50 Cent’s ‘Money and Power’ Reality Show
50 Cent is one of the most successful hip-hop artists in the game today. Earning a reported $150 million in 2007, according to Forbes, he’s definitely one you want to take business advice from. As he puts it, “If I was just my image, I wouldn’t have made this much money.” 50 Cent’s success is nothing less than the American dream, and with a new reality show called “The Money and the Power” coming in November, he plans to be an inspiration for a new generation of street-savvy entrepreneurs. The upcoming MTV reality show, which is hosted by and stars 50 Cent, will document selected contestants as they compete against each other sharing their business ideas, in hopes of winning 50’s support and $100,000 investment. (Continue Reading…)

Affirmative Action on Ballot in Some U.S. States
When voters in Colorado select a new U.S. president on November 4, they will also be asked whether to eliminate policies that give preference in government hiring to women and blacks. It is just one of about 150 ballot initiatives in 35 states that will coincide with the White House race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain. The Colorado initiative and a similar one in Nebraska are the latest skirmishes in America’s ongoing debate over “affirmative action” — policies aimed at redressing racism by giving minorities preference in hiring, college admissions and other areas such as government contracts. They are policies that are slowly being rolled back and that no longer follow the partisan script of liberal Democrats supporting them and conservative Republicans opposed. (Continue Reading…)

GOP Web Site Encouraged People to ‘Waterboard Obama’
Sacramento County Republican leaders Tuesday took down offensive material on their official party Web site that sought to link Sen. Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden and encouraged people to “Waterboard Barack Obama” — material that even offended state GOP leaders. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has pushed the party to try to broaden its appeal, took issue with the site. “In the governor’s view, it’s completely and totally inappropriate,” said Julie Soderlund, a Schwarzenegger spokeswoman. Hector Barajas, a California Republican Party spokesman, said Democrats have been playing the race card, but that the local party went too far in this instance. (Continue Reading…)

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  • I don’t understand 50 cent, I don’t see the appeal, but I’m glad to know he’s doing big things.

  • Arye

    In response to:
    Court Ruling May Impede 200,000 Voters in Ohio

    “It argued that the Republican Party had nearly two years to raise complaints about the process of screening voter registrations and failed to do so. Any changes now to the process would disrupt preparations for the election, it contended.”

    Thank you. Them bastards [Republican Party] trying f’ things up… again with this election! Florida and Ohio is their aim lately and they need to stop because it’s their fault they’ve waited too late- thinking that bringing Palin into this election would blind site people- nobody is that stupid!! Send Palin back to clean up her “Trooper Gate” mess and Mccain needs to sit down somewhere and take 50 cent and his new MTV show with him.

  • 50 Cent may be smart, but he is certainly no role model. Too many men of color have felony convictions before they turn 25 – greatly reducing their ability to become gainfully employed and support a family. Not everybody can become a rapper, get a following, and make bank off a clothing line an endorsements. His “rags to riches” story is great, but more black men need to follow examples of men who didn’t have to go through the criminal justice system FIRST.

    Please, if you’re raising a young black male, try your damnedest to keep him out of the criminal justice system. Once he is in, it’s really hard to get out. A black man with a high school diploma and no record is better off than a black man with a PhD and a felony conviction.

  • ceecee

    Thank you for linking The Inc article on Ghana’s Bill Gates. I would have never come across it. I love to read/hear about such accomplishments.