Jets season preview: The Sam Darnold era begins now

Here comes the Season of Sam. The Jets begin the 2018 season with renewed hope in the right arm of rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Coming off of consecutive 5-11 seasons, the Jets are still in the midst of rebuilding, but the selection of Darnold with the third overall pick in this year’s draft has energized…
Sports | New York Post

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH UPDATE:

Lisa Brescia Begins Performances as Heidi Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tonight!

Broadway veteran Lisa Brescia will join the company of the Tony Award-winning musical as ‘Heidi Hansen,’ marking her return to Broadway after more than a decade. Brescia begins performances today, August 7, 2018 succeeding Rachel Bay Jones, who plays her final performance on August 5, 2018.
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Paul Manafort’s defense blames Rick Gates, prosecution details $15K ‘ostrich’ jacket as trial begins

Paul Manafort, 69, is accused of bank fraud and tax crimes in federal trial, which began Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia. The case is not related to work he did on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
Politics

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Save 50% Today! Get 24/7 Access to Your Credit Scores & Reports with TransUnion

NASA’s TESS spacecraft begins hunting exoplanets

Newsy

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

The Squip Enters: BE MORE CHILL Begins Performances Off-Broadway Today!

Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis NBC’s ‘Smash’, The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter and a book by Joe Tracz The Lightning Thief, Netflix’s ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ will have its New York premiere production this summer. Stephen Brackett directs and Chase Brock choreographs the limited 9-week, off-Broadway engagement July 26 – September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street, NYC.
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Broadway in Bryant Park Begins Today with CHICAGO, SPONGEBOB, STOMP, AND WAITRESS

Broadway in Bryant Park will return this summer The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for free performances for six consecutive weeks from Today, July 12 to Today, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Today with performances running from 1230 p.m. EST – 130 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM’s on-air personalities, this year’s annual presentation of open-air lunch hour performances featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be presented by your local Toyota Dealers, VISIT PHILADELPHIA and FUJIFILM Instax.
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Trump’s SCOTUS pick meets with key senators as nomination fight begins

The morning after he was nominated to become a Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill, where his possible future on the high court will be determined.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

The United States begins the world’s largest naval exercises in the Pacific as it seeks to impress allies and counter China

The Pentagon kicked off the world’s largest naval war games last week, the biennial, month-long Rim of the Pacific exercises, known as RIMPAC, bringing together 46 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 troops from 25 nations.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

As historic Singapore summit begins, some South Koreans have ‘high hopes’

ABC News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Haley leaves as Palestinian ambassador begins to speak at the UN

ABC News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Alex Boniello Begins Performances in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tonight!

Mike Faist’s final performance in Dear Evan Hansen will be Sunday, May 13. Alex Boniello will join the company as Connor Murphy beginning Today, May 15. Additionally, Will Roland will play his final performance as Jared Kleinman on Sunday, June 10. It has yet to be announced who will take over as Jared.
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

‘Happy Death Day 2’ Begins Shooting This Month; Here’s Everything We Know

'Happy Death Day 2' Begins Shooting This Month; Here's Everything We Know

Cleverly taking the premise of Groundhog Day and applying it to the horror genre, Happy Death Day is a pleasant little slasher film. But it mostly works because actress Jessica Rothe is so appealing in the lead role as a college student who keeps getting killed on her birthday, only to wake up the same morning over and over. 

Happy Death Day received mostly positive reviews (71% on Rotten Tomatoes) and wound up with an impressive $ 123 million gross worldwide….

Read More

Read Comments

Fandango Movie News

MOVIE APP UPDATE:

The Magic Begins! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight

A play in two parts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22 at the Lyric Theatre 214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Be sure to check back tonight, as BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a roundup of all of the reviews as they come in
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

‘Captain Marvel’ Begins Production – Everything We Know So Far

'Captain Marvel' Begins Production - Everything We Know So Far

 

Marvel Studios has announced that Captain Marvel, the twenty-first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), began production today. The film has been in development since 2013 and cameras are now starting to roll with less than a year until its intended release date. Let’s recap everything we know so far about Marvel’s first female-solo superhero film.

