April 10, 2021

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Howard University takes on golf, with Steph Curry’s money and a coach’s moxie

He’s wearing a Bison face mask that creeps below his graying mustache and a hat emblazoned with the logo of NBA superstar Stephen Curry. He towers from the top of the hill, arms crossed, mostly silent. Here — on any course, really — is where Puryear finds peace. If he had his way, he would get lost on its rolling hills and blend in with the Bermuda grass.

“Like a ghost,” Puryear says. “I’m okay with people not knowing that I exist.”

But Puryear, a 50-year-old Black man, sticks out in a sport still grappling with

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Latina ex-Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell takes new role on personal mission: gun control

MIAMI — Seeing her father’s body with gunshot wounds was one of the most traumatic moments for former Florida congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell as she grappled with the shock and grief of losing him to gun violence in 1996.

The former Democratic lawmaker, who was the first South American-born member of Congress, will now be working on what she calls her “life mission” by joining Giffords, a gun control advocacy group, as a senior adviser, the organization is announcing Tuesday. The group is named after former Arizona Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded during a 2011 mass shooting in

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Amazon takes another step in insurance with Next Insurance partnership

  • Amazon partnered with insurtech Next Insurance to offer its SMB clients easy access to coverage.
  • This underscores the need for insurers to adapt to Big Tech disruption. 
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The US-based small business insurtech is easing Amazon Business Prime members’ access to a wide range of policies, including general liability and workers’ compensation, per PR Newswire.

Key purchase drivers for insurance policies according to adults worldwide

Amazon takes on business insurance with insurtech partnership.

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Founded in 2016, Next Insurance uses AI to tailor coverage to small businesses. Amazon Business Prime provides

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Deion Sanders’ Jackson State debut takes strange turn after coach says personal items were ‘stolen’

Deion Sanders’ college football coaching debut Sunday ended badly, and then weirdly.

The Jackson State coach told reporters following his team’s game that his belongings had been taken from his stadium office. About an hour later, an unnamed university official told Jackson, Miss., TV station WAPT that the items were “misplaced” and then recovered.

Sanders, however, repeated that he had been robbed, going against Jackson State’s account. He also added that the thief was caught in the act.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi takes shot at billionaire’s personal life

Quibi, the defunct streaming service founded by Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, wants to know whether Elliott Management’s financing of a patent lawsuit against it was motivated by a personal relationship between the hedge fund’s billionaire founder and a top executive.

In a brief filed late Thursday, Quibi questioned a romantic relationship between Paul Singer, Elliott’s founder and chief executive, and a coworker whose son is employed by Eko, the interactive-video company claiming trade-secret theft by Quibi.

“Elliott’s motivation for involvement in the lawsuit appears personal,” the filing said.

Quibi lawyers in Los Angeles federal court filing demanded access to communications

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Financial planners warn of ruin as stock trading takes on video game traits

The individual investor has never had more power.Platforms like Robinhood have made it possible to trade stocks — for free — from your phone. Millions have signed up, and many jumped into the trading frenzy around GameStop stock in the past few weeks.But what played out in the market didn’t look like investing to many financial planners.”I’d almost put it equivalent to gambling,” said Paul West, Managing Partner at Carson Wealth. “The best long term investors look so far out into the future instead of what’s happening today.”For many of those armed with trading apps, that’s not what’s happening. Free … Read More