Author Archives: Techyville

Financial Lovemaking thoughts on Sherri Shepherd’s strange and nasty divorce

Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown from Ebony Magazine break down the divorce of Sherri Shepherd.  Here is an update on what’s gone down, thanks to The Huffington Post: Sherri Shepherd has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband Lamar Sally. TMZ reported Monday that “The View” co-host is taking matters into her own hands and cited “irreconcilable differences” as ...

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Ryan Mack explains why small business owners are critical to the economy

Ryan Mack addresses the value of small business in the black community.  Mack is a financial expert who has done thousands of addresses on the topic of black financial literacy and is respected far and wide for his vast expertise on important topics. Mack mentions that most people who are successful didn’t get there on their own.  They often received ...

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Study: Black Wealth Is Six Cents On the Dollar of White Wealth

Reported by April Taylor A new study conducted by the Center for Global Policy Solutions and the Network on Race and Ethnic Equality at Duke University,  shows that black households in America are essentially broke.  Compared to white households, black households wealth is only six cents on the dollar of what white households have.  When examining liquid wealth, which includes ...

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Michael Sam of St. Louis Rams Could Be Fired For Openly Gay Status

Reported by Krystle Crossman There is currently a law in Missouri that states that a person can be fired for being gay. With the addition of openly gay football player Michael Sam to the Saint Louis Rams that law is currently being reviewed. LGBT advocates are hoping that this law can be changed and that the MONA (Missouri Nondiscrimination Act) ...

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WILL COLUMBUS SHORT WORK AGAIN? | The Reel Network

After the drama packed finale of Scandal, Fan of the show or ‘Gladiators’ were making predictions for the next season. Many viewers, including myself, suspect that Shonda Rhimes and her team of brilliant writers left Harrison’s story open to see how Short’s personal affairs will come together in the coming months. Columbus has been arrested three times in the last ...

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Starting in Poverty, this Black Man Was Worth $100 Million When He Died: The Story of AG Gaston

by Tiara Williams Business-Titan, Arthur George Gaston was a man beyond his time. He born in 1892, during a time blacks were trying to settle into their lives as independent citizens of the United States. He was a grandson of a slave, but was determined not to let that define his future. When he was young, he watched his parents work ...

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Donald Sterling says Jews help their own, but successful African Americans do not

by Dr Boyce Watkins Donald Sterling got into a bit of trouble recently with some controversial remarks about the African American community.  Most notably was his demand that his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, not invite black people to his games and not be seen with them in public.  Sterling also received criticism for his remarks about Magic Johnson and his HIV ...

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Study: Having kids at the wrong time can destroy your financial future

by Marie S. More than 1 in 4 teens who give birth are ages 15-17. In 2012, more than 86,000 teens ages 15 to 17 gave birth.  These are findings brought by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Pregnancies and giving birth during the adolescence period bring many risks to the mother and the child in the emotional, social, ...

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After Sterling Debacle, group calls for NAACP to lose its tax exempt status

Reported By Liku Zelleke Ever since the Donald Sterling affair, the NAACP has been catching fire for associating itself, a little too closely it must be said, to the man that had shown open contempt to the same exact people the association was supposed to stand up for. One watchdog group, I Am The Discarded (IATD), is asking that the ...

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This CEO explains that simply saving your money won’t help you build wealth

This interview with Kermit Payne, the CEO of Strategic Communications, was done by TheRoot.com.  It’s a great conversation about the fundamentals of building wealth and finding the keys to your own economic prosperity.  Payne lays out the plain fact that saving alone will not make you wealthy.  Saving vs. wealth building is like the difference between stopping a leak in ...

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