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Monday, December 25th, 2017


Texas Restaurant Under Fire For ‘Coon Chicken Inn’ Sign

Cook’s Garage is defending their racism. Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor Posted December 24, 2017 Leave a comment Imagine sitting in a restaurant and you see a  neon sign with a racist caricature of a Black man that says “Coon Chicken Inn.” Would you smile with joy at our illustrious America history or say, “What the f**ck is that?” We would argue the latter would be the reaction for most Americans. Well, not for the owners of Cook’s Garage in Lubbock, Texas. The restaurant is getting complaints for theirRead More


Wes Moore is CEO of Robin Hood talks to CNNMoney about eradicating poverty. ECONOMICS By Haley Draznin | CNN Newsource FacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailLinkedInCopy LinkShare In his quest to eradicate poverty, Wes Moore is declaring war. “We need to create a battle plan for poverty,” says Moore, the recently appointed CEO of New York-based nonprofit Robin Hood foundation. “We have people who are living in a state of chaos, and for many of them, it’s to no fault of their own. This is what they were born into. This is what they’re beingRead More

Ashes to Ascots: The final days of NewsOne Now with Roland Martin

Roland Martin | Photo Courtesy of The Root (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) NEWS | ENTERTAINMENT By Jason Johnson | The Root, December 22, 2017    FacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailLinkedInCopy LinkShare The staff wrap party for the last episode of NewsOne Now with Roland Martin was not supposed to feel like it did. I walked into the staff kitchen and saw Martin in all of his fuchsia glory, smiling, ascot crisp, happily chopping it up. “What’s up, baby?” he said, then hit me with a hug like we were at Essence Fest orRead More

8.8 million sign up for Obamacare in strong showing

HEALTHCARE By Tami Luhby | CNN Newsource FacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailLinkedInCopy LinkShare Obamacare remains pretty popular with many Americans, despite President Trump and Republicans’ repeated attempts to kill it. Some 8.8 million people have signed up for 2018 coverage on the federal exchange during an open enrollment season that was half the length of prior years and far less promoted, the Trump administration said Thursday. That’s only 400,000 fewer than signed up on during open enrollment a year ago. Nearly 2.4 million consumers were new to the exchanges, while more than 6.4Read More

CITY OF ATLANTA: Mayor Kasim Reed announces new ‘Creative Industries’ fund for film and TV

Mayor Kasim Reed By The Atlanta Voice | on December 22, 2017 Voice News Service FacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailLinkedInCopy LinkShare   Mayor Kasim Reed today announced the new Creative Industries Fund, a joint project between the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta to assist independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs in the City of Atlanta. The program offers loans with low-interest rates and flexible repayment terms for local creative entrepreneurs to use for production, post-production, distribution, marketing outreach, touring, prototype development, product development and sales and attraction for their creativeRead More

15 Small Business Grants Women Need to Apply For Right Now

No comments – Leave comment Posted in:Blog, Work Smarter TagsSmall business grants, women entrepreneurs Several lenders and corporations have acknowledged some disadvantages women face as entrepreneurs and they have attempted to reduce gender inequality and build the economy with these 15 small business grants for women.   1. The Eileen-Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Female entrepreneurs who are in need of capital to expand a business can apply for the Eileen-Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant. Eileen-Fisher awards five women with grants up to $120,000. To be considered for this grant, yours mustRead More

“The Quad” Internship Program Prepares HBCU Students for TV Careers

 Atlanta Tribune No comments – Leave comment Posted in:Blog, Higher Learning Tagsinternship, The Quad Eight students from HBCUs have been chosen by the producers of “The Quad” to participate in a paid internship program that provides the unique opportunity to train in multiple departments while season two of the series is in production. “The Quad” received more than 250 applications for the openings. The students selected for the internship are: Maya Eaddy (Spelman College); Brandon Gilpin (Morehouse College); Nia Jones (Clark Atlanta University); Trishunda Mooney (Clark Atlanta University); Kirsten Danielle Owens (Clark Atlanta University); Quenten McNair (Clark Atlanta University); Denard Thomas (Florida A&M University);Read More

Now is the Time to Review Withholding Allowances

Posted in:Tax Smarts TagsTaxes, Withholding Allowances By Steve Julal With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, now is a good time to double check your federal withholding to make sure enough taxes are being taken out of your pay. Most people have taxes withheld from each paycheck or pay taxes on a quarterly basis through estimated tax payments. But each year millions of American workers have far more taxes withheld from their pay than is required. In fact, according to the IRS, the average individual income tax refundRead More

2017 Breakthrough: ‘Get Out’ Star Daniel Kaluuya

In this Nov. 27, 2017 photo, actor Daniel Kaluuya poses for a portrait in New York to promote his film, “Get Out.” (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP) by: Jake Coyle AP Film Writer / (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP) / NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele’s script for “Get Out,” he had one question: “Are you allowed to make films like this?” Peele proved that you are; Kaluuya, a 28-year-old British actor, landed the lead role. Ever since then, his life hasn’t been the same. “Get Out” becameRead More

First Black Astronaut Honored on 50th Anniversary of Death

Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr. Died in a F-104 Crash in 1967 by: Marcia Dunn AP Aerospace Writer / (AP Photo) / December 10, 2017 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America’s first Black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death. Several hundred people gathered at Kennedy Space Center to commemorate Lawrence, who almost certainly would have gone on to fly in space had he not died in a plane crash on Dec. 8, 1967. The crowd includedRead More