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First Black-Owned Mutual Fund Secures $200 Million to Launch ‘Project Black’

Ariel Investments, the first black-owned mutual fund firm in the nation, announced the launch of  Ariel Alternatives and the Project Black initiative. The firm is stepping into the private fund business with a $200 million commitment from JPMorgan Chase. Led by Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson and global investment manager Leslie A Brun, the fund seeks to invest…

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JILLY This week’s Spotlight feature considers herself a real Professional and says she has a passion for being in front of the camera. Jilly says she’s looking to connect with great people in the beauty and fashion industry and making great lasting relationships. This young lady commands attention when she walks into a room, and her…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-All I Can Say Is ‘Good Riddance’’

All I Can Say Is ‘Good Riddance’   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   If you find it disturbing or disrespectful for someone to find joy in another person’s death, I suggest you stop reading this right now. That is because the entirety of this column will consist of me celebrating the earthly departure of two…

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Covid: Biden calls 500,000 death toll a heartbreaking milestone

President Biden, Vice-President Harris, the First Lady and the Second Gentleman during a moment of silence   “As a nation, we can’t accept such a cruel fate. We have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow,” he said on Monday. The president and vice-president, and their spouses, then observed a moment of silence outside the…

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Garland tells senators his first priority will be prosecuting Capitol insurrection

President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, Merrick Garland, at his confirmation hearing Monday, told senators his first briefing once he takes office at the Justice Department will be on the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Garland, currently a federal appeals court judge who worked previously in the Clinton Justice Department overseeing the…

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Voters Confront Georgia Lawmakers Over Sunday And Absentee Voting

An expansive bill that would end Sunday voting, limit drop boxes and require ID for absentee ballots moved closer to a vote after a Georgia House elections committee listened to nearly three hours of public comments Monday. Voting rights advocates told lawmakers the bill would reduce turnout and create new limitations on voting without doing much to improve election…

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Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Final Bid to Block Release of Tax Returns

The Supreme Court on Monday cleared another hurdle in the Manhattan district attorney’s long quest to obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax records, rejecting a last-ditch attempt by the former president to shield his financial records from prosecutors. The court denied Trump’s request to issue a stay on lower-court rulings in an unsigned order with no…

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JENNIE This week, it’s time for the camera to focus on Jennie as our Beauty Unlimited feature for this week. This young lady is especially unique in that she truly enjoys being photographed. Jennie enjoys being around anyone who can enhance her desire to be successful. Congratulations to Jennie as this week’s Beauty Unlimited feature….

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Vincent Jackson Likely Died ‘Days’ Before Being Found

A few days after former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Vincent Jackson was found dead in a hotel room, more details are coming to light. The tragic death of the 38-year-old came just 5 years after his final season in the NFL in 2016. On February 15, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced his death after…

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