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The Forgotten Story of Igbo Landing

The Forgotten Story of Igbo Landing

Throughout history — with a particular focus on the slave trade era — there were stories of dehumanizing acts, mass killings, maiming, racism, resistance to slavery, and suicide. But none of these accounts were ever as heart-wrenching as the Igbo Landing story at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Georgia in 1803.  The events of...

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How to Open a 529 College Savings Plan for Your Kid

How to Open a 529 College Savings Plan for Your Kid

As you’ve probably gathered, college is expensive—if you want your kid to attend a university or vocational school, the sooner you can start saving for it, the better. To do so, you’ll want to consider saving into an education-based investment known as a 529 plan. Read more…

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Chicago Business Owner Struggling After Thieves Depleted His Life Savings and Bank Won’t Reimburse the Funds

Chicago Business Owner Struggling After Thieves Depleted His Life Savings and Bank Won’t Reimburse the Funds

A small business owner in Chicago lost his life savings after thieves stole thousands from his Chase bank account for several months. Edward Swanigan, owner of an auto repair shop, did not know anything was amiss until he received a call from a collection agent. Edward Swanigan (above) lost his life savings after thieves stole...

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Blaxican: History and Significance of Blacks in Mexico

Blaxican: History and Significance of Blacks in Mexico

The transatlantic slave trade and the mass migration of Africans from sub-Saharan Africa started in the 15th century. And these movements led to the presence of black communities in most nations. Of course, Mexico isn’t exempted. There are a great number of black populations in Mexico, sometimes referred to as Blaxican.  Blaxican is a term...

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When Is Leasing a Car Better Than Buying?

When Is Leasing a Car Better Than Buying?

Since buying a car is one of the biggest purchases you can make, it’s wise to take a look at all your options. Both leasing and buying have advantages and disadvantages, just like renting versus buying a house. Read more…

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LeBron James is the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

LeBron James is the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Sports Illustrated announced last week that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year. In a year full of stirring and historic performances across all sports, James was transcendent, rallying the Cavaliers from a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to deliver the city of Cleveland’s first...

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Jomaree Pinkard: Cocktail Company Pushing a Conversation

Jomaree Pinkard: Cocktail Company Pushing a Conversation

During the pandemic small businesses and entrepreneurs have felt the stress of figuring out how to stay afloat.  Many have had to take out loans and think of all of the different ways to survive and save what they’ve spent so long managing. One of those entrepreneurs is Jomaree Pinkard of Hella Cocktail. Though the...

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A change in Spotify’s royalty payments could be a problem for hip-hop The streaming giant offers artists a lower rate in exchange for a bump in its recommendation algorithm

A change in Spotify’s royalty payments could be a problem for hip-hop The streaming giant offers artists a lower rate in exchange for a bump in its recommendation algorithm

A new Spotify feature that allows labels and artists to take a lower per-stream payment in exchange for an algorithmic boost through its “autoplay” and “discover” features could have a disproportionate impact on hip-hop artists. Many of these artists’ careers are born from social media and viral singles, with record labels signing them to contracts...