The mood was both festive and businesslike at this year's Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in New York City.
"For the first time," former U.S. President Bill Clinton opined during his speech last Thursday afternoon, "(minorities) are in a position to persuasively argue that the economic inequality, which exists in America today, is a severe strain on the economic future of all Americans."
Clinton was among a plethora of luminaries, politicians, and businessmen who gathered for the Rev. Jesse Jackson's three-day summit, which ran at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan from Jan. 30 through Feb 1.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released the following figures about Black America to coincide with African American History Month. I found them interesting enough to share.
43.9 million – The number of blacks, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, on July 1, 2011, up 1.6 percent from the census on April 1, 2010.
Need to recharge? Don't depend on a cup of coffee – a power nap will boost your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and energy level. A short snooze is an economical (and easy) way to boost mental and physical health.
To combat fatigue and stay on top of things at work and at home, make power naps a regular part of your routine. Say goodbye to a lack of drive and hello to simple a healthful boost in energy!
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Nielsen's latest State of the Media Cross Platform Report examines the concept of "just how many hours are in a day," measuring in-home streaming, in-home Internet and in-home television viewing behaviors.
Re-thinking the concept of "how many hours are in a day" almost sounds like science fiction, doesn't it? But, with time and place-based shifted viewing, we have the power to bend time and space to our will. We can watch our video content any time we choose and wherever we choose through our mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), our digital video recorders (DVR), expanded video on demand (VOD), or on live TV (or Internet).
Want Romance? Put down the vacuum cleaners fellas. It looks like mowing the lawn still is the way to go.
According to NBC's "Today Show" – it has been found that helping around the house is still what women want men to do, but it's the type of chore that counts.
Married men who spend their time doing yard work, paying bills and changing the oil have more romantic relationships than husbands who spend their time cooking, cleaning and shopping, according to a new study on the subject of housework and romance.
LOS ANGELES – "Teflon Don" rapper Rick Ross crashed his silver Rolls Royce into an apartment building after he heard gunfire along a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., street Monday morning, police said.
"The driver of the Rolls Royce attempted to drive away from the direction of the shots being fired and lost control of the vehicle, striking a nearby apartment building," Fort Lauderdale Police Det. DeAnna Garcia said.
Ross and a female passenger were not hurt by the wreck or the gunshots, Garcia said.
The Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project will host the 16th Annual Wall Street Economic Summit in New York City this Wednesday through Friday. This year's summit – "Wall Street to Main Street" – focuses on access to capital, career development and labor. In this interview, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and The Wall Street Project, talks about the Annual Economic Summit.
Kam Williams: Hi Rev. Jackson, thanks for the interview.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Thank you, Kam.