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Cultivating a Legacy: GFive Co-Founder Talks Why More Black Entrepreneurs Should Get Into Cannabis Growing

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Larry Smith, co-CEO and co-owner of GFive Cannabis Cultivation in Las Vegas, is part of the latter, but with a twist: With his cannabis cultivation business, he’s building family legacy, reinvesting in low-income communities, and paying it forward—seeking to contribute to a different, more positive narrative of minorities and cannabis The GFive staff, which includes Smith’s wife, Maribel, his...

North Korea says it will suspend missile tests, shut down nuclear test site

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Published: Apr 20, 2018 7:02 pm ET North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests and shut down its nuclear test site, according to media reports citing North Korea's Korean Central News Agency early Saturday The announcement comes days ahead of a scheduled summit meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in According to KCNA, Kim said that...

The Re-segregated South: K-12 Integration Is Losing Ground

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At the event , I chatted with a British administrator of a New York City private school, asking him what he thought about the evening’s speakers and presentations And for those lucky relatively few who attend good, integrated schools, their days are numbered Wealthier, whiter communities are detaching from poorer ones, concentrating both wealth and poverty Here’s an excerpt from the article that...

Dow industrials close down over 200 points; Apple shares hit tech sector

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Open 24,65739 Day Range 24,37504 - 24,67807 52 Week Range 20,50533 - 26,61671 MarketWatch Other Dow Jones Other News Key USLastChgChg % Dow Jones Industrial Average 24,46294-20195-082% NASDAQ Composite Index 7,14613-9193-127% S&P 500 Index 2,67014-2299-085% Russell 2000 Index 1,56412-969-062%Other USLastChgChg % Dow Jones Transportation Average 10,57890-9291-087% Dow Jones Utility Average Index...

Dow falls nearly 300 points at low Friday as weekly gains are in jeopardy

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday was encountering intensifying selling pressure with less than an hour left of trading, with the blue chip gauge on the verge of giving up its weekly gain Part of the blame for the downdraft accelerating was a rise of the yield in the benchmark 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, +163% to 296%, representing the highest since around 2014 Meanwhile, shares...

‘BE THE CODE’ PODCAST: He’s Empowering Children through Play

Jason Mayden, founder of Super Heroic (Image: file) “BE The Code” is Black Enterprise’s new podcast spotlighting the most influential and innovative blacks in technology, from celebrities to financiers, and how they are reshaping the industry with their unique perspectives This podcast is hosted by Sequoia Blodgett, a millennial entrepreneur and former cast member of the 2015 ABC Family reality...

Day Runner Inc. and BLKTECHCLT Are Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Charlotte

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Marvin Walker, founder and CEO of Day Runner Inc is on a mission to support black businesses and entrepreneurs in Charlotte Given his experience and journey as a businessman, Walker has made it a priority to commit his time, talent, and treasure to educate other black small business owners and entrepreneurs And that’s not all he’s doing in his community Walker recently announced that he will be...

11 Top African American Cannabis Entrepreneurs You Should Know

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Sure people of color may not be bustling at the seams as cannabis farmers or dispensary owners Last year, Snoop Dogg and media entrepreneur Ted Chung launched Merry Jane, a resource for cannabis enthusiasts covering everything from cannabis news, food, and style Snoop also has a range of cannabis strains called Leafs by Snoop , as well as a line of cannabis goodies including chocolates and...

DNC alleges election conspiracy in lawsuit naming Trump campaign and Russia

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A DNC lawsuit alleges a conspiracy to swing the election in favor of President Donald TrumpThe Democratic National Committee on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks that alleges a massive conspiracy to swing the 2016 election in favor of the president The complaint, filed in federal court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign...

S&P 500 now in negative territory for 2018

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US stocks fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 returning to negative territory for the year as losses accelerated in midday trading The benchmark index SPX, -094% lost 08%, and is now down less than 01% for 2018 thus far While the S&P has been negative for the year multiple times in 2018, it had recently returned to the green It has traded in positive territory for the year for the past four sessions...

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