A growing wealth gap between blacks and whites

    Households headed by whites have considerably higher median net worth – a measure of the value of what a household owns minus what it owes – than those headed by blacks. 12 In 2013, the net worth of white households was $144,200, roughly 13 times that of black households, according to Pew Research…

Blacks more than twice as likely as whites to be poor

Blacks are more than twice as likely as whites to live in poverty. 11 In 2014, about a quarter (26%) of blacks were poor, compared with 10% of whites. The black-white poverty gap has narrowed somewhat since the mid-1970s, when 30% of blacks were living below the poverty line – a proportion nearly four times…

2016 Campaign: Strong Interest, Widespread Dissatisfaction

As convention nears, most Republicans see a party divided As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their party conventions later this month, a new national survey paints a bleak picture of voters’ impressions of the presidential campaign and the choices they face in November. Overall satisfaction with the choice of candidates is at its lowest point…

Split-ticket districts, once common, are now rare

In this wild and woolly election season, the White House is by no means the only battleground. Not only are Democrats hoping to regain control of the Senate, but some even have their sights set on the House of Representatives, even though Republicans there hold their largest majority (247-186, with two vacancies) in nearly 90…

Family breakdown

Family breakdown When a family breaks up because parents decide to separate, young people have a lot to deal with. Parents may be tied up with their own emotional issues and not very supportive. Young people may face many emotions and problems as they get used to new circumstances.       Family breakdown Family…

3 Reasons to have a Partnership Agreement

If you have your own business or are thinking about starting your own business, this article was written for you, particularly if you currently have or are considering having a business partner(s).  Some business owners are hesitant to mention to their business partner(s) the importance of having a written partnership agreement, but this an important…

Can I Use A Sole-Proprietorship For Now?

  For many people, starting out as a sole-proprietorship could be a perfect fit, but for equally as many, it could be a disaster. First, please realize that you actually may have a unique situation and there isn’t a one-size fit’s all approach or answer to a every new business situation. You will most certainly…

How Pokemon Go Could Get you Sued

    For those of us who grew up in the 90’s, Pokemon was a series of kids’ video games and cartoons from Japan. I was a little too old for the original Pokemon craze, but my younger siblings were into it and the whole thing always seemed like harmless fun. Since its introduction into…