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Amendments double funding for STRONG Homes Loan program

November 20, 2014   // 0 Comments

    Dustin Weis Public Relations Supervisor Milwaukee City Clerk & Common Council With the signing of Mayor Tom Barrett's budget, Milwaukee homeowners will soon be able to tap into $1 million in partially-forgivable loans to fund essential home repairs as a part of the STRONG Homes Loan program. The Milwaukee Common Council doubled the $500,000 that was originally s...

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Entertainment

  • Bow Wow slams ‘black folks’ for dissing his relationship with Lat ...
    November 21, 2014   // 0 Comments
      by Chris Witherspoon  -theGrio.com Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, and Love & Hip Hop star Erica Mena recently announced their wedding date, set for April 2015. Bow Wow took to his Instagram days ago to post a picture of Erica in a white gown with the caption, “The date is set. April 2015. #MRANDMRSMOSS.” Apparently, […]
  • ‘Queen Latifah Show’ officially cancelled
    November 21, 2014   // 0 Comments
      by Chris Witherspoon  -theGrio.com The Queen Latifah Show has been cancelled in the midst of its second season; however, the show will continue to air original episodes through March. A spokesperson for The Queen Latifah Show and Sony Pictures Television provided theGrio with the following statement on the show’s cancellation: “We want to thank Dana, […]

Health

  • What Does Healthy Aging Mean?
    November 21, 2014   // 0 Comments
      By Dr. Leandris Liburd     -blackdoctor.org Sitting in her favorite reclining chair and looking out the window of her apartment, Marian reflected on over 40 years of living, working, and raising a family in “The City that Never Sleeps.” She migrated to New York City from North Carolina in her mid-twenties, and would spend […]
  • Diabetes: Staying Healthy For The Holidays
    November 19, 2014   // 0 Comments
      By American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)  -blackdoctor.org From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the holidays can be fun and heartwarming. They can also be exhausting and stressful. Challenges of the season include high-fat, carb-loaded food, parties with alcohol, tempting desserts and a schedule that keeps you too busy to fit in your normal […]

His & Hers

  • Mary J. Blige says her husband isn’t allowed to have any female f ...
    November 19, 2014   // 0 Comments
      by Chris Witherspoon -theGrio.com Grammy winner Mary J. Blige says she has one important rule when it comes to her marriage: her husband isisn’t allowed to have any female friends.  The Grammy winning singer recently opened up about her 11 year marriage to her husband/manager Kendu Isaacs during an interview with Stella magazine. Blige revealed […]
  • Men Need Love Too: 9 Things A Man Wants To Hear
    November 19, 2014   // 0 Comments
      By Carter Higgins  -blackdoctor.org Society would have you believe that men don’t have any feelings or show emotions, but in fact, men are as much emotional beings as women are.  Yes, even so-called “real” men, too. The power of the spoken word is healing or detrimental–depending on how you use it. So let’s lift […]

National News

  • These Ferguson Protesters Have Become Some Of The Movement’ ...
    November 21, 2014   // 0 Comments
      Mariah Stewart               -Huff Post Black Voices  FERGUSON, Mo. — In the beginning, they came to the protests just like everyone else. Alexis Templeton and Johnetta Elzie put their college studies on the back burner so they could join the marchers on West Florissant. Molly Greider, a paralegal in nearby Creve Coeur, would come by after her […]
  • Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie And Louisa Moritz Come Forward With ...
    November 21, 2014   // 0 Comments
        By Alanna Vagianos & Emma Gray         -The Huffington Post Three more women have come forward with allegations against Bill Cosby. Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie and Louisa Moritz are three of the 11 women who have now publicly identified themselves and accused Cosby of assaulting them in some form. Ferrigno, Leslie and Moritz’s claims join […]

Small Business

  • United Nations Names Cherae Robinson of Rare Customs as ‘Woman to ...
    November 21, 2014   // 0 Comments
      by Cristie Leondis  -blackenterprise.com To celebrate the first Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), the United Nations Foundation named the Top 10 Women to Watch. Among those who made the coveted list are Denise Abulafina, Founder and CEO of Educatina—a Latin American educational website; and New York’s Ajaita Shah, founder and CEO of Frontier Markets—an India-based […]
  • No Online Marketing Budget? Use These 7 Tips to Grow Your Busines ...
    November 20, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Jonathan Long          -Huff Post Small Biz Every small business would love to dive head first into online marketing, but many hit a roadblock when exploring the many options available: their budget. A lack of budget shouldn’t prevent you from attracting new business online. It is possible to start small and do some online marketing in-house until […]

World News

  • STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK ON ...
    November 20, 2014   // 0 Comments
    November 20, 2014 (Washington, D.C.)–National Action Network applauds President Obama’s swift executive action to address immigration reform within his legal authority. Our nation’s immigration system is broken and it is imperative to fix it in order to preserve our nation’s economy, security and families. NAN supports President Obama’s efforts to pass a common sense solution that […]
  • Expert on African Achievement Schedules Tour
    November 19, 2014   // 0 Comments
      www.blackmansstreet.Today Robin Walker, the London-based author of When We Ruled: The Ancient and Medieval History of Black Civilisations a more than 700-page book that documents thousands of years of African achievement, has scheduled a Mid-Atlantic book tour for Nov.17- 22.. The tour, during which Wright will make scheduled appearances in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, […]