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by Yesterday, 12:16 am
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Today, George Zimmerman, who was tried and acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin filed a lawsuit in a Florida court seeking over $100 million dollars alleging defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy.   Zimmerman is suing Martin’s family, the Martin family attorney, Ben Crump, HarperCollins, the publisher of a new book written by Crump, prosecutors and others involved in the case claiming that the evidence presented in his 2012 homicide trial for the fatal shooting of Martin ...
by November 4, 2019
By Courtney Thornton The hardships of Black people in the United States are well documented throughout American history. From being enslaved, oppressed and denied civil and economic rights, to experiencing the election and re-election of America’s first Black president, Black people have remained resilient and vocal about injustice and inequality in America.  However, we, as a community, do not view the observance of Black Solidarity with the reverence it deserves.  Other cultures and comm...
by September 3, 2019
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In last week's blog, we asked: "Are We Past Integrity?" We posed this question, in part, because of Jay-Z's announcement of a partnership with the NFL and the ensuing backlash.  Previously, Jay-Z declined to perform at the Super Bowl and encouraged other entertainers to do the same after the NFL's mistreatment of Colin Kaepernick.  Kaepernick protested police brutality against African-Americans by kneeling on the football field during the national anthem. ...
by August 26, 2019
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  Last week we shared 5  Tips to Grow Your Network and Build Your Team as an Entrepreneur.  The central theme woven throughout that article was integrity - "your character becomes your business reputation."  Integrity has been at the heart of recent events that have been the subject of national discussion and debate. Jay'Z's recent announcement of a partnership with the NFL and statement that "we're past kneeling" appeared to many to be an about-face from his widely publicized allegiance t...
by August 19, 2019
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Last week we discussed the 7 personalities you need on your team to grow your business.  Now you're amped and ready to start putting your dream team together.  However, if you're asking yourself:  Where do I start?  How do I find these different personalities and persuade them to join my team?  Start here. Networking is one of the currencies of the 21st century. If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to grow your network. Your network is as essential as your business itself...
by August 12, 2019
Why You Need These 7 Personalities On Your Team If You're an Entrepreneur Every entrepreneur and business owner needs the right people on their team to be successful. It doesn't matter how viable your business idea is. Without the right team, your idea could never come to fruition, or your business might not reach its maximum potential. A winning team has the right mixture of individuals with different personalities, skills, resources, and work styles. For a team to be successful, each per...
by August 4, 2019
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Administrators at Narvie Harris Elementary School in Georgia are coming under fire after a poster featuring and targeting Black children is used to depict "appropriate" and "inappropriate" hairstyles for students. The school's dress code prohibits clothing, jewelry, tattoos and piercings that "disrupt the educational process or endanger the health or safety of other students."  The dress code is silent on hairstyles.  A parent of a student at Narvie Harris Elementary School shared the phot...
by July 27, 2019
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Luxury brands are associated with a high price and superior quality.  Brands like Gucci, Porshe, and Rolex come to mind when someone mentions luxury brands. Because of their high price tags, consumers often align with luxury brands as a pronouncement of their financial success or social strata.  A brand is termed luxury when it is desirable more than necessary.  Luxury brands offer exclusivity, superior craftsmanship, sophistication, and innovation with careful attention paid to details in desig...
by July 20, 2019
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Today, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic (and widely disbelieved) moon landing on July 20, 1969.   But few people likely think of the Americans who questioned whether NASA’s space program was worth the trouble, and the cost.  On this day, Black Americans are reminded of the poem by Gil Scott-Heron that rhythmically expressed Black America’s scorn of NASA using tax dollars to fund an egotistically driven trip to the moon while families and communities of color l...
by July 16, 2019
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Top 10 HBCUs For Aspiring Entrepreneurs Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are iconic features in the United States higher education landscape. They came into existence before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The essence of establishing these institutions was to serve the African-American community. There are several HBCUs that offer entrepreneurship as a major. These institutions will train you to become a full-fledged entrepreneur. In this post, we have researched the top 1...