Category Archives: Life

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Insurance Company Executives Enter Guilty Plea In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

By Insurance Business

Four people have pleaded guilty to a $40 million Ponzi scheme

Many Harvey Victims Were Uninsured; Must Pay Devastating Losses Out Of Pocket

By Chron

NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses

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Rest In Power- Dick Gregory Dies At 84

By Variety

Dick Gregory, the pioneering standup comedian and civil rights activist who made his advocacy work a key component of his on-stage persona,

Black Insurers Write New Life Policies: No. 42 of 45 Great Moments in Black Business

By Black Enterprise

Over 45 days, Black Enterprise shares 45 milestone events among the nation’s largest black-owned businesses

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Clutter & Depression Are Related

By Your Modern Family

Clutter & Depression go hand in hand.  When clutter is weighing you down with the toys in the living room, beds unmade, dishes left in the sink… these things make us feel mentally cluttered.   It makes our homes look messy and it makes our emotions feel messy.

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Every Member of this Native American Tribe is Paid $1 Million in Casino Profits

By Daily Mail

America’s richest Indian tribe has 99.2 per cent unemployment — and it’s all voluntary, tribal leaders boast.

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Employers Can Pay Woman Less Based On Previous Salaries, Federal Court Rules

By Huffington Post

A federal court ruled on Thursday that women can indeed be paid less than men for doing the same job, based on what their previous salaries were.

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KeraVada CEO Removes His Hair Products From Asian-Owned Beauty Supply Store That Mistreats Black Women

By DDS Magazine

 KeraVada CEO D. Ware did an Undercover Boss move when he heard that black women were being mistreated at a local beauty supply store in Houston Texas.
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50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Paid Scientists To Misdirect Blame For Obesity

By NPR

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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D.C. Among First In Nation To Require College Degrees for Daycare Workers

By WUSA9

WASHINGTON, DC – D.C.’s smallest learners will soon be the first in the country to have caretakers who are required to have university degrees.

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Poignant Photo of Nuns Passing By Sleeping Street Children Goes Viral

By Definitely Filipino Buzz

A photo showing the street kids sleeping on the ground while the nuns were passing went viral on the social media.

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How Black People Can Break The Cycle Of Inherited Poverty

By Ebony

I became heir to my parent’s financial mismanagement and generational debt. By the time I was conceived, my father and mother had not only transformed molehills of bills into mountains of unpaid accounts,

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Her Coach Told Her She ‘Didn’t Have The Right Chemistry For The Team’ Because She Didn’t Laugh At Racist Jokes

By Washington Post

Jasmine Orsted said the comments began almost immediately after she started practicing with other hopefuls seeking spots on the University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team.

 

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Gender is a Social Construct That Can Change Any Day According To Harvard Fact Sheet

By Black Christian News

1. CBN – The transgender debate is heating up our nation and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. A new Harvard University fact sheet is teaching students how to “fight transphobia” by learning what gender allegedly is: a social construct that can change any given day.

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Why Do Confident, Fat Black Women Make You So Uncomfortable?

By The Root

I love me. I’m fat. I’m black. I’m beautiful, and I don’t look my age. My hair is nappy and as big as my smile. I’m usually the loudest person in the room, and my laugh ripples through the air like a hypnotic vibration.

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According to History, African Americans Don’t Sleep As Well As Whites

By LA Times

When we study racial inequality, we tend to consider factors that affect people while they are awake. Differential access to safe neighborhoods with good schools, decent jobs and unbalanced treatment by police and the courts surely have much to do with the stubborn disparities in wealth and well-being

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This New ‘Sex Trend’ Is Actually Sexual Assault

By NY Post

The latest bedroom trend doesn’t have to do with a certain position or technique — and it’s not sexy at all.

The disturbing, nonconsensual trend is called “stealthing” and its rise is documented in a report by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.

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What Grocery Stores Don’t Tell You About Produce Stickers

By Tip Hero

You know those stickers that can be found on most fruits and veggies in grocery stores worldwide? If you’ve ever bought produce from a grocery chain, you’ll recognize the ones we’re talking about.

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Six-Figure Incomes Considered Low Income In Costly Bay Area

By East Bay Times

In the high-priced Bay Area, even some households that bring in six figures a year can now be considered “low income.”

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According to Study, 87% of White Women Want to Have Sex with Black Men

By 18 Karat Reggae

A study from Rutgers University in New Rochelle, NJ, has concluded that approximately 87 percent of American White women have had or fantasize about having sexual relations with African American males.