Category Archives: Living

Roanoke Partners With Law Firm to Give Back

Roanoke Partners With Law Firm to Give Back

NC Black Org, Roanoke
*While the past year might have been dominated by politics, it’s important to remember what unites us all, and that’s family and our sense of community. Often times when breaking news reports are pumped out stories seeking our attention, the heartfelt action of compassion and community support seem to fade into the background. One such […]

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From Compton to Cornell: West Coast Pioneers Explore the Origins of Hip Hop

From Compton to Cornell: West Coast Pioneers Explore the Origins of Hip Hop

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*The Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection in association with The GRAMMY® Museum, will present during Black History Month a special panel exploring the origins of West Coast Hip-Hop. From Compton To Cornell : Preserving The History of Hip Hop In The Hub City. The panel is designed to educate students on the roots and […]

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New ‘Fusion’ Episode with Big Papi Airs Wednesday

New ‘Fusion’ Episode with Big Papi Airs Wednesday

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*On February 7th, the second episode of the new docu-reality series, Big Papi Needs a Job” will air on FUSION at 8:00pm ET/PT. A clip from the second episode can be viewed below. Second Episode – Dog Grooming/Fenway Tour Guide Now retired from baseball, David “Big Papi” Ortiz needs to find a new passion to fill […]

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‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

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*WNET announces the television premier of “Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire.” The documentary chronicles the life and legacy of business pioneer, philanthropist and titan Reginald F. Lewis. Lewis, a Harvard Law School graduate, who rose to prominence as a lawyer, venture capitalist, and leader of the global food company […]

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La La & Celeb Friends Gift Brand Jordans Plus to Bronx Kids

La La & Celeb Friends Gift Brand Jordans Plus to Bronx Kids

*Actress,  fashion mogul and philanthropist La La Anthony hosted a “Winter Wonderland” charity event for 250 young girls enrolled in the non-profit, Girls Inc. of NYC, on Thursday, December 21st from 4:00-7: 30 PM at The Gauchos Gym, 478 Gerard Avenue, in The Bronx. “I’m blessed to be in a position to use my time and resources to make a difference in young […]

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Marvin Sapp Scores Fifth Consecutive #1 Album

Marvin Sapp Scores Fifth Consecutive #1 Album

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*Multiple award-winning Gospel music icon Marvin Sapp’s 11th solo album debuts #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart, making it the fifth consecutive #1 album debut for the enduring preacher, songwriter and singer. The 10-track album continues Sapp’s signature “churchy but funky” musical style, with songs that refresh, encourage, inspire and uplift. Sapp says: “It is a humbling experience […]

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

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

charlene crowell, america's working poor,
*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

Bobby Rush, Rep. Bobby Rush, Howard James
*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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