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After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.
Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group's Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.
In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt.
Occupy Wall Street has been on a debt-abolishing tear lately -- recently buying nearly $4 million in student loans from debt collectors and then forgiving it.
Now thousands of people across the country are begging them to forgive their loans, too.
Charlene Ingram is one of them.
A single mother of four from St. Louis, Ingram is 41 and has $125,000 in student loan debt.
After struggling for years to find a job that paid more than minimum wage, she enrolled in an undergraduate program at age 37 -- figuring a bachelor's degree would be her only shot at earning enough to support her family. While she was in school, she and her sons delivered phone books in order to put food on the table.
THE RIOT AND BURNING OF GREENWOOD DISTRICT IN TULSA OKLAHOMA FROM MAY 31 TO JUNE 1 1921....A LITTLE TOWN KNOW AND LITTLE AFRICA OR BLACK WALL STREET THAT ALL CAME TUMBLING DOWN BECAUSE OF A LIE
The Pinko the Bear Show returns after a two month break. Tonight, Tuesday at 11 PM Eastern... a full two hour show about this weekends events - Climate Convergence workshops, The Peoples Climate March and Flood Wall Street. It was a busy three days;)
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Who wants to talk about UNITE the new group that's trying to unite us through a strong social economic upliftment agenda. We can debate all day but our social, economic standards are low. We can boycott all day everyday but we need options for our people to buy food, clothes, and essential goods and services. So what's the plan?? I need 200 or more folks from 100 main concentrated cities to help build a nationwide virtual wall street. So when we say boycott we know where to shop. When we say eating healthy we need to know where in our neighborhoods is a viable option. We also need to communicate what's the best businesses we should try and open in these areas. Once we establish a sound nationwide directory we can move on to creating jobs and promoting healthier living etc. Hey its a Start if you didn't join yet search for U.N.I.T.E and Join today. One Love
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Women Headliners: NFL's newest women executives, Apple's Angela Ahrendt's recent success, the powerful women at the United Nations General Assembly and IBM's Ginni Rometty 3 Rules. Our featured women making her own news is Wall Street Powerhouse Christine Breck, Managing Partner of Longstone Capital Management and Founder of Texas Wall Street Women. Christine has been featured as one of Oprah's White House Leadership Project for her focus on advancing women in financial services and quoted by many news publications both print and radio as well as winning Women of Influence in the Business Journal. She is a connector of "who's who" in the financial services industry and an avid philanthropist for the Foundation for the Education of Young Women. Don't miss this interview to hear Christine's expertise on women networking, the "Mean Girl Syndrome", and women feeling less guilty about their time.
It's the historically astonishing and riveting stage production of "Black Wall Street" .
Today on the Jeff Foxx radio show online.
The play Black Wall Street is little known Black history that took place in 1921. This was the start of the Great Depression and most of America was suffering from Economic disparity but there was a town in Tulsa Oklahoma made up of primarily African Americans and Native Americans that was Thriving. Long story short the town got burnt down by jealous outsiders. It’s a really interesting story.
Don't miss this insightful conversation with producers, directors and cast members about the true events that surround this play. Today on The Jeff Foxx Radio Show online.
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Tonight join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we talk with the executive producer Walter Puryear, the director Michael Green and cast members of the dynamic play Black Wall Street! Please Mark your calendar.. Black Wall Street is running at The Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 GrandCouse Bronx, NY starting Thursday September 18th thru Sunday October 5,204.
This show is dedicated to the memory of one of the most prominent Tulsan killed in the Tulsa Massacre, Dr. A.C. Jackson, a 40-year-old surgeon.
BLACK WALL STREET by Celeste Bedford Walker
In 1921, in a small community in Tulsa Oklahoma, there was a Black paradise called Greenwood. This community consisted of Blacks, Indians, and Jews, who respected and did business with each other. In time the town was soon known as Black Wall Street. In a mere 36 block section of town, these African-Americans owned and operated up to 600 thriving businesses. One of the most popular of these businesses was Old Lady Boleys’,(fictional) an eating establishment which is where our play begins. One Sunday evening, the town’s more influential citizens gathered to have their pictures taken for the local newspaper; in honor of the community’s 20th anniversary. Before the play ends, the entire community of Greenwood is completely burned to the ground. In a 12 hour period, a major Black economic movement is halted.
Are we able to build our own Black Wall Street today in 2014? All the technology we have can we develop a network that will allow us to support our own.Tuesdays are all about building a brotherhood amongst blackmen. Are we ignoring Chicago? The latest on St Louis....Plus Fema Camps the latest with Frankie Lyman. It seems Black children between 12 and 18 are lacking Father figures or role models in their lives. Also black men 18 to 30 seem to have an unemployment problem. Everybody crying unity but we cant seem to unite. Plus How to create our own jobs and start our own businesses. Join us from 6pm to 8pm eastern time on "Its Realtalk Live" on Blogtalk Radio. Call in at 347-826-9457 to listen and press #1 if you want to speak to the Host..You can Join us atblogtalkradio.com/itsrealtalklive or Call (347) 826-9457 So come join us today at 6pm EASTERN
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