Can You Get Out of Jury Duty?

If you are a citizen and 18 years of age, have not been convicted of a felony and can communicate in English, be ready for jury duty.

Can You Get Out of Jury Duty?

You reach your hand into the mailbox only to pull out the most dreaded letter feared by all adults: jury duty. Immediately, you start calculating how to get out of what already feels like a life sentence to you. Rest assured, there are ways to not only avoid jury duty, but to do it legally. […]

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

If you are a borrower, but especially a black borrower, be wary of your due dates and sketch a plan of payment so you keep on top of your loan before it gets out of hand.

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

By now, we have all heard how immense the student debt crisis actually is. So, it should come as no surprise that student loans continue to wreak havoc on the lives of students who graduate with loan repayments. What is more, though, is that the loans carry on their effect long after students graduate. In the […]

US Congress resolution honoring Shirley Chisholm

Reps Clarke, Lee and Senator Schumer Introduce Bicameral Resolution Honoring Shirley Chisholm

US Congress resolution honoring Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, First Black Woman Elected to Congress.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, has joined a move by United States Congressional representatives in introducing a resolution acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the election of Shirley Chisholm as the first Caribbean and African-American woman in the United States Congress. Clarke, the […]

Why Become a Notary

Why Become a Notary

Want to enhance your resume? Why not become a Notary Public. Most employers expect their paralegals to be notaries and trust they know what they are doing! Being a Notary Public is definitely an asset. According to the National Notary Association, here are the top five reasons why you should consider becoming a Notary Public: Make Additional Income […]

How to Save the Most Money on Holiday Travel

By Victoria Falk, award-winning CEO of Passionate Travel Inc.

How to Save the Most Money on Holiday Travel

As we move into the busiest travel season of the year, the winter holiday season, there are constant reminders for consumers to spend money on gifts, dining, entertainment, and a whole host of other things.  It’s hard to walk into a store or turn on the television, without someone trying to convince you to shop […]

The Female Orgasm

By Erin Telesford

The Female Orgasm

An orgasm is defined, according to dictionary.com, as “a climax of sexual excitement, characterized by feelings of pleasure centered in the genitals and (in men) experienced as an accompaniment to ejaculation.” This description shows that the main focus when it comes to sex is on the male experience. For most people, the first interaction they have is their […]

Civil Rights and Housing

By Erin Telesford

Civil Rights and Housing

“Wealth is where past injustices breed present suffering,” says author Mehrsa Baradaran, in the Netflix Explained series. The racial wealth gap is “a measure of the white family and the African American family that is right smack-dab in the middle, the median. The median white household’s wealth – their savings plus assets minus their debts […]

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

“In 2018 alone, police have shot and killed 64 people with mental health disabilities.” - American Civil Liberties Union

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

By Vijai Naraine New York is made up of diverse communities and along with them comes a line of defense. To speak about what the New York Police Department (NYPD) expects of their officers, the agency has put together a mission statement.  According to the city’s official website, the department’s mission is “…to enhance the […]

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

Travel Agents understand there are different reasons why a particular hotel/resort can receive a particular rating.

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

By Victoria Falk. People often ask, “Why would anyone use a Travel Agent when you can find everything online?” “Do people still use Travel Agents?” Yes, people still use Travel Agents, especially people who care about getting the best value for their dollars. There are many reasons why people use Travel Agents and here are […]

The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening, but some symptoms can be caught early just by being proactive about your breast health. Keep your breast health in check with the Know the Symptoms guide today. Do you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? I thought I did, […]

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