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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Written On Friday, May 09 2014 09:21

The State of Medicare

Written On Tuesday, May 14 2013 11:25

What Social Insurance Programs Mean to US

Written On Tuesday, April 30 2013 14:23

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Social Security as a Civil Right

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living "on a lonely island of poverty" is unjust in a nation blessed with a "vast ocean of material prosperity." Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only a few pennies for every dollar of wealth owned by white families.

Written On Friday, November 15 2013 10:58

Get Angry: Proposed Food Stamp Cuts are Attack on Working Poor

Written by Mariah Craven

Up to five million people who use food stamps are at risk of losing those benefits due to changes proposed by Congress to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a new report from the Health Impact Project (HIP). Here are three reasons why you should be outraged about this.

Written On Tuesday, August 13 2013 11:40

Policy Round Up: Social Security

Written by Shanel Adams

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) brought attention to social security when he criticized President Obama’s budget proposal on Wednesday. President Obama’s budget seeks to lower cost-of-living increases for those who receive social security. Some lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, were outraged by the cuts between $200 billion and $380 billion on social security. While others like House Speaker John Boehner believes the President is taking necessary steps to help the nation. This week, experts weigh in on the importance of social security and whether or not these cuts will benefit our country.

Written On Thursday, April 11 2013 17:00

African Americans Chained by President Obama’s CPI Proposal

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

During the last election cycle Al Sharpton famously said, "It's not about Obama, it's about your momma." He was making a compelling argument that the public needed to be concerned about Mitt Romney's draconian Social Security and Medicare proposals. Now that the Obama Administration has released its 2014 budget that includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare, African Americans must now face the bitter reality that it's literally about Obama and our mommas.

Written On Thursday, April 11 2013 09:08

Dr. Reid Cramer, Director of the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation

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Reid Cramer is director of the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation, which aims to promote policies and ideas that significantly broaden access to economic resources through increased savings and asset ownership, especially among lower-income families. 

Written On Tuesday, April 02 2013 12:36
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