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“Generation Me,” the “Lazy Generation” and the “Trophy Generation” are just a few of the monikers millennials, the demographic cohort that followed Generation X and the baby boomers, have been saddled with. But it may be more accurate to call them the “Indebted Generation.” The Pew Research Center report “Millennials in Adulthood” – released in [...]
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Chicago Parents Stand Up for Loved Ones – Their KidsFamilies in Chicago’s public schools have experienced trying times recently. Last year, about 13,000 students were displaced after school officials closed nearly 50 campuses and cut tens of millions of dollars in the face of a budget deficit. Last month, officials announced that the jobs of more than 1,100 employees of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) [...]
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This Mascot Skews Reality About the First PeopleI never really paid a lot of attention to the Native American mascot issue – until recently. I was one of the silent people who thought, “It’s not my fight. I have other things in my community I need to work on first.” I live in Los Angeles County. It is home to the largest [...]
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Citigroup Pays $7B in Mortgage Settlement and Still ProfitsWASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said “shattered lives” and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades, the Justice Department said Monday. The settlement represents a moment [...]
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Ready to Protect Our Veterans?A season of patriotism reached its peak as Alabamians celebrated our country’s independence on July 4. A month earlier, we marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that changed the course of World War II. Every May, we honor the memory of all Americans who died in military service to their country. On these [...]
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Judge: Florida Congressional Districts Need to be RedrawnTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature illegally drew the state’s congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party, a judge has ruled, and has ordered them redrawn.  Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said in a 41-page ruling Thursday that legislators relied on GOP political operatives who worked in secret to craft the final political maps [...]
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Building Momentum & the Summit on Working FamiliesMeetings about big topics of the day come and go in Washington, D.C. But given that families – especially working families – are so central to community strength across the country, Equal Voice News recently talked with a participant in the White House Summit on Working Families. The gathering was held on June 23. The [...]
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Migrants Arriving: Why Do People Come to America?ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Five years ago Gladys Chinoy’s mother left Guatemala for New York City, where she went to work in a restaurant and saved money for the day when she could bring her daughter north. In June, convinced U.S. authorities were allowing unaccompanied children to stay in the country once they made it [...]
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United Nations: Central American Migrants are RefugeesSAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with [...]
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Pay and Unionizing Erupt as Issues at Calif. Port StrikesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday. The impact on the movement of cargo around the sprawling port complex, the main gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of [...]
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