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The $85 billion in sequestration cuts that became a certainty on Friday, March 1 hung over President Barack Obama’s Monday cabinet meeting like dark clouds. “We are going to manage it as best we can, try to minimize the impacts on American families, but it’s not the right way for us to go about deficit…

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Since the end of the Bush administration, we have seen poverty rates in America continue to rise. Last year, almost 1 in 6 people were living in poverty as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans out of work. New data released by the U.S. Department of Census doesn’t show any improvement on the horizon. The…

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In nine days, the U.S. government enact automatic spending cuts due to what is called sequestration. Specifically speaking, the sequester refers to the drastic and severe budget cuts that are set to happen on March 1 if the White House and Congress cannot not find some common ground on the budget. For African Americans, it…

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