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How to do Business with Department of Education

This department is one we are all familiar with.  The Department of Education is charged with establishing the policies for the nation’s schools and it ...

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How to do Business with Department of State

The Department of State is the final department of the 15 executive departments of the federal government that I am covering. It is the mission ...

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How to do Business with Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and ...

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ROSCAs a solution to urban decay

In my efforts to educate people about the use of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) or SUSU savings accounts, I am often confronted with ...

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  • The Unwearable Lightness of Being: My Week Without a Smartwatch December 16, 2018
    wired.com - My relationship with wearables started in 2011. Back then, the Fitbit Ultra and Jawbone Up were all the rage, pedometers for the modern age thanks to the availability of motion-tracking sensors and B…
  • Epic sheathes Infinity Blade after Fortnite fan backlash December 16, 2018
    techcrunch.com - Epic, the maker of the insanely popular, cross-platform first-person shooter online game Fortnite, has ‘fessed up to a gameplay misstep when it dropped a super powerful new weapon into the battle roy…
  • The Battle Of The Flagship American Luxury Cars: 2018 Cadillac CT6 Premium AWD VS 2018 Lincoln Continental December 15, 2018
    blackpressusa.com - Highlights: Both the CT6 and the Continental are the last two American-built and designed flagship cars. Our CT6 was equipped with Cadillac’s SuperCruise system. Cadillac CT6AWD MSRP: $81,990 (Base P…
  • Cydia shuts down purchasing mechanism for its jailbreak app store December 15, 2018
    techcrunch.com - Years after becoming one of the go-to destinations for iOS jailbreaks, Cydia’s app store is disabling purchases. Users will be able to access existing downloads through the store and access purchases…
  • Tony Hawk goes mobile December 15, 2018
    techcrunch.com - For three years, Tony Hawk has been conspicuously absent from the video store shelves. For most game developers, that’s little more than a blip between titles. When your name and face are attached to…
  • Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse December 15, 2018
    techcrunch.com - Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source t…
  • Security News This Week: Taylor Swift's Facial Recognition Scans Crowds for Stalkers December 15, 2018
    wired.com - If you thought you were going to make it out of 2018 without a couple more data slip-ups, think again! Two incidents bookended the week. Monday, Google revealed that a bug in its somehow still alive …
  • Which Amazon Echo Should You Buy? December 15, 2018
    wired.com - Amazon's family of Echoes keeps growing. From the first can-shaped Echo, to the big-screen Echo Show, and even the cute Echo Dot, you can get Alexa into your home any number of ways. These devices ca…
  • 5 Simple Ways To Refresh Your Online Personal Brand December 14, 2018
    yfsmagazine.com - If you’d like to make more of an impact online, it’s a good idea to develop a personal brand. Branding might sound a bit overwhelming, but chances are you’re already doing it. Your presence and activ…

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  • Brian Tyree Henry Takes His Characters Home December 16, 2018
    theatlantic.com - Brian Tyree Henry moves as if he’s been here before. His character on Atlanta, the Donald Glover–led FX dramedy, is a reservoir of slow-unfolding gestures, resigned shrugs, and hauntingly empty expre…
  • IN MEMORIAM: Rep. Maxine Waters Statement on the Death of Nancy Wilson December 15, 2018
    blackpressusa.com - WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the death of legendary “song stylist,” Nancy Sue Wilson, who died at age 81. “I am heartbroken by the passing of my beloved frie…
  • FILM REVIEW: The Green Book December 15, 2018
    blackpressusa.com - The Green Book was a travel guide for African Americans that was written by an African American mail carrier named Victor Green. “The Negro Motorist Green Book” started out in the late 40’s and it wa…
  • ‘The Endless’ Is Masterful Low-Budget Sci-Fi December 15, 2018
    wired.com - Over the past five years, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have released a trio of amazing low-budget sci-fi/horror films: Resolution, Spring, and The Endless. Science fiction author Christopher Ceva…
  • The First Black Woman to Lead the Heritage Foundation December 15, 2018
    theatlantic.com - Fadulu: I know that you went to Hampton. Were you considering other schools? Coles James: I was considering other schools at that time. But I had had lots of incredible experience integrating the sch…

