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Black Entrepreneur Creates & Launches Internship & Scholarship Matchmaking Service App for College Students

Posted On: February 21, 2016

Hailing from Washington D.C., Vin Lee created and launched a matchmaking service app for college students to locate nterships and scholarships. FindInternships is an app that plugs college student to referrals, reviews and networking in order for them to find the right scholarship or intership that relates to their studies and helps them with earning credits towards their degree. 

FindInternships has assisted college students from all over the country, in a recent interview, Lee described the services which are provided. 

"We do most of the work for students so they simply get the recommended companies to intern and work for. Aren’t students supposed to focus on their school work and networking as the most important thing while in school?"

Vin stated how the information administered by the college students are applied in referencing an intership program or scholarships to them. 

"Students will tell our system the things they love in an internship job, how they want to dress, and kind of people they want to work with. Then our staff and technology recommends the most adequate companies and internships to easily apply for. We are pushing for our technology and service to set us apart."

FindInternships is interactive with its users and displays visual information to college students in order to help them to envision and see themselves into the internships of their desire and be able to fulfill them. 

For more information, log on to and the app can be found at the Apple Store. 


Toyota Ordered to Pay $22 Million for Charging Blacks and Asians High Interest Rates

Posted On: February 19, 2016

This past Tuesday (Feb. 16th) the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in alliance with the Justice Department reached a settlement against Toyota in a discrimination case. The major car corporation was accused of being bias towards Black and Asian borrowers by charging them with high interest rates. Well that ignorance is costing Toyota, where they are ordered to pay $22 million dollars in compensation to those Black and Asian borrowers, who paid more for their auto loans than White borrowers. 

In 2013 the Departement of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau led a federal probe into Toyota's auto lending practices and their dealerships. Upon the investigation, it was discovered that Blacks paid 0.27%  and Asians paid 0.18& of interest rates more than White borrowers who also had similar auto loans.  

Following the settlement, Toyota Motor Credit Corp. issued a statement of their no tolerance for discrimination and willingness to compensate the people who was affected by it. 

"TMCC does not tolerate discrimination of any kind, even perceived or unintentional, from its employees or business partners — this principle extends to fair lending practices."

Their statement continued with TMCC promising to be equally fair with their auto loans. 

"While TMCC respectfully disagrees with the agencies’ methodologies to determine whether industry lending practices have been discriminatory, the company shares the agencies’ commitment to ensuring that consumers can count on competitive and fair auto financing options."

Consumers and buyers are protected under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act which prohibits discrimination in all aspects of lending, including auto loans. 


Billion Dollar Australian Drug Bust Ironically Discovers Meth Smuggled In Bras

Posted On: February 16, 2016

The irony of drug bust from double D's. 

Well, that's what happened in Australia in what police are calling a billion dollar drug bust, of recovering a meth operation estimated at a street value of $1billion in Australia and close to $900 million in U.S. Unlike marijuana which is a plant, methamphetamine is man made. 

160 gallons of liquid meth was seized in Sydney, Australia according to published artciles by CNN. The drugs were creatively inserted as part of the gel lining in thousands of silicone bras, which were imported from Hong Kong. The contraband was also planted in bottles of craft glues, other distinctive art supplies and paints in number sets. So far three nationals from Hong Kong have been arrested and one national from China has been detained.  

According to news articles from Australia, the drug bust is beng documented as the largest in history. In an ABC News report, the broadcaster gave a break down of how the liquid meth would of been manufactured and sold in kilos. 

"Police said the 720 litres of methylamphetamine uncovered could have been used to make 504 kilos of ice with a street value of $1.26 billion, working out at $2.5 million per kilo."

Chinese Narcotic Control Commission was part of the international drug task force, in the investigation of the meth smuggling from Hong Kong to Australia. In their investigative reports, meth has been smuggled through the ice trade of different markets. Meth is one of the issues affecting Australia's communities and its people. The country will continue in its effort of sweeping its streets in drug bust and sanitizing its communities to become drug free.