 

Who is Captain Marvel?

 

Captain Marvel has actually been the alter ego for many…

Read More

Read Comments

Fandango Movie News

MOVIE APP UPDATE:

FDA Begins Anti-Smoking Push To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes

Stop Smoking!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive.

The Food and Drug Administration estimated that its sweeping anti-smoking plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1.4 percent. Now about 15 percent of U.S. adults smoke.

FDA regulators estimate about 5 million more people would quit cigarettes within one year of new nicotine limits. Currently there are no limits. Under law, the FDA can regulate nicotine although it cannot remove it completely.

“Our estimates underscore the tremendous opportunity to save so many lives if we come together and forge a new path forward to combat the overwhelming disease and death caused by cigarettes,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.

Nicotine is highly addictive, but it is not deadly by itself. It’s the burning tobacco and other substances inhaled through smoking that cause cancer, heart disease and bronchitis. Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, even though smoking rates have been declining for decades.

The agency published its formal notice online Thursday to begin regulating nicotine in what’s expected to be a multi-year process littered with potential obstacles. The FDA is seeking outside comment on a number of issues, including what nicotine levels should be permitted and whether the change should be implemented gradually or all at once.

The FDA gained authority to regulate ingredients in cigarettes and other tobacco products in 2009. But FDA’s regulatory efforts have been hampered for years by legal challenges by Big Tobacco companies.

Cigarette makers generally have vowed to take part in the FDA’s regulatory process for nicotine levels, often emphasizing the long, complicated nature of implementing new regulations.

The FDA has sponsored several recent studies showing that when smokers switch to very low nicotine cigarettes they smoke less and are more likely to try quitting. This research was pivotal to establishing that smokers won’t compensate by smoking more cigarettes or inhaling more deeply if nicotine levels are low enough. One study limited nicotine to less than 1 milligram per gram of tobacco.

The plan to restrict nicotine in cigarettes is only part of a broader anti-smoking push outlined by Gottlieb. He envisions the FDA sanctioning a new class of federally reviewed products that deliver nicotine without the toxic byproducts of burning tobacco. While some of those products might bear similarities to e-cigarettes, the FDA has not granted any company permission to market its product as “reduced-risk” compared to cigarettes.

READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM:

GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: 

(Photo Credit: ThinkStock Images)

Life & Style – Black America Web

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

THE PROM Begins Performances at the Cort Theatre October 21, With an Official Opening Set for November 15

Producers and Presidents of the Prom Committee Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Jack Lane and Timothy Laczynski announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will begin performances on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre 138 West 48th Street.
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Univision begins search for CEO as Randy Falco seeks retirement

Univision Chief Executive Randy Falco is on his way out. The board of directors at the Spanish-language broadcaster have started a search for a new CEO after growing disenchanted with Falco’s vision for the company, The Post has learned. Things came crashing down around Falco after a March 1 board meeting where he presented his…
Media | New York Post

SPECIAL DISCOUNT DEAL:

Steven Spielberg Begins Casting for ‘West Side Story’

Steven Spielberg Begins Casting for 'West Side Story'

Deadline recently reported that Steven Spielberg was planning for his next two projects as director to be Indiana Jones 5 and a remake of West Side Story. Fans seemed to get the answer of which would happen first this week when author Mark Harris (Five Came Back) shared a casting notice for the latter, which Spielberg will direct for Fox from a script by Tony Kushner.

Harris had the exclusive on the musical because he's married to Kushner (he also gave credit to cating…

Read More

Read Comments

Fandango Movie News

MOVIE APP UPDATE:

Washington begins to wake up to China’s ‘influence operations’

Washington is waking up to the huge scope and scale of Chinese Communist Party influence operations inside the United States, which permeate American institutions of all kinds. China’s overriding goal is, at the least, to defend its authoritarian system from attack and at most to export it to the world at America’s expense. The foreign-influence…
Opinion | New York Post

SPECIAL SHOE DISCOUNT:

Everyday Savings: Up to 40% Off on over 2,000 Styles at DSW! Shop Now!

Will Obamacare Marketplaces Suffer As Open Enrollment Begins?

Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.)

Michael Morrisey, Texas A&M University

(THE CONVERSATION) The Trump administration’s executive orders changing some elements of the Affordable Care Act’s administration are creating uncertainty as open enrollment for the health insurance marketplaces is set to start Nov. 1.

How will the executive orders affect individual insurance and open enrollment this year?

With one very important exception – the elimination of subsidies to help low-income people pay for co-payments and other out-of-pocket expenses – the likely answer is not much.

However, as a professor of health policy who has extensively studied the ACA, I believe that exception could have big ripple effects.

Changes ahead

The executive order of Oct. 12, 2017, focused on three relatively unknown features of how the ACA affects premiums and enrollment. These three are association health plans, health reimbursement accounts, and short-term health insurance policies.

Association health plans, which have been proposed since the 2000s, are insurance plans offered by associations rather than employers and that would be exempt from state insurance laws.

For example, small law firms might be able to buy health insurance through the American Bar Association. Association health plan regulations would seek to exempt the bar association from the many differing state insurance regulations arguably lowering costs and increasing insurer competition.

There are two reasons to think this effort would have “not much” of an effect. First, small employers can already become self-insured and buy coverage that limits their risk beyond a certain dollar amount, or what is called stop-loss coverage. They can therefore rather easily become exempt from state insurance regulations.

The second reason to expect “not much” impact is that modern insurance requires networks of hospital, physician and drugstore networks. Our field research on the effectiveness of competition in the exchanges leads us to believe that the proposed multi-state associations are unlikely to be able to negotiate meaningfully low prices with providers that will allow them to compete with locally based insurers.

So, few get established and even fewer are successful.

Employer-based savings accounts

The next proposal is to allow health reimbursement account funds to be used for a broader array of services and, particularly, to buy private individual coverage through the exchange.

Health reimbursement accounts are similar to the tax-sheltered flexible spending accounts that many people currently have through their employers. Unlike an FSA, however, the employer funds the health reimbursement account and defines what the funds can be used for.

One fear is that the employers most likely to adopt the new-version health reimbursement account are those with a history of high medical claims. They would, it’s feared, dump their expensive workers on the insurance exchange, leading to higher exchange premiums.

It is very unclear the extent to which employers would move toward the new health reimbursement accounts. Traditionally, money to buy private coverage was a not uncommon model used by small employers in the pre-ACA era. These would seem to be the most likely to adopt the new health reimbursement account model.

But, currently uninsured workers in small firms are more likely to be low utilizers of health care services, so they don’t cost much. If so, their enrollment in the exchanges would lower average claims costs, and, by extension, premiums as well. While there is the potential for larger effects, I believe the most likely impact seems to be “not much.”

Short-term policies

The order also proposed expanding the time limit on short-term policies from 90 days to 365 days. This has a potentially bigger impact – particularly when tied to the elimination of payments for cost-sharing subsidies.

Traditionally, state laws limited short-term policies to approximately 365 days of coverage. The Obama administration shortened that to 90 days. The short-term individual market is (and was) minuscule; the entire individual market is only about 7 percent and the short-term market was only a slice of that. It focused on those who wanted coverage between jobs, or before new employer coverage began, or before Medicare began. Those with preexisting health conditions paid more. Coverage could also be tailored to exclude, say, maternity care.

However, a reasonably healthy individual may buy such a plan “just in case.” These are the very folks the ACA wants in the exchanges. They would help balance out the high-cost people with ongoing health problems.
Thus, some opponents fear that expanding the length of short-term policies would take away healthy buyers from the exchange marketplaces and result in higher premiums for those who remain.

Advocates of the short-term policies would argue that these are precisely the folks who aren’t buying coverage now.

Given the strongly disproportionate enrollment into the exchanges by those with pre-existing conditions and other health concerns, I’m of the view that this proposal increases the number of people with coverage, by means of the short-term policies, without having much impact on the exchanges.

But, there is a complication!

Higher premiums almost a certainty

The complication is the administration’s decision to stop payments to insurers for cost-sharing subsidies. These are subsidies to help low-income people pay for co-payments, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
These subsidies differ from those to help consumers pay for insurance premiums. The administration’s decision order doesn’t change those premium subsidies.

