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Fund-Raiser Hits $60K For Homeless Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids In Car For Job Interview

When the news broke that Scottsdale, Ariz., homeless Mom Shenesha Taylor (pictured) had been arrested on March 27th because she left her two young children in her SUV with the doors locked and windows cracked while she went on a job interview, the story touched countless folks. Consequently,Amanda Bishop was inspired to start a fund for Taylor in order to cover the costs of her bail, legal costs, and living ...

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Florida Memorial University among select HBCUs chosen for Distance Learning collaboration FMU Joins Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College for Online Education Initiative

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Florida Memorial University, Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College have announced their collaboration in support of The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, with the goal of improving online education at HBCUs through the effective use of open educational resources.  The Universities are forging a new path by tapping into the wealth of high quality ope ...

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“Broward Means Business” initiative offers free Loan Seminars

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is proud to announce the Business Loan Seminar Series. This is a primary component of the Mayor’s “Broward Means Business” initiative and is designed to increase awareness about the State of Florida’s loan programs for the benefit of small businesses. There will be six free seminars conducted by subject matter experts throughout Broward County begi ...

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No Health Insurance? Why You Must Sign Up By March 31 – Or Pay Up

    If you lack health insurance right now, a big deadline is coming up in a few weeks, and the price of ignoring it will be a penalty at tax time next year. Are you ready? The deadline for uninsured Americans to obtain health insurance is  March 31. After that deadline, you must have coverage. If you were thinking about getting “Obamacare,” know that after March 31 individuals will not be eligible to ...

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5 Days Later, Officials Still Can’t Locate Missing Jet

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day.   The mystery over the plane’s whereabouts has been confounded by confusing and occasionally conflicting ...

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Westside Gazette Newspaper Fish Fry

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NAACP spends lion’s share of Image Award ad budget with non-Black media What could they be thinking?

By Natalie Cole Our Weekly Publisher and CEO   The primary and most trustworthy source of news and information to Black Americans has been and continues to rest in the bosom of the Black Press. So why is it that in the year of our Lord 2014—during Black History Month no less—the NAACP needs to be reminded that the Black Press is interested in the “Advancement of Colored People” too, everyday? What woul ...

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Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, according to a report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, It’s even worse for African Americans and other people of color. According to a December report from the National In ...

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