by Dr. L. Toni Lewis onMarch 2, 2012
Your Take: Blacks who came of age in the civil rights era face the same old economic battles.
by Lynette Holloway onNovember 12, 2011
Government aid helped keep many Americans from sinking deeper into poverty.
July 25, 2011
One week from the deadline, both sides have unveiled new strategies, but there's still no deal. Here's our guide on the good, the bad and the ugly to expect.
July 8, 2011
As President Obama reportedly considers cutting billions from Medicare and Social Security in debt ceiling negotiations, here's some advice: Concede nothing.
by Sheryl Huggins Salomon onMay 13, 2011
That means many of you reading this will not have your health costs covered when you're old. Time for Plan B.
March 3, 2011
Voters are worried about the deficit but want Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and k-12 education left intact.
by E.R. Shipp onFebruary 22, 2011
Black retirees and children are more dependent than other groups on Social Security, yet their voices are often unheard in the debate over reform.
February 15, 2011
Now that everyone's had their say on his 2012 federal budget, President Obama addressed people's doubts but defended his choices.
January 27, 2011
The Congressional Budget Office releases more bad news.
December 10, 2010
Retirees will no longer be able to get an interest-free loan from the Social Security Trust Fund.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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