What does change is that the administration is arguing that Congress never appropriated the payments of the cost-sharing subsidies to the insurers and as a result, these payments will now stop?

This presents a problem. Insurers in the marketplace must honor the effectively lower deductibles and co-pays. To offset losses from the administration’s action, they ordinarily would raise premiums or leave the market.

But under the ACA, the insurers can’t just raise premiums. Insurers had to submit their proposed premiums last summer and signed contracts in October. Some insurers assumed the administration would end these subsidy payments; they raised their proposed premiums to reflect this assumption, and the regulators approved the higher rates.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas reported that its 2018 rates reflect this assumption. Other states, such as California, directed insurers to assume that the subsidy payments would go away, it also approved higher rates. Other states may allow insurers to revise their rates; still, others may not.

So, in some states, premiums are already higher due to the anticipation of the administration’s action. In others, premiums will increase to reflect the new action. In still others, insurers may be simply out of luck; these are the states where some or all insurers may withdraw from the exchanges.

A new group would be vulnerable

This sets up the second set of consumers who will be affected by the short-term policies. It’s not the folks who have the premium subsidies. As long as their incomes don’t change, the premiums they pay are unaffected. Under the ACA, taxpayers pay for their higher premiums.

No, the second affected group consists of those who are not eligible for a premium subsidy. Whether they buy coverage through the exchange or through an off-exchange, ACA-compliant policy, they will face the higher premiums.

In my view, many of these will be tempted by the short-term policies. Some will be pleased that they can get “just in case” coverage at a lower premium. Some will be pleased that they can buy coverage that doesn’t include features they don’t value, maternity care perhaps, at a much lower price. Others will make the trade-off of lower-priced coverage, but the exclusion of coverage for their heart condition. They hope and trust that they can make it to the next ACA open enrollment period if they need such care. These folks all expand enrollment in the short-term market segment.

It isn’t clear, however, how big an impact this enrollment shift might have on the exchanges. To the extent that these are disproportionately healthy folks who withdraw, their withdrawal will mean that those who remain in the exchanges are those with higher average medical costs, resulting in higher premiums next year.

So, while most of the actions in the president’s executive order are likely to have “not much” impact, the real story is likely to be the shift to short-term policies in the face of the elimination of the payments for the cost-sharing subsidy.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article here: http://theconversation.com/will-obamacare-marketplaces-suffer-as-open-enrollment-begins-85786.

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

(Photo Credit: Think Stock Image)


Life & Style – Black America Web

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Begins Tonight Off-Broadway

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment present FRIENDS The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210 The Musical. Performances are set to begin tonight, October 13, at St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street – between 8th amp 9th Avenues and continue through December 31. Get a sneak peek at the company below
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Image or Economics? Success in Business Begins With a Solid Foundation

image

When you attend conventions or business meetings, you’ve probably seen those impressive, young, entrepreneurs wearing expensive clothes and driving luxury cars. At first glance, they appear to be pictures of success—all the signs of material wealth are there. If you’re working hard and trying to build your business, you may feel envious. You may ask yourself, “What are they doing right that I’m doing wrong? Where are my luxuries?” Want to know the truth? Chances are, they can’t afford them either. They’re in debt. They’re choosing image over economics.

I know a man who was an entrepreneur that, when he first met the woman who eventually became his fiancé, he owned a house in the “hood” that was paid for, and a fifteen-year-old truck, which was also paid for and ran fine. To impress her, he chose image over economics. Soon, she bragged as to how she “upgraded” him, as he now had a new Mercedes (with a note), a four-story townhouse in a fancy neighborhood (not paid for, doubling his monthly expenses), and a Rolex.

When he lived in the hood, he had a net worth over $ 50,000. Now it was zero, but he looked good—and she called it an “upgrade.” Had he chosen to save and invest, he would have built a solid financial capacity; but to impress her and others, he bought liabilities. His business had no firm foundation, and at the first economic downturn, he was wiped out.

