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17-Year-Old Accepted Into 39 Colleges, Secures $1.6M In Education Funds

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Jordan Nixon |Photo credits: CBS 46

It’s exciting getting accepted to one college, maybe even two or three.

But CBS 46 reporter Melissa Stern sat down with a Douglas County High School senior on Wednesday about her offers to dozens of colleges and universities, and let’s just say it’s going to take a lot of narrowing down to make a decision.

“The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all,” said 17-year-old Jordan Nixon, who accepted into 39 schools and counting.

The school says it’s the highest number of acceptances of any student they’ve ever had.

Nixon says she did her research when trying to figure out which colleges would be the best fit for her. She says she looked for schools with diversity and schools that offered International Business as a major.

“We’re so happy for her because she does put in a lot of due diligence into applying for these schools,” her parents, Angelia and Arthur Nixon, said.

Her proud parents say she’s very independent, well-rounded, has great time management skills, and participates in many extracurricular activities

“I am one of the captains of the varsity cheer team here at Douglas County, I’m in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, and I also participate in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America),” added Nixon.

On top of her usual workload and activities, she applied to around 50 schools. Letter, after letter the same word kept showing up: congratulations.

“It’s shocking, each and every time, you’re taken aback every time you open one,” Nixon said.

“It really was amazing at first, and then it became, when are the letters going to stop?” joked her mom.

Thirty-nine acceptance letters later and she has a big decision to make. On top of that, she was also awarded a huge amount of scholarship money.

“Over 1.6 million,” Nixon added.

The school college and career center specialist says Jordan is very dedicated, and this is the most acceptance letters a student here has ever received.

“Students like Jordan who took advantage of being able to apply to a lot of schools through certain avenues like the Common Black App, you can apply to a lot of schools with one low price for that one, and also Common App they can apply to up to 20 schools at one time on one App,” said Pinky Quick, the College and Career Center Specialist at Douglass County High School. Read more here.


American Express Report: 2.4 Million U.S. Businesses Are Owned by Black Women

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Photo credits: Jim Esposito/Getty Images

According to The 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report commissioned by American Express, while the number of women-owned businesses grew an impressive 58% from 2007 to 2018. The number of firms owned by black women grew by a stunning 164%, nearly three times that rate. There are 2.4 million African American women-owned businesses in 2018, most owned by women 35 to 54. Black women are the only racial or ethnic group with more business ownership than their male peers, according to the Federal Reserve. Read more on this story here.

Source 1: American Express Source 2: Forbes

This Black Woman Retired at 29 & Became a Self-Taught Stock Trader

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Tela Holcomb

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses

Photo credits: Tela Holcomb

A former administrative government worker’s life story about ditching her 9-to-5 job to pursue real financial freedom has gone viral.

Tela Holcomb (pictured) retired at the young age of 29 and taught herself how to trade stocks, which is a decision that paid off very well for her. Holcomb made her first million dollars in just four years after leaving an administrative governmental job.

She follows the golden rule of maintaining wealth by living below her means, even though she has a steadily rising net worth that will soon give her multi-millionaire status. Holcomb’s story was profiled early by BAUCE Magazinealmost a year ago.

Subsequently, a digital platform for successful businesses owned by those of African descent called Shoppe Blackpicked up the thread for Holcomb’s story. The Shoppe Black Holcomb story has been shared on social media almost 100,000 times.

In Holcomb’s detailed official interview with BAUCE Magazine, the affluent stock trader tells her story about risk-taking, fear, triumph, and how she is helping other black women live their lives with financial freedom.

“So before I started trading, I was doing administrative work for the government. I was doing that for about seven years,” Holcomb said detailing her background.

“What really made me want to start learning about stocks was this guy I worked with that was always talking about how he was going to retire early from trading on the stock market,” she continued.

Before hitting middle age, Holcomb has done something quite significant, which shows how she’s utilized and exemplified an extremely important and vital concept: Building and preserving generational wealth.

“I believe everyone should have stocks as a part of their wealth building or their ‘legacy building’. Because we can’t pass down financial legacies if all we’re doing is saving and budgeting,’” the youthful market maven also told BAUCE Magazine.

“So stocks, real estate, something of value — some type of investing needs to be a part of your wealth building plan so that you can start building a financial legacy within your family,” Holcomb added.

The story of Tela Holcomb is inspiring because it shows young black girls that black women don’t have to objectify themselves or promote a lifestyle of promiscuity to become wealthy or famous.

Visit Holcomb’s educational online platform for stock trading and market-making here.


