Self-Made and The Banker showcase the power of black-owned businesses

The Netflix series and Apple TV movie tell true stories of entrepreneurship at odds with an ongoing Hollywood narrative of black tragedy While Hollywood has slowly started to embrace a more diverse landscape, inspirational depictions of African Americans prospering remain an unfortunate rarity. This years Oscars drove the point home quite clearly, with Cynthia Erivo…

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What help will self-employed people get?

Who is eligible? More than half of a claimant’s income needs to come from self-employment. The scheme will be open to those with a trading profit of less than £50,000 in 2018-19, or an average trading profit of less than £50,000 from 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. Why is it taking so long to help the…

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Self Made review Octavia Spencer sparkles in inspiring Netflix drama

The story of Madam CJ Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in America, makes for an involving four-part series about groundbreaking entrepreneurship At this profoundly peculiar time, with so much of our days spent at home trying to distract ourselves from the chaos that rumbles on outside, finding the right thing to watch has become…

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Bernie Sanders’ devastating losses put him on the spot

(CNN)CNN Opinion asks contributors to weigh in on the Democratic primary results in Arizona, Illinois and Florida — and what they portend for the race ahead. The views expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the contributors. His resounding, astounding victory in Florida doesn’t just send a message, it effectively ends the contest. At…

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Teaching a robot to do my job (and grimly cheering my obsolescence) | Ellen Wengert

I didnt exactly love my dead-end data entry job, but wasnt thrilled to be losing it to robotic automation either It is put to us on that first Monday morning as an exciting innovation which will streamline our processes and free up time for the important stuff. This happens in our morning huddle cuddle, where…

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VOTE: What Will Be The Theme For American Horror Story Season 10?? – Perez Hilton

The 10th season of American Horror Story is nearly upon is, and before we get the official announcement of the next theme, we thought we’d throw out some guesses and see what our readers think! Here’s what we know so far… OK, basically nothing. We have the cast list (more on that below), and we know…

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The friends helping people divorce without lawyers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Paul McCartney, pictured here with his divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton, had a high profile court case before his 2008 divorce from then wife Heather Mills McCartney Frances Petterson, a divorce lawyer at London-based family law firm Newton Kearns, says that specialist divorce solicitors will always be required in…

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Tired of Leap Day? Wish Christmas was always on a Monday? Get on board with the permanent calendar

(CNN)Imagine if you knew what your schedule would look like for the rest of your life, every day for forever. If every year began on a Monday, and all but two national holidays fell on Mondays, too. If instead of Leap Day, you’d get an extra week every few years. “It’s simplicity and consistency forever,”…

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‘Afro-optimism’ on the rise among continent’s youth, finds survey

Young people found to be overwhelmingly keen to tackle Africas challenges head on, challenging negative stereotypes Young people across Africa are confident that the continent is heading for an era of success fuelled by technology and entrepreneurship, according to a new survey. The Africa Youth survey, which claims to be the largest of its kind,…

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‘I reinvented the hair tie from my uni halls’

To combat this “numb” feeling, Sophie, then 18, went to an “anything but clothes” night at the students’ union, where partygoers wear costumes they’ve made out of random items. Image copyright Invisibobble Image caption Invisibobble hair ties are now sold in more than 70 countries Sales grew quickly, and Invisibobble went international in 2013. Pairing…

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