Former Convicts No Longer Have To Notify Employers Of Their Criminal Past On Job Applications | Vibe

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President Obama announced Monday (November 2nd) an executive order which bans federal employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until later on in the application process.

The order known as “ban the box” which describes the actual checkbox on applications that inquires if applicant have ever been convicted of a crime, is intended to help former convicts successfully re-enter into society. Continue reading “Former Convicts No Longer Have To Notify Employers Of Their Criminal Past On Job Applications | Vibe”

HBCU Money’s 2013 African American Owned Bank Directory

All banks are listed in alphabetical order. In order to be listed in our directory the bank must have at least 51 percent African American ownership. You can click on the bank name to go directly to their website. There are 21 African American owned banks with assets totaling approximately $4.7 billion in assets or approximately 0.43 percent of African America’s $1.1 trillion in buying power. In 1994, there were 54 African American owned banks according to the FDIC. Now, there are 21. ALAMERICA BANK Location: Birmingham, Alabama Founded: January 28, 2000 FDIC Region: Atlanta Assets: $35 404 000 BROADWAY… Continue reading HBCU Money’s 2013 African American Owned Bank Directory

Why the hell am I still DATING BLACK WOMEN?

Originally posted on Real News:
Why the hell am I still DATING BLACK WOMEN? A tall, Blonde, hazel eyed Arian Beauty walked into my Black-owned, professionally-hood barber shop today, greeted by a cascade of compliments, as each patron’s brown eyes followed her from the very moment she got out of her car. She had successfully made it pass the dozen Brown Skinned Beauties standing outside of the barbershop, staring daggers at her. There are always at least a dozen Black Women standing outside my barbershop, dressed in club attire, hair freshly done, make-up on point, high heel game vicious, wearing… Continue reading Why the hell am I still DATING BLACK WOMEN?

5 DELIGHTFUL DOLLAR STORE CRAFTS TO TRY NOW …

There are a ton of dollar store crafts that can turn seemingly cheap products into a stunning treasure! If you’re planning any sort of celebration such as a wedding reception, baby shower or birthday party, the dollar store is the place to hit up for some amazing décor and centerpiece ideas! If you’re looking to spruce up your home, you’d be surprised at what you can make using a few select purchases! These dollar store crafts are easy and cheap to make, so jump right in! 1. CUPCAKE STAND This is one of the most useful dollar store crafts you … Continue reading 5 DELIGHTFUL DOLLAR STORE CRAFTS TO TRY NOW …