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Change Social Security
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under Social Security. People who make over $137,700 are not subject to Social Security tax this year. Last year it was a $132,900.
 
Plantation politics in minority broadcasting
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
When I tell you that you can count the number of African American commercial TV station owners in the U.S. on one hand, I mean it literally. There are only five – and I’m one of them. Less than 1% of the nation’s 1,400-plus commercial television stations are owned by African Americans – a shocking and shameful reality in a nation
 
1 in 7 NC drivers had their license suspended
Saturday, February 1, 2020
In North Carolina, 1.25 million people – 1 in 7 adults – has a suspended driver license. That alone is a massive public problem. After all, driving is “a virtual necessity for most Americans,” as the U.S. Supreme Court has noted, and there are few communities where a resident can get to work, school or everyday errands without a
 
Redefining suffrage, unerasing black women
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. Ida B. Wells. Shirley Chisholm. Rosa Parks. These household names, spanning a couple of centuries, qualify for the Suffrage Hall of Fame. Almost a buzz word synonymous with the Year of the Woman, in 2020 the centerpiece of suffrage will be marked by the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women’s voting
 

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