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Today, Jan. 12, 2020, we commemorate the earthquake that decimated Haiti 10 years ago. On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti to its core. The earthquake is estimated to have killed over 300,000 people and millions were left homeless. The capital city of Port-au-Prince was reduced to rubble and the country was…

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John Hope Bryant is an African American entrepreneur and philanthropist who is driven to create financial inclusion and equal opportunity through his nonprofit Operation HOPE. Every year, he hosts the Hope Global Forums, and this year the event was held May 29-31, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Speakers including former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, rapper T.I., and the…

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Atlanta names one of the Top 25 cities in the Technology Industry

What makes Atlanta a “tech” city? After all, technology is everywhere we look today. Any company can surf the internet, build an app or use cloud-based data service. So, how did Atlanta make it onto a national list of the Top 25 Best Tech Cities? Believe it or not, Atlanta stands out among its peers as technology industries…

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The start of 2017, will be hard as retail giant Macy’s announces plans of store closures and employee layoffs. Macy’s announced that sales dropped 2.1 percent in November and December compared to last year. The company cited changes in consumer behavior and the current challenges in the retail industry. According to business analytics organization the…

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Its official, a state of financial emergency has been declared by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for Wayne County. Wayne County is the largest county in Michigan and comprises 34 cities, including Detroit. According to a statement released on the Wayne County Facebook page, “Our administration has been aware and fully transparent about the County’s financial…

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Nearly one million college graduates from across the nation are entering the job market. But jumping into a new phase of life can be scary without proper planning. When seeking job opportunities, it’s important for recent grads to put themselves in a position to find employment and live in a city where they can meet…

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Since the end of the Bush administration, we have seen poverty rates in America continue to rise. Last year, almost 1 in 6 people were living in poverty as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans out of work. New data released by the U.S. Department of Census doesn’t show any improvement on the horizon. The…

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Although the imaginary fiscal cliff was avoided, there are some big issues left for President Obama to deal with pertaining to the economy. The most pressing is the debt ceiling. It is possible that the U.S. will go through a technical default for a few days, although most anticipate that Congress will give in and…

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Name:  Yolanda Green Occupation: Community Investment Manager – Comcast Houston Region Years in the business: 1 Why did you decide to take a new direction in your career? My new career was the result of my shows being canceled due to layoffs after 17 years with Channel 39. I do believe that everything happens for…

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When Benjamin Dyett realized that the freelance market was an underserved segment of the work force, he co-founded Grind LLC. Grind provides freelancers with a brick-and-mortar workspace and networking opportunities with over 100 workspaces, community building events and a public digital gallery where members showcase their projects. Dyett’s background in real estate, corporate law and…

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