Monthly Archives: October 2019

Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can Too)

Side hustles and side can projects become million-dollar businesses. Follow these clues.

  • Jeff Haden

Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don’t want to quit your full-time job—at least not yet. You’re trying to find a side hustle. Should you?

Absolutely.

The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to the world’s top experts and growing startups.

Police Killed 28-Year Old Black Woman, Concerned Neighbor Regrets Calling

Fort Worth, TX — James Smith, a man from Dallas who called the police because he was worried about his neighbor, Atatiana Jefferson, now says he regrets doing so. Sadly, when the police arrived to her home to help, they shot and killed her instead. At that time, she was playing video games with her nephew inside their home.

The Gantt Report – You Can’t Go Back To Get Ahead

By Lucius Gantt

     “Back to the Future” was a classic sci-fi movie about a teenager that traveled back through time in a modified DeLorean car. The teen encounters young versions of his parents and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist.

     “Back to the Past” is what your favorite organizations and community groups believe is your best path to modern day equal rights, justice, progress and economic opportunities.

Blockbuster On Life Support!

With one store left in the world, the video retailer’s approaching extinction is a reminder of all the things that can go wrong in retail. –

By Ben Unglesbee

The last Blockbuster on Earth was supposed to close this year. Its owner, Ken Tisher, once had five stores in his franchise. Store by store, he closed each one as the recession, and then the confluence of market shifts that killed off other video stores, caught up with his. Before 2019 came, he thought it would likely be the year he would close the only one still standing, in Bend, Oregon. But in summer 2018, another franchise owner closed the last of his stores in Alaska, making the Bend store the last Blockbuster in the U.S.

Lost History of an American Coup D’État

MASSACRE: Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina are locked in a battle over which party inherits the shame of Jim Crow.

Adrienne LaFranceVann R. Newkirk II

By the time the fire started, Alexander Manly had vanished. That didn’t stop the mob of 400 people who’d reached his newsroom from making good on their promise. The crowd, led by a former congressman, had given the editor-in-chief an ultimatum: Destroy your newspaper and leave town forever, or we will wreck it for you.

They burned The Daily Record to the ground.

Maybe Black men protect white women because we see ourselves in them

by Donnie Moreland

My crushes, in high school, were all white girls. I used to fantasize about asking them out, kissing them, fu*king them. It was about the only way by which I judged my social value—by how many of them I was of interest to. In fact, the first girl to ever hear the words “I love you” from me was a white girl.

Affirmations, resources, and tips, for Black students in higher education

by Jamara Wakefield 

Let’s keep it real, there are few radical resources available for Black students when experiencing oppression on campus. It manifests in a variety of forms: from explicit aggression to microaggressions to institutional policies to interactions that feel “off” but aren’t easily quantifiable, in part because the campus environment justifies these actions. 

Building a Mystery: An Oral History of Lilith Fair

In the mid-1990s, female musicians topped the charts and sold out shows, but were told over and over again that no one would pay to see more than one woman onstage. Sarah McLachlan set out to prove them wrong.

In 1996, singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan was tipping from alternative icon into something more like traditional pop success. At 26 she had garnered serious momentum—and 2.8 million albums sold in the United States—after her 1993 crossover Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. But as she ascended through the music industry, she kept hearing “no.”