Current Affairs Archive

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The Brown Twitter Bird and How Black People Use Twitter?

Check out this article from with thoughts about how black people use Twitter. I don't agree with the author's assumptions about how black people use Twitter, and even the author knows that it's not possible to do an accurage demographic analysis, but it's a fair assessment of how younger users tend to maximize

11th Annual “Taste of Black History” Celebrates Leading Entrepreneurs |

via The Hustletown Chronicle reports that Chicago area Jewel-Osco stores are having their 11th annual Black History celebration and will honor three African-American entrepreneurs who are important vendors with the company. If you're not reading The Hustletown Chronicle (my latest creation), check it out and be wowed.

MLK the Google Way

Martin Luther King, Jr. via I use Google almost exclusively as my search engine of choice. I'm always impressed with the way they change their logos to reflect current themes whether holidays or other current affairs. After spending the day at a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy and

The Hustletown Chronicle is Featuring Profiles in Black Entrepreneurship

Check out the free publicity that black entrepreneurs are getting on The Hustletown Chronicle. If you have a business that you would like to feature, drop us a line and give us a brief understanding of what you do by answering our virtual interview questions: Name of Business:Owner/Founder:Location:How long in business:Website address:Contact Information:Brief explanation

HOW TO: Do Almost Anything Online in 2010

Image via Wikipedia It’s a new year, which means it’s time to make resolutions, take on fresh challenges, learn new things and change our lives for the better. Perhaps you want to lose 10 pounds, travel more, or get the job you really want? via This is a compilation of almost 30 of

A Report from the 2009 African American Interent Marketing Summit

I attended the second annual African American Internet Marketing Summit yesterday in Chicago at the downtown Wyndham hotel. I didn't attend last year and was excited about this year's topical focus on Internet Marketing. Ken Smikle does a great job of organizing this event and Interactive One was one of several outstanding sponsors. I

I Got Rid of my iPhone. Where is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1?

After many long nights and careful considerations, I canceled my iPhone contract and my device is now nothing more than a glorified iPod Touch. It was a sad day indeed but my wallet is all the better for it as I've eliminated a $100 per month phone bill. That's not to say that I'm

Miles Media & Marketing: A Great Site for Entrepreneurial News and Current Events

I ran across a nice site for news and current events related to African American entrepreneurship. It’s Miles Media and Marketing based out of Chicago, Illinois and it’s a refreshing source of posts that provide a boost of enthusiastic energy via examples and affirmations of how to realize your goals for success. [From Miles

PBS MLK Day Special on Young Black Entrepreneurs

After you’ve spent the MLK holiday celebrating through service and other activities that reflect a realization of the dream, you should tune in for the PBS Nightly Business Report (NBR) for a special program devoted exclusively to young black entrepreneurs. Read more at this link: : Nightly Business Report Partners with BLACK ENTERPRISE