Unfortunately for most African Americans, even the most sophisticated planning tools lead to the same result: retirement has fast become a pie-in-the-sky dream. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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Despite Dreams of Prosperity, Many African Americans not Financially Ready to Retire

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Caucasians didn’t lose as much wealth during the Great Recession and have recovered more of it, so white households now hold close to six times the wealth of African American or Hispanic households,” according to a recent MassMutual State of the American Family Study. […read more]

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Urban Radio Network White House Correspondent April Ryan (right) and AARP’s Senior Vice President of Multicultural Leadership Edna Kane Williams.
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NNPA President Represents Black Press at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “We are assembled together from across the nation as the media of America at a time when the Trump administration continues to have a frontal assault on the freedom of the press,” said Chavis, who received an invitation from Urban Radio Network White House Correspondent April Ryan and AARP’s Senior Vice President of Multicultural Leadership Edna Kane Williams. […read more]

Launched in May, the “Be the Difference. Vote,” campaign relies on studies that show voters 50 and older are the most reliable. (Photo: AARP)
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AARP’s ‘Be the Difference. Vote.’ stresses the importance of voting in this year’s midterms

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “‘Be the Difference. Vote.’ is a non-partisan campaign whose goal is mobilizing African Americans voters — and all voters 50 and older — to exercise your power and vote,” says Edna Kane-Williams, the senior vice president of Multicultural Leadership at AARP. “Critical issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs and family caregiving are on the line and older voters need to show up and protect what they’ve earned.” […read more]

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Social Security Changes Could Hurt Blacks Most

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Social Security changes proposed by Obama could hurt African Americans more than other groups, a new report by the Center for Global Policy Solutions finds. In this fiscal year 2014 budget, President Obama proposes switching the Read More