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by BA - 11 months ago

INTERPOL Warns About Investment Fraud Via Dating Apps

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued a Purple Notice to its 194 member countries outlining a specific modus operandi on dating applications. The threat involves taking advantage of people’s vulnerabilities as they look for potential matches, and luring them into a sophisticated fraud scheme. In the in...

by BA - 11 months ago

Black Businesses Cheated in First PPP loans says U-M Researcher

Photo: YouTube The first iteration of the federal Paycheck Protection Program was by most accounts a success in helping small businesses survive in a pandemic, despite some high-profile stumbles. But as the money was released last spring, data showed that Black-owned businesses were closing at highe...

by BA - 11 months ago

Georgia job market mixed; Kemp spends cash to stop tax hike

Georgia’s job market flashed mixed signals in December, with employers adding more people to payrolls and the unemployment rate ticking down even as the labor force shrank. The new figures were released Thursday as Budget Director Kelly Farr told lawmakers that Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration will...

by BA - 11 months ago

Democrats Setup “Trump Legacy Project” for 2022 Elections

Photo: Wikimedia Commons\Gage Skidmore Donald Trump won't be on the ballot in the 2022 elections, but the Democratic National Committee is already planning to make him a major political issue during the early years of the Joe Biden administration. Tags:& Black Star NewsDonald Trump2022 electionsDemo...

by BA - 11 months ago

Student Athlete of the Week: DeMarcus Washington

Age: 18 Sport: Basketball (Texas Express Basketball Club) Height: 6’1” Weight: 176 School: Texas Can Academy – Dallas Classification: Senior GPA: 3.0   DeMarcus Washington is a native of Dallas. He began high school at A. Maceo Smith (now the site of the Barack Obama Male Leadership Acade...

by BA - 11 months ago

On day one, Joe Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus

President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity, and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The new president signed the orders just hours a...

by BA - 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Pledges ‘Full Support’ To Biden, Harris

Saint Lucia has pledged its full support to United States President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden and Harris took the oath of office on Wednesday. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has offered sincerest congratulations on behalf of the government and people of Saint Lucia. He observ...

by BA - 11 months ago

Slate of two candidates for Joliet City Council severed

A slate of two candidate for Joliet City Council announced earlier this week is no longer. Bob Wunderlich and Warren Dorris, two of 12 candidates vying for three at-large City Council seats, had planned to run as a slate, according to a press release issued Monday by local Erin Gallagher, a vocal o...

by BA - 11 months ago

DNA Test Results Point to Innocence of Death Row Inmate Pervis Payne

Photo: PervisPayne.orgTags:& Black Star NewsInnocence ProjectDNA testing in Pervis Payne casedeath penalty & intellectual disabilityGovernor Lee has given Mr. Payne a reprieve of executionracial discrimination and violenceprosecution’s unconstitutional failure to disclose exculpatory evidencebla...

by BA - 11 months ago

DNA Test Results Points to Innocence of Death Row Inmate Pervis Payne

Photo: PervisPayne.orgTags:& Black Star NewsInnocence ProjectDNA testing in Pervis Payne casedeath penalty & intellectual disabilityGovernor Lee has given Mr. Payne a reprieve of executionracial discrimination and violenceprosecution’s unconstitutional failure to disclose exculpatory evidencebla...

by BA - 11 months ago

Spiritually Speaking: In Training or Not, Tests Keep Coming

There is a perspective in our faith that I subscribe to and it is that our challenges and tests are an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Some believe suffering in some ways is a prerequisite for strengthening one’s spiritual muscle....