Category Archives: Front Page

Ronald Bennett (Big Ron)

He is a songwriter, singer, and a motivation speaker for our youth. Positive Kids Power (PKP) is a non-profit group that helps motivate, mentor and mold our children. The born and raised Birmingham, Alabama native believes “I am somebody cause’ GOD don’t make no mess.” His current single,”Don’t Shoot,” talks
Read more

Dick Parsons and Ronald Lauder bring impact investing to sub-Saharan Africa

The duo’s unexpected new chapter: Finding opportunities that offer financial return and do good at the same time (think schools in Kenya, surgery-free circumcision, and a maker of Shea butter). By Shawn Tully, editor-at-large FORTUNE – Dick Parsons asserts that the field of ‘impact investing,” putting money into ventures that
Read more

Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is endorsing a proposal that would reduce prison sentences for dealing drugs, the latest sign of the Obama administration’s retrenchment in the war on drugs. In January, the United States Sentencing Commission proposed changing federal guidelines to lessen the average sentence for drug dealers
Read more

Creator Of bitcoin’ Denies Involvement With Digital Currency

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto denied Thursday that he is the creator of bitcoin. Newsweek published a 4,500-word cover story claiming Nakamoto is the person who wrote the computer code underpinnings of bitcoin, but in an exclusive two-hour interview with The Associated Press, Nakamoto denied he had anything to do with
Read more

Democrats help block Obama’s civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile

WASHINGTON—In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In a statement, President Obama called the 47-52 vote “a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant.” Supporters of
Read more