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Reginald F. Lewis Built 1st Black Billion Dollar Business

Bob Johnson is the first African-American businessman to accumulate a net worth upwards of $1 billion. Johnson is widely celebrated for the feat, and rightly so. However, people far too infrequently hear of the great Black businessmen who came before him. One of these greats is Reginald F. Lewis, who built the first Black billion dollar company. According to theroot.com

Charmaine Morrow

Fast Tax: Preparing Taxes with a Purpose

With the tax season upon us, tax preparers across the country are busy filing refunds for a steady stream of customers. Charmaine Morrow, owner of Fast Tax in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and cousin of Tommy Morrow, owner of the Inland Valley News, is enjoying every minute of the season and adds that business has been brisk.

Sports

Jack Johnson

Black History Month Spotlight: Excellence in Sports

Jack Johnson, byname of John Arthur Johnson (born March 31, 1878, Galveston, Texas, U.S.—died June 10, 1946, Raleigh, N.C.), first black boxer to win the heavyweight championship of the world. Johnson is considered by many boxing observers to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after his team defeats the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, in the NFC Championship Game Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. 
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Cam Newton Proves Doubters Wrong; Carolina Panthers Headed to Super Bowl

The game was over. The Carolina Panthers had completely destroyed the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, and Terry Bradshaw was trying to do a postgame interview with Cam Newton. The crowd at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., was still buzzing and yelling when their 6-foot-5-inch, 260-pound "Super Cam," as he is sometimes called, walked over to the microphone and let out a yell, whipping the crowd into hysterics.

Lifestyle

Wendy’s Window: When Loves Comes Knocking At Your Door

When you think of Valentine’s Day what comes to your mind? Of course many of us think of cards, love, chocolates and flowers, but did you know the celebration we associate with romanticism also is tied to Christianity and persecution? Legend has it that the tradition of Valentine’s Day was birthed out of an account of Saint Valentine from Rome who was sent to prison for performing weddings to soldiers who were forbidden to marry. Saint Valentine also ministered to Christians and therefore was sent away to prison.

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month 2016

Teen dating violence is a serious violation that can affect a young person's safety, development, and sense of comfort. Perpetrated by a current or past intimate partner, dating violence takes many forms, including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and can occur in person or through electronic communication and social media. Violent dating relationships can lead to depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, and thoughts of suicide, and victims may continue to experience detrimental effects throughout their lives.