More Fathers Are Leading Single-Parent Households, Study Says by Darren Sands

Disparity reflects society’s cultural changes Single fathers may be younger, poorer and less educated than married ones, but they raise eight percent of households with children — that’s nine times higher than the same amount of single-father homes in 1960. Those numbers are according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of Decennial Census and American Community Survey. “The number of single father households has increased about...

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Face2Face Africa Honoring Who’s Who of the African Diaspora by Janell Hazelwood

On June 15, Face2Face Africa, a premier media and events company that supports and highlights leaders of African descent in the Diaspora, will host its annual F.A.C.E. List Awards, honoring women and men of color who have shown excellence in their industries. The event will take place at The Times Center in the heart of New York City. Sponsored by State Farm and Arik Airlines, and hosted by Eric J. Henderson of the Huffington Post,...

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How One Black Entrepreneur ‘Powers’ Obama’s Africa Strategy by Derek T. Dingle

President Obama’s Africa strategy has moved forward as other countries invest more into the continent. President Obama just ended his whirlwind multi-country tour of Africa. Traveling to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania over six days, his first major trip to the continent included moments both powerful and poignant: The First Family’s tour of the famous slave trade memorial, Maison Des Esclaves (House of Slaves) at Goree...

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Business Strategist Reveals How to Attract & Retain Corporate Contracts by C. Daniel Baker

Only 2% of women and minority owned businesses break the $1 million revenue mark One week after the national celebration of Small Business Week, Diversity Business Strategist Shayna Rattler is waving the flag for women and minority business owners.  She shows them how to attract and retain lucrative corporate contracts. Rattler says that only 2% of women and minority owned businesses break the $1 million revenue mark. Of those, 56% of...

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Nestle, Danone Both Possibly Price-Fixed Infant Formula Milk In China By Donny Kwok

HONG KONG – Swiss food company Nestle and French rival Danone are cutting the price of infant formula milk in China after Beijing launched an investigation into possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour in the sector. Wyeth Nutrition, which Nestle bought last year, said on Wednesday it had been cooperating with a probe by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and was responding by cutting...

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Farm bill fails in the House By Michael O’Brien and Frank Thorp, NBC News

A major piece of farm legislation went down to a surprising and dramatic defeat in the House on Thursday, as conservatives joined with most Democrats to oppose the $940 billion bill. The House voted 195-234, with 62 Republicans joining 172 Democrats, to defeat the bill. The vote was regarded as a surprise, and represented an embarrassment to the House GOP leadership team. President Barack Obama had threatened to veto the House...

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