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Education

Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted  June 19, 2012  by  WHUT Howard University Television

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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Health & Wellness

What’s at Stake for Seniors as Supreme Court Weighs Health Reform?

Posted  June 20, 2012  by  WHUT Howard University Television

If the Supreme Court strikes down the health law, 49 million Medicare beneficiaries could lose a variety of benefits that have already kicked in. They include: Prescription savings: Beneficiaries get discounts of 50 percent on brand-name drugs when they are in the so-called doughnut hole, or coverage gap where beneficiaries have no insurance help with the […]

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News

House Committee Votes to Charge Attorney General with Contempt

Posted  June 21, 2012  by  WHUT Howard University Television

The House Oversight Committee passed judgment Wednesday on Attorney General Eric Holder, voting along party lines to recommend he be held in contempt by the full House when lawmakers consider the matter on the floor next week. The partisan snipe fest was mostly focused on Holder’s handling of documents and information tied to the botched […]

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Health & Wellness

Is Soul Food a Sacrament or a Sin? Next Season on Independent Lens

Posted  June 24, 2012  by  WHUT Howard University Television

To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul? Find out in Soul Food Junkies coming next season to Independent Lens. Continue   Watch Is Soul Food a Sacrament or a Sin? on […]

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