October 1, 2013 marks the opening and implementation of the new
Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare, in America's health care maze.
Both patients and health insurance companies alike are closely watching
this new series of laws and their impact on everyday health needs.
On Tuesday, artist Carrie Mae Weems was named a MacArthur Foundation
Fellow. The award, a sum of $625,000, is also known as the “Genius
Grant”. Weems is a visual artist whose life’s work is an amalgam of
photographs, video and film focusing on the portrayal of race, identity
and politics in African American life.
Capital One and the nonprofit organization Count Me In have teamed up to
create the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC), a new mentorship
and training program that helps female veteran entrepreneurs start new
The buying power of African-Americans continues to grow, but advertisers
are missing the mark by passing over black-oriented media. That
is the conclusion of a Nielsen report, which shows that of the $75
billion spent last year in the U.S. on television, magazines, Internet
and radio advertising, less than 3 percent went to media focused on
As expected, President Obama used the stage at the UN General Assembly
Tuesday morning to touch on practically all of the global urgencies the
U.S. faces, and, as expected, Syria and Iran got the most attention.