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Small DRIPs form big puddles of money for retirement

A sluggish U.S. economy coupled with a bull market in stocks has left everyday Americans confused about how to save and invest for the long haul. But …

Redefining Philanthropy: How African-Americans Give Back

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a study in 2012 showing that African-Americans give a larger share of their income to charities than any other group. Tracey Webb, founder of The Black Benefactors and BlackGivesBack.com, talks to host Michel Martin about African-American philanthropy.<p><b>Listen ·</b> …

Report: Twitter Use Among African Americans Age 18 To 29 Climbs To 40%

A recent report from Pew Research Center revealed high Twitter usage among young African Americans, with 40 percent of 18 – 29 year old African …

Pew Research Center

CPAC Panelist Claims Abortion 'Worse On The African-American Community Than The Slave Trade'

WASHINGTON -- Elroy Sailor, CEO of the lobbying firm J.C. Watts Companies, said Republicans shouldn't fear talking about abortion to African-Americans in their districts because the issue has been more damaging than slavery.<p>"Look, abortion has been worse on the African-American community than the …

Racism Accelerates Aging In African-American Men, New Study Suggests

Scientists have long known that experiencing racism is bad for your health. In fact, racial discrimination has been linked to depression, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and the common cold among other health issues. But can it help account for the fact that African-American men have a …

Wealth of Forbes 400 Billionaires Equals Wealth of All 41 Million African-Americans

<b>Racial Wealth Divide Reaches New Heights</b><p>The billionaires that make up the Forbes 400 list have as much wealth as the entire African-American population of the U.S., over 41 million people, according to a new analysis by Bob Lord of the Institute for Policy Studies. Lord calls it "Dr. King's …

Income Inequality

The State of the Union and African Americans

While the State of the Union is a unique opportunity for President Obama to talk directly with all Americans, this year's speech has special significance for African Americans.<p>The 2014 speech emphasizes three primary themes -- <i>opportunity, action, and optimism</i>. <i>Opportunity</i> initially appears the most …

Obama Administration

Wall Street an elusive dream for black Americans

Fifty years to the day that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told a crowd of 250,000 in Washington that "the Negro…finds himself an exile in his own land," Wall Street is mostly a foreign country for black workers.<p>The difficult road that blacks still face in the heart of America's financial capital was …

Wall Street

Ten Ways to Celebrate Family History Month

October is designated in many places as "Family History Month," and genealogists everywhere have adopted the month as their own. Whether you're new …

Do You Think the CIA Infected African Americans With HIV? You're Not Alone

About half of the grownup population in the U.S. believes at least one medical conspiracy theory, a new survey from the University of Chicago …

'Scandal' star tapped as first African-American 'Phantom of the Opera' lead  - TODAY.com

Cindy Ord / Today<p>Norm Lewis has a Tony nomination for his work in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."<p>After 26 years and nearly 11,000 performances, the man behind the mask on Broadway's long-running "Phantom of the Opera" will be an African-American. Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis has been tapped for …

How African-Americans See Their Lives

The well-being of the black family has been the subject of public debate. <i>Ebony</i> and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are out with the Survey of African American Families. Tell Me More takes a look.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. The state of the …

America Resilient

Changing Planet<p><b>By Eric W. Sanderson and Jane Carter Ingram</b><p>Since we last celebrated Earth Day a year ago, 29 states have experienced 99 Federal disaster declarations. Fires, floods, mudslides, hurricanes, and tornadoes have devastated the United States, causing billions of dollars of damage, …

How Midsized Companies Can Avoid Fatal Acquisitions

Big-company corporate development departments dream of acquisitions that substantially boost revenue or bring assets that turbo-charge growth. CEOs of midsized companies I’ve come to know over the last 30 years share the same dream. But they are far more cautious, as they should be. Unlike a <i>Fortune</i> …

How to Keep the Dreamer In You Alive

<i>“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to</i> …

4 Steps to Reclaim Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It is ridiculously easy to forfeit control of your life. Whether you give your power away to friends, family, a job, depression, or any other life …