Rising from the Dead: Understanding Zombie Debt

Photo: Anna Tolipova via 123RF Zombie debt is a term that describes old debts that have been written off or deemed uncollectible by the original creditor. This usually happens when zero payments have been received for a specific period, typically six months or more, and the creditor has exhausted all efforts to collect the debt.


Afros, twists and plaits: Trinidad and Tobago on a quest for more diverse hairstyles at schools afteroutcry

By Dánica CotoThe Associated Press Government officials are pushing to relax hair codes at schools in Trinidad and Tobago following a recent public outcry over nearly two dozen students who didn’t receive their high school diploma because they wore Afros, cornrows and other hairstyles at graduation. Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly called for new rules that


Baltimore and Philadelphia police detain suspects in recent unrelated mass shootings

By: DaQuan Lawrence AFRO International Writer DLawrence@afro.com  Law enforcement officers in Baltimore and Philadelphia arrested individuals suspected of involvement in mass shootings that occurred around the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  On July 7, members of Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) Homicide and SWAT team arrested a 17-year-old male, after obtaining a search warrant and examining