This Government Wants to Ban “Mom” & “Dad” Labels in Schools and Use “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” Instead

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
French Senate Building

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses

Photo credits: Fleet Europe

Legislators working for a national government in the West are aggressively moving ahead with the passage of a law, which will prohibit education systems from using gender specific labels when referring to the parents of school children.

According to News Corps Australia, an amendment to the French Schools of Trust Law was just passed by France’s Parliament.

This federal-level statute was implemented in recent history by the French government to curb what the law’s proponents identified as discrimination against same-$ex couples with children.

Reflecting a trend enacted by other Western countries, France’s national government began allowing same-$ex marriages in 2013.

This new amendment, which has been passed by the French Parliament, proposes a nationwide ban on school systems that outlaws the usage of the words “mother” and “father” on all education-related documents. This documentation includes forms sent home with children that request parental consent.

“To prevent discrimination, school enrollment, class registers, parental authorizations and all other official forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2,” reads the new amendment article.

Leading figures within France’s national government have already voiced their public support for this newly-approved amendment to the French Schools of Trust Law.

“We have families who find themselves faced with tick boxes stuck in rather old-fashioned social and family models. For us, this article is a measurement of social equality,” said Valérie Petit of France’s National Assembly.

As expected, opposition to this measure becoming law has been fierce.

“When I hear people say this is an old-fashioned model, I would remind people that today among unions celebrated, civil or marital, some 95 percent are man-woman couples,”  said Xavier Breton, a conservative French politician who is the Deputy for Ain’s First Constituency.

The finalization of this amendment is also getting stiff resistance from national Christian and traditional family-oriented organizations across France.

However, the Parliament-approved Schools of Trust amendment has yet to gain approval from the French Senate, which is the final legislative body holding the keys to this amendment becoming incorporated into a current law.


Tamron Hall is Expecting At 48 And She Got Married Secretly

Monday, March 4th, 2019
Tamron Hall

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses

Photo credits: Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images

Another high-profile black woman in American media has achieved the remarkable feat of conception past the age of 40! She also had a secret marriage to accommodate her special biological accomplishment.

According to Hello Beautiful, well-known journalist and former NBC talk show personality Tamron Hall (pictured) is 32 weeks pregnant with her first child and made a joyous announcement about her life on social media recently. Hall, 48, also included an adorable Twitter video clip to get her exciting message out.

ABC’s future syndicated talk show host used her Instagram account to post the following message, which served as a caption for a gorgeous picture of her in a white dress showcasing the new baby bump:

“I’ve wanted to share this news for many months and now finally my doctor has said I am in a safe place, at 32 weeks, to share my joy with y’all. So, it’s clear a daytime talk show isn’t the only thing I’ve been trying to produce! There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles. My husband Steven and I are beyond excited! We’re in constant prayer, so if you pray, add us to your list; if you meditate, send calmness our way; and if you believe in luck, we’ll happily take that too. More to share in a few weeks when the baby arrives! Next chapter! Blessed and Grateful.”


2019 is shaping up to be a very happy year for Hall, a native of Texas. She left NBC in 2017 after being a television journalist for the national media circuit for 10 years. On September 9, 2019, the former TODAY Show mainstay will be making her ABC debut with the Tamron Hall Show, which will premier in national syndication, according to Disney.

“When one door closes…another one opens! @Disney just announced that “Tamron Hall” will premiere in national syndication on 9-9-19! Also proud to share that I will serve as Executive Producer, alongside legendary producer Bill Geddie! #LevelUp #Grateful,” Hall tweeted on Monday (March 4).

Congratulations to Tamron Hall on her latest major career move and exciting new family life!


Live Alkaline Water is the First-Ever Black-Owned Brand to Be Sold At Walmart

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Dr. Shayla Creer

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses

Photo credits: First Coast News

When it comes to achieving historical greatness as a black person who operates in industries that are conduits to business, culture, or any other commercialized division of American society, there is something to be said about being first in line.

According to a late 2018 press release from the mega business news machine Market Watch, a whopping $16.5 billion dollars exists in the U.S.-based bottled water industry. Trusted bottled water brands, such as Hinckley Springs and Alkaline Water Company represent a major part of the market share in this vast business environment.

When it comes to the demographic makeup of those at the ownership level in this American big business sector, black people are definitely an ethnic group that is presently underrepresented. However, a black man from the South named Robert McCray can definitely change this. He has the professional connections and links to a prestigious black family to make it happen.