 

Designer Logos Versus Lasting Value

 

Choosing image over economics is a big mistake. I speak from experience. When I began my real estate investment firm, I worked diligently and was thrifty. My net worth slowly increased and my passive income covered all the monthly bills, but I felt neither rich nor wealthy.

In 2014, I took my wife to Italy for our 10th anniversary, and we posted pictures on Facebook. I was soon inundated with affirming comments like, “I see you big-timer,” and, “One day, I want to be like you.” While in Italy, I found an outlet mall where I got tons of name brand stuff—Ferragamo, Valentino, Armani—so, when I came back, I was all name brand. Prior to that, nothing I owned was name brand.

With all the pats on the back and praise, I felt like I had taken a wrong turn. I knew that the external symbols weren’t building my wealth, but it sure felt good. My real estate business built economics, but name brand living was about image. I realized that many people say they want success, but settle for the symbols which they define as success. Unfortunately, I began to drink the kool-aid.
Building a business and wealth takes time. It’s not pretty, and you aren’t always going to get the pats on the back, but if you remain focused you can be successful. You’ll find that it’s better to build a solid foundation on which to put your business, even if the foundation is invisible to the eye.

 

Tips for Making Good Financial Choices

 

When contemplating a purchase, avoid choosing image over economics by asking yourself these three questions:

  1. Is this something necessary to increase my wealth? Things on which you spend your money should directly contribute to your economics. For example, if you’re a realtor, then clothing may be an investment that will boost your career. But if you’re a graphic designer, wear jeans, and invest in better equipment.
  2. Do I want this to impress others, or is it a need? Put your money to work for you. Don’t throw it away on purchases that don’t directly increase your earning power.
  3. Can I get the same result at lower cost? If you have to drive to work every morning, will an expensive luxury car get you there more quickly than a more affordable car? If you need to know what time it is, will a watch encrusted with gold and diamonds keep better time? Probably not!

 

The Real Truth About Business Success

 

None of the wealthy people I know and respect are concerned about image. While they live in small houses and their clothes come from regular stores, they have multimillion dollar real estate portfolios and other income producing investments.

You have to make a choice as to what you want—image or economics. To build a strong foundation for your business, understand that success is not based on symbols. Luxuries are benefits of success, not signs of success. If you’re striving for the so-called symbols of wealth, then you’ll have difficulty building your business, because you’ll always be trying to keep up. Don’t try to impress people who really don’t matter. Instead, invest your money in things that will help you achieve long-term success. Choose economics over image.

 

 

 


Jerome D. LoveJerome D. Love has been an entrepreneur and professional speaker for 20 years and founded the Texas Black Expo in 2002. He was named a Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer (Prudential Texas Realty), Entrepreneur of the Year (National Black MBA Association, Houston Chapter), and Pinnacle Award Finalist (Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce), and is a popular keynote speaker for both corporate and collegiate events.

Love and was selected as keynote speaker for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Economic Development Summit and the New Mexico State Leadership Conference. He has also shared the speaking stage at conferences with business icons like Priceline founder Jeff Hoffman, Chuck E. Cheese founder Gene Landrum, NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and others.

To learn more about Love or to book him for a speaking engagement, visit his website.  

You can also follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Money – Black Enterprise

FASHION DEAL UPDATE:

Shop select Free People sale and clearance items at Bloomingdales.com!

Facebook begins ‘human review’ of potentially sensitive ads

Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues.
Technology Headlines

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Discover high-quality men’s and women’s wear and accessories carefully selected for impeccable make and lasting quality.

THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Begins Tonight in Schenectady

The first North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE begins tonight, October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors. The tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre.
BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Thousands in Puerto Rico rush for higher ground as large dam begins to fail

ABC News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

2 Chainz Begins Tour From ‘Trap’ Wheel Chair After Breaking His Leg

2 Chainz managed to break his leg nearly two weeks ago and underwent surgery without the blogs finding out…but fans at his first tour stop in Arizona on Wednesday (Aug. 9) were let in on the secret when he took the stage in in a wheelchair.

The rapper kicked off night one of his “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” tour at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre from a custom pink chair, wheeled out by a “nurse.”

Of course, the chair had “Trap” emblazoned across the back.

