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Creating A Financial Plan You Can Stick To

Why so many of us have trouble with the ‘B’ word

The word ‘budget’ conjures up feelings of deprivation and sacrifice – feelings humans avoid. Seeing…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Ron Busby Sr., president, U.S. Black Chamber

U.S. Black Chambers Adds To President Obama’s New Executive Actions On Gun Violence

Chamber calls for policies that protect and support the growth of black-owned enterprises

“The correlation between economic disparity and gun violence is grossly missing from the national conversation…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Teachers Who Pray

One teacher brings together educators who believe in the power of prayer

“Teachers can pray before or after school—it is considered protected free speech. If I can…

By Robin White Goode

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Children of Color Are Gifted, Too

So why are they underrepresented in programs for advanced learners in schools across America?

The groundbreaking work of Martin D. Jenkins who studied and published papers telling descriptive stories…

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New York City Replacing Pay Phones With Free Wi-Fi Stations

Five hundred expected to be installed by July 2016

The project, which is called LinkNYC, is run by CityBridge, a joint venture of three…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chipotle Faces Criminal Investigation for Norovirus Outbreak

Inspection of a California restaurant after outbreak reportedly found numerous safety violations

The Simi Valley norovirus outbreak reportedly made 234 people ill, and a Ventura County Public…

By Janell Hazelwood

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First Medicinal Marijuana Facility Opens in New York

Only certified patients suffering from specific conditions can be helped at the centers

New York is opening eight dispensaries statewide, serving a variety of syrups, concentrates and other…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ken Griffey Jr. to Be Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball great was voted in almost unanimously

Griffey, known as “Junior,” comes from a legacy of baseball greatness. He’s the son of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments

Why Blacks Shouldn’t Panic About The Stock Market Sell-Off

Analysts, including Mellody Hobson, weigh in on investment moves

“Although China is the second-biggest world economy, it composes roughly only 13% of the global…

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Why Just Tweet When You Can Whistle a Whole Tune?

Twitter toying with idea of a 10,000-character limit

Twitter is rumored to be working on a feature that would allow users to create…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Treasury Acknowledges Lost Black Wealth By Renaming Freedman’s Bank

Renaming ceremony acknowledges origins of the wealth gap

The overall economy had begun to crumble leading to the first ‘Great Depression,’ called the…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Meet the Millennial Taking Over as Pinterest’s First-Ever Diversity Chief

Candice Morgan joins the company with nearly 10 years experience in diversity and inclusion

Morgan comes to the Pinterest family from Catalyst Inc., a leading nonprofit organization that works…

By Courtney Connley

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[Women of Power] Let Your Wardrobe Do the Talking

Macy's helps you find clothes for your body and style at the 2016 Women of Power Summit

We’ve all heard the saying ‘Dress for the position you want, not the one you…

By Safon Floyd

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General Motors Invests $500 Million in Lyft to Create Self-Driving Cars

Deal is estimated to be largest auto manufacturer investment in a car riding service

General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft to assist with creating self-driving cars and a…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Tips to Make 2016 Your Year

Use these life and career tips to make 2016 your best year ever

Being very honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses can help you create a…

By Kandia Johnson

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African American Women Make Up Only 2% Of America’s Doctors

3 ways we can change the face of medicine

Crystal Emery, award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist, worries about our children; especially our girls, because…

By Ella Rucker

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Minimum Wage Increase: NYC Mayor Upping the Ante to $15

Plan will cost city more than $230 million and boost pay for contract, union workers

Workers in the Big Apple can expect to earn at least $15 an hour by…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reports: Janet Jackson Having Surgery to Remove Tumor on Vocal Cords

Family, supporters and fans send well wishes via social media

Actress and singer Janet Jackson will have throat surgery to treat a suspected cancerous growth.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green Sprinkles Black Girl Magic on Cancer Research

Physicist was awarded $1.1 million grant to develop a groundbreaking treatment.

Strides are currently being made in cancer research thanks to the contributions of Dr. Hadiyah-Nichole…

By Safon Floyd

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Oregon militia leader Ammon Bundy

Twitter Reacts: Oregon Militia Leader Compares Himself to Rosa Parks

The comparison doesn't go over well

Twitter reacts to Oregon ‘militia’ leader comparing himself to Rosa Parks

By Courtney Connley

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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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