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  • Canelo a winner, and not only in the ring December 16, 2018
    espn.com - NEW YORK -- Saturday night was about more than what happened in the ring for Canelo Alvarez. Sure, if Rocky Fielding had pulled a Rocky Balboa and scored one of the biggest upsets in boxing history b…
  • Alvarez drops Fielding four times in dominant win December 16, 2018
    espn.com - NEW YORK -- Canelo Alvarez kicked off the richest athlete contract in sports by doing just what was expected on Saturday night at sold-out Madison Square Garden. Heavy favorite Alvarez, the unified m…
  • The most important takeaway for each bowl game December 16, 2018
    espn.com - Bowl season has started with a busy Saturday lineup. Here's what we learned from each game. Appalachian State 45, Middle Tennessee 13 Brent Stockstill's final game playing for his dad ended on a low …
  • It wasn't pretty, but for at least one more night, the Browns are still in the playoff hunt December 16, 2018
    espn.com - DENVER -- The Cleveland Browns don't care how it happened, they just care that it did. When Jabrill Peppers sacked Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum on fourth down with 43 seconds left and the Broncos at…
  • Twin triple-dubs 'pretty special' for LeBron, Zo December 16, 2018
    espn.com - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A season ago, LeBron James congratulated Lonzo Ball on becoming the youngest player in league history to record a triple-double, breaking his own record. On Saturday, James and Bal…
  • Leadership is about coaching. Here’s how to do it well. December 16, 2018
    fastcompany.com - If you’re a leader or a manager, you probably wear a lot of hats. You’re a project manager, delegator, spokesperson, and most importantly, a coach. But the problem is that no one ever tells you how t…
  • Sources: Smith exits hospital; NFL return unclear December 16, 2018
    espn.com - After spending days in the hospital and enduring multiple surgeries on his broken leg, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith finally has been released -- with an encouraging prognosis, no less -…
  • Iaquinta edges Lee, issues challenge to McGregor December 16, 2018
    espn.com - What a year it has been for UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta. The Long Island native picked up a huge victory against Kevin Lee on Saturday, defeating the former title challenger in a five-round unanimous…
  • Lance's air guitar riff hits sour note with refs December 16, 2018
    espn.com - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The officials determined that Lance Stephenson's guitar was out of tune on Saturday night. Stephenson was called for a technical foul for taunting after making a 3-pointer with 3:1…
  • Why Gonzaga, UCLA and Syracuse should be concerned December 16, 2018
    espn.com - Multiple teams entered Saturday with key opportunities. Some of those squads succeeded, while others ended the night facing real concerns about their futures. Here are the teams that should be concer…
  • Grizzlies GM calls trade confusion 'unfathomable' December 16, 2018
    espn.com - Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace expressed his disappointment on Saturday after a three-team trade involving Trevor Ariza fell apart on Friday. "What happened last night was unfathomab…
  • Memphis' Hardaway: Vols all 'ran over to fight' December 15, 2018
    espn.com - Memphis coach Penny Hardaway said Tennessee players left their bench and "ran over to fight" with "fists balled" as tempers threatened to boil over late in the Volunteers' 102-92 road win Saturday. D…
  • Nation's No. 1 recruit Thibodeaux picks Oregon December 15, 2018
    espn.com - Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the 2019 class, committed to Oregon on Saturday, choosing the Ducks over Alabama, Florida and Florida State. "Mario Cristobal is a great …
  • Irish's Kelly sees 'appetite' to expand playoff to 8 December 15, 2018
    espn.com - SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has heard the growing chatter about an expanded College Football Playoff and thinks his undefeated football team might be helping to speed up tha…
  • What's possible for Baker Mayfield in final three games December 15, 2018
    espn.com - BEREA, Ohio -- Baker Mayfield has entered uncharted territory for Cleveland Browns quarterbacks. Since Gregg Williams replaced Hue Jackson as head coach and Freddie Kitchens replaced Toddy Haley as o…
  • Bulls' LaVine out two games with ankle injury December 15, 2018
    espn.com - Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine will miss at least two games and is set to undergo further evaluation on his injured left ankle, coach Jim Boylen said Saturday. Boylen said LaVine has a sprained delt…
  • Top spenders Red Sox owe $12M in luxury tax December 15, 2018
    espn.com - NEW YORK -- Boston should be happy to pay this tax bill. The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll, according to final calculations by the comm…
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