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7:48 AM / Friday February 24, 2017

Color Of Money

A conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson about his upcoming 20th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit on Feb. 15

February 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Jesse Jackson (pictured on the right) chats with Rev. Joseph Williams, pastor of the Mount Airy United Fellowship Church at the PUSH Wall Street Economic Summit.  (Photo: Courtesy Arlene Edmonds) By Arlene Edmonds Correspondent African Americans can still open businesses and find high paying jobs even amid the 2017 political climate. This…

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Four life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them

January 27, 2017

BPT Life changes often mean tax changes. Whether it’s getting married, buying or selling a home, moving abroad or having a baby, misunderstanding the tax and financial implications of these life changes can lead to taxpayers making mistakes or leaving money on the table. Depending on your situation, there are new tax implications that will…

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Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage

January 20, 2017

By Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar associated press WASHINGTON — If you haven’t signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of taxpayers who might be uninsured, reminding them that they could be on the hook for hundreds of dollars in fines…

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Statement by Robert L. Johnson urging Congress to adopt a resolution by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to increase minority hiring and minority business opportunities

January 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Robert L. Johnson  and Sen. Tim Scott Johnson applauds U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) for championing the RLJ rule BETHESDA, Md.– — Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) today issued the following statement acknowledging Sen. Tim Scott’s introduction of Senate Resolution 11…

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Six common tax filing mistakes to avoid

January 13, 2017

BPT It’s probably safe to say handing cash to Uncle Sam does not top the list of your favorite things. When it comes to filing taxes, making a small mistake can mean paying more taxes than you need to or forking over cash to cover penalties. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to make sure your…

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Enter your business in the Black business directory for North Philadelphia

January 6, 2017

Are you a Black business owner in North Philadelphia? If so, then you should consider listing your business in the first annual North Philly Black Biz Directory.  The Beech Companies, Inc., a leader in community economic development in North Philadelphia, is producing the directory in an effort to identify and promote Black-owned businesses in North…

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The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally

January 6, 2017

BPT The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, digital projectors and DVD players to online learning, which…

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Mikki Taylor will host the third event in the “TalkingBEAUTY” brunch series at the The Harlem Fine Arts Show

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mikki Taylor (Photo: Lev Radin / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, the Adele...

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SUNscopes for the week of Feb. 20

February 17, 2017

By Georgia Nicols All Signs: According to the Urban Dictionary, Wednesday is Hump Day – “the midway...

Color Of Money

Homeless haircuts: Salvation of Sorrows boosting pride and dignity, one head at a time

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Chris Anderson (c) and his barbers work on clients.  (Photo: Courtesy Arlene Edmonds) By Arlene...

Entertainment

Funk legend Junie Morrison, of Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players, dead at 62

February 19, 2017

From ABC News Radio Walter “Junie” Morrison, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose synthesizer work, arranging and...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff