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Designating retirement plan beneficiaries

IRAs and defined-contribution plans have become an important component of personal wealth – averaging roughly 60 percent of the assets of U.S. households with $100,000 or more to invest, according to recent research.

Designating account beneficiaries (in light of your overall estate conservation strategy) and keeping those designations up to date can be a complex process

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‘The Church,’ community and economic impact

For many years, African-American churches have been the catalysts of change in society. Churches have pushed the envelope as it relates to spiritual and social issues. Given their collective money, political power and expertise, churches continue to be in a unique position to impact the community from an economic perspective.

The challenge of determining where the church begins versus the business venture may forever exist.

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New way to NBA: ‘NBA Baller Beats’ scores big innovation

New way to NBA: ‘NBA Baller Beats’ scores big innovation

by Cornelius Fortune
Real Times News Service

Can't teach an old ball new tricks? Think again.

"NBA Baller Beats," unveiled during this year's annual E3 conference – featuring the best and latest innovations of the video game industry – has all the makings of a hit game. The Majesco Entertainment title is slated for a September release and includes not only the game, but a full-sized Spalding basketball.

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MOGA puts the future of mobile gaming in your hands

MOGA puts the future of mobile gaming in your hands

The MOGA controller hopes to change the face of mobile gaming. “Pac-Man” is one of a select list of titles to use the new technology. (Photo by Cornelius Fortune)by Cornelius Fortune
Real Times News Service

"Angry Birds" excluded, most games designed for your phone don't replicate the game controller that well ("Angry Birds" was designed for mobile platforms). While touchscreen technology has a plethora of advantages and intuitive controls, it's not always compatible with video game play.

Enter the MOGA Mobile Gaming System just unveiled at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles. Developed by PowerA (a leader in gaming innovation) this device connects to your tablet or cell phone, giving a much richer game experience on par with your console experience.

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Exercise your game

Exercise your game

Dancers show E3 audiences how to use “Dance Central 3.” (Photo by Cornelius Fortune)by Cornelius Fortune
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

One of the most exciting aspects of E3 wasn't just all the innovation announcements and stunning demo play – it was the pound of music and the act of dance; fully assembled groups, coordinated and visually tracked upon large screens moving to an infectious beat.

Two of these games, "Dance Central 3" and "Just Dance 4" were huge crowd pleasers.

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City’s Contract Compliance office has ‘Bright’ future

City’s Contract Compliance office has ‘Bright’ future

Now it’s up to Mary L. Bright to oversee the office that provides oversight to the Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program as well as the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. (Courtesy photo)May has been pretty much of a blur for Mary L. Bright. It's the month in which she received the Office of Contract Compliance (OCC) baton passed to her by a predecessor with a 12-year stamp on the position.

The OCC is known by many as the place for small, minority and women-owned businesses to go to obtain assistance in doing business with the City of Memphis. Carlee McCullough, Esq., who made the decision to retire on March 23 and start her own firm, McCullough Law, had run the office since 2000.

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