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Every year, thousands of Dominican women immigrate to the United States in hopes of earning a better income. Many of these women find work in the childcare field by becoming nannies for affluent families and the money received from their employment is sent to provide for family members who still live in the Dominican Republic. Ironically, while these women become a second mother to their employers’ children, they are unsure if their own children are being taken care of. To shed light on the abandonment and economic issues these families face, Latina Magazine featured a new documentary titled, Nana, that explores how Dominican nannies adjust to their new lives in the United States… Fernandez Geara birthed the idea for Nana while completing her master’s thesis in Photojournalism at the University of Missouri and she and her team will premiere the project at the Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba, on December 10, 2015.
[MadameNoire]

More Than 1 In 5 Americans Expect To Die In Debt

… According to a recent survey conducted by CreditCards.com, more than 1 in 5 (or 21 percent of) Americans expect to die in debt. This is a slight increase from the 18 percent, who expressed that they never expect to pay back their debt, last year. Of the participants who expect to be debt free in their lifetimes, 48 percent predicted that they would be in debt until age 61 or later. However, the average age that Americans expected to clear their debt by was 54. “It’s a troubling divide,” said Matt Schulz, CreditCards.com’s senior industry analyst. “While it’s great to see more people freeing themselves from debt, the fact that more and more people still feel trapped and hopeless means that Americans still have a major problem with debt.”
[MadameNoire]

Hoverboards Exploding Everywhere

If you have one of those hoverboard scooters, you may want to keep a fire extinguisher handy. The trendy gadget, that’s been deemed illegal in NYC and the UK, has reportedly been exploding and causing fires. Reports Newsweek: On Tuesday morning, a hoverboard blew up in a suburban shopping mall near Seattle. Witnesses told local news that the explosion happened “for no reason” and that “sparks [were] shooting like a firework” from the hoverboard. It remains unclear what the brand was or which manufacturer built this hoverboard. Several videos and stories of exploding hoverboards have been making news over the past few months. The explosions were mostly caused by faulty batteries in the boards. One family home in Louisiana and an apartment in Hong Kong were burned down due to hoverboard fires…
[HipHopWired]


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