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March 2012

Chicago Labor Leader, Addie Wyatt, Dies at 88

In 1941, a teenage Addie Wyatt applied for a job as a typist in Chicago's meat-packing industry. Black people weren't needed for office jobs, she was told. If she wanted work, she'd have to roll up her sleeves, and step... Continue Reading →

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Green Coffee Beans May Aid Weight Loss

Supplement Linked to Weight Loss in Small, Early Study Ground green coffee beans, taken daily, seem to spur steady weight loss, according to new research.In a small, 22-week study, researchers found that 16 overweight men and women lost an average... Continue Reading →

Max Lucado Leads Christian Book Awards’ Finalists

Best-selling author Max Lucado leads the field in the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Christian Book Awards for the second year in a row, with two of his titles in the Inspiration and Children categories. Lucado, who has won 13... Continue Reading →

Ugandans Still Questioning Kony 2012 Video

Ugandans question Kony 2012 video for opening old wounds and soliciting too little help too late The documentary Kony 2012 may go down as the most viral video in history--with 100 million views on YouTube and other social websites in... Continue Reading →

BET, NetSpend Join to Market Prepaid Payment Card

BET Networks is entering the exploding business of prepaid cards, partnering with an industry leader in hopes of reaching millions of black Americans who don't use banks. BET, the biggest brand name in black media, is offering the card with... Continue Reading →

Audit Says Apple’s Chinese Factories Have ‘Significant’ Labor Issues

Workplace abuses were uncovered in an audit that equated to "a full body scan" of three Chinese factories pumping out coveted Apple gadgets, independent investigators reported on Thursday. Employees at each of the factories exceeded a work-week limit of 76... Continue Reading →

Bank Of America Sold Card Debt To Collectors Despite Faulty Records

Bank of America has sold collections agencies rights to sue over credit card debts that it has privately noted were potentially inaccurate or already repaid. In a series of 2009 and 2010 transactions, Bank of America sold credit card receivables... Continue Reading →

Kirk Cameron’s ‘Monumental’ Film Hits Theaters

More than 500 movie theaters across the country will show actor Kirk Cameron's new movie "Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure," Tuesday, March 27. The documentary traces the steps of our founding fathers and the beliefs that led them... Continue Reading →

Labor Violations Uncovered At iPad Factories

The results of an audit of three Foxconn factories that manufacture Apple products has turned up "serious and pressing" violations of Chinese labor laws, according to a report by the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit commissioned by Apple to investigate... Continue Reading →

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