Archive | June 2015

Fantasia Barrino Slapped With Massive Tax Lien

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Fantasia Barrino has run into yet another financial jam, and the IRS has every intention of collecting what she allegedly owes them.

The ?Get It Right? siren has run up a hefty tab with government according to court documents obtained by TheJasmineBrand.com. Fantasia reportedly owes $92,837 in unpaid taxes, so the IRS filed a lien against her in California on May 1.

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The government is giving her a chance to make good on her back taxes. However, the IRS will seize her assets if she can?t cover her entire tab. It?s unclear how long she has until the feds come knocking, but we hope she can get her dollars in order before then.

This isn?t unfamiliar territory for Fantasia, who also fought to save her North Carolina home before…

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Baker: Program To Fight Youth, Gang Violence Gets Funding Increase

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BOSTON (AP) — A program aimed at fighting gang and youth violence has received a $1.25 million funding increase.

Gov. Charlie Baker said the increased funding for the Shannon Community Safety Initiative will support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat violence as summer begins.

The program provides funding to communities that demonstrate high levels of youth violence and gang problems and a commitment to coordinated prevention and intervention strategies.

Baker authorized the $1.25 million supplemental allotment, which means the program will be fully funded at $8.25 million.

Communities slated to receive supplemental money include Boston, Brockton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Pittsfield and Springfield.

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Annual African American Fest. Kicks Off In Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A nice crowd gathered between Orioles Park and M & T Bank Stadium Saturday for the annual African American Festival.

The event is a celebration of life, music and culture.

Those attending will get a chance to enjoy great food and live music.

Tonight’s performances include Faith Evans, Doug E Fresh and Shela E.

The free festival continues through Sunday.

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16,000 Md. Students Affected By SAT Test Error

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Thousands of Maryland students have been affected by a printing error on this month’s SAT tests.

According to our media partner The Baltimore Sun, 16,000 students were part of testing that was compromised this month.

College Board officials say a misprint on tests told some students they had more time to answer questions.

The testing organization that administered the exam to 487,000 students on June 6th, said those with misprints will be able to retake the exams at no cost.

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Metro Reports iPhones Robbery Trend In June

CBS Baltimore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro’s police department is warning riders after a series of iPhone robberies on the orange, silver and blue lines.

The Metro Transit Police Department says a number of iPhone 6 devices have been stolen in June. The police department says the devices have been taken at stations or aboard trains between Eastern Market and stations on the eastern end of the lines: New Carrollton and Largo Town Center. The police department says many of the cases are believed to be linked.

The police department says the robbery victims are often using the phone when it is snatched out of their hands and the suspects then run off the train and out of the station. The police department says the robberies typically happen during the afternoon.

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How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30 | Entrepreneur

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How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30 Mqondisi Gumede

Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in debt, and by the time I was 30, I was a millionaire. Here are the 10 steps that will guarantee you will become a millionaire by 30.

1. Follow the money. In today’s economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status. The first step is to focus on increasing your income in increments and repeating that. My income was $3,000 a month and nine years later it was $20,000 a month. Start following the money and it will force you to control revenue and see opportunities.

Read the rest at How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30.

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