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10 reasons why we Appreciate Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey has been a boxer, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, and a mailman.  There are many reasons to appreciate the rise and rise of this man.  Not just for his Comedy Career which started the ball rolling, but [...]

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Lenny Kravitz – the designer

Lenny Kravitz wooed us on the stage at the Superbowl on Sunday 1 Feb 2015. He had less than 2 minutes to show us how relevant he still is and he achieved that goal. I have been a long time [...]

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BET Programming Schedule

I  have very high hopes for BET. Yesterday (4 Feb 2015), I saw a clip from an interview with Debra Lee, CEO of BET. She said the channel was now trying to get a balance between education, information and entertainment. [...]

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BET – Leads the way in Black Entertainment

BET is a Black Business Success Story we should all be proud of.  Even though it is now sold, it has blazed a trail.  To many businesses have started and do not now exist.  After 35 years, BET is still [...]

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BET CEO Debra L. Lee Speaks out

BET CEO and Chairman Debra L. Lee recently sat down with Forbes magazine and shared her thoughts on being a female CEO, her unlikely road to running a media company, and her responsibility to promote positive images of African-Americans. Giving insight into the [...]

 

RACE AND POVERTY, FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE MARCH with MLK

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RACE AND POVERTY, FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE MARCH.  What Has Changed?

POSTED BY Vauhini Vara. AUGUST 27, 2013
When we talk about the historic civil-rights gathering whose fifty-year anniversary will be celebrated on Wednesday, we usually call it the March on Washington. In fact, the full name of the event was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; early in his speech, Martin Luther King, Jr., lamented that black Americans lived “on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” The marchers had ten demands for Congress, at least four of which were aimed at improving black people’s financial circumstances and narrowing the gulf between black and white Americans’ economic opportunities.Fifty years later, that gulf hasn’t changed much. By some measures it has widened.

You Really HAVE TO WANT TO WIN

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Change Our Minds and We’ll Change Everything

by Stacy Tisdale.

The Way We Think about Money is the Real Problem

I was recently discussing what I call “Major Money Moments in Black History” with a dear friend named Marcia Canterella. Marcia is the daughter of great civil rights activist Whitney Young and author of I Can Finish College. Major money moments in black history are events that changed the course of our financial experience. Take desegregation, for example. Prior to desegregation, so many of us thrived in the business world as we provided products and services to our community. I’m not debating the social merits of desegregation, but it did result in a dramatic decline in black-owned businesses.

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High black poverty a shame in the U.S. of A.

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Regional Insights: High black poverty a shame
By Harold D. Miller

The Pittsburgh region has received many accolades over the past year for its high quality of life and the resilience of its economy. But our community also is No. 1 in the nation on an issue that should be a source of shame, not pride.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Pittsburgh region has the highest rate of poverty among working-age African-Americans of any of the 40 largest metropolitan regions in the country. More than one-quarter (28 percent) of the region’s African-Americans ages 18 to 64 lived in poverty in 2008. That’s twice as high as in regions such as Baltimore and Charlotte, N.C.

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Change Your Mind and You Change Everything

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Change Your Mind and You Change Everything

Throughout my career, I have interviewed many blacks who have created healthy financial lives and many who have not. A major difference in the two groups is how they view money and how they view themselves.

A common view, but look at two responses to this.

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Lending Discrimination

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Lending Discrimination
written by Richard Green
(who writes about real estate, mortgage finance and urban development)

A recent radio programme (November 2013) “This American Life” explored The Legacy Of Lending Discrimination Against African-Americans.

America’s neighborhoods, 45 years after the passage of the Equal Housing Act, remain segregated. In Milwaukee, our most segregated city, 81 percent of African-Americans would need to move in order for Wisconsin’s largest city to be perfectly integrated; in New York, our largest city, 79 percent would have to move.

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Les Brown Speaks about Getting Unstuck

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Les Brown is an internationally acclaimed Motivational Speaker. He talks to tens of thousands of people every year, travelling around the world. “The majority of people suffer there first major heart attack on Monday morning between 8am and 9am. This is as they are preparing to go to jobs that they do not like” Is your job slowly killing you. Watch these video which will set you on the road to success.” If young and old listened to him and take heed – It would change America. It would change the world.

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Kanye West speaks about the Fashion Industry

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In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel,  (Otober 9th, 2013) Kanye West spoke of difficulties he finds in the fashion industry.  If he is finding it difficult, what hope does the ordinary ambitious person have?

“All he wants to do is make awesome stuff”

“There is no black Guy at the End of the Runway at Paris Fashion Week.

He’s been sitting in Paris Fashion Week for 9 years, and he still cannot break that wall down.

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Are Rappers truly rich?

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How Do Rappers Make Money and REALLY How Much Do They Make?

Certain rappers like to brag about the money they have.  Do rappers really make as much money as they say they do? And if they do, how do rappers make money? Aside from Jay Z, Eminem, Nas, or somebody like Kanye West, I can’t imagine many rappers with as much money as flaunted in the average mainstream rap song.

It is commonly reported that JayZ and P. Diddy are worth in excess of 500 million dollars.

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Who is the wealthiest black women of them all?

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Who is the wealthiest black women in the world?  It might not be whom you think it is.  The Wealthiest black women currently is Folorunsho Alakija, a 61-year-old oil tycoon from Nigeria, is reportedly worth at least $3.3 billion, or $500 million more than Oprah’s $2.7 billion net worth.

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Government Breaks Ground On ADOMS Headquarters

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On Tuesday Government broke ground for the headquarters of the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) on Factory road.

The state of the art, 34,000 square foot building will rely on energy efficiency and green technology, including solar power during the construction phase, so that 30 to 50 percent of its daytime energy needs will be met through green technology.

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