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ON THE MONEY: What the government shutdown reveals about us

With the government shutdown in our rear-view mirror, it’s a good idea to identify the elephant in the room. Instead of saving at a level that can make work optional, retailers are delighted to see that Americans have embraced the mantra, “Spend, baby spend!” As I have stated on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs, Read More…

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‘Has MLK’s dream for equality for all been realized yet?’

STREET BEAT Lisa Jackson Hollywood  “No, we’re going backwards. Look who’s in the White House now. It seems like Jim Crow is being reinstated. The more we protest and fight for equality, the worse it gets for us.”  Damian McCully Los Angeles  “Certainly not. However, there have been strides made from the time of Dr. Read More…

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‘What is your New Year’s resolution for 2019?’

STREET BEAT Gwen Owens Los Angeles “To make my goal of moving to Europe for a year.” Shamine Sharpe Los Angeles “To learn how to communicate better.” Darrin D.Note Milton Los Angeles “To have more peace and patience.” Judson Tutwiler Los Angeles “To quit smoking and be more frugal with my economics and finances.” Compiled Read More…