The rapper shared a pic of his entrance on Instagram, along with a lengthy background story explaining everything.

“So I broke my leg 11 days ago, and had surgery 10 days ago .. when I woke up from sedation the doctor told me ” well looks like your gonna have to cancel your tour ” so I told him maybe it means God wants me to use my mind and be creative!” he wrote.

“So after all the morphine and pains meds wore off I called management and said somebody find me a ” pink wheelchair ” I can’t let my fans down besides I’m passionate about this shit !! Tucson, Arizona thank you for supporting me and rocking with the campaign!!”

Watch below:

Instagram Photo

 

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram

[ione_media_gallery id=”456263″ overlay=”true”]

Sign Up For Our Newsletter!


Entertainment – Black America Web

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards: See All the Stars Hit the Carpet Before the Sliming Begins

Russell Wilson, Future Zahir Wilburn, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports AwardsReady, set, slime!
It’s officially that time of year again: Sports stars and celebrities are hitting the orange carpet ahead of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards…

E! Online (US) – Red Carpet Blog

WEDDING PREP UPDATE:

Tarek El Moussa Says He ‘Couldn’t Hate’ Ex Christina As She Begins Dating New Man

 

Flip or Flop‘s Christina El Moussa is dating again — just don’t tell her ex Tarek about it!

“We’re going through this divorce thing, we’re working together, I just really don’t want to know what’s going on with her personal life,” Tarek told Andy Cohen on the Bravo host’s SiriusXM channel, Radio Andy, on Wednesday.

Christina is dating a businessman that she’d dated before she got together with Tarek a decade ago, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

RELATED VIDEO: Inside Flip or Flop‘s Tarek and Christina El Moussa’s Split

 

“It’s very new,” says the source. “She’s not calling him her boyfriend or anything — there definitely aren’t any labels on it. They’re just hanging out and enjoying spending time together.”

Tarek is also dating, but says nothing has gotten serious for him either.

“No girlfriends, Andy. No girlfriends,” he told Cohen. “It’s going to be a while before that happens.”

RELATED VIDEO: Christina El Moussa: I Leaned on My Kids and Friends Through the Divorce

 

Tarek is still filming new episodes of Flip or Flop with Christina and says they are focused on staying positive for their daughter Taylor, 6, and son Brayden, 20 months.

“I do not hate ,” Tarek told Cohen. “For the kids, no matter what — even if I wanted to, which I don’t — I couldn’t hate my ex-wife, well almost ex-wife. … When we go to school activities, sporting events, we will sit right next to each other.”

Entertainment Tonight was the first outlet to report on Christina’s new relationship.


PEOPLE.com

Fashion Deals Update:

The Team Behind ‘Batkid Begins’ Shares Behind-The-Scenes Stories From Their Heartwarming Documentary

In 2013, the Make-A-Wish Foundation made 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott’s dreams come true when they turned San Francisco into Gotham City and transformed Scott into “Batkid.” Alongside a fully-grown Batman partner, Batkid saved a damsel in distress, brought two super-villains to justice and captured the hearts of the thousands who turned up to see his crusade in person and the millions who watched online.

And on June 26, the incredible story comes to the big screen with the documentary “Batkid Begins.” On Wednesday, HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri spoke to the team behind the film and the wish itself to get the behind-the-scenes story of how it all went down.

The documentary chronicles the increasingly elaborate preparation for granting Scott’s wish. Patricia Wilson, the CEO Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, said she initially hoped for about 200 people to show up for support. When that turned into more than 25,000, organizers worried all the attention might be too much for a 5-year-old. But when the pressure was on, Bakid never hesitated for a moment.

“I tell you what, the first time he saw that costume, he just started stripping right down to his Batman underwear and put that costume on,” Wilson said. “We put the hood on and I said, ‘Who are you?’ He goes, ‘I’m Batman!’ And I thought, ‘Okay, we’ve got a real Batman here.'”

“Batkid Begins” is in select theaters June 26. Our advice: bring tissues.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with the team behind “Batkid Begins” here.

Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live�s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Entertainment – The Huffington Post
Entertainment News-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!