Dispelling the common notion that ex-felons don’t want to work, thousands turned out for a Philadelphia “job fair”. The unexpected crowd resulted in the City of Philadelphia organizers shutting down the career fair with thousands not even making it inside the planned venue. One disappointed job-seeker remarked “what is this, a publicity stunt?” (more…)
Jay Harris was a standout wide receiver for Exton (Pa.) Downington East High. With obvious gridiron skills, he became a signed on recruit to the Michigan State Spartans, a major Division I football program.
But life is full of twists and turns, and this is a real example. Harris had his scholarship to Michigan State rescinded after he posted the explicit rap video, “Jay Datbull – Datbull 4 Life”, which you see below to YouTube….Read full post
Crowdfunding (alternately crowd funding, crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, or hyper funding) describes the collective approach to raising money. Typically using the Internet, an entrepreneur or group shares their business idea to a “crowd” and provides the opportunity for individuals to contribute money to advance the business idea and receive some type of return as described by the posting entrepreneur. By raising small amounts of money from (hopefully) lots of individuals the financial goals are achieved and the project is…Read full post
When it comes to wealth — as measured by assets, things you own, like cash savings, retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, and homes — minus your debts, like mortgages and credit card balances — White families have far outpaced Blacks. Before 2007′s “great recession” , non-Hispanic White families, on average, were about four times as wealthy as non-White families, according to the Urban Institute’s analysis of Federal Reserve data. By 2010, Whites were about six times as wealthy. Watch the video below.
Bob Law, longtime radio host, entrepreneur and community organizer was recently interviewed on Reel Talk with Brother Jay on KJCB 770AM in Lafayette, Louisiana. The highly informative conversation revealed why Black-owned radio stations are going out of business on a weekly basis. It also explains specific actions members of the Black community must take in order to reverse these alarming trends.
by Tim Wise
As the nation weeps for the victims of the horrific bombing in Boston yesterday, one searches for lessons amid the carnage, and finds few. That violence is unacceptable stands out as one, sure. That hatred — for humanity, for life, or whatever else might have animated the bomber or bombers — is never the source of constructive human action seems like a reasonably close second.
But I dare say there is more; a much less obvious and far…Read full post
Actor Wendell Pierce says “bringing fresh food into these areas helps create economic growth.” The New Orleans native is giving back to his hometown in a big way. He has launched a chain of grocery and convenience stores named Sterling Farms in low-income neighborhoods where supermarkets don’t boldly go.
Pennsylvania Convention Center Hosts 9th Annual Celebration
Philadelphia, PA - The Black History and Culture Showcase (BHACS), the nation’s premier celebration of African American achievement and intellectual contributions will take place during Easter Weekend, March 30 and 31, 11am to 7pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, 12th and Arch Street.
The Showcase is FREE to attend and everyone is welcome. It was started in 2004 by Executive Producer, Everett Staten as a way to promote a greater awareness and appreciation of African American history. In…Read full post