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Marijuana as a Business

Marijuana as a Business

It has been the subject of many debates. Originally grown to create ropes, sails and clothing, and later used medicinally, this hotly contested crop has been a part of human civilization for centuries. The use of marijuana was legally outlawed in the 1930s but in...
Charles F. Feeney: The James Bond of Philanthropy

Charles F. Feeney: The James Bond of Philanthropy

When one thinks of charitable contributions to society and philanthropic work, the first thing to come to mind is typically not James Bond. The debonaire spy is well known for his high-speed car chases, shootouts, and successful attempts at thwarting villains...
How To Scam Proof Your Charitable Donations

How To Scam Proof Your Charitable Donations

The holiday season has come and gone once again, and made way for a brand new year. And with a brand new year comes the inevitable and infamous new year resolutions. If you have yet to devise a resolution for 2017, why not look into charitable donations? It is always...
NYC AIDS Memorial Unveiled on World AIDS Day

NYC AIDS Memorial Unveiled on World AIDS Day

We typically associate the month of December with festivities, holidays and ringing in the New Year but there is also another, all too important topic that tends to be overlooked by the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and celebration: AIDS. Since its discovery...
A Home For the Holidays…and Beyond

A Home For the Holidays…and Beyond

With Thanksgiving having just passed, and a variety of other holidays just around the corner, it’s safe to say that the holiday season is in full swing. And while the holidays are typically associated with commercial giving, let us not forget the importance of being...
Giving Thanks After Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks After Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving behind us, most of us are not only still full of turkey, but gratitude as well. While most of us know that being grateful is generally a good rule of thumb, we don’t realize that it can actually help both our well being and our relationships with...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I think it is fitting to take some time to discuss a disease that affects so many families in this country; more than 250,000 women and at least 2,000 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer annually in the United...
CSR Gives Back

CSR Gives Back

Corporate social responsibility is gaining greater recognition in mainstream media. It bolsters profits and gives back to the community at large. It not only contributes to our economy—it contributes to our community. Also known as corporate citizenship, it could...
Life More Abundant

Life More Abundant

In the twilight years of human life, we often see the elderly succumbing to fragile bodies, weak wills, and spiritual distress. However, there are those who seem to have found the secret to life, who live long and joyously until the end of their days. They don’t...

Philanthropic Acknowledgement

On the matter of selfless giving just discussed, I happened to be browsing the program booklet for the annual awards ceremony held by a charitable organization that does a lot of good work for my hometown in Jamaica when I came across my business partner’s name as one...