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Sage Wisdom From Selected Commencement 2016 Speakers

[Photos are from Howard University’s 148th Commencement Convocation, May 7, 2016.] The month of May is usually jammed packed with activities, celebrations, and events that include May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, etc. Add to the above the countless number of  high school and college commencement exercises that are staged during … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend 2016: A Good Time to Take A Road Trip

  We are less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend! And guess what? Gas prices are doing just what we expect them to do – rising…but just a little. According to AAA, more than 38 million Americans—the most since 2005—are expected to travel during this year’s Memorial Day … Continue reading

How Much Are You Saving At The Gas Pump? And What Are You Spending It On?

We are about one week away from the start of the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend and summer driving season! Can’t wait? Neither can I! With gas prices roughly 44 ¢ lower than this time last year, lots of folks are planning to travel this Memorial Day Weekend, and many are planning to drive. Today’s report … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: Is the U.S. Ready?

With three months to go before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Zika virus continues to make the news and in different ways. First U.S. Death Reported: The first Zika virus death was reported in Puerto Rico (United States) by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about one week … Continue reading

Some Gas and Energy Updates for May 2016

If you drive a vehicle of any make, you already know that gas prices are heading upward, and they usually do at this time of year as we head towards the Memorial Day Weekend. As a reminder, here in the U.S., the Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of the summer driving season. Today’s stats … Continue reading