December 31, 2011 Leave a comment
1. Save money by prepaying tax-deductible bills. For example, if you paid your January mortgage in December, you could deduct the January interest payment this year. The same with a property tax bill. If a property tax bill is due in January or February of next year, as a homeowner you may also pay it this month and deduct it from your taxes for 2011.
2. Max out college and retirement contributions. If you have a 401k for yourself or a 529 college savings plan for the kids, make the largest additional deposit you can according to the legal limits and your own financial comfort. Remember though, it would pay to stretch yourself in this area. First of all, the money is not leaving your life; its going into the future to multiply on your behalf. And second, the government is going to give you additional credit for preparing for your own future as well as your childs! Being paid to save can be worth the sacrifice. Read more of this post
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World
Today on BlackAmericaWeb, Tonyaa Weathersbee writes about the lives of Harry and Harriette Moore, two heroes of the civil rights struggle. You may not know about the Moore family because they were fighting for our freedom long before it was fashionable to do so. Mr and Mrs. Moore were, according to historians, the only husband-wife team to die in our nation’s quest for racial equality. They were killed in an explosion on Christmas day, 1951.
Harry Moore died instantly from the blast, and Harriette died just nine days later. Both of these heroes deserve to be recognized.
The Moores are believed to be the first martyrs in the struggle for civil rights, but I don’t consider this to be the case. The first martyrs in the struggle were the Africans who died on slave ships during the Middle Passage. However, the fact that the Moore family confronted the white power structure in Florida about the ills of lynching makes it clear that their courage deserves a place in our nation’s history books. Read more of this post
December 30, 2011 1 Comment
Platinum Selling Producer Dame Grease To Executive Produce DMX Next LP
|Dame Grease recently revealed that he will be acting as executive producer for DMX next LP
New York, NY, December 28, 2011 – Vacant Lot Records is proud to announce that Multi-Platinum Selling Producer Dame Grease will be executive producing DMX next LP. Read more of this post
By Courtenay Escoffery
I got the chance to play around with the Galaxy Nexus for a few moments and I must say that sucker is fast. Really fast! I was zipping along through all the apps and opening and closing and swiping – it was all such a breeze. By now, you know all the specs already. The screen was pretty large and the fact that there are no buttons really made a difference in the screen size since Samsung was able to capitalize on the extra space. The glass was indeed curved, but you had to look for it. It wasn’t hugely noticeable. The device felt really solid, but I can’t stand that flimsy back cover that Samsung has been adding as of late, but it did cut the weight down. I didn’t mind it so much since the device itself was so sturdy.
By AJ Woodson
Many know Muhammad Ali as The Greatest Of All Time. He may have fought professionally for 21 years, on the world heavyweight title three times and paid a heavy physical price for his labors, but Ali was so much more than that. It still remains an unequivocal point of view that Ali was the most charismatic sportsman of all-time and retains a place in the hearts of millions. Ali was not only one of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of boxing gloves, but an individual who gave up the best years of his career because of a belief. Not just a belief but his belief in God. Which brings to the point of this article; What Superstar Athlete would give up the best years of their career today for a belief. Read more of this post
December 28, 2011 1 Comment
SPECIAL SHOWING OF “THE MOUNTAINTOP” STARRING SAMUEL L. JACKSON & ANGELA BASSETT TO BENEFIT NYC’S PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS
Queens, NY (BlackNews.com) — Local New York residents are being encouraged to support NYC Outward Bound at an upcoming special theater event in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater (242 West 45th Street).
“The Mountaintop”, starring actors Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, is a gripping theatrical experience that reimagines the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The play was written by Katori Hall, and is directed by Kenny Leon.
Here’s the synopsis: Read more of this post