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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:04 am September 8, 2014 The latest jobs report was released on Friday and there’s bad news for black women. While just about every other group has seen a decline in unemployment, black women get no reprieve when it comes to finding work. 

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All but three of America’s wealthiest families are white

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:13 pm July 21, 2014 According to a report by Forbes, all but three of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white.  Forbes’ 185 dynasties with fortunes of at least $1 billion is the first comprehensive ranking of the richest families in America. 

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It’s official: Apple solidifies $3 billion deal with Dr. Dre

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm May 29, 2014 After weeks of rumors, Apple has officially announced its acquisition of Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics. The deal is said to be valued at $3 billion. 

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Video: Homeless man handed $1,000 lottery ticket, wants to share winnings with others

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:01 pm March 5, 2014 You’re about to witness the exact definition of the phrase “pay it forward.” Comedian Magic of Rahat executed the ultimate act of kindness. Earlier this week, the internet entertainer decided to give a homeless man a winning lottery ticket. From the looks of the video Rahat had […]

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Homeless teen raises money to attend college

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:50 am February 6, 2014 19-year-old James Ward always knew that he wanted to attend college. But his dream was temporarily shattered after finding out that he did not have the financial assistance to attend college. Ward, who has been homeless for several years, was accepted into Howard University and his long-time […]

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NFL star Vince Young files for bankruptcy

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:10 pm January 24, 2014 The man who was once referred to as “inVINCEable” has joined a growing list of ex-NFL stars who have filed for bankruptcy. Vince Young, 30, the former University of Texas quarterback, and current NFL free agent filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. 

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Woman receives good fortune after returning $800 to rightful owner

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:31 pm December 30, 2013 Teriasia Dean found a purse on the ground with $800 in it, and despite facing eviction, she returned to purse and all of its contents to the rightful owner. Dean owes $670 in rent, and has been working a retail job to catch up on her debts. […]

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Allen Iverson retires…with no money

LeBron James thinks that Allen Iverson is the best “pound for pound” NBA player he’s ever seen. That’s no light compliment, especially coming from “King James” himself. No doubt Iverson’s legacy will be one worth remembering, but we’ll also remember that the star retired broke.

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Show Me the Money

By Summer M. 8:21 am October 14, 2013 Last Friday was National Coming Out Day. Shout out to those who took it as an opportunity to publicly express their sexuality and those who didn’t. Either way, you deserve a big hug and an even bigger ice cream cone. Of course, even with the government shutdown, […]

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Jobs report: Unemployment highest in six months amid shutdown

According to The U.S. Labor Department, new weekly claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 to 374,000 last week, the highest in six months. One-fourth of the new claims were due to private-sector workers filing for unemployment in result of the government shutdown.

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