Ninety-six years ago today, after decades of struggle and advocacy, women finally won the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment.
It took about a year after Congress approved the 19th Amendment for the required two-thirds of states to ratify the amendment and grant women’s right to vote in our constitution.
In a proclamation for Women's Equality Day, President Barack Obama said:
Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of this hard-won achievement and pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists who moved us closer to a more just and prosperous future, we resolve to protect this constitutional right and pledge to continue fighting for equality for women and girls.
Environmentalists are asking the Obama administration to set a national standard for hexavalent chromium, a toxic chemical of concern in North Carolina.
Erin Brockovich, an environmental health advocate, and Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection to quickly to set a national standard, known as a maximum contaminant level, or MCL, for the carcinogen found in millions of Americans’ tap water.
If you’re like me, your phone is ringing and ringing with the IRS, Microsoft, and other scammers calling again and again.
However, if something new comes up, a caller asking for a donation to flood victims in Louisiana, be careful. Scammers exploit tragedies to appeal to your sense of generosity.
The Federal Trade Commission urges consumers to be cautious of potential charity scams. Do research to ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the money as promised.
Although I enjoyed watching the Olympic games tremendously this year, I couldn't help wondering why the games hadn't been canceled.
In 2016 so far, there have been 160,000 cases of Zika in Brazil. Although it's currently winter there and the number of cases of Zika has dropped significantly, there's still a risk because the days in Rio de Janeiro warm up to 75 to 90 degrees.
In addition, athletes, visitors, and residents didn't seem to be following instructions from health officials on preventing Zika.
Oriental Packing Co. is recalling about 377,000 pounds of blended seasoning curry products because it's contaminated with lead. Lead can accumulate in the body and cause serious and sometimes permanent health problems. The recalled products include:
Blue Mountain Brand
Blue Mountain Country Jamaican Curry Powder
Blue Mountain Country Hot Jamaican Curry Powder
Blue Mountain Country Hot Jamaican Jerk Curry Seasoning
Consumers are complaining about not being able to get lower student loan payments tied to their incomes.
Student loan borrowers are reporting delays and rejections by the companies managing their loans, according to a report released Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s student loan ombudsman. Such delays and rejections can increased interest charges and cause lost eligibility for some federal benefits and protections.
Student loans make up the nation’s second largest consumer debt, with about 43 million Americans now owing about $1.3 trillion for federal and private student loan debt. The majority of this debt is from federal loans.