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William Patterson Explains Steps To Independently Gain Wealth, Power, and Success

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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…

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Secrets to Becoming World’s Youngest Billionaire

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Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York on May 14, 1984.  He became interested in computers around the age of 12 and used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named “Zucknet.”  His father, who was a dentist, used the program in his office to allow his receptionist to notify him when new patients arrived.  Zuckerberg’s family also used the program inside the house to communicate with…

How To Begin Building Wealth From Where You Are At

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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….

Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail Via Facebook

Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail Via Facebook

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When Youtube blows up because one of your employees was singing the “nigger song” on someone’s voicemail, then you’ve got a whole lot of damage control to do.  Papa Johns is begging for mercy over this one, and this situation only serves to hurt the brand they’ve been trying to build.  A note to Papa Johns:  Be careful who you hire.    John Schnatter, Chairman and CEO of Papa John’s, posted…

Michelle Obama Named the “Fourth Most Powerful Woman in the World”

Michelle Obama Named the “Fourth Most Powerful Woman in the World”

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She’s brilliant, popular and powerful, so she’s a natural choice.   Michelle Obama was just selected as the fourth most powerful woman on the planet, according to Forbes.  Her husband is #1, which gives this power couple something that even Jay-Z and Beyonce can’t touch.   The leader on the list was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The top 100 women are ranked based on their wealth, media presence and influence….

Snoop Lion Records Theme Song for New ‘One Life to Live’ Series

Snoop Lion Records Theme Song for New ‘One Life to Live’ Series

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When Snoop Dogg recorded “The Next Episode,” no one realized he was talking about soaps: The newly christened Snoop Lion will both record the theme song of the new “One Life to Live” and appear as himself in several episodes. Prospect Park/The Online Network, which is producing the new version of the show, announced Friday that Snoop will write, perform and produce a theme song called “Brand New Start” featuring singer Iza Lach. The idea of a…

CEO Jake Banks launched the Hater App at the 2013 SXSW Conference and it's being dubbed as the Instagram for Haters.

New Hater App Allows You to “Hate On” People, Occurrences

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For years, Facebook users have been screaming they want a “dislike” button to complement the popular “like” feature. Jake Banks, CEO of Hater app, has answered the cries of many people. His Hater App, donned as the “Instagram for haters,” was showcased at the 2013 SXSW Conference. The app allows users to snap photos of things they hate, apply filters that are similar to Instagram to the image, and write…

Black Nurse Banned From Touching “WHITE” Baby Wins Lawsuit

Black Nurse Banned From Touching “WHITE” Baby Wins Lawsuit

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After settling one lawsuit, a Flint, Michigan hospital accused of honoring a racist man’s request that Black nurses not care for his newborn said Friday that the “situation … was trigged by conduct which is not consistent with Hurley’s policies.” Hurley Medical Center now faces a second lawsuit over the incident. It settled the first suit — with veteran neonatal nurse Tonya Battle, 49 — Thursday after hours of negotiations…

TLC New Reality Show ” Best Funeral Ever”:  Disrespectful to Black People?

TLC New Reality Show ” Best Funeral Ever”: Disrespectful to Black People?

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The world of reality TV appears to be a trial-and-error situation, and TLC is taking a major leap with its latest show, Best Funeral Ever. Showcasing the extravagance behind certain Black funerals which are more of a celebration than a time for mourning, it’s newest program is a conversation piece—if nothing else. Clips from the program, teased on the TODAY show Friday (Jan. 5) find mourners doing things from eating ribs…

Interested In Going To The Inauguration? There’s Plenty of Hotel Rooms Still Left

Interested In Going To The Inauguration? There’s Plenty of Hotel Rooms Still Left

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President Obama will be inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 21 but unlike 2009, DC-area hotels still boast plenty of room. Some 1.8 million people were at the National Mall for Obama’s first inauguration; this time, city officials expect there will be more than a million fewer visitors. Hotels sold out months in advance in 2009 at a daily of $600-plus, but for 2013 some places still have half…

Papa John’s Pizza CEO Cuts Employees’ Hours To Avoid The Cost Of Obamacare

Papa John’s Pizza CEO Cuts Employees’ Hours To Avoid The Cost Of Obamacare

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Papa John’s CEO, John Schnatter, told his employees that he would start cutting their hours because Obama care costs his franchise too much money to provide health care coverage to all their employees that work over 30 hours. Those employees are insured by the company and by cutting their hours, Papa John’s no longer have to insure them under what he is calling a pricier plan, according to the Huffington…

President and CEO Wonya Lucas Walks Away from TV One

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The President and CEO of TV One, a cable network based in Silver Spring, Maryland that targets African American adults, has resigned. Wonya Lucas will be stepping down from her leadership position and will be replaced by Alfred Liggins, who is the CEO and President of Radio One. Liggins will officially take over from Lucas on November 1. Liggins speaks very highly of Lucas, saying, “Wonya has created a strong foundation…

The Schott Foundation for Public Education released "The Urgency of Now" today, a study showing that only 52 percent of black male ninth-graders graduate from high school 4 years later

Report: Only 52 Percent of Black Males Graduated From High School In Four Years

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The Schott Foundation for Public Education released the results from “The Urgency of Now,” a study showing that only 52% of black male ninth-graders graduate from high school 4 years later, compared to 58% of Latino male ninth-graders and 78% of white, non-Latino male ninth-graders. While the rate may appear to be pretty low, it is a significant improvement from the last eleven years; however, black males are still falling…

T.I. Lands A New Movie Role In ‘Identity Theft’

T.I. Lands A New Movie Role In ‘Identity Theft’

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T.I. has been cast to play in the Universal Pictures comedy Identity Theft. In the upcoming film, which also stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, the rapper-turned actor will play a bounty hunter. T.I.’s character will have to hunt both Bateman’s character and McCarthy’s character. T.I. is an American rap artist and actor. He is also the founder and CEO of Grand Hustle Records. After his success in the rap…

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,…