Obstacles to Saving for Retirement

A presentation on Obstacles to Saving for Retirementwas given by Dr. Wilhelmina Leigh for the National Press Foundation's Retirement Issues 2011 forum on June 14, 2011.

The Impact of Gender-Based Violence on Stability and Security

Gender based violence (GBV) is being used against women across the world.  Intimidations, including murder, rape and acid thrown in the face are used as weapons of war.  The status of women is an indicative barometer of the stability of a region. This study will examine GBV as a U.S. and global security issue.  It seeks to enhance the understanding and awareness of GBV for operational planning and for dealing with circumstances where the Congolese, African Union, U.S.

Does Place Really Matter? Broadband Availability, Race, and Income

This paper presents three case studies in the state of South Carolina, and the cities of Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA, with in-depth analyses of wireline and wireless access in high minority, low-income communities. The findings of the study concluded that broadband service is becoming much more ubiquitous in high minority, low-income communities, yet levels of adoption still remain relatively low.

African Americans and Social Security: A Primer

Although many African Americans depend on Social Security benefits to meet their basic needs, the value of the program to this group is often debated and sometimes misrepresented or discounted.

Blacks and the 2010 Midterms: A Preliminary Analysis

This publication is a brief review of some of the available evidence on what transpired on November 2, 2010, when the Democrats lost their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and at least 19 state legislative chambers, maintained control in the U.S. Senate, and lost several important gubernatorial elections. The black vote was critical to the outcome of some closely contested elections, but not enough in many more.

In Anticipation of November 2: Black Voters and Candidates and the 2010 Midterm Elections

This analysis provides a brief review of the potential role of black voters and candidates in the 2010 Midterms. In particular, it examines some past midterm elections where a strong black turnout had a very material effect on various election outcomes. Black voters are strategically situated in 2010 to have a major impact provided an effort is made to get them to polls on November 2.


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