As-sim-i-late v. to bring a culturally distinct group into conformity with the customs, attitudes, traditions, etc., of the dominant group, nation or the like. The Korean immigrants assimilated into mainstream American culture.
A few years ago, ...
Posted Monday, September 23rd 2013 at 4:48PM
This Book explores the reasons why so many young Black males have a difficult time assimilating into mainstream American culture. The author has a unique perspective on the subject because he was arrested for a major drug offense during his third ye ...
Posted Saturday, September 21st 2013 at 1:54PM
A few years ago, when I set out to tell the story of my life, I was a few months away from graduating from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Basking in my own glory, I thought I would get to tell an extraordinary story about a little Black boy whos ...
Posted Saturday, September 14th 2013 at 9:29AM
U.S. and state officials are intensifying efforts to hold colleges accountable for what happens after graduation, a sign of frustration with sky-high tuition costs and student-loan debt.
Posted Tuesday, February 12th 2013 at 12:04PM
There is plenty of advice out there about writing a good resume. From grammarians parading the benefits of a bullet proof resume -- at least from a spelling and grammar perspective -- to hiring managers threatening to toss out your resume for failing to "suit their tastes," almost everyone has an ...
Posted Saturday, February 2nd 2013 at 9:30PM
The good news: Junior got into college. The not-so-good news: It's going to cost you.
It's time for the annual ritual when families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, wait for the aid letters to roll in and then sit down to dec ...
Posted Wednesday, January 30th 2013 at 8:29AM
“A credit history check is almost a routine part of a job application lately.
-Do employers really look at these? Yep.
-Do they withdraw job offers based on what they find in credit histories? You betcha.
-Why are employers placing so much empha ...
Posted Monday, January 28th 2013 at 11:10AM
Maybe it’s a tribal arm band, the orchids on your lower back playing peek-a-boo with your coworkers, or -- gulp -- you’re wearing it on your face a la Mike Tyson. But even if it’s that cute little leprechaun on your ankle, our latest survey results s ...
Posted Sunday, January 27th 2013 at 10:36AM
North Carolina lawmakers have drafted legislation that would ban welfare recipients and people in bankruptcy from buying lottery tickets in the state, according to several news reports.
The bill draft would punish vendors for selling lottery ticke ...
Posted Saturday, January 26th 2013 at 5:19PM
A few years ago, I saw a video by a Harvard professor on competences for adapting to a changing world. Frankly, it was embarrassing. It was the biggest load of pseudo-intellectual garbage I’d ever heard.
Still, the world is changing. It’s becomin ...
Posted Saturday, January 26th 2013 at 3:43PM
What’s black and white and red all over? Half of InterracialDating.com’s list of the top 20 states where singles are looking for interracial love.
In a newly released survey by the online dating service, which specializes in connecting people who ...
Posted Friday, January 25th 2013 at 5:49PM
Hiring continues to be mercurial, even as the unemployment rate drops. Nevertheless, I see reasons for job seekers to be more hopeful in 2013. Our unemployment statistics are far better than those in most other countries, and many employers say they ...
Posted Friday, January 25th 2013 at 9:05AM
“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that because I’m an African-American female that I have more information than anyone else about racism and gender bias … actually, yes, I do think that. How could I not, when I’ve experienced both firsthand? But sur ...
Posted Friday, January 25th 2013 at 9:00AM
Ursula M. Burns is chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox. With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management.
When Burns joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical ...
Posted Thursday, January 24th 2013 at 9:49AM
Dr. Cornel West says that President Barack Obama doesn’t deserve to be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States with his hand on the bible of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You don’t play with Martin Luther King, Jr. and you ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 9:10PM
Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can’t stack up against today’s complex and interconnected problems. They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic infrastructure to adv ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 4:42PM
The start of the year is a great time to gear up to start a business. But, of course, you first need to figure out a winning concept. “You have to come up with a lot of ideas to be successful,” says Stephen Key, cofounder of the website inventright.c ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 4:40PM
We didn’t think it was possible, but Oprah Winfrey has been dethroned as the richest black woman in the world. The new leading lady is oil baroness Folorunsho Alakija from Nigeria.
While drilling oil has reportedly made the 61-year-old owner of FA ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 4:28PM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The United States government has a black chief executive. But 99% of the nation's largest businesses do not.
When Don Thompson assumes his new title as CEO of McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500) on July 1, a promotion announced Th ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 4:23PM
Leaders need to ask the right questions. The most effective organizations are the ones that ask bigger questions: Who do we need to run this organization? What does our bench strength look like? How do we create a workforce that uses the best talent ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 4:17PM
With each new year comes a new set of goals. As humans, we’re constantly aspiring to improve ourselves, whether it’s wanting to lose weight, exercise more, get organized, spend less money, etc. In light of this yearly tradition of creating lists, her ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 4:14PM
EEOC Updates Policy on Criminal Background Checks
By Matthew Schwarzfeld, Council of State Governments Justice Center
Earlier this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidance on employers’ use of a ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 1:41PM
Having a minority-owned business certification can help you tap into a bevy of public and private sector programs. Here’s how to apply.
Corporations, the federal government, and state agencies all want to do business with minority-owned companies. ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 1:30PM
What is entrepreneurship? You probably think that the answer is obvious, and that only an academic would bother to ask this question. As a professor, I suppose I am guilty of mincing words. But like the terms “strategy” and “business model,” the word ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 1:27PM
A company’s location is less important to funding decisions than the economic feasibility of the company’s business plan and the practical opportunity for investors to earn at least 20 percent to 40 percent return on invested capital. Entrepreneurs a ...
Posted Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 1:24PM