Jamaal Oldham

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Bill O’Reilly irretrievably loses it over White House slaves

PHILADELPHIA — If James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch are looking for a moment in which to make a statement about their vision for Fox News, now is it. These two brothers — sons of mogul Rupert Murdoch and two-thirds of the triumvirate at Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox — are widely known to …

High Fidelity Music Streaming

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Most Likely Created by a Slave

For 150 years, the story of how Jack Daniel’s whiskey came about is that a man named Dan Call taught young Jack how to run his still.<p>But the truth, …

Whiskey

How to save more money with less effort

For most people, the knee-jerk reaction is that saving over half of their income is impossible. The perception is that saving that much money every year would require a massive income and/or a lifestyle of suffering and sacrifice. I can tell you from our experience that both of those preconceptions …

Obama’s effort to heal racial divisions and uplift black America

Barack Obama’s watershed 2008 election and the presidency that followed profoundly altered the aesthetics of American democracy, transforming the Founding Fathers’ narrow vision of politics and citizenship into something more expansive and more elegant. The American presidency suddenly looked very …

The Forgotten History of an African American Soldier Turned Rebel Leader in the Philippines

Recent films and plays highlight critical alternative voices our history lacks. <i>The Birth of a Nation</i>, <i>Chocolat</i>, <i>Suffragette</i> and <i>Red Velvet</i> portray forgotten or unexplored people and events. This is only the beginning, I hope, of a groundswell of artistic review of history which should include David …

You can't keep your money safe and grow it at the same time

<b>Dear Liz:</b> What is the best way to protect my 401(k) now and in the future when I draw from it for retirement? What is the least risky place to "bank it"? I have a fear of a crashing stock market in the middle of my retirement years.<p><b>Answer:</b> The bigger risk is that the stock market will crash early …

Retirement

Stock Market Sell-Offs Without a Recession

The stock market is a forward looking indicator. Markets are meant to discount future cash flows and events to a present value. It’s not always right …

The Best Streaming Workouts

Anything from travel, to hellish work hours, to a generally all-over-the-place schedule, can put the breaks on an exercise routine. The beauty of …

Santa Monica

Dem debate: Sanders blasts mass incarceration, asks why millions of black Americans are in prison, but not Wall Street CEOs

<b>(Reuters/Randall Hill)</b><p>Sanders and Clinton condemned the “broken” justice system for disproportionately targeting Americans of color<p>Ben Norton<p>January 18, 2016 3:25am (UTC)<p>"Who is satisfied that millions of people have police records for possessing marijuana when the CEOs of Wall Street companies who …

Middle-class

Jetson's-Esque Flying Taxi Drone Could Become Future Reality

"Meet George Jetson," a classic cartoon song that epitomized what people thought the future might someday be. In the introduction to the cartoon, floating and futuristic cities are depicted with flying cars that closely resemble the new flying taxi drone that we're about to show you.<p>Chinese drone …

Children’s Picture Book About George Washington Slaves Pulled From Shelves by Scholastic. Here’s Why.

NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — Scholastic is pulling a controversial new picture book about George Washington and his slaves, the publisher told the Associated Press.<p>Image source: Scholastic via Mic.com<p>“A Birthday Cake for George Washington” was released Jan. 5 and had been strongly criticized for its …

Your Business Plan Could Be Worthless If You're Doing This

Information is golden to decision making, unless it's the wrong information. And too many people use a particularly bad source.<p>If you've worked on a marketing, business, or sales plan, you know that getting information on target markets and trends is critical ... and difficult. Market research is …

Nonprofits

4 Resolutions Every Runner Should Make

If you resolve to race – even in a small, free event – once a month in 2016, you'll conquer race day jitters.<p>Ready to take on the new year with some running resolutions that will make you stronger and faster? By setting some simple goals for yourself, you can do just that. Here are four …

The message from Oregon is clear: black men with guns are thugs, while whites are patriots

The armed militia occupying federal land under Ammon Bundy are just as criminal as looters of Baltimore and Ferguson<p>How can the “armed militiamen” who occupied the federal government’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon be engaging in a “peaceful protest”? If they’re white men doing the …

'Killer Mike' and other hip-hop stars filed a Supreme Court brief exposing a big double standard for rappers

The brief argues that the violent rhetoric rappers sometimes use to decry social injustice shouldn't be taken literally. When listening to other genres of music, the brief suggests, many people <i>don't</i> take violent lyrics at face value.<p>"In 'Folsom Prison Blues,' country artist Johnny Cash famously …

A look inside the insanely successful life of Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen

Today, a16z has $4.2 billion under management. Andreessen was an early investor in tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and has overseen its investments in hot billion-dollar startups like Airbnb.<p>Andreessen's net worth was an estimated $600 million in 2012 and has likely increased since — not …

The best full-body fat-loss workout

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Most big-box gyms feature a cluster of machines arranged to provide members …

Young, black activists emerge amid repeated police controversies in Chicago

An iconic image has emerged from street protests since Chicago released video of a white police officer gunning down black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald: a teenager standing nose to nose with a police officer, staring him down without flinching.<p>For the past four weeks, activists — overwhelmingly …

Civil Rights

4 unconventional tips on starting a business from Peter Thiel

Certainly, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time is Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and now a prominent venture capitalist. He was the first outsider to invest in Facebook, and he manages Founders Fund's $2 billion in assets.<p>We read Thiel's bestselling book, "Zero to One," and …

9 Successful People Share Their Smartest Money Tips

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best.<p>“Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves,” …

Real Estate

Read These 3 Books to Make 2016 Unforgettable

These three books (plus a bonus one!) will get your mind right for the upcoming year.<p>There is one solid way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year: read. Tech mogul Bill Gates has an annual must-read list and trailblazing entrepreneur Jessica Mah reads a new book every week. It's not a …

Bill Gates

#NotOneDime: African Americans aim to show their power with shopping boycott

Campaign, which began last year in wake of killing of Michael Brown, calls for participants not to spend any money on 26-30 November<p>This Black Friday, Lucia McBath will not be shopping. Three years ago her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot dead in the parking lot of a Gate gas station in …

How to Write a Great Business Plan in Less Than a Day

Planning is important but someone else's idea of what a business plan should be shouldn't stand in your way of starting something important.<p>Before getting engaged, you first fall in love with the future possibilities, then seek advice from others, and finally make the decision to go for it. Married …

Small Business

Here’s What You Should Do When You Have to Make a Tough Decision

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

8 Expert-Approved Strength Training Strategies to Build Muscle Fast.

Want to build muscle fast? These expert-approved strength training strategies will help you increase your body strength & gain weight quickly.<p>Follow …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Being black is exhausting, and here's why

For many black Americans, watching black people die on camera feels like a job. <b></b><p>It’s not something they’re paid for, unless they are a journalist. But it can still feel like an obligation, because every time a new video is released of a black person being shot by police, black people know that …

Laquan McDonald is why Black Lives Matter: Race, the police, and the chilling reality for black America

<b>(AP)</b><p>Still asking why Black Lives Matter? The horrific video of Laquan McDonald’s killing should settle that forever<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 25, 2015 10:58am (UTC)<p>The Right-wing echo chamber and conservatives have been wondering <i>“Why do Black Lives Matter?”</i><p>The answer is readily apparent.<p>A 17-year-old …

Justice