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7 Strategies for Creating $1M Profits In Any Economy

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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 Baron Solution Group integrates over 1,000 wealth-building resources and 250 proven business and financial accelerators to instruct people…

How To Make Sure Finances Do Not Ruin Your Relationship

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Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated, award winning columnist for The Washington Post.  She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park and Johns Hopkins University and has a Master’s degree in business and management. Her column, entitled “The Color of Money,” runs in over 100 newspapers and focuses on personal finance issues and advice.  The column has won multiple awards, including being nominated for a Pulitzer, receiving an…

Can Black Middle-Class Wealth Be Salvaged?

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Roland Martin is an award-winning nationally syndicated journalist.  His career began with him as a contributor on Lead Story, a Sunday news program that aired on BET during the 1990s.  He has also previously served as the executive editor of the Chicago Defender, the nation’s most historic Black newspaper, and as a founding editor for BlackAmericaWeb.com.  From 2005-2008, Martin served as a radio talk show host for WVON-AM in Chicago….

What Happened When Dave Chappelle Met Kanye West Before He Was Famous?

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Dave Chappelle is the wildly successful stand-up comedian who is most known for his sketch comedy series Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central.  He was born in Washington D.C. on August 24, 1973.  Chappelle began doing comedy in high school with his mom having to accompany him to clubs due to him being under age. The beginning of Chappelle’s career was rocky.  He got booed off the stage at the famed…

TD Jakes: The Shame of Black Consumerism

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Bishop T.D. Jakes refers to himself as a “ministerial and business visionary, entrepreneurial trailblazer, altruistic philanthropist, and spiritual shepherd to millions.”  He was born in South Charleston, West Virginia and credits his parents with teaching him a sense of integrity and self-reliance.  Jakes felt called to the ministry at a young age and preached part-time while attending West Virginia State University. In 1982, Jakes began pastoring the Greater Emanuel Temple…

Black Jesus Official Trailer: What Would Jesus Do In Compton?

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Aaron McGruder is most famous for creating the show “The Boondocks,” which originally appeared as a comic strip.   MCGruder was born in Chicago but grew up in Maryland where he later attended the University of Maryland and earned a degree in African American Studies. During his time in college, The Boondocks debuted in the campus newspaper, The Diamondback.  The comic strip premiered as an adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network…

Top 10 Trends of the 1990s

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The 1990’s was a decade that saw a lot of changes.  The inventions of cable television and the internet made the world more connected than it ever had been and helped spread grunge, the rave scene and hip hop to young people across the globe. The dot com bubble brought unprecedented wealth to young techies, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union saw the economic and political international landscape change…

Break The Chains of Financial Bondage With 21 Day Financial Fast

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Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated, award winning columnist for The Washington Post.  She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park and Johns Hopkins University and has a Master’s degree in business and management.  Her column, entitled “The Color of Money,” runs in over 100 newspapers and focuses on personal finance issues and advice.  The column has won multiple awards, including being nominated for a Pulitzer, receiving an…

Nicki Minaj’s Childhood: Drugs, Abuse, and Attempted Murder

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Nicki Minaj is now one of the most recognizable names in music, but she endured a lot from her humble beginnings in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago to get to that point.  She moved to Queens, New York with her family at age 5.  Her childhood was difficult to say the least.  Her father was a very serious drug addict, and Minaj and her family endured years of abuse and…

Dr. Claud Anderson: How Can Black People Work Together To Improve Their Financial Outlook?

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Dr. Claud Anderson is the current president of PowerNomics Corporation of America , Inc. The Harvest Institute, and WaterLand Fisheries, Inc. PowerNomics is a corporation that facilitates major business development, focusing on inner cities. PowerNomics is also a social-political-economic concept developed by Dr. Anderson that examines race and offers specific principles, strategies and activities for Black America to change behavior, establish accountability, and achieve unity of purpose in a way…

Former Cop on Eric Garner Police killing: “They didn’t try to save him”

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Former police officer Ken Williams gives direct and specific information about the police death of Eric Garner, who died in the hands of the NYPD. According to Williams, the officers involved in the incident, along with the medical personnel in involved in the case, were blatantly negligent in not administering CPR to Garner when he was on the ground. Williams also says that there was a fraud…

Dr Boyce: NEVER assume that HBCUs are inferior

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins When you think about leading HBCUs like Spelma, Morehouse, FAMU and Howard, do you put them in the same category as Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Princeton? Many black people, unfortunately, have been trained to believe that the institutions that educate black students are inferior to those that have mainstream acceptance and visibility. I’m here to tell you that this is a huge mistake. The educational investment…

Muhammad Ali gets in the face of an angry white kid

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Muhammad Ali wasn’t called “The Greatest” just because of what he could do in the ring.  He was also an extraordinary speaker and thinker in his own right.  He never went to college, but would debate anyone, anywhere without any fear. This video is rare footage of Ali speaking on a white college campus with a student who is confronting him about his decision not to fight in the Vietnam…

Louis Armstrong: The Destitute Son of A Prostitute Still Sees The World As Wonderful

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Louis Armstrong was many things in his life.  Although he is most well known for being a trumpeter and singer, he was also a film star and comedian.  He had many nicknames including, “Stachmo,” “Pops” and “Ambassador Stach.” Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901.  The neighborhood he grew up in was so poor, it was nicknamed “The Battlefield.”  Poverty and hardship permeated Armstrong’s young life…

Are People Who Want To Shutdown Small Consumer Lenders Credit Snobs?

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Dr. Harold A. Black is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who lectures, consults and publishes extensively on the subjects of financial institutions and the monetary system.  After being the first black male freshman to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1962, Black went on to become a Dean’s List student and earn his undergraduate degree.  He later earned his Master’s and Doctorate degree from Ohio…