Surviving as a Black business owner isn’t easy, but there are resources to help | Gene Marks

[ad_1] If you are a Black business owner then there’s no question that the recent economic downturn has likely been especially hard for you. Just look at the numbers. A National Bureau of Economic Research study found that the number of Black-owned businesses fell by 41% during the first few months of the pandemic. A … Read more

I have tried everything, but my houseplant just isn’t happy | Life and style

[ad_1] Maybe it’s because I’m still new to the houseplant craze, having only begun this summer, but I can’t get Shirley (my aloe vera plant) out of my head. She droops atop my medicine cabinet, her leaves yellow and creased. She did not look like this during the years she was at my friend’s house, … Read more

Afghanistan war neocons like George W. Bush would like you to know this isn’t their fault

Afghanistan war neocons like George W. Bush would like you to know this isn't their fault

[ad_1] The neoconservatives who launched the war in Afghanistan would very much like you to know the war’s ignominious ending is someone else’s fault. In The Atlantic, Tom Nichols wrote a piece titled, “Afghanistan Is Your Fault,” saying the loss of the war should be blamed on American voters. Former Bush administration speechwriter David Frum … Read more