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Deficit Cutting Will Widen Retirement Gap for Minorities

From Reuters: New research finds an appalling 20 to one chasm in net worth between white and black Americans, and an 18 to one gap between whites and Hispanics. The Pew Research Center found that the net worth gap has widened duringShow More Summary

Wells Fargo Probed by Feds for Preying on Black Borrowers

From Staggering findings have emerged about the vast extent to which minority households were worse hit by the housing market crash than white households. Now the Department of Justice is preparing a lawsuit against WellsShow More Summary

Mariah Carey's Hilarious HSN Appearance

The adventures of Mimi aren't all about her life as a wife to actor Nick Cannon and mom to almost three-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Mariah Carey debuted a new collection of fashion, jewelry, shoes, and fragrances in a two-hour...Show More Summary

The 10 Best and Worst States to Get a Loan

From Daily Finance: Credit is ever so personal, and ultimately it's your responsibility -- but maybe this time, it's not solely about you. Where you live matters: Your state's creditworthiness can impact you too. For that reason,'s...Show More Summary

Did Rihanna Pay For Facebook Fans?

From BET: Rihanna's recent jump to most popular female on Facebook with 41.2 million fans and counting was partly assisted by a viral marketing firm, The company revealed to that exactly one day before it happened, an unnamed individual bought 100,000 fan "likes" of Rihanna's page for $7,799. Read the full story here. Show More Summary

Rosa Parks' Estate Drained, Lawyers Say

From Detroit Free Press: Six years after her death, the memorabilia collection of civil rights icon Rosa Parks -- medals, papers, even the hat she wore on her historic bus ride -- is in the hands of a New York auction house, its ownership...Show More Summary

Magic Johson Gives Millions to Detroit Entrepreneurs

From File this under "why I still love Magic Johnson." Legendary NBA star for the Lakers and-what's more germaine to this posting-Michigan State alum, Earvin "Magic" Johnson has announced he has joined a tech start-up VC group,...Show More Summary

Oprah's "Million Dollar Neighbourhood" Show In The Works

First came Oprah's "Million Dollar Wedding," a competition between six couples eager to win a wedding of their dreams. Now, a group of families in Aldergrove, British Columbia are getting their shot at a million bucks in the OWN Network's...Show More Summary

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket Generates Thousands For Charity

From the Huffington Post: Milton Verret is giving some Austin children a "thrill." The East Texas man has been using a jacket worn by Michael Jackson in the "Thriller" music video to generate thousands of dollars for children's charities. Read the full story: The Huffington Post Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Is A Black CEO Set To Take Over IBM?

From Fins: Rodney C. Adkins oversees 50,000 employees and is responsible for $18 billion in revenue as senior vice president and group executive for systems and technology at IBM, one of the world's largest and most durable technology companies. Show More Summary

40 Best Companies for Diversity

From Black Enterprise: Black Enterprise took the conversation about diversity beyond race and procurement spend this year. Here are our top 40 companies, including whether they rate on the Human Rights Campaign's Best Places to Work list with regard to the LGBT community. Read more here. Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure Fails To Boost Tourism

Apparently the "Oprah effect" doesn't transcend U.S. lines. Winfrey's audience went into typical pandemonium when she announced that she'd be footing the bill for a trip to Australia last December, but the resulting TV series, titled...Show More Summary

Ex-Inmate Gives Back By Offering Financial Advice to Recently Released Prisoners

From The Grio: Just by talking to her, you wouldn't know that Vivian Nixon is an ex convict. Confident, articulate, and now pursuing a Master's Degree in Theology, Nixon seems more likely to have spent time in a church worship hall rather...Show More Summary

Ja Rule Faces Even More Prison Time

Rule number one of musical stardom: pay your taxes. Ja Rule, who's already been off the rap radar while serving a two-year gun-possession bid, was sentenced Monday to another 28 months behind bars for failing to file income tax returns. The...Show More Summary

Beyonce's Dad Speaks Out on Theft Allegations

As we reported earlier this week, Mathew Knowles, the father and former manager of megastar Beyoncé Knowles, has filed court papers against Live Nation Entertainment over claims he stole funds from this daughter. After lots of speculation...Show More Summary

Foxy Brown Plans to Sue NYC for $100 Million Dollars

For now, Foxy Brown 's long-running rap sheet won't get any longer, following the dismissal of charges that she violated her probation in a 2010 incident with a neighbor. But the Brooklyn MC, born Inga Marchand, apparently felt violated...Show More Summary

Beyonce's Big Spending Spree

Beyonce's from Texas, where everything bigger is better, and it seems like she took that mantra with her all the way across the pond spending big in London. At a couple retailers Beyonce spent 9,000 euro, the equivalent of $14,000 in...Show More Summary

Something on the Side: How a Side-Hustle Can Help You Survive

From The Grio: "Don't get mad, UPS is hiring" What was once a comic line in a lyric from "Flava In Ya Ear", a song from Craig Mack, has become just one of the many revenue streams people are turning to in an attempt to stay afloat in...Show More Summary

How to Handle A Horrible Boss

From Daily Finance: Most Americans might not plot to kill their supervisors like the employees do in the new Jennifer Aniston movie Horrible Bosses (opening Friday), but nearly half have reason to scream bloody murder, a new survey says. A whopping 46% of workers have toiled under an "unreasonable boss" according to an OfficeTeam staffing poll. Show More Summary

How to Manage An Office Romance

From Madame Noire: How does one not fall victim to lust at work? One too many spend the majority of their days working behind the desk and dodging what has the potential to become an office romance. But on many occasions temptation is hard to resist when you're smitten by a co-worker's intellect, personality, work ethic and dashing good looks. Show More Summary

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