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Four Tips for Protecting your Finances Online on Cyber Monday

Four Tips for Protecting your Finances Online on Cyber Monday

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    Cyber Monday has been called the most profitable online shopping day for retailers since 2005.    Online retailers have been rallying to get Black Friday shoppers to continue their shopping frenzy until Monday, with hopes that this year will be even more profitable.  But consumers who are planning to shop on Cyber Monday, to score big on sales for the holidays.  Here are 4 tips to consider when shopping…

Creating Miracles During the Holidays | Black Life Coaches Network

Creating Miracles During the Holidays | Black Life Coaches Network

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    Tis the season to be jolly or is it? This may be one of the most exciting times of the year for many. However, for some it’s a time where stress levels are extremely high. Department stores are filled with people who are short-tempered, impatient, and anxiety ridden. The holiday cheer often turns to holiday blues as others think of loved ones who are no longer present or…

NBA Owners and Players Reach a Tentative Deal

NBA Owners and Players Reach a Tentative Deal

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    The NBA and the Players Association have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month old lockout and start the league’s 2011-12 season on Dec. 25.After 16 hours of negotiations Friday, the two sides reached a handshake agreement a little after 3 a.m. ET in New York. Both sides must still get a majority vote from the 29 owners and 450 players to finalize the agreement – as…

Wal-Mart Patron Pepper Sprays Other Customers to Get to Shopping Deals First

Wal-Mart Patron Pepper Sprays Other Customers to Get to Shopping Deals First

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    Over twenty people were pepper sprayed at a San Fernando Valley store, including children.  The customers were also sprayed with mace in a situation that officers describe as a “competitive shopping” incident. via Wal-Mart Patron Pepper Sprays Other Customers to Get to Shopping Deals First | What The Ha-yell!.

Jay-Z Portrayed As A Symbol of the 1% in Awesome Scrooge McDuck Sculpture

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Jay-Z’s Man of the Year profile in the latest GQ extols the rapper’s appreciation for art. Still, he probably won’t want to add sculptor Daniel Edwards’ latest work to his collection. As a response to Hova’s recent Occupy Wall Street Rocawear T-shirt debacle, Edwards has created this rendering of Jay-Z with a big dollar-sign medallion around his neck and the heads of Mr. Burns, Scrooge McDuck, and Richie Rich stacked…

AMEX Sues Wesley Snipes For Not Paying $30,000 Worth of Credit Card Charges

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  The drama just keeps piling on for poor Wesley Snipes.  A new lawsuit from American Express says that Snipes didn’t pay his $30,000 credit card bill before he left for prison.   The company filed the suit last week, asking for the bill to be repaid, plus some back interest and penalties.   They are also asking Snipes to cover their legal fees for chasing him down with the…

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: From South Central to Princeton – Meet Dominique Reese

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: From South Central to Princeton – Meet Dominique Reese

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    Dominique Reese ’06 never forgot her South Central Los Angeles roots. She was the first graduate of Crenshaw High School to attend Princeton, the first person in her family to attend college, and now is operating a business that teaches financial literacy to low-income youth and adults. She says she is living proof that after-school programs work. In high school, she took part in the Riordan Scholars Program,…

President Obama Returns from Asian Trip with More GOP Criticism

President Obama Returns from Asian Trip with More GOP Criticism

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    The president’s critics have carped that his nine-day Asian Pacific trip — which came in the middle of the supercommittee’s food fight — is ill-timed and off-point. But, from Obama’s perspective, he couldn’t distance himself far enough from the flaming political garbage dump that is Washington D.C., and the old political headaches returned anew when Air Force One went wheels-down at Andrews in Sunday’s wee hours. Obama spent…

What it’s like being the only black nerd in the room

What it’s like being the only black nerd in the room

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    So where are the geeks? Watch “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley” at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET November 19 on CNN. Growing up in Dothan, Alabama, Makario Lewis knew there weren’t many people like him. He was a black nerd and it confused a lot of people around him. It was easy for him to grasp that there was no way he…

Ryan Mack: Russell Simmons Can Help Occupy Wall Street, but Not with His Rush Card in Hand

Ryan Mack: Russell Simmons Can Help Occupy Wall Street, but Not with His Rush Card in Hand

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    Written By Ryan Mack, President of The Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment, Inc. – Your Black World I have been a long admirer of you Uncle Rush (Russell Simmons). The Godfather of Hip Hop that brought me “Krush Groovin”, the serial entrepreneur whose success and drive inspired me to start my own business, and the community activist who places a strong emphasis on giving therefore motivating me to…

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

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    by:  Lorillia Brown-Phillips, The Money Mentor, Your Black World The Young Money Prepaid Discover® Credit Card, which launched in November 2011, is promoted as a card to serve the estimated 43 million Americans who are either unbanked or underbanked.  The prepaid credit card advertises on the website to include  features such as Billeo bill pay, direct deposit, spend analyzer, prescription discounts and shopping discounts in the form of…

Jay-Z ‘Occupy All Streets’ Tees SOLD OUT in One Day

Jay-Z ‘Occupy All Streets’ Tees SOLD OUT in One Day

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    After Jay-Z‘s controversial “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts were yanked from the Rocawear website yesterday, many people speculated that he had caved to pressure from the #OccupyWallStreet movement to stop capitalizing on the backs of people who are fighting corporate greed. Not the case. A post on Rocawear’s website, Roc4Life stated that shirts were sold out due to high demand and they are back on sale today. One of…

Lil Wayne Launching Prepaid Discover Cards « Hip-Hop Wired

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    Lil Wayne’s label is moving forward with plans to release a line of credit cards, this time through ACCENT InterMedia. Young Money Entertainment has announced plans to release the Young Money Prepaid Discover® Card that can bee purchased online at www.youngmoneycards.com. The concept for the Young Money Card was developed by Horace Madison, founder of Madison Strategic Integration and business manager for Lil Wayne and Young Money, along…

Is Jay-Z Trying to Make Money Off of Occupy Wall Street?

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Hes got 99 problems, and now “the 99%” might be another one. Rapper Jay-Z is plastering Occupy Wall Streets message onto a new line of T-shirts, to be released Friday under his Rocawear clothing label.     Photos of Jay-Z sporting one of the shirts while he was backstage at one of his concerts with hip hop magnate Russell Simmons earlier this week lit up the Twittersphere. Simmons has been…

Ha Ha Not Funny…Traders From Chicago Board Of Trade Dump McDonald’s Applications On Occupy Chicago Protesters

Ha Ha Not Funny…Traders From Chicago Board Of Trade Dump McDonald’s Applications On Occupy Chicago Protesters

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    In the middle of an Occupy Chicago teach-in this week, traders at the Chicago Board of Trade dumped several sheets of paper on top of the heads of protesters below. Demonstrators were angered to find out they were showered with employment applications for McDonald’s. “Real class acts, the Chicago Board of Trade,” tweeted Occupy Chicago. “This week, it’s McDonald’s job applications they litter from the windows. Soulless place.”…