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Employer credit checks keep jobless unemployed

Will your credit report keep you from getting the job you want?

A recent study says that just might be the case.

Public policy organization Demos surveyed over 1,000 low- and middle- income households with debt to find that individuals are losing out on job opportunities because of their credit scores. The study found

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Ryan Leslie: The road to glory

Mega producer, hip-hop artist, writer, instrumentalist and philanthropist Ryan Leslie has a penchant for world travel with Brussels, Switzerland, Holland, and Austria being some of the places he frequents. At an impressionable 19 years old, the Political Science and Macro Economics major graduated from Harvard and quickly developed his own

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

‘Congress’ Voting Rights Power is in the Constitution’

In the oral debate over cutting down the power of the Voting Rights Act – the law designed to assure enforcement of no discrimination against minorities’ right to vote – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated last month, “This is not the kind of a question you can leave to Congress.” He called the bill, “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” He

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Kevyn Orr: 'Everything is on the table'

Kevyn Orr, the Washington, D.C. bankruptcy attorney named by Governor Rick Snyder as the Emergency Financial Manager of Detroit beginning March 25, said during an exclusive interview with Bankole Thompson, editor of the Michigan Chronicle, that everything is on the table to get Detroit’s finances straightened out. That includes b

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit