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U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is seeking a new formula for a Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security.
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Social Security: no COLA in 2016

  by Frederick H. Lowe The Social Security Administration has announced there will be no automatic cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries next year because there was no increase in inflation as measured by Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) in the third quarter. “The Social Security Act provides for an automatic […]

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Older Black Lives Matter–Says Top Researcher

  By Paul Kleyman  New America Media, News Analysis, DAVIS, Calif.–Prof. James S. Jackson says the overwhelming propensity among researchers to view data on health disparities among African Americans through the lens of race is highly misleading, and masks deeper truths about how blacks and others cope with societal stressors. “We know that race matters,” Jackson said to scientists attending […]

Joseph Sledge, who was sentenced to life in prison for a double murder he did not commit, was recently released at age 70. Sledge, who is wearing a white shirt and tie, is with Barbara Kinlaw, his sister. (The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence provided the photographs)
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After 37 Years, a Man Is Released from Prison for a Crime He Did Not Commit

Another wrongful conviction and another instance of diminished economic opportunity By Frederick H. Lowe Joseph Sledge was a young man of 33 when he was sentenced to life in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit. Sledge was a 70 year-old senior citizen when he was released from prison on Friday after serving 37 years in prison for the […]