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Jamaican Accounting Practitioners Unite to Form New Company, Serve Customers and Broaden Operations

Jamaican accounting practitioners Oliver Campbell and Leroy Adams decided to merge their operations. This new partnership, Campbell Adams and Company, will work to provide stability to the organization's internal operations while exploring short- and long-term expansionary plans. "In...

Digital Apps Are The Future For Black Media, Says Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson...

There was collective shock when it was announced that Jet magazine would be going digital and ending its reign as a print magazine that had been a staple in Black households for more than 60 years. With the...

Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory

Student loan debt hovers at more than $1 trillion, a threefold surge from a decade ago, and a record number of college students who graduated as the financial system nearly imploded have an average debt...

The Battle to Get African Games on Phones

Nigerian creator Olakunle Ogungbamila is ready to take on the challenge of making his new mobile phone game, Afro Fighters, just as popular as its predecessors Clash of Clans and Angry Birds. In order...

The Voice of Hulu Has Been Fired

The man who for six years assured binge-watchers that “the following program is brought to you with limited commercial interruption,” known as "the voice of Hulu," has intoned his last advertisement for the streaming video...

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 304,000, Close to Seven-Year Low

Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down...

Ford to Donate $1M to New African American Museum

Ford Motor Co. is donating $1 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The donation from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the company's philanthropic organization, will...

World Bank Group Commits $15.3B to Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank Group committed a record-breaking $15.3 billion to sub-Saharan Africa's development in fiscal year 2014 (July 2013 to June 2014), supporting shared prosperity in the region and focusing on increased efforts to...

Young Inventors Could Change Future of Kenya’s Security

Four Kenyan students from the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology are making the process of entering a building easier with the help of their security system. Michael...

Kenya’s Mobile Innovation Brings Digital Banking Closer

Kenyan financial services heavyweight Equity Bank is planning to roll out mobile banking services in July, using innovative paper-thin SIM technology. The bank will provide its account holders with slimline SIMs that they can lay...

Code for America Accepting Applications for 2015 Fellowship Program

Code for America is now accepting applications through July 15 for its 2015 fellowship program. Code for America is a nonprofit organization that helps citizens and governments use technology to solve community problems. This is a yearlong...

Immigrants From Latin America, Africa Squeezed as Banks Curtail International Money Transfers

 As government regulators crack down on the financing of terrorists and drug traffickers, many big banks are abandoning the business of transferring money from the United States to other countries, moves that are expected...

High Achieving High School Grad Picks UF With Hopes of ‘Being Innovative in Technology...

Chesalon Taylor, a graduate of Spruce Creek High School in Daytona, Fla., has been an overachiever since middle school, succeeding at Algebra I and II, then Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus I and II. Now,...

UNICEF, Barclays Team up to Assist Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs

The African continent is booming with entrepreneurs starting businesses of every size and type. At a roundtable discussion held by the Guardian and sponsored by Barclays, senior representatives of business, academia, NGOs and the financial...

Bright Path to Digital Careers at Techlink Barbados

More than 30 young Barbadians learned basic skills for developing successful mobile apps and producing high-quality digital photography at a special workshop facilitated by the BrightPath Foundation, in collaboration with Columbus Communications. A mix of small...

Powerful Governments and Corporations Target Genocidal Land Grabs in Africa, Caribbean

Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 500 million acres of land in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean was acquired or negotiated under deals brokered on behalf of foreign governments or transnational corporations. Many such...

Teen Entrepreneur Gets Jump-Start on Business Goals

Many young people who haven't even graduated from high school are taking the entrepreneurial path. Unlike most of their peers, they won't be relaxing over their summer vacation. Instead, they will be working on their...

Federal Trade Commission Alleges T-Mobile Took Hundreds of Millions From Bogus Charges

T-Mobile is in the crosshairs of a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission alleging it bilked customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars via bogus charges. The complaint and potential decision in the lawsuit could...

Members of Metalworkers Union Go on Strike in South Africa

The country's largest union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), claims that more than 200,000 members are striking. The union is demanding a 12 percent wage increase, almost double the rate of inflation....

Google Seeks to Help Women, Minorities Learn Coding for Free

After the lack of diversity among Google's workforce became public knowledge recently, the company is looking to make strides for more inclusion. With women only making up 17 percent of Google's employees, the tech giant is now offering...

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