Wealth and Black America The U.S. economy has been pummeled by Katrina, Rita and the costs of the war in Iraq. So what does the African-American community need to know to secure its financial future? Follow our week-long series on rising from poverty, building wealth and spending wisely:

The Economic Outlook

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Roundable: The African-American Middle Class

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New Bankruptcy Rules Set to Take Effect

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Roundtable: African-American Wealth

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Housing Bill of Health

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