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African American Workers’ Productivity Steadily Increasing, While Wages Remain Stagnant

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African American Workers’ Productivity Steadily Increasing, While Wages Remain Stagnant (Image: iStock/fstop123) The job titles that most of these black workers have are largely: For example, in Mississippi, close to 70% of African American workers make $15 per hour or less The protests believe that prominent fast food companies such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and others, can pay more than the...

No deal yet to end government shutdown; next vote at noon Monday

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Published: Jan 21, 2018 9:57 pm ET The US government shutdown will continue for a third day after the Senate failed to reach a deal Sunday night The Senate plans to vote at noon Monday on a temporary spending measure that will keep the government open through Feb 8 There had been hopes that a deal could be reached before the work week started, preventing federal workers from being furloughed, but...

What Does Good STEM Education Look Like?

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Only 25% think our K-12 STEM education is the best in the world or above average compared with that of other countries 55% think teachers spend too much time meeting state standards instead of stressing practical applications 59% said that students aren’t willing to work hard It’s unclear why those polled would bifurcate meeting state standards and learning about practical applications—the two...

Your Allies May Not Be Who You Think They Are

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Your Allies May Not Be Who You Think They Are Stephanie Lampkin (Image: YouTube) Recently, entrepreneur Stepanie Lampkin landed on Entrepreneurcom’s new show, Elevator Pitch and found herself pitching her business, Blendoor, to a group of investors Once the doors opened, she found out that the people who were completely against her business were what tech would deem as the underrepresented...

Boss Up—You Are the CEO of Your Life

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Boss Up—You Are the CEO of Your Life (Image: iStock/michaeljung) Malcolm “MJ” Harris is back with another word that we all need to hear So many of us are moving with the understanding that life is happening and we are a character in it versus taking control of what happens “Think of your life as a corporation and you are the CEO,” says Harris It’s time to boss up, and here’s how Look within your...

Sales of Hampton President’s Book on Leadership to Fund Scholarships

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Sales of Hampton President’s Book on Leadership to Fund Scholarships (Dr and Mrs “In my travels to China over the years, I have met Chinese officials, educators, and students I’ve been highly impressed by the insatiable intellectual curiosity of students there Perhaps that’s a tradition we could re-energize here in the States” In China, the book will be sold in bookstores as well as through e...

These Entrepreneurs Are Helping Black Millennials Travel Better

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These Entrepreneurs Are Helping Black Millennials Travel Better Alishia Richardson and Randi Williams, co-founders of We Go Too (Image: We Go To) Two African American women, Alishia Richardson and Randi Williams, created the company We Go Too in order to help black millennials with their travels abroad In a world where traveling seems inaccessible, Richardson and Williams are tackling this feat...

Government Shutdown Disproportionately Hurts Black Families

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Government Shutdown Disproportionately Hurts Black Families (Image: iStock/gguy44) This means thousands of federal workers may be furloughed indefinitely without pay According to a report from American Progress , African Americans make up 18% of the civilian federal workforce (not including military) while only comprising 13% of the population Democrats are calling for guaranteed protections for...

#WomensMarch: Whose March Is It, Anyway?

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When that next day dawned, the sun was bright and I had somewhere to be I jumped on the train, my phone lighting up with texts from girlfriends all headed to march through New York City Headed home on the train, I caught another black woman’s eye and we both smiled Last year, Jackson purchased a ticket to attend the inaugural Women’s March in Washington, DC and says she was preparing to fly...

Slow-Ticketing Savvy: Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ Tour Becomes Highest-Grossing Solo Tour

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Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s 4:44 album has gotten a lot of buzz since it debuted this past summer, with themes of black economic empowerment, celebrity family feuds, infidelity, and social injustice becoming hot topics of discussion among fans and critics (The album even inspired a financial fitness book by Ash “Cash” Exantus, a 2017 pick for BE Modern Man and financial literacy advocate who has...

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