As a PAL little league coach in the 80’s, I was amazed at how many of
our players (my son included, who is now 27, married and a father),
were such big fans of Hall of Fame Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan -
especially making it a point to discuss the amount of money he and
other NBA all-stars were paid playing a game.
Since taking the helm of the Small Business Administration last April,
businesswoman Karen Mills has drawn praise for aggressive moves to try
to boost lending to small firms amid a deep economic downturn.
The African Diaspora Marketplace, a joint initiative of Western Union Co. and the U.S. Agency for International Development that helps to develop sustainable small and medium-size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, awarded grants to 14 U.S.-based African entrepreneurs to fund projects in their home countries.