Paid Maternity Leave: All But The United States

Written By: Elsie Law - Nov• 29•18

Paid Maternity LeaveAccording to National Geographic, paid maternity leave in common throughout the world. The news source states that paid maternity leave for childbirth is federal policy in 34 out of the 35 nations that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The hold-out country is the United States.

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Nov• 29•18

“The outstanding and most prominent of man’s beliefs are those which were forced upon him, or which he absorbed of his own volition, under highly emotionalized conditions, when his mind was receptive. Under such conditions, the evangelist can plant the idea of religion more deeply and permanently during an hour’s revival service than he could through years of training under ordinary conditions, when the mind was not in an emotionalized state.” -Napoleon Hill

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Low Income Housing Used For Secret Military Testing

Written By: Elsie Law - Nov• 14•18

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Nov• 14•18

“[America practices] socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Oct• 17•18

“The 1800s in America was a time when a few ruthless individuals gained most of the country’s wealth. Banker J.P. Morgan once refused a loan to the U.S. government because, he said, it lacked collateral. Cleveland’s John D. Rockefeller began his business career as an accountant, heading a firm that investigates the potential of oil investments. He told his own employees there was no future in oil, then wholeheartedly invested in the natural resource himself.” -From, “Indian Summer” By: Brian McDonald

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Legal Eagles Fun Fact: Alaska

Written By: Elsie Law - Oct• 16•18

AlaskaAlaska is a state that does not have sales tax or income tax. According to the June 2018 issue of National Geographic, in Alaska: “The oil and gas industry funds 90 percent of the state budget- plus an annual dividend of over $1,000 to each Alaskan- mostly through a tax of North Slope oil flowing through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).”

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The U.S. Virgin Islands

Written By: Elsie Law - Oct• 16•18

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law Logo“In 1917, the U.S. bought the Dutch West Indies for $125 million and renamed them the U.S. Virgin Islands. WWI was underway, and Uncle Sam wanted the islands as a naval base to protect the strategically important Panama Canal. The U.S. government assigned the administration of the islands to the Department of the Navy.” -From, “Gangsters of Harlem”

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Oct• 16•18

“Ours is a society in which the actor is more important than the real-life hero the actor portrays.” -Randall Robinson

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Black Business Spotlight: Sweet Science

Written By: Elsie Law - Aug• 24•18

Sweet Science Me With Menu

Sweet Science Baked Chicken

Sweet Science Fried Chicken

Sweet Science
135 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11206

The food was delicious!

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Buy Black Purchase: Super-Sized Toothbrush

Written By: Elsie Law - Aug• 03•18

Radius ToothbrushI purchased this over-sized toothbrush from one of my favorite Black-owned retailers (Anwaar Co. 354 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11217). This toothbrush is great for dental care because it covers so much surface area of your teeth.

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