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By Stacy M. Brown Lee Elder, a golfing pioneer, and the first Black player to compete in the Masters has died at 87. “It’s remarkable to look back on Lee’s life and career and realize the hardships he endured and the sacrifices he made to reach golf’s highest level,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “To have the success he had while paving the way for others to dream big and achieve is a testament to the type of man he was and how much talent he possessed. The TOUR

By Black Information Network The world is mourning the loss of designer Virgil Abloh. On Sunday (November 28), an official statement appeared on Abloh’s Instagram, announcing that the 41-year-old fashion pioneer, who was the first Black artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, had died of cancer following a private battle with the disease. “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh,

By Megan Kirk COVID-19 caused a record drop in employment in 2020 that continues to spill into 2021. Though a large number of Americans lost their jobs across the country, millions more worked steadily to keep the economy and essential businesses afloat. Now, the same employees who have been praised for their sacrifice throughout the pandemic are experiencing exhaustion on a different level. Employers are enlisting the help of organizations to navigate the new found land of post-pandemic employment and prioritize rest and recovery for this class of

(NewsUSA) – Deciding to select and partner with a financial planner to bring all the pieces of your financial life together is a big step for you and your future. But before you meet with your CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for the first time, you should familiarize yourself with the financial planning process, gather key information, have an idea about your goals and prepare a list of questions.  “You should also have an idea of what your CFP® professional is likely to discuss at the meeting,” says Elaine King, CFP®. This preparation

Joshua Matthews, flight attendant, left, Kenny Jordan flies airplane during lesson, center, Kenny Jordan, right. By Megan Kirk The friendly skies have not always been so kind to Black people. Airports were largely segregated and many Blacks could not afford ticket fares. To make the distinction, though airlines were not legally segregated, airports actively practiced it and African Americans who did fly faced discrimination. Serving on the U.S. House of Representatives for Michigan, Charles Diggs Jr. helped to revolutionize segregation in national airports. It was not until 1948 when airports were legally desegregated

By Black Information Network There may be a hitch in your Thanksgiving plans this year, and it’s likely hitting your wallet. According to expert predictions, this year’s Thanksgiving meal may be the most expensive yet, with multiple forces to blame.The ripple effect of a backed up global supply chain has already had some Americans waiting months for furniture and leaving grocery store shelves bare, but experts say holiday meal costs go beyond the supply chain issues. The nation’s food supply has been impacted by the supply chain issues at the global level. The

SEATTLE – Zillow’s HBCU Housing Hackathon, which drew more than 150 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), awarded top prizes to teams that innovated to help at-risk renters and struggling first-time home buyers. The top three finishers in the hackathon, created in collaboration with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) , Black Tech Ventures (BTV) and Amplify 4 Good, won over the judges with projects that offer solutions to barriers in the housing journey. A team of four Morehouse College students won first place and $20,000 for its program that uses machine learning to

By Ryan Shepard, Black Information Network The National Basketball Association has just kicked off its 2021-2022 regular season campaign. However, the league is already looking ahead to February. In an effort to strengthen its relationship with historically Black colleges and universities across the country, the NBA has announced its first-ever "HBCU Classic." Set to take place on February 19 at Cleveland State University during 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend, the inaugural "HBCU Classic" will feature Howard University and Morgan State University. The game will serve as a bridge between the 2022

Jay-Z is expanding his involvement with the cannabis industry. The hip hop mogul, who launched his very own cannabis line last year, has invested in the cannabis retail software company, Flowhub. Hov joined venture firms Headline and Poseidon in donating $19 million to the Denver based tech company, which helps dispensaries by providing compliance, point of sale, inventory tracking and business intelligence solutions. The company, which is valued at $200 million, plans to use the extra money to accelerate expansion into emerging markets, while further developing its products and

The holiday season is quickly approaching and millions of people will be traveling through airports, train stations, bus stations and interstate highways in order to be with loved ones. For those traveling long distances through the air, Delta Air Lines may have a special treat for you. Passengers traveling with Delta Air Lines can now enjoy vodka from Du Nord Social Spirits, the first Black-owned distillery in the U.S. The popular airline says the partnership is part of a broader effort “to serve products that are made by people who