McCray’s family has owned a natural alkaline water spring in North Caroline for the last 100 years. In Jacksonville, Florida, he teamed up with a magnate in health and natural medicine named Dr. Shayla McCreer (pictured). Mr. McCray and Dr. McCreer are the founders of their own Jacksonville-based company called Live Alkaline, a growing bottled water brand with promise.

Live Alkaline Water, LLC is the first-ever black-owned bottle water brand to go on sale at stores owned by the Walmart retail giant. But McCray and Dr. McCreer’s product didn’t just sit on the shelves for fan fare. It sold out in the first month like fans sell during a heatwave. The story behind Live Alkaline’s rise is quite powerful.

You can watch an exclusive report on this story by First Coast News below.

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Millionaire Advises New College Grads to Not Live With Parents, “take any job”

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Going straight from college into the working world helped [Marcus] Lemonis find his career path and shaped his work ethic.

Here are two difficult things the entrepreneur and star of CNBC’s “The Profit” says every recent college grad needs to do:

1. Get any job you can find

“Take any job you can just to get into the momentum of having a calendar,” Lemonis says, “a schedule of getting up on Monday morning and finishing on Friday night.”

“Your first fall back should not be to work for your family business,” Lemonis says. “Go work for somebody else, somebody that could and will fire you.”

While it may be tempting to relax all summer, the entrepreneur says these months are crucial to getting started in your career.

“I know you’re historically used to summer break, but summer break is over,” he says. “Get a job.”

Read the rest HERE

Marriage: Why Fatherless Girls Grow Up & Struggle In Love & Marriage

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

couple-arguingA lot of men and women often find themsleves struggling to make their relationships and marriages work and do not know why. For many, it is often because they did not have a role model in the home who they could refer to when they were unsure of the best course of action.

Ro Elori Cutno, an expert in culture and languages and how they relate to marriage, shares why a woman who has grown up wthout a father and has not healed that imbalance will stuggle to maintain a relationship with a man. Below is a recent post she shared on socila media:

When a woman grows up without a father at home, everything she learns about men is a complete misunderstanding! I need y’all to know. Women from single parent homes don’t know:
1. That all humans don’t think or feel like women, and that men are actually human.
2. That living among other women teaches you to be the opposite of what men can live with.
3. What masculine respect is.
4. That if you disrespect a man, the relationship is permanently ruined.
5. That most men are good.
6. That men need extreme peace.
7. That men are extremely different from women.
8. That respecting a man will bring women joy.
9. That masculine communication is everything else, then verbal last.
10. That charming a man is usually safe.
11. That some men will never look at you sexually.
12. That sweetness isn’t optional.
13. That parents should be before children.
14. That men are territorial & covet their wives.
15. That protection is often wrongly seen as control.
16. That men are naturally self preserving (selfish).
17. That boys are supposed to become men.
18. That men are needed.
19. That children need fathers as much as they need a mother, and more sometimes.
20. That men will tell you do to do something, not ask and that is okay and normal.
21. That you don’t get to tell men how to be men.
22. That men mark their territory like dogs with sounds and by taking up lots of physical space.
23. That men are all playful.
24. That men will keep clothing that is falling apart unless the wife replaces it.
25. That men actually do not love “independent women”.
26. That serving a healthy man is not degrading.
27. That men actually do have feelings.
28. That men try to diffuse a situation before overreacting.
29. That men care about how you feel, but their first response will always be logical.
30. That men don’t have to earn your respect.
31. That men need appreciation but won’t usually ask for it.
32. That just talking doesn’t make men feel better usually.
33. That men communicate and teach directly.
34. That normal men do gross things.

You can find out more about Ro, her Wife School and purchase her book, “Man Leads…” at RootsOfRoyals. Com.

Sharazad Ali Says Black Women Raise “Bitchy” Effeminate Men

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

sharazad-aliIn this video Sharazad Ali breaks down the effects of the break down in the Black family and how it affects the men and women that are raised in that environment.

Why Mary J. Blige’s Husband Wants $130,000 Monthly Support

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

mary-kenduWe often hear about pay inequality where women earn about 70c for every dollar their male counterpart earns. This has been one of the strongest reasons why women have been talking about gender inequality. This is what most people focus on.

There are also laws in place to make sue that when a man and woman divorce, typically since the wife is likely to have been the one making less money, she is protected, financially.

Recently Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaacs filed for divorce. Isaacs is reported to be seeking almost $130,000 per month in spousal support.

The big question is this: When women started fighting for equality, is this what they had in mind?

Below is a breakdown of what Isaacs allegedly asked for:




What do you think, is this fair?