Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: Alzheimer’s disease becomes silent epidemic among blacks

As we end Mental Health Month, I thought it critical that I address the fourth leading cause of death among older African Americans: Alzheimer’s disease. To date, the Center for Disease Control reports that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, with a large percentage of those being African Americans. According to Read More…

Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: Nipsey Hussle’s marathon: Will the race continue?

I’ve often said that some of our best and brightest black entrepreneurs are incarcerated, on probation or actively participating in the “underground economy.” Despite what you may think about the drug and gang culture, at the end of the day, it’s an industry modeled after the foundation of any Fortune 500 company: meeting supply and Read More…

Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: The virtuous woman: wife, mother and entrepreneur?

As we near the end of Women’s History Month, I wanted to recognize the legacy and character of black women entrepreneurs. In today’s society, women-owned businesses are on the rise and changing the world. According to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report (commissioned by American Express), from 2007-2018 “the number of women-owned businesses surged Read More…