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Adventure’s Sunday Presentation Celebrates Plays Created During COVID

Adventure Did What? will premiere free on Facebook October 18.

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) presents Adventure Did What? during its weekly StoryTime this Sunday at 2PM on Facebook Live. Adventure Did What? both celebrates all the new plays ATMTC has developed during COVID and previews these works that will provide a rich pipeline of productions after the pandemic. To tune in, visit Adventure Theatre’s Facebook Event page Sunday at 2PM.

As theatres everywhere work toward their eventual return to live theater, Adventure Theatre has been working very hard. It has developed 3 new musicals, commissioned 12 new plays, and presented an average of 2 hours of digital presentations a week for the last 6 months of COVID. This Sunday, ATMTC will celebrate these new stories and new voices by presenting a mix of sneak peaks, creative presentations, and discussions of everything they have developed-including special guest appearances from The Momma

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  • October 15, 2020
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This Entrepreneur Created A Lucrative Business While Traveling The World

Because of the spread of the COVID-19, remote work has become common in corporate environments, giving employees more flexibility in choosing their workplace. One entrepreneur was able to leverage his online expertise and turn it into a lucrative business that allows him to travel around the world.

Jubril Agoro is the founder of Agoro Marketing Agency and co-founder of the Live Richer Academy, an online school to teach people financial literacy with finance expert, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. Agoro got his start after teaching himself the foundations of digital marketing and getting an early start reselling goods on eBay.

“I started to focus on businesses that I could build long term [and] that had a big opportunity,” said Agoro in an interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE. “When I looked at the industry, there was nobody serving not even  just African American women, just women in general, through the ad space, no

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  • September 29, 2020
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Charles Drury, Starting as a Plasterer, Created a Hotel Chain

When Charles Drury was growing up on a farm in Missouri in the 1930s and early 1940s, he helped his father and brothers do plastering and other construction work to make ends meet. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and was assigned to administrative duties in Guam.

Discharged from the military in 1947, Mr. Drury came home by train. His father and oldest brother picked him up at a train station around 6 a.m. They had his plastering clothes in the truck so he could go straight to work. That evening, after a full day of labor, he finally made it home to see his mom.

Construction proved a good career-launcher. While building motels, Mr. Drury learned about the lodging business and hatched a plan to own one. In the early 1960s, he and his brothers opened a

Holiday Inn

in Cape Girardeau, Mo. They

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  • September 29, 2020
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How a little-known 1980 law slashed pay for millions of truck drivers and created big-box retail as we know it

An Illinois truck driver in 1940.
An Illinois truck driver in 1940.

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  • Today’s network of big-box retailers and online shopping likely wouldn’t exist without the deregulation of the trucking industry 40 years ago this month.

  • The Motor Carrier Act of 1980, passed by President Jimmy Carter, slashed the cost of moving goods by truck.

  • It also eroded one of America’s great blue-collar jobs: truck driving.

  • A truck driver’s salary has decreased by as much as half since deregulation.

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When Larry Heine was a working man he drove a truck eight hours a day. He saw his family every night, owned his home, sent both his kids to college, and took his wife on vacation to Hawaii whenever he could land some overtime.

As a member of the Teamsters, Heine was guaranteed good health care and a pension. He retired at 51, receiving a cake

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Bosses ‘Created a White Supremacist Cell’

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty

Four days after Fox News aired a particularly tone-deaf graphic connecting the killings of Black men—including George Floyd and Martin Luther King Jr.—to stock market gains, many of the network’s Black staffers took part in a phone call with company brass to confront Fox’s increasingly racist and hostile rhetoric towards the protests against police brutality.  

It did not go well.

The call on June 9 lasted more than 90 minutes and included Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, President Jay Wallace, and HR chief Kevin Lord, people familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast. It was led by Scott, who is white, and Marsheila J. Hayes, the vice president of diversity and inclusion at Fox Corporation, who is Black.

It was almost immediately rife with tension. One staffer directly asked why Bret Baier—the anchor of the network’s key weekday

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