Omar Waller

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To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

President Speaks: 'Some borrowers need defense from themselves'

Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough writes about borrower’s defense and helping students succeed.

Photographer’s Incredible Shot of the Space X Falcon Heavy Launch Goes Viral

Professional photographer Brady Kenniston has been through a whirlwind over the past few weeks, ever since his incredible photographs of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch went viral. The 22-year-old photographer, who primarily makes a living shooting portraits, weddings, and local sporting events, …

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

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S.C. State honors legacy of late distinguished educator Dr. Benjamin F. Payton

Benjamin Franklin Payton, a civil rights advocate who was instrumental in transforming the historically black Tuskegee Institute in Alabama into …

These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will Give You Life in These Perilous Times

In these dark, cold winter months, let us take comfort in the amazing things black people are doing in literature. 2018 is going to be lit, y’all.<p><b>Out</b> …

Books

Cramer calls Apple's $350 billion investment in the US economy a 'modern-day Marshall Plan'

While CNBC's Jim Cramer would be happy to talk about the<p>tax benefitsand windfall of bonuses that came from Washington's new tax law, he'd rather talk …

The Energy Storage Giant Tesla Should Fear Most

A new energy storage giant called Fluence is poised to take on Tesla in energy storage.<p><b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been the biggest global player in the …

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is launching a crypto data product for Wall Street

Intercontinental Exchange, the Atlanta-based owner of the New York Stock Exchange, announced Thursday it is gearing up for the launch of a cryptocurrency data feed built for hedge funds, banks, and trading firms.<p>The so-called Cryptocurrency Data Feed, which ICE built in partnership with blockchain …

These 14 stocks will see sales skyrocket in 2018, Goldman Sachs says

With the broader stock market expected to rise this year, it can be difficult to identify the companies set to leave their peers in the dust. But there are ways to sift through the noise to find the winners — assuming you know where to look.<p>One way to do this is to identify the companies most …

SpaceX may still rocket 2 mystery customers around the moon — here's what Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell says the trip could be like

In February, SpaceX successfully test-launched a Falcon Heavy rocket, making it the world's most powerful operational launch system.<p>As proof of its oomph, Falcon Heavy's maiden flight shot Musk's cherry-red Tesla Roadster— with a spacesuit-clad "Starman" dummy in the driver's seat — toward …

Space Exploration

Must-Read Education Stories From 2017

A roundup of The Atlantic’s coverage on schools, learning, and everything in between<p>Betsy DeVos's Misunderstood Alma Mater | Emily Deruy<p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—It would be easy enough to drive past Calvin College without giving Betsy DeVos’s alma mater a second thought. Six miles southeast of downtown, …

Education

Pope Francis calls for change to English translation of the Lord's Prayer

The pontiff has expressed his dislike of the line "lead us not into temptation." He told Italian TV that "it is Satan," not God, who leads people …

Documentary on History of HBCUs Screened at Morgan

Historically Black colleges and universities have served African-American communities for 150-plus years, but they are frequently underrepresented, …

Black History

World Outraged as More Reports of Africans Being Sold into Slavery in Libya Surface

African people are being auctioned off in Libya like chattel. The revelation that smugglers are buying and selling Sub-Saharan migrants in open-air …

They called him Bunchy, like a bunch of greens

<b>by Malik Ismail</b>Bunchy Carter<i>“When they killed Bunchy, they killed the Party – we just didn’t know it at the time.”</i> – Roland Freeman, member of the …

Detroit Community Group is Combating the Racial Digital Divide and the Loss of Net Neutrality by Building a Local Internet Infrastructure

Detroit, like many other large urban centers across the country, certainly has its share of low-income and underserved communities. And like its …

Marc Lamont Hill launches coffee shop, bookstore in Philly

Marc Lamont Hill, a noted author, social commentator and professor, has made a foray into entrepreneurship by opening a new coffee shop and bookstore …

New App Allows You To Locate Black-Owned Businesses

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, an entrepreneur has unveiled a new app that makes it easier to locate and shop at Black-owned businesses,</b> …

No laptops in the lecture hall

<b>How about this instead: No lecture hall.</b><p>The typical classroom experience used in high school and college is fundamentally broken, but there’s a …

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and …

‘Because You Identify As Black You Are A Threat’: CBC Seeks Meeting With FBI After ‘Outlandish’ Leaked Report

Black Lives Matter activist <b>DeRay Mckesson</b> knows he’s being watched. His sentiment would seem like paranoia if the FBI’s counter-terrorism division …

Congressional Black Caucus

The Bloody History of Bible Translators

LET ME BEGIN with my own heresy. I recently published a book called <i>Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation</i>. There are …

In a corner of a French field, memories of U.S. segregation

ARDEUIL ET MONTFAUXELLES, France (Reuters) - In a half-forgotten field in France stands a worn monument to a regiment of U.S. soldiers who faced down racism at home and in their ranks to become World War One’s most decorated unit of African American soldiers.<p>The tombstone of fallen U.S. soldier …

World History

10 of the Best Autobiographies You Really Should Have Read By Now

Photo: Amazon.ca<p>1. <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave</i><p>This 1845 autobiography by former slave Frederick Douglass is widely …

Books

Episode 2: 'They Can't Just Be Average'

"They can't just be average."<p>Charles Curtis is talking about the roughly 100 young, black men in the inaugural freshman class at Ron Brown College Prep, a radical new high school in Washington, D.C.<p>Curtis, the school psychologist, puts it simply: "There is no place in the world for an average black …

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

Writing

BIE, Felicia: Fighting for Justice and Our Basic Human Rights Isn’t Extremism

They are trying to turn black people into the bogeyman. They want everyone else in America to see us as a threat so that when we are killed with …

Rights & Freedoms

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read

With Christmas around the corner, why not ask for the gift of reading the same books billionaires read?<p>Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day …

Bill Gates

Reconstructed Auschwitz prisoner text details 'unimaginable' suffering

A newly reconstructed document written in 1944 by a Greek Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz tells of misery "the human mind can not imagine." The text was …

World History