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Help Alleviate Burden of Student Debt


Student debt can create financial headaches for years after graduation, and African Americans are particularly vulnerable to being left with big education bills. AARP Georgia is stepping in to help with a Fix the Debt cocktail reception at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on Dec. 13.

Attendees are asked to make a donation of $75 or more to alleviate student debt at historically black colleges in the Atlanta area. There will be a panel discussion featuring Dennis Kimbro, Julianne Malveaux and John Hope Bryant.

College-educated African Americans are twice as likely to have student loan debt compared with all college-educated Americans, according to a 2013 study by Prudential Insurance Co.

For details about the reception, go to or contact Charima Young of AARP Georgia at 404-870-3785 or

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