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Donald Thompson is McDonald’s First Black CEO

Donald Thompson is McDonald’s First Black CEO

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    McDonald’s has announced that current President Donald Thompson will take over as CEO on July 1 of this year, becoming the first African American to head the fast-food chain since it was founded in 1955. From USA Today: Thompson, who has long been considered among the top candidates to succeed Skinner, will be the first African American to head McDonald’s since it was founded in 1955. Andy McKenna,…

Oprah Winfrey Network lays off one-fifth of staff

Oprah Winfrey Network lays off one-fifth of staff

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    Oprah Winfrey’s struggling television network, OWN, said Monday it is laying off one-fifth of its workers and restructuring its operations in New York and Los Angeles. The decision to let 30 employees go is a “tough” one, but the economics of a start-up cable network didn’t fit with OWN’s cost structure, Winfrey said in a statement. “As CEO, I have a responsibility to chart the course for long-term…

Shooting breaks out at Derek J’s salon

Shooting breaks out at Derek J’s salon

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    Derek J was caught in the middle of a volatile hair battle after helping out Keyshia Cole’s sister, Neffe Pugh. Things got real at Derek’s salon over his new client Neffe! WSBTV reports that Neffe came to Derek after an unsatisfactory session at another salon. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stylist didn’t say what was wrong with the “Frankie & Neffe” show star’s head, but it was pretty bad. “Her…

EMI Sues Cash Money Records For Not Paying Royalties

EMI Sues Cash Money Records For Not Paying Royalties

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    Cash Money Records, the label that Birdman built alongside his brother Slim and hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne, has been accused of failing to pay royalties … again. According to Courthouse News Service, music giant EMI filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records in a Manhattan court recently, alleging that the label has failed to pay royalties for various samples they’ve used from their catalog. Cash Money owes more…

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

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    I was reading this blog post from the Harvard Business Review about the tendacy to become depressed during a job hunt. In the article, a lot of the advice that the author gave applies to entrepreneurship as well. There is an inherent amount of volatility when you have your own business and sometimes it can be hard to stomach. I’ve been there and I’m sure all other entrepreneurs…

Tre Baker: How Black Love Parallels Black Business Investment

Tre Baker: How Black Love Parallels Black Business Investment

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    I recently read an article on Forbes.com comparing finding the right investors to dating/relationships. Having gone through the process a few times myself, I would say that this is a good analogy and I’ve actually heard it made before.  But when I read it this time, it made me realize something.  If getting investment for your business is like dating, then I guess that explains why there’s so…

Owner Of The Funeral Home Says, “I Know Who Took Whitney’s Picture” [VIDEO]

Owner Of The Funeral Home Says, “I Know Who Took Whitney’s Picture” [VIDEO]

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  NEWARK, N.J. — The owner of the Newark, N.J., funeral home that handled services for Whitney Houston says the home had nothing to do with a photograph that surfaced showing the singer’s body in an open casket. But Carolyn Whigham of Whigham Funeral Home and two pastors say they do know who took the photo that ran in the National Enquirer. They just aren’t identifying the person and say…

194-Yr Old Historic Black Church Faces Foreclosure

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Scandal-plagued Hub bank OneUnited has begun foreclosure proceedings against Roxbury’s historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of Boston’s oldest and most-respected black churches, the Herald has learned. OneUnited, the nation’s largest black-owned bank — which got millions in federal bailout money — is threatening to auction off the church March 22 to cover a $1.1 million “balloon” mortgage that recently came due. “I don’t honestly know why a…

Towanna Freeman: Do You Know Who You Are? (Video)

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In this  video, Dr. Towanna Freeman speaks with Nick Dillon about “finding your frame of reference”    

Why Did Allen Iverson Go Broke? (Video)

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Ryan Mack: An Open Letter to the Black Church

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Written By Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management and Author of Living in the Village   The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey in the year of 2008 calculated the average annual contribution of Black households to religious organizations was $683.  With well over 9 million Black households in America, that means well over $6 billion in 2008 was contributed to Black churches across the country. What is done…

Dr. Boyce: How Bobby and Whitney Fell for the Same Economic Trap

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the death of Whitney Houston and the financial challenges being faced by her estate. The video will begin after a brief advertisement.

Valentines Day looks for the Curvaceous Divas!!!!

Valentines Day looks for the Curvaceous Divas!!!!

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I wouldn’t dare leave out my “thicka than a snicka” chicas!!! Enjoy these Valentines Day looks!!!

Pareto and Parkinson: Old Laws for a New Year

Pareto and Parkinson: Old Laws for a New Year

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Original Article From Lawrence Watkins – Professional speaker focusing on entrepreneurship and personal development

Diddy Warns That  “Watermelon Ciroc”  Is FAKE & Could Be Dangerous!

Diddy Warns That “Watermelon Ciroc” Is FAKE & Could Be Dangerous!

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  You may have seen a new flavor of Ciroc at your local liquor store that you hadn’t heard of until that very moment but be warned…Diddy has announced it’s fake.       Source.