by James Clingman
NNPA News Service
Have you noticed all the current efforts to promote business opportunities in Africa? I sure have. Have you wondered how now, all of a sudden, so much emphasis is being placed on Africa by politicians? I sure have. Have you seen and heard about conferences and initiatives taking place across this nation that stress the importance of business connections with the Motherland? I have, too.
Why is this happening now? Why is Africa so vital to our economic interests now?
Churches are social service agencies, particularly in the African-American community, says the Rev. Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, pastor/CEO of Saint Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church. He expounds on that concept and more in the conclusion to a two-part "On Our Way To Wealthy" conversation.
by Jason Alderman
NNPA News Service
High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or she – and you – should know about the economic and tax ramifications of temporary employment:
Payroll deductions. If this is their first job, warn your kids about common payroll deductions that can take a big bite out of take-home pay.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Southwest Tennessee Community College recently helped four women build their own web-based businesses.
TSBDC provided 15-week, business-building course sponsorships to the women, who demonstrated a need and willingness to set up and grow their own profitable e-businesses.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), Inc., Memphis Chapter is sponsoring its first "Sisters' Keeper" Financial Bootcamp for African-American women beginning July 2 at Literacy Mid-South.
The Sisters' Keeper program is a six-week, structured financial bootcamp designed to assist African-American women with establishing and living on a budget, developing good saving and investment practices, understanding and managing credit and debt
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, pastor/CEO of Saint Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church, guides an enterprise of ministries, funded programs and corporations that stretch the traditional concept of a "church."
As a multifaceted, faith-based, social service and community development agency, a major part of St. Andrew's mission is to actively demonstrate faith by works.
The split-annuity strategy involves purchasing two types of annuity contracts: immediate and deferred. The immediate annuity would provide a current income stream during the early years of retirement, and the deferred annuity would have the potential to provide a future income stream.