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For the past three years, the First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church has been battling the Flint water crisis by handing out clean water to locals. Read More

Asean (ah-Shawn) is a 9 year old at Marcus Garvey Elementary School, slated for closure by the Chicago Public School administration, an un-elected board who’s members are appointed by Mayor Rahm Elmanuel, former Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama

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Mayweather will receive a record $41.5 million guarantee for the Alvarez fight, according to Leonard Ellerbe.  

Mayweather’s guarantee for the Guerrero fight was $32 million, netting Mayweather $73 million for 2 fights in 2013.  According to sources, Showtime will pay Mayweather over $200 million for 6 fights total.  If Floyd wins the next 5 fights (including Alvarez), he will be 49-0 as a professional fighter.   Only fighter with a record similar in boxing history is Rocky Marciano who went 49-0 thru his career with no defeats or ties on his record.

 

It will cost an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child born last year for 18 years, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Wednesday. That’s up almost 3% from 2011 and doesn’t  include the cost of college.

 At the same time, wages aren’t keeping up. The country’s median annual household income has fallen by more than $4,000 since 2000, after adjusting for inflation, and many of the jobs lost during the recent recession have been replaced with lower-wage positions

source: CNNMoney

David Karp, 27-year old founder of Tumblr,  is set to earn a bonus of $81 million in addition to his salary if he stays at Yahoo! for the next four years.  Tumblr was launched in Feb. 2007 by Karp, a New York City high school drop out and acquired by YAHOO for $1.1 billion in May 2013.

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The Stampede is tens of thousands of Americans legally stamping messages on our Nation’s currency to #GetMoneyOut of Politics. As more and more stamped money spreads, so will the movement to amend the Constitution.

The Stampede was started by Ben Cohen, long time progressive activist and co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s.

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Compared with other tech-savvy nations, Internet service in the U.S. is overpriced and slow. According to a “State of the Internet” report recently put out by content delivery network Akamai, U.S. service is becoming even slower.

The U.S. now has the ninth-fastest average Internet connection speed in the world, behind South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Sweden. That’s a fall in the rankings: In the last Akamai report, the U.S. was eighth, with faster average connection speeds than Sweden.

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