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What is Digital Poverty?

Human society has come a long way since prehistoric civilization. The Enlightenment, the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution are a few of history’s greatest periods of expansion and higher thinking. We are now in the midst of a new revolution: the digital... read more

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: How to Help

The Southern United States has had a rough couple of weeks. First, Houston and the surrounding Texas area was hit by Hurricane Harvey in late August, and just recently, Southern Florida was hammered by Hurricane Irma. Both of these hurricanes have caused tremendous... read more

IBM, ACS and PTO: The Winning Formula

I’ve often discussed the importance of charitable donations to our society. And while it’s important for each and every one of us to give back to our communities, I believe that it is equally important for large, high-profile companies to donate their time and... read more

The Technology of Giving

Technology has allowed our society to drastically change and evolve. With the help of technology, we can now complete tasks that were not possible 10-15 years ago. Technology has invaded almost every aspect and industry in our world, from finance to construction. One... read more

Student Loan Debts Forgotten?

According to a report from Experian, billions of dollars in student debt could disappear due to a major clerical error. Here is an excerpt of the original article: “Many borrowers with student loan debt may have just received an unexpected gift. As reported by... read more

Which Generation is Most Charitable?

There are many divides between the generations on this planet. Millennials are considered lazy and selfish, whereas those who fought in World War II are widely considered the “Greatest Generation.” This obviously has a lot to do with the circumstances that these... read more

Being Charitable While Traveling

Summer is officially in full swing. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and the beaches and amusement parks of the world are being flocked by thousands of people looking to travel and relax. But while you’re traveling abroad, enjoying some well-deserved rest... read more

Jeff Bezos Wants “Short-Term” Philanthropic Ideas

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is one of the world’s wealthiest people. With a net worth of approximately $84 billion, Jeff Bezos is certainly a man with a lot of money to give. And, although he has given a fair amount of money to charitable causes, he still... read more

What is MealConnect?

According to Feeding America, over $200 billion worth of food is wasted every year in America alone, which equates to 72 billion pounds of food. That is a lot of food that goes uneaten. Obviously, since the dawn of man, our society has faced the issue of homelessness... read more

Portland Train Incident

The New York Times recently wrote an article about the Portland, Oregon train incident. Here is an excerpt: “America may seem leaderless, with nastiness and bullying ascendant, but the best of our nation materialized during a moral crisis on a commuter train in... read more

Surprising Celebrity Charitable Efforts

It is no surprise that celebrities give money to charity; they do it all the time, either for tax purposes, good publicity or because they are genuinely nice people. That being said, there are celebrities who are involved in a number of unusual charities or... read more

Celebrity Entrepreneurs

When we think of celebrities we tend to envision vast sums of money, lavish lifestyles, some form of artistic or athletic talent, and not much else. While we love watching celebrities, from actors to athletes, as a society, we do not normally think of them as savvy... read more

Easy Ways to Volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month. And although April is long gone, it isn’t too late to focus on volunteerism. While having a month dedicated to volunteerism is important, we should not only focus on the subject for one month out of the year. Volunteering is a... read more

Is Being a Millionaire Not Enough?

Have you ever struggled with money? Have you had issues just trying to put food on the table, while you constantly work as hard as you can in the hopes that someday you can achieve the ultimate American Dream? Becoming a millionaire was once lauded as one of the... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

The Science Behind Philanthropy

Philanthropy is a tenet of the utmost significance in society today. By engaging in altruistic endeavors, we are helping those who cannot help themselves. Yet, there is more to charity than meets the eye. In fact, although it may sound ironic, you may be benefitting... read more

Team Continuum

The organization, Team Continuum, is a tremendous philanthropic effort dedicated to aiding all pediatric cancer patients in their fight against illness. Not solely focused on finding the cure, this organization puts forth work in the here and now to benefit those who... read more

Nanny of the Maroons

As I looked outside at the rainbow yesterday I smiled; a begrudging smile. Yes, the rainbow was lovely but it came at the expense of my not being able to have drinks outdoors in Bryant Park because of the downpour of rain. Now here I was stuck indoors nibbling on... read more

Dancing Classrooms’ Mad Hot Ballroom

If I’m at a party and I’m in a good mood, like anyone else would, I hit the dance floor. I certainly don’t have two left feet…I can move….but I wouldn’t say I’m a ‘Carlton’ (please tell me you watched the Fresh Prince of Bel Air). So yes, I used to hold my head high... read more

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