Rick Fox Combatting Climate Change With Green Concrete Company
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by Jeroslyn JoVonn
27m ago
There are many contributing factors to climate change, including the cement used in construction projects. It’s why NBA champion Rick Fox is going full force with his green concrete startup, Partanna Global Inc. When he’s not acting on screen, serving as an E-sports executive, or as the Ambassador at Large for the Bahamas, the former Laker has been busy with his Bahamas-based concrete company. Through Partanna Global, Fox’s team is hard at work swapping out cement with a proprietary mix consisting of blast-furnace slag from steel-making, Bloomberg reports. The materials, such as volcanic ash ..read more
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Terminated Georgia Teacher Runs For School Board Seat Following 6-Figure Win Against Henry County School System
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by Stacy Jackson
3h ago
A groundbreaking court verdict has awarded Sheri Mimbs, a former Cotton Indian Elementary teacher, a substantial six-figure sum in monetary damages. This ruling comes after a six-year legal battle against the Henry County School System, which WSBTV reported stemmed from her termination for refusing to assign grades that did not reflect student’s actual performance. In the wake of this victory, Mimbs has set her sights on a new endeavor — running for the School Board District 5 seat. Mimbs expressed her elation at the outcome, stating, “That’s a victory for me. That’s a victory for these teache ..read more
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Oklahoma Pediatrician Dr. Hokehe Eko, Launches Virtual Clinic To Evaluate Children With Autism
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by Stacy Jackson
3h ago
Dr. Hokehe Eko, founder of Glow Pediatrics, is offering a pioneering virtual platform for evaluating children with autism. The innovative pediatric integrative medicine practice takes a holistic, patient-centered approach to address physical, emotional, and developmental needs of children. “If you have concerns about the possibility of autism, it is generally better to have your child evaluated sooner rather than later,” Glow Pediatrics stated under its autism services. “Even if you choose not to enroll your child in therapy, understanding your child’s behavior and needs can go a long way towa ..read more
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Former Music Exec Shanti Das To Launch Mental Health App With Microsoft
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by Stacy Jackson
5h ago
Silence the Shame, a prominent mental health advocacy organization, and tech titan Microsoft are set to unveil an app dedicated to mental health awareness, education, and support. This partnership harnesses technology to deliver personalized resources to individuals and communities grappling with mental health challenges. According to a press release, the non-profit and Microsoft are calling on communities worldwide to join forces in raising awareness and fostering a deeper understanding of prevalent mental health issues. App users can engage in the community by sharing stories, dialogue, and ..read more
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Woman Still Waiting For Return Of Car She Loaned George Floyd
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by Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton
5h ago
A woman loaned her car to her friend, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, and he was in that car when stopped by Minneapolis police officers before being killed by Derek Chauvin. Almost four years after that tragic incident, Sylvia Jackson still has not gotten her vehicle back, as she was informed recently that it was still being held as “evidence in the active criminal investigation” of Floyd’s death. According to KSTP, Jackson allowed Floyd to borrow her blue 2001 Mercedes SUV on the day of his death. She still doesn’t have the vehicle in her possession after inquiring about getting it back multi ..read more
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2024 WNBA Draft Picks Spark Surge In Ticket Sales For The Chicago Sky
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by Stacy Jackson
7h ago
The Chicago Sky’s draft picks have ignited a surge in ticket sales after the team secured South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso, LSU forward Angel Reese, and Gonzaga guard Brynna Maxwell in Monday’s WNBA draft. According to The Chicago Tribune, tickets for a June 23 game are nearly sold out on Ticketmaster. The matchup is between the Chicago Sky and the Indiana Fever, the team that selected former University of Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, this year’s No. 1 draft pick. Prices for the game soared as high as $1,700. In 2023, a roar of controversy among spectators sparked after Reese was accused of ..read more
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Do This If You’re Still Not Ready To File Your Taxes
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by Jennifer Streaks
8h ago
Originally Published April 8, 2013. Lying to the IRS or lying on your taxes is a felony that could result in jail time of up to three years. Individuals face fines of up to $250,000, and corporations face up to $500,000. In addition, you could be slapped with the costs related to your prosecution. Uncle Sam says don’t do it. Trust us, he’ll get you. It is down to the wire and only a week before your tax filing is due. But if you are still looking for receipts, haven’t made an appointment with your tax preparer, or have discovered a serious tax issue that needs handling, what do you do? File fo ..read more
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Mike Tyson Has Stopped Using Marijuana
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by Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton
8h ago
Former heavyweight Mike Tyson is scheduled to head into the boxing ring with Jake Paul later this year, and although he smokes and sells marijuana, he will not be taking in the pleasures of cannabis until after the boxing match is over. According to USA Today, the Brooklyn-bred fighter will adhere to the rules set forth by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Marijuana is one of the substances banned by the agency. The TDLR regulates combat sports in the Lone Star State, and if an athlete fails a drug test, not only will they face an automatic 90-day suspension, but they wi ..read more
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Sarah Jakes Roberts Helps Us Tackle Intentionality With Her New Book “Power Moves”
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by Jeroslyn JoVonn
8h ago
Sarah Jakes Roberts, the Pastor, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and daughter to Bishop T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes is taking us inside her newest book “Power Moves.” On the heels of receiving a spot on TIME’s 100 Next People list, the One Church pastor is releasing an essential guide for women from diverse backgrounds on the search for inspiration, spiritual enlightenment, motivation for both life and business endeavors, profound thought leadership, and beyond. With themes of not letting your past define you, using compassion to lead toward determination, power moves when taking the first ..read more
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Supreme Court Sides With Police Officer’s Lawsuit, Rejects Black Lives Matter Activist’s First Amendment Appeal
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by Sharelle Burt
8h ago
The U.S. Supreme Court granted permission for a lawsuit to proceed against Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who led a protest in Louisiana that resulted in a police officer being injured.  Justices rejected an appeal on April 15 filed by Mckesson regarding the 2016 incident where supporters flooded the streets protesting over the police killing of a Black man, Alton Sterling, in Baton Rouge. A Baton Rouge police officer shot Sterling on July 5, 2016, after a struggle occurred outside a convenience store where he was selling homemade CDs.  In the lawsuit, Mckesson v. Doe, B ..read more
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