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Forming Co-operatives is a Smart Business Decision

The right kind of Co-op is a boost in spending power, product and inventory management for the small Entrepreneur. Wikipedia defines a Co-op as “an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit.”    The operative word is cooperative. 1,647 more words

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The Convenience of Forgetting

In May of 2014, I published a piece about my family’s escape from sharecropping. I was surprised to learn that so many people didn’t know that sharecropping was slavery rebooted. 918 more words


European Tourist, Black Churches and Race

A few weeks ago a friend and business colleague of mine posted pictures on his Facebook site of European tourist standing in line to enter black churches. 1,751 more words

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The Episodic Thoughts of Hamp


Codis Hampton II’s Episodic Thoughts of Hamp Offers Fly-on-the-Wall Insights on Movers and Shakers


Episodic Thoughts treats readers to amusing observations on the private discussions of movers and shakers and lawmakers. 582 more words

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It's Another Family Reunion

You ever wonder why old folks like to bring up the past. Sure, one of the reason is that it reminds them of their younger days when they were spry, fit and could chase the wind without a care in the world. 1,692 more words

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Black Hair Care, Open To All Entrepreneurs

Sometime last year, I was surprised to learn that the United States 1965 decision to ban the import of any wig that contained hair from China contributed to the Koreans domination of the US Black Hair Care Industry.  1,375 more words

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Al Sharpton launches hunger strike for Lynch confirmation

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s advocacy group and female civil rights leaders launched a hunger strike Wednesday to press for the confirmation of U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. 8 more words

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