Grappling With the Question: Why Isn’t America Number 1?
Feb07

Grappling With the Question: Why Isn’t America Number 1?

Do you feel as if you are drowning in bad news? Welcome to the club. And not just generic bad news but the kind of bad news that makes you question whether we, as a nation, have the smarts, the wherewithal, the old-fashioned grit to solve our problems. One of the most alarming items on a long list of woes is that while the rest of the world’s kids seem to be getting smarter, our kids don’t. Right now, in fact, it looks as...

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Lifting Africa up by empowering its youth By Fred Swaniker
Feb07

Lifting Africa up by empowering its youth By Fred Swaniker

Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 percent of the population—more than 600 million young people is below the age of 25. With no signs that population growth will slow in the decades to come, it is imperative that Africa leverage the talent and energy of its youth to create dramatically higher levels of prosperity and equality and avoid the latent risks of unemployment and social...

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Memphis Entrepreneur Academy
Aug11

Memphis Entrepreneur Academy

Checkout Memphis Entrepreneur Academy website www.mymeakid.org  Learn how you can register for our upcoming Passport Memphis program.Memphis Entrepreneur Academy (MEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting summer program class that transforms young students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of business...

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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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Where the Freelance Economy Is Booming By Patrick Clark

There were 22.5 million U.S. businesses that didn’t have any paid employees in 2011, 1.7 percent more than in the year before, about 75 percent of total businesses. They reported $990 billion in total revenue, up 4.1 percent from 2010. About 18 million non-employer businesses, or about 80 percent of the total, reported receipts of less than $50,000. By non-employer businesses, we’re talking about a wide-ranging group, from freelance...

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Memphis Entrepreneur Academy

Memphis Entrepreneur Academy (MEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting summer program class that transforms young students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of business owners, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with dynamic guest...

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