Hillary Clinton “won” the September 26 Presidential debate. She was knowledgeable, composed, unflappable, and occasionally even funny. {{more}} Her opponent, who had the temerity to criticize her “stamina”, seemed to lack stamina of his own. By the time the 90-minute debate was over, the rude, sniffling,…

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To Be Equal – Social Protest is Fundamentally Patriotic

By Marc H. Morial – “Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of the colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that…

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