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Why stipends are ideal solution for student athletes…

October 15, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The biggest sports story of the week has been Sports Illustrated‘s piece on Josh Luchs, the agent who admitted to paying more than 30 NCAA football players money from 1990-1996. Every reporter, analyst, talking head and person with a forum has weighed in. Paying players is a major recruiting violation. It’s also... [Read more...]

Why This FAMU Freshman Chose an HBCU Over Harvard…

October 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ralph Jones Jr., a brilliant 16-year-old who had his pick of colleges and chose Florida A&M University, chatted with The Root about why he went with a historically black school over an Ivy League, and the negative attention he’s getting for his decision…. When a boy enters first grade at the age of 4 and high... [Read more...]

Part 2 – Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special…

October 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) – Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special (AIRS OCT. 21 on CNN), told through the 7,000-member First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, New Jersey, explores how an institution central to African-American communities for generations is helping them survive the worst financial crisis since the Depression. Every leading... [Read more...]

Part 1 – Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special…

October 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Money, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  – Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special (AIRS OCT. 21 on CNN), told through the 7,000-member First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, New Jersey, explores how an institution central to African-American communities for generations is helping them survive the worst  financial crisis since the Depression. Every leading... [Read more...]

Four lessons from Reconstruction Era Blacks…

October 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some of them may help us solve our current challenges… African Americans are currently experiencing a time of social and economic hardship that exceeds any other racial group in America. We lead the nation in unemployment (15.6 percent), incarceration rates (40 percent), HIV infections (46 percent) and a host of other measures.... [Read more...]

10 Warning Signs You’re About to Be Fired & Surviving Getting Fired…

October 13, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If it seems like you’re getting the cold shoulder at work, that chill you feel may be more than your imagination. Too many people ignore obvious red flags, as well as subtle indications that they may be about to get the axe. Here are 10 warning signs about your job security and your future with your current employer: 1.... [Read more...]

The Financial Challenge of Dealing with Death…

October 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve been working on a project with MSN called “The Invested Life” over the past several months. One of the things that came up on a regular basis was dealing with the passing of a loved one, and how this might affect us all financially. The person I worked with, a woman named Jennifer Sherwood, had just lost... [Read more...]

Social Security Freeze to Hit African Americans…

October 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The recent news that senior citizens and others won’t be getting an increase in their Social Security checks in 2011 caused groans among all recipients. But not receiving a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will hit African Americans and Latinos particularly hard. That’s because African Americans and Latinos... [Read more...]

Credit Score Myths That Can Hurt You & How to Improve Your Score…

October 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) CreditCards.com has a nice article out on 9 Credit Score Myths That Do More Harm than Good. Some of the myths they debunk include: • Closing out old, inactive accounts will help your score • Opening (but not using) accounts will help your score • Paying off old debts and judgments will help your score • Dispute letters... [Read more...]

Black Athletes And Baby Mamas 101…

October 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., Money, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I recently read a very interesting story about how so many black athletes are being hammered by the financial devastation of child support.  Their paychecks are getting zapped to nothing, only to buy Coach purses and hair weaves for the women who’ve had their children.  Perhaps the sex was good enough to justify the misery,... [Read more...]

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