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  • Black Community's Retirement Woes Leading to New Ways to Save Money

    Hazel Trice Edney|Nov 2, 2023

    A recent study has outlined a disturbing trend across the nation: Increasing retirement woes among Black people, coming from several angles that indicate some could choose to work longer or seek more palatable options for savings and income. Either people aren't feeling on-track to retire, they're worried about outliving whatever savings they are able to accrue or their jobs don't offer fair retirement plans for people of color. These being common fears in the Black community, some just breeze...

  • Growing Environmental Justice Concerns Surround Proposed Rail Merger

    Hazel Trice Edney,|Mar 9, 2023

    ( - It's an unfortunate truth that over the course of our nation's history, progress has often come at the expense of Black and other racial minority communities. From heavy manufacturing to busy rail lines, too often, communities of color are expected to pay more than their share of the cost of development. The ongoing fallout from last month's derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio illustrates in no uncertain terms just how...

  • Rail Merger Would Weigh Heavily on Poor and Black Communities

    Hazel Trice Edney|Jun 2, 2022

    ( - People of color are no stranger to shouldering more than their fair share of the burdens of modern society. It's historically been the case. And the last two years – marked by the devastating pandemic, social unrest, including the most recent massacre in Buffalo, N.Y. among other racial injustices – have only underscored the disparate challenges faced by Black and other people of color. Sadly, the next pain point for many of our communities may come from an entirely unexpe...