Month: February 2016

Do you wish you were a better photographer?

Do you wish you were a better photographer?

Do you wish you were a better photographer? All it takes is a little know-how and experience. Keep reading for some important picture-taking tips. Then grab your camera and start shooting your way to great pictures. Look your subject in the eye Use a plain background User flash outdoors Move in close Move it from the middle Lock the focus Know your flash’s range Watch the light Take some ver... »

Quick Tip “Taking Photos Outside”

Quick Tip “Taking Photos Outside”

It’s a beautiful day and you’re outside wanting to take some pictures of a family member or friend. There is not a cloud in the sky, and you think, “Great!” Well, depending on the time of day it is, that is not always the best situation. Usually during the day, especially around noon, the sun is up high, and casting shadows very hard shadows on your subjects face. Here are ... »

Protecting Your Foundation With Gutter Guards

The most important part of your home’s construction is the foundation. Without a stable foundation there can be devastating consequences that result in thousands (or tens of thousands) in necessary repairs. Making sure that you are doing everything possible to prevent structural damage to your home is important, and one of the most overlooked areas of your home’s maintenance are the gutters. Prote... »

100 and 6; 6 and 100. Do You See What I See?

100 and 6; 6 and 100. Do You See What I See?

Fact: Black families have $6 in wealth for every $100 in wealth White families have. That statistic almost knocked me out of my seat. The wealth gap seems to keep getting wider and wider. I can remember a time when that figure was at least $8 or $9—still paltry sums; but now it’s down to $6, and it’s sickening. It’s saddening. I want to call my senator, my congressman, the President, even. Somethi... »

THE SMART PRACTICES OF SMARTPRACTICE®

THE SMART PRACTICES OF SMARTPRACTICE®

By Willie Jolley NNPA Columnist No investors. No venture capitalists. No “Fund Me” campaigns. It was “bootstrapping” with all the money taken from their savings account and money borrowed from the best man at their wedding. They started with little, but have built a massive entrepreneurial enterprise. Have you been to a dentist lately? If so, you’ve probably been impacted by the rubber gloves, mas... »

Do You Have An Attitude About Money?  Change It in 10 Easy Steps

Do You Have An Attitude About Money? Change It in 10 Easy Steps

by Lynette Holloway Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times It’s no secret that African Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42 percent of African American households use credit for basic expenses, such as rent, groceries and utilities, according to The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American ... »

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