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Black Unemployment Rate Improves Amid Historic Jobs Report

The economy created 467,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate for Black workers fell to 6.9 percent and dropped to 5.8 percent for...

What The No Surprises Act Means For Your Medical Bills

By Alex Rosenberg, NerdWallet More Americans worry about unexpected medical bills than any other expense, according to polls by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2018...

Landmark $1.85 Billion in Relief for Federal and Private Student Loan Borrowers

State AGs reach settlement with nation’s largest student loan servicer By Charlene Crowell, Center for Responsible Lending A broad coalition of state attorneys general (AGs)...

Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death

By Sharon Austin, University of Florida On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back...

At Many Churches, Pandemic Hits Collection Plates, Budgets

By HOLLY MEYER and HALELUYA HADERO, Associated Press Biltmore United Methodist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, is for sale. Already financially strapped because of shrinking...