We’re on the cusp of the largest inter-generational transfer of wealth in history.
White House National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs, said recently that “only morons pay the estate tax.”
I’m reminded of Donald Trump’s comment that he didn’t pay federal income taxes because he was “smart.” And billionaire Leona Helmsley’s “only the little people pay taxes.”
What... Read more
Protesters marched through an upscale St. Louis-area shopping mall on Saturday and the rock group U2 canceled a concert hours after police clashed with a crowd outraged over the acquittal of a white former policeman accused of murdering a black man.
In a second day of protests over the judge's ruling in the 2011 shooting death, hundreds of people chanted "Shut... Read more
In August, a federal court struck down two GOP-drawn congressional districts saying they were discriminatory.
An ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to Republicans in Texas by putting on hold rulings that said electoral districts drawn by state lawmakers discriminated against minority voters.
On a 5-4 vote, with the court’s conservatives in the majority and the liberal justices... Read more
“It’s not surprising. Police officers still continue to get a free pass to killing black people,” said one activist.
The Justice Department will not press federal charges against the six police officers involved in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray due to insufficient evidence, the department announced on Tuesday evening.
“Prosecutors considered multiple theories of liability, based on multiple constitutional provisions, including... Read more
Fisk University will be the first HBCU to participate in a new program offered by The Center for Financial Advancement designed to elevate African-American wealth.
The program launches this semester at the Nashville university with the goal to “elevate money management skills, teach students about credit and homeownership plus position many for a financially rewarding career in the mortgage industry,” according... Read more
Enrollment at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University surged to 11,877 in the fall term that just began, expanding the student body to its largest size ever and adding significantly to a growth trend that began in 2013, school officials announced Wednesday.
The growth rate this fall of 6.3 percent means that over the past five years, N.C. A&T has... Read more