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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 […]

Experts say normative frameworks insufficient for achieving gender equality in the Caribbean

Experts say normative frameworks insufficient for achieving gender equality in the Caribbean

Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — Experts attending a seminar in Chile on women’s economic autonomy say that while normative frameworks are necessary, they are not enough to achieve substantive equality between men and women in Latin America and the Caribbean. “The […]

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