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9-Year Old Queen Running Her Own Home-Based Line of Bath Products

January 3, 2018 - Jelani Jones from Fredericksburg, Virginia is only 9-years old, but she runs her business... like a queen! In addition to making and selling her own line of bath products, Lani Boo Bath, from her home, Jones is also a straight “A” student in school. How does she do it? “I have a schedule so I can fit everything in,” explains Jones. Spoken like a t... Read more

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Tampa Bay leads state in wage growth among major metros

January 20, 2017 - 
TAMPA — Pinellas and Hillsborough counties had the highest year-over-year wage growth of Florida’s metropolitan hubs from 2007 to 2016. According to data released Thursday, Pinellas, which had the highest increase of any major county, jumped about 25 percent from $37,302 in 2007 to $46,496 in 2016. Hillsborough County rose just over 23 percent from $41,216 in 2... Read more

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Jemele Hill releases statement explaining her departure from ‘SportsCenter’

January 31, 2018 - Jemele Hill did it her way. The now former ESPN SportsCenter anchor set the record straight on why she is leaving to join The Undefeated. Hill tweeted out a brief statement Friday, putting rumors that she was demoted to rest. Joining The Undefeated was Hill’s decision, she says, because she wanted to return to “reporting, writing and... Read more

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Florida consumers haven’t been this confident for more than 15 years, survey says

Floridians are starting 2018 with their sunniest consumer outlook in 16 years, according to research from the University of Florida. Consumer sentiment rose to a score of 99.8 on a scale that tops out at 150. That’s a level not seen since March 2002, when consumer confidence was even a little higher at 102 points. Residents surveyed in January felt slightly better than they did the previous m... Read more

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Philadelphia Eagles players are already boycotting Trump White House visit

After winning the Super Bowl on Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles are now set to visit the White House to celebrate their victory. But not all of the Eagles are going. On Monday, safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN, “I personally do not anticipate attending.” Defensive end Chris Long, who boycotted last year’s White House visit with the Patriots, said he p... Read more

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Jabil to Build New Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida

February 12, 2018 - 
Jabil will expand operations at its current site at Roosevelt Boulevard and Dr. 
Martin Luther King Street North via a partnership with the City of St. Petersburg. “Jabil has been committed to St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area for 30 years,” said Jabil CEO 
Mark Mondello. “The new cam... Read more

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How The Richest Black American And His Billionaire Partner Became Top Philanthropists

March 9, 2018 - Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas, billionaire Robert Smith and his wife, Hope Dworaczyk, invite a group of 30 former foster children to their Colorado ranch to spend the holidays with their family. The gesture is rooted in Smith’s days at Cornell University, where he met a former foster kid who was looking for a place to stay on campus during winter break because s... Read more

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FAMU Launches Search for Candidates for Five Key Academic Leadership Posts

March 27, 2018 - Florida A&M University (FAMU) is seeking exemplary candidates for several deans’ positions as well as the superintendent of the FAMU Developmental Research School.
A national search is underway for the deans of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication; College of Education; College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and College of Science and Technology... Read more

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Florida 500 The State's Most Influential Business Leaders

Coming in September, Florida Trend presents the premier issue of the Florida 500, a year- long research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend resulting in a personal, engaging look at the state's 500 most in uential business leaders across major industries. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your brand showcased among Florida’s most in uential business executives. Visit www.florida... Read more

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Pray or prey? How Amscot used ministers to lobby for its payday loan bill

April 6, 2018 - 
When state lawmakers voted on a payday loan bill this year, they heard from a group not normally associated with the financial industry: men of the cloth.
Pastors from churches around the state spoke in favor of payday loans, and they weren't alone. A leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference — the organization founded Dr. Martin Luther King — suppor... Read more

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