What You Need to Know About Social Security

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Congress is currently debating to make serious cuts in Social Security. Some analysts in Washington believe that the cuts are necessary to help the country out of its economic downturn.  However, any changes in the program will severely affect all recipients, particularly African-Americans.

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The Social Security Lifeline

Initially, when Mary Lou Blakeney began collecting her Social Security benefits 18 months ago, it meant extra money for dining out, concerts, plays and traveling. That abruptly changed a few months ago when the retired nurse and her husband of 38 years separated, and decided to divorce. Now, the 67-year-old who lives in High Point, […]

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