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FL 5-Year Plan to invest in STEM Education, Technology, & Capital Access programs

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Do not be discouraged my friends....The Obama administration has been working hard behind the scenes to generate a new mind-set in America.



Below is just a small sample of the discussions that are going on in governmental institutions, all across this country. Have you called your State or Federal representative lately?



They're the first stop in learning how YOU can… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on January 21, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

$$$ Federal Stimulus Grants $$$

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The information below came by way of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (love this sister) D-CA, monthly newsletter.



Here is another example of the treasure trove of information that is available on the Net...if we only participate (think subscribe) in this new information highway...we call the Internet.



Remember, We Must Share The… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on August 6, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Learn How To Do Business With The DOE

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Here is an opportunity for my West Coast friends to do some real networking....You can't hit a home run, unless you're dressed and ready to play the game



Social networking and online promotion is fine...but sometimes you have to get in people's face. Conferences like the one below give you the opportunity to pin & trap executives and… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on August 1, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Protect Yourself Against Phishing On Social Networks

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There has been a rash of new Phishing attempts on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Ning networks. Cybercriminals follow popular trends. Wherever There’s A Crowd….There’s Money



One of the three schemes that have suddenly appeared on Twitter, appears to have begun last Thursday with the creation of a few bogus accounts… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on May 27, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

The $50 Billion Purchasing Power of African Immigrants

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African immigrants like US Blacks, are an untapped niche market within the US population. US African Chamber of Commerce estimates the buying power of African immigrants to be $50 billion dollars in annual consumer spending.



A new first-of-its-kind study undertaken by New American Dimensions and commissioned by the US African… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on May 15, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Wal-Mart Spent $8 Billion With Minority Suppliers

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Ken Smikle, Founder and Publisher of Target Market News, the number one online authority on the Black consumer market reports that Wal-Mart spent a record $8 Billion dollars with minority and women owned suppliers (see http://www.targetmarketnews.com/storyid04280901.htm)



Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. expanded its business with minority-… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on May 8, 2009 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

The Decline Of Black Radio

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The Black Agenda Report (www. blackagendareport.com) has a good article on the decline of Black radio. Managing editor, Bruce Dixon points out how the corporatization of Black radio has silenced the voice of the Black community.



When the Tom Joyner Morning Show was pulled first from Chicago, and then from other markets early this… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on April 28, 2009 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

Sojourner Truth - First Black Women In US Capitol

Sojourner Truth Becomes First African American Woman With a Memorial in United States Capitol





WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire- USNewswire/ -- On April 28, 2009 American history will be made.



The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) will introduce Sojourner Truth as the first African American woman to have a memorial bust in the United States Capitol building amidst hundreds of guests. After nearly a ten year effort spearheaded by the late Dr. C. Delores… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on April 23, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Angles Continue To Be #1 Source Of Capital

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According to the University of New Hampshire's Center for Venture Research (CVR), Angel investors continue to be the number one source of seed and startup capital for entrepreneurs. A total of 55,480 entrepreneurial ventures received Angel funding in 2008, a modest 2.9% decrease from 2007, and the number of active investors in 2008 was… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on April 1, 2009 at 11:57pm — No Comments

$109 Million For Prisoner Recidivism Programs

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President Obama, long an advocate for closing the revolving door of felon release and reincarceration…needs your help



In his new preliminary budget for 2010 President Obama requested $109 million for prisoner reentry programs, including $75 million for Second Chance Act programs. As the media is currently reporting the Democratic… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on March 27, 2009 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Conservatives Defend AIG Bonuses

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Once again the Republican party has demonstrated that it is the party of the rich



Last week Representative Charlie Rangel, (Dem of New York) sponsored House Bill H.R. 1586. The Bill, essentially will impose a 90 percent tax on bonuses given to employees with family incomes above $250,000 at AIG and other companies that have… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on March 22, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Twitter Your School

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With the current popularity of social networking sites....this sounds like a good idea.



The thing that jumps out in their Press Release (http://www.browardschools.com/press/release.asp?press_id=875) is the absence of text messaging



Excellent example of Web 2.0 technology....cross-platform, multi-device, rich media,… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on March 7, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

eWeek.com Celebrates Blacks In Technology

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Talking about living Black History…..eWeek.com has posted up a great slideshow celebrating Black executives and technologist in IT (Information Technology)



I recommend you take the time view this slideshow with your kids…or at least forward it to teachers you know. We’re always talking about the lack of Black role models in IT.… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on March 2, 2009 at 11:47am — No Comments

Fight Foreclosure: Make ‘Em Produce The Note!

Fight Foreclosure: Make ‘Em Produce The Note!

http://www.consumerwarningnetwork.com/2008/06/19/produce-the-note-how-to/



Using the “produce the note” strategy is something all homeowners facing foreclosure can do. If you believe you’ve been treated unfairly, fight back. We have created templates for a legal request, a letter to your lender and a motion to compel to help you through the process. Read the step by step “how to” under the videos.



Special note: In some… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on February 27, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Review - LA Technology-In-Business Seminar

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For those that missed the Technology-In-Business Seminar, yesterday….I’m sorry for ya…smile



Beyond the fact that they had a real time demonstration of what could be done with Broadband technology…beyond the dynamic speakers..beyond the contacts (not to mention $100 they gave away)…It was truly an empowering and uplifting time for… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on February 22, 2009 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Young Women’s Political Leadership Program

Young Women’s Political Leadership Program:

July 15-19, 2009 Washington, DC

Application deadline: February 16, 2009

http://www.runningstartonline.org/leadership-program/index.php



The Young Women’s Political Leadership Program encourages high school girls to channel their leadership into politics. Running Start is hosting our second annual program this July to train high school girls in political leadership skills and to plant the seed that they should run for office.… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on February 11, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

2009 Summer Programs For High School Students

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The post below came from ConnectingBlack.com. For those that don’t know….ConnectingBlack.com was one of the first Black owned and operated social networks. Before MySpace, FaceBook, and the thousands that followed.



ConnectingBlack.com in it’s heyday, had a subscriber base of over 20,000 Black professionals. According to… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on January 30, 2009 at 5:29pm — No Comments

No More Booty Ads in Source Magazine

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As most of my readers know…I’m all about promoting and uplifting the image of women in the media. For that reason alone, I want to take the time to congratulate and recognize Londell McMillan and Source Magazine (www.thesource.com) for their new policy stand against "Booty Ads".



Hip-Hop’s most infamous magazine, according to the… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on January 27, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

January is National Mentoring Month -- Be the Change: Mentor a Child

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Roger Madison (founder and CEO of iZania.com) is a dynamic brother that is doing great things to enhance the online experience for Blacks in the Diaspora. Below is just a sample of the timely, relevant, and empowering information that you can find at iZania.com



Many (or should I say most) of us have profiles on MySpace,… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on January 14, 2009 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Burger King Wants You To Drop Your Facebook Friends

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Do you have hundreds of friends on Facebook??? Well here is a good twist on Web 2.0 social-marketing. Facebook and Burger King are teaming up to give you a free Whopper…as long as you "sacrifice" 10 friends to get it.



AdWeek reports that Crispin Porter + Bogusky, which designed the campaign, thought up the idea after realizing… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on January 11, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

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