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Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

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(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK – The formation of the marketing communications industry’s first wholly minority-owned holding company was announced on Tuesday (Oct. 14th).

Determined to “transform the industry” is a group trailblazers who formed Commonground/MGS. The partnership unites the strengths of eight multicultural companies covering several disciplines.

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Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was Best for Me


Attending a predominantly white institution was not an unusual decision to make in my family. Out of all of my immediate family members, only my grandmother attended an HBCU.

When I was deciding on which institution to attend, my “best fit test” weighted culture and postgraduate opportunities heaviest of all. I had been on many college tours from early on in my high school career and learned that the culture at many PWIs fit my personality better than the cultures at the HBCUs to which I considered applying.

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Steve Harvey launches website ‘to help women become more dateable’


Steve Harvey has helped ladies “Think Like a Man,” and “Act Like a Success;” now he’s on a crusade “to help women become more dateable.”
The acclaimed talk show host has launched a dating website, Delightful.com, a joint venture with IAC, the company that owns Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder and a slew of niche-oriented matchmaking services.

As Forbes reports, in addition to providing the animating philosophy, Harvey will supply articles and videos for subscribers hoping to “find love and keep it,” as the tagline has it.

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Juan Mcfarland, pastor who confessed he had AIDS and slept with members sued by deacon board

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Juan McFarland is described as a man of “passion, prayer and purpose” in a three-paragraph summary on the website of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The site concludes by saying such an overview “does not begin to tell his story.”

Parishioners realized just how true that was in recent weeks, when McFarland dropped the bombshells: He had had affairs with several women in the parish — inside the church — but neglected to tell them he had AIDS.

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ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time


The holidays are fast approaching, which means that we will have days filled with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and pies and Christmas. While enjoying the feasts of the holidays remember those waistlines will ultimately pay the price. But have no fear, even if you over do it on the portions. Jack Douglas is waiting in the wings to train you – before or after. With years of experience and a physique that would rival men half his age, Jack practices what he preaches.

Carlee McCullough: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.
Jack Douglas: I am a father, grandfather and husband. I have been a personal trainer for 15 years and a fitness instructor for 25 years.  I am a certified fitness trainer and personal trainer through AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.  I currently train 48 clients in the personal training studios of Forever Fit located at 6745 Lenox Center Drive, Suite 112 Memphis, Tennessee 38118.

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