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The uneven recovery

Although the overall unemployment rate still exceeds 7 percent and the official Black unemployment rate is greater than 13 percent, there are some who insist there is a robust economic recovery in progress. Indeed, we were declared “post recession” in 2011 based on the definition of recovery as GDP growth for three quarters in a row. ...

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The life of many single mothers

I know I am one of many who can say “I was raised by a single mother.” A recent study by Legal Momentum reminded us that being a single mother can be, and often is, a challenge. It’s easy for one who comes from a two parent home to ask why so many African Americans, especially highly paid athletes, pay tribute to their mothers when the cameras turn to them. It’s almost 100 percent certain when one of us rec ...

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