Mental illness is everybody’s problem

28mentalhealth-400Mental illness continues to plague our society. Tens of thousands have been diagnosed and just as many have yet to be diagnosed. I'm sure you know someone who is mentally ill. But if truth were told, some people would deny this disease exists. They'd rather believe their mental faculties are in order and cannot be compromised.

Some people are naturally different. But those on the verge of mental collapse suffer from failing memory, dementia, amnesia or alzheimer's, while others tend to look spaced out and sometimes are seen conversing when no one else is around. They hear things and see things that our eyes and ears don't see or hear. In some cases, they wander alone without regard for their own safety.

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Blacktrospective 2012

thinklikeaman-600The Best in Black Cinema

Best Big Budget Black Films

1. "Think Like a Man"
2. "Sparkle"
3. "Good Deeds"
4. "Flight"
5. "Won't Back Down"
6. "Men in Black III"
7. "Safe House"
8. "Madea's Witness Protection"
9. "Red Tails"
10. "Red Hook Summer"

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Certification: Private sector opportunities

wealthy-600In the world of certification, the Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council (TMSDC) has found its niche connecting minority businesses with private sector opportunities. With over 3,500 corporate partners, it would be difficult to find another agency with matching partners.

Carlee McCullough, Esq.: Mr. Keith Eakins, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and knowledge with us. Tell us about yourself and how you became involved in promoting economic opportunities for minorities in business?

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Understanding charitable giving

How can my charity and I both benefit from my gift?

You could receive an immediate income tax deduction. With a properly structured gift, you could realign your investment portfolio without paying capital gains tax on appreciated property. Another strategy may allow you to pass your estate on to your children while avoiding both probate and estate taxes.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/27/2012

djangounchained-600For movies opening Christmas week, 2012


"Django Unchained" (R for profanity, nudity, ethnic slurs and graphic violence) Jamie Foxx stars as the title character in Quentin Tarantino's revenge-tinged Western about a slave-turned-bounty hunter's search for his wife and slave owners with whom he wants to settle a score. Cast includes Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

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