Archive for the ‘Good News’ Category

Branson Centre opens in Jamaica

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The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean is scheduled to open next week (September 2011)  in Montego Bay, St James.

The centre will act as a hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and particularly aims to help young entrepreneurs from traditionally disadvantaged communities actualise businesses.

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Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF)

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The Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida (BBIF), a nonprofit organization was established in 1987 and began operations in 1988 in Central Florida. The organization, certified by the State of Florida as a Black Business Investment Corporation (BBIC), is one of eight BBICs established out of Florida’ statute, the Florida Small and Minority Business Act of 1985 to provide loans to Black-owned businesses.

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Handsworth New Testament Church – New Development

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A New Beacon of Hope in Handsworth, by Mandisa Gordon, BBC WM Reporter (Monday, 14 December, 2009)

A beacon of hope has arrived in one of the poorest and most troubled areas of Birmingham.

On Saturday, 12 December 2009 The New Testament Church of God in Handsworth opened its doors to a new multi-million pound state of the art building for the first time. The community church complex is located in the heart of where the 2005 disturbances took place that left two men dead.Thousands attended the opening. The £5.2 million all purpose building has been erected in this inner city area thanks to the determination and shear hard work of members of the church, its supporters and the local community.

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Charity begins at home

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Wealthy African Americans are more likely than their non-black counterparts to donate to charity and to feel responsible for assisting adult family members financially, according to Wealth in Black America. The survey by financial company Northern Trust polled African Americans with household incomes of at least $250,000 or a minimum of $1 million in investable assets.

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9 Greatest Black Women Preachers

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The Experts and leading blacks name a select group of female ministers.  In a world where traditionally men have ruled the roost and held all the leading positions, its nice to know some women have risen to Top Minister status.

Reference / Ebony / Nov, 1997

IN the most extensive poll of its kind, 15 ministers were named America’s greatest Black women preachers.  Here are 9 from the list.

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LeBron James, open book

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This huge Basketball Star – Lebron James, credits READING for making him calmer during playoffs
Updated: June 21, 2012, 6:18 PM ET

By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

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