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July 11, 2014

You Won’t Believe What’s Dragging Down Howard University’s Credit

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Over the past few years we’ve seen several HBCUs struggle and Howard University isn’t an exception. But even though observers tend to point to lack of alumni support and changes by the Department of Education when discussing the university’s money problems, there’s another money drain which hasn’t been discussed nearly as much. It seems that Howard University’s hospital has become a financial burden for the school. Howard University again received…

How To Get Paid What You’re Worth And Increase Your Value

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William R. Patterson is a renowned executive coach, award-winning lecturer, and national best-selling author.  He is the CEO and co-founder of The Baron Solution Group; the company holds business and personal finance workshops in cities across the United States based on the strategies Patterson outlines in his book, “The Baron Son.”  The company is a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise. Patterson co-founded and co-authored the company and book with D….

Did You Know Red Bull Was Banned For Having Cocaine In It?

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Red Bull is the world’s leading producer of energy drinks, selling billions of cans every year.  The drinks origins date back to 1976 when Chaleo Yoovidhya introduced a drink called Krating Daeng in Thailand that was mostly used by truck drivers and laborers to ward of sleep.  In 1982, Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz discovered the drink during a visit to Thailand as a way to help with his jet…

Union Disavows UNCF Over “Betrayel” of Accepting Money From Conservative Billionaires

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One of the largest unions in the U.S. is cυtting ties with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) over the organization’s decision to accept money from the conservative Koch brothers. AFSCME President Lee Saunders said in a letter that the UNCF had acted in a way that is “deeply hostile” to public employees and such action is considered a “betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement.” Saunders also…

Atlanta Water Inspector Fired for Demanding Restaurant Cook Her Pork Chops

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An Atlanta water inspector has lost her job after demanding free food in exchange for giving good scores to a popular restaurant. According to a local Fox affiliate in Atlanta, Cynthia Burch didn’t demand cash bribes, but restaurant food from the tavern. Burch not only wanted free meals, but she also brought in her own pork chops and steaks and demanded that Manuel’s Tavern prepare her meals. Authorities say Burch…