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NNPA – Wells Fargo Financial Education Initiative
May 21, 2018
If you’re ready to financially prosper, join us for a multi-part financial series, Prepare To Prosper. In each article, we’ll discuss different ways to help increase your personal wealth including tips on saving, investing and credit along with guidance on entrepreneurship and homeownership. During this series, you’ll gain the tools and knowledge that will help give you the power to reach your financial goals. Now’s the time to change the way you approach and attain wealth. Now’s the time to prepare to prosper. ... read more »
Can Two Walk Together In Disagreement?
May 17, 2018
It’s believed BSA lost 425,000 members in May 2018, responding to integrating more girls into the organization; give the "Boy Scouts" program a new, gender-neutral name “Scouts BSA” in February 2019 ... read more »
Maxine Waters, One of the Most Powerful Black Female Leaders of Our Time  
May 17, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters has dedicated 41 years of her life to public service, tackling some of the most controversial issues with her “no-nonsense” style of politics.  ... read more »
Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018
May 17, 2018
There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, you will surely find.”  We live in a world where the news cycle continues to decrease, because of innovations in communications technology.  Yes, we are living in the fast-paced digital age. The high-velocity delivery and transmission of news and information, however, may or may not produce authentic or accurate facts or simply the truth. ... read more »
Open Letter to Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory
May 17, 2018
The Chicago boycott organizers are now planning community forums at more than 300 Black-owned or managed coffee houses, as well as at faith-based and community-based organizations across the U.S., especially near the 12 Starbucks stores previously boycotted.  These community forums will serve as “Black Economic Empowerment Forums," where attendees will develop plans to improve the economic vitality of their communities. ... read more »
A Royal Wedding That Affirms Truly Noble Values 
May 17, 2018
Prince Harry of Wales, sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, will marry the American actress, Meghan Markle, on Saturday, May 19,  with all of the ceremony and global hoopla that the British royalty inevitably attracts. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window : “Sawubona”
May 17, 2018
“Sawubona” is a Zulu greeting that means I see you. I am so glad to be back! Many of us have twists and turns in our lives and I am no different. ... read more »
Why California Needs Banking for Legal Cannabis Operations
May 17, 2018
Despite the cannabis market growing in 38 states, the federal government continues to assert its right to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act.  This classification creates a very unique challenge for the industry to succeed and the ability to obtain banking services. ... read more »
State of Black America 2018 
May 17, 2018
The National Urban League has released its 42nd annual report on the State of Black America themed, “Save our Cities:  Powering the Digital Revolution.”  ... read more »
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP ESSENTIAL FOR BLACKS (PT 2)
May 10, 2018
A cohort of Black business people and politicians who pass for African American leadership is at an impasse.  Our leaders have failed to produce economic development models that benefit inner-cities and core Black enclaves. Not only is the Black leadership class unable to create jobs at living wages for hundreds of thousands of Black families, it can’t even describe to the rest of America how this might be done.  They are reluctant to emphasize the acute shortage of low and moderate-income housing or publicly question conditions and programs that exacerbate that shortage.  Black leadership has also proven powerless to significantly impact a nationwide imposition of separate and grossly unequal education. And African American businesses and political leaders lack the political will and imagination to rally their constituencies against the growth of a racially selective prison industry which has far-reaching economic and social consequences, particularly for Black youth. ... read more »
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP ESSENTIAL FOR BLACKS
May 10, 2018
Things have gone from bad to worse, yet efforts to develop and sustain unity among Black leadership is distressingly lacking. Blacks tend not to hold their leaders accountable, which adds to an unwillingness to change their self-serving behavior. Having internalized America’s values without full access to its benefits, both the community and Black leadership are reluctant to challenge the oppressive racist status quo. ... read more »
Success On “The Way”… Ask Dr. Jeanette: Blame and Shame!!!
May 10, 2018
People deflect blame on something or someone! ... read more »
California net neutrality legislation includes price hike on consumers
May 10, 2018
It’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason. In a response to the Trump administration’s net neutrality rules, which reversed Obama era rules, two bills – Senate Bill 460 (de León) and Senate Bill 822 (Wiener) – are currently being considered by the California legislature. ... read more »
Howard University Medical Student Is Making A Difference
May 10, 2018
Shannon Sullivan talks neonatology, challenges and gives advice to future doctors in the community. ... read more »
California needs $100 Million Dollars to establish the Youth Reinvestment Fund
May 10, 2018
It is time we stop incarcerating our children and start investing in their future. ... read more »
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