New Jersey Communities United issued a report that says African-American women are 256 percent more likely to get subprime loans than their white male counterparts. And 60 percent of payday loans are made to women with average interest rates of 400 percent.
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.
The latest Kids Count report found more New Jersey children are covered by health insurance and fewer are living in poverty. But almost a third of children in the state are part of low-income families.
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