Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bob Hohler Globe Staff December 20, 2015 The Patriots, in an unusual departure from National Football League practice, have created a revenue stream for a private business owned by their franchise quarterback, Tom Brady, and a partner who faced federal sanctions after falsely presenting himself as a medical doctor and deceptively promoting nutritional supplements.One notable product that Brady’s partner, Alejandro “Alex” Guerrero, promoted — and the quarterback enthusiastically endorsed — was marketed as helping to prevent and heal concussions, a grave health issue for NFL players and a challenge to the sport’s image. The Federal Trade Commission effectively shut down sales of Guerrero’s “neuroprotective’’ drink, Neurosafe, in 2014, repudiating his “extraordinary claims.’’Nine years … [Read more...] about Patriots pay a business owned by Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero, a partner with a dubious past
Why tithe 10 percent
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
Tresa Baldas Detroit Free Press Published 5:27 PM EDT Sep 6, 2018 Her job was to clean the church. But the church tried to clean her out instead, she claims. In a blistering lawsuit against the Grammy-winning Rev. Marvin Winans and his Perfecting Church, a housekeeper named Lakaiya Harris claims the gospel music star and church officials shook her down for money. They required her to donate money toward birthday gifts for supervisors and managers and to tithe 10% of her salary to the church, the lawsuit claims. When she refused to pony up, Harris says, she was fired. According to the 18-page lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, it was Winans who demanded that Harris donate 10 percent of her $18,000-a-year housekeeper's salary to the church. Winans allegedly did this during a meeting in a conference room in 2017, telling Harris "that it had come to his attention" that she earned $18,000 the year before. " 'So … [Read more...] about Housekeeper sues Pastor Marvin Winans
Brittany Britto Baltimore Sun Published 11:10 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has her own exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and her career beginnings in Baltimore make an appearance. With more than 240 artifacts, three main exhibit sections and various media displays, “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” opened June 8 and explores Winfrey’s many accomplishments, trials and tribulations over 4,300 square feet. A portion of the exhibit called “Oprah: The Early Years” documents her time in Baltimore from 1976 to 1983, where a startling pivot in her career — a demotion from the news desk at WJZ-TV — led her to her calling, hosting a daytime talk show. In a 2011 interview with Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik, Oprah called her time here “the greatest growing period of my adult life.” She arrived at age 22, and she joked that … [Read more...] about Oprah exhibit opens at National African-American museum