Category Archives: In Focus

Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

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*A recent letter from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with a controversial appointment, have together triggered reactions that do not bode well for the 44 million consumers who together share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt. Debt levels in 2017 are more than double what it was in […]

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Millionaire Ella Coney Reveals How to Never be Broke Again

Millionaire Ella Coney Reveals How to Never be Broke Again

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“Ella’s Golden Eggs: How to Conquer Real Estate and Never Be Broke Again” is real estate expert Ella M. Coney’s latest release. “No matter where you start, prosperity is within your grasp,” says Coney, whose own compelling rags-to-riches story has motivated others to follow in her footsteps and experience success with a career in real […]

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Franchising Can Deepen Opportunity in Black Cities

Franchising Can Deepen Opportunity in Black Cities

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*Good news just in from the U.S. Census Bureau – minority incomes are up. In fact, African-American and Hispanic households saw more than double the median income growth of their white counterparts from 2015 through 2016, according to a newly released report on income and poverty.1 The country’s leadership got some important things right for […]

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Shawn D. Rochester Pens ‘The Black Tax: Cost of Being Black in America’

Shawn D. Rochester Pens ‘The Black Tax: Cost of Being Black in America’

*While Black Americans have long felt the devastating effects of anti-black discrimination, they have often had great difficulty articulating and substantiating both the existence and impact of that discrimination to an American public who is convinced that it no longer exists. Professionals in academia, the media, and the business community, along with people in the […]

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Atlanta to Host an Interactive NAAWM Conversation

Atlanta to Host an Interactive NAAWM Conversation

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*The National African-American Women’s Movement LLC (NAAWM) will host a solutions-focused interactive conference called “The National African-American Women’s Conversation” on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel (4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337). It fills the gap in social advocacy which traditionally excludes Black women. Your input is required to provide knowledge, insight, accountability, and also […]

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SoCalGas Gives Over 7,600 Tools & Supplies to Workforce Development

SoCalGas Gives Over 7,600 Tools & Supplies to Workforce Development

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*Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced the company donated over 7,600 gently used and surplus tools and supplies to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) and Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC). The items are left over from the company’s Advanced Meter project and will benefit the organizations’ respective workforce development programs. […]

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Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

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*The highly anticipated Family Summit and Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia., on August 25-27 at the Sheraton Atlanta. The three-day summit and conference will be centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation” and will culminate on Sunday, Aug. 27, with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Attendees of […]

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Black Film Festival Spotlights Pitch Perfect Sessions

Black Film Festival Spotlights Pitch Perfect Sessions

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*The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) today announced the premiere of the first full episode of OWN’s new docu-series Black Love and spotlight documentary COPWATCH. The four episode docu-series, Black Love, from filmmakers and real-life married couple Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (The Perfect Guy) and Confluential Films, will screen at CCBFF on Friday, August 18th at 5pm. Black […]

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More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

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*When Barack Obama completed his two terms as America’s President, his legacy was punctuated by two key policy reforms: health care and consumer protection. Although broad news headlines chronicle multiple developments in attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, efforts to roll back consumer protections are just as determined and dangerous. Only July 12, a […]

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Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Bullying, Dr. Donia Cunningham Leverette, BJ's Dream
*On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette hosts the virtual launch of her 5-star children’s story book, BJ’s Big Dream, written to help build confidence, discipline, and problem-solving skills in youth. From 10 AM to 9 PM EST, the online event includes discussions with best-selling authors, Facebook chats, and giveaways of autographed books and downloads. The complete […]

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