Stand Together is a community that focuses on strategically coming together and finding ways to be rid of barriers in areas of society including communities, government, education, and business. They seek to allow each person to reach their fullest potential. Stand Together offers support, resources, and other tools to help elevate the groups they partner with to succeed.

Their Vision

The Stand Together community has a goal of removing the various obstacles that block people from flourishing and thriving. This allows everyone to experience equality and a mutually beneficial society. …


Founded in 1997 by the legendary Bishop Omar Jahwar, Dallas-based Urban Specialists has forged a unique path among organizations that seek to change deeply troubled segments within society for the better.

Bishop Jahwar passed away in March of last year. He grew up in a city environment where poverty was high, unemployment was entrenched and the level of crime was often out of control. The latter was driven by gangs joined by young people out of desperation because they had few good options within their decayed neighborhoods.

What made the method of Bishop Jahwar unique is that he looked straight…


Before you open your business doors, whether online or in a brick-and-mortar location, you need to know business law. You don’t need to graduate from Harvard Law School, but you do need to familiarize yourself with a smattering of laws and legal facts before your launch.

Local, State, and Federal Business Licensing

A plethora of laws governs business licensing at the three major levels of government. Call your local city government office to learn if you need a local license and to check the zoning laws from your business location, especially if you plan to run your business from home. Visit the Small Business Administration website…


Personal philanthropy may be something that a certain percentage of people think about in their lifetimes. A few individuals may of the notion that philanthropy is for the excessively rich. But, the truth is that this quite far from the reality of the situation.

Communities all over the United States could benefit from more community involvement and philanthropy in various ways. It can help to enrich, benefit, and create more opportunities, allowing more people within the community to succeed and thrive. Thankfully, a person can be a philanthropist at any age just by having some wealth and donating it to…


Philanthropy involves voluntary initiatives and efforts to enhance the overall social welfare. Essentially, philanthropy is a lot more than just charitable donations and funding. Philanthropists work to eradicate poverty and human suffering, and to establish better living standards for the people.

Legal structures are among the most critical considerations for philanthropists. The success of philanthropic projects significantly depends on the law and legal structures.

Types of Philanthropic Legal Structures

Typically, there are several philanthropic giving structures from which to select. Legal specialists classify these structures in two major classes; private foundations and public charities. …


The world of law has seen its share of changes over the years. As time rolls along, the world adapts to these changes. Law is no exception, as there have been some key adjustments made over the past decade. Below are some of the most significant changes in the world of law this past decade.

Marriage Act 2013

It was a landmark year for law in 2013, as England and Wales saw the extension of marriage for same-sex couples. March 13, 2014, is when the act was enforced. Many argue that this has been the biggest change in law in the past decade…


Taxes are one of the most contentious topics in politics these days. The U.S. is not alone, either — many countries have debates about who should be taxed more and what types of taxes should exist. Texas has its own set of tax laws that are important to know for all state residents.

Sin Taxes in Texas

Some things are considered to be vices, and governments may impose a tax on those items. In Texas, there is a sin tax that applies to tobacco products. This means if you buy cigarettes or chewing tobacco in the state of Texas, then…


Artificial intelligence, typically known as ‘AI,’ uses computer systems to perform human tasks typically requiring intelligence, such as visual perception and recognition, decision making, and translation of languages. Most people think of artificial intelligence as robots, but it is not the case. Artificial intelligence laws address the rights and responsibilities of manufactured products and services and their users.

The Government setting up rules and regulations with regards to artificial intelligence is complicated. The complexity of technology makes it challenging to implement laws. Additionally, it is a broad sector that implements artificial intelligence applications ranging from the health, financial, education, and…


A regular partnership can be up to seven to ten years on average. The partner starts with the summer associate title. A few lawyers make it through about 121,500 to be approximate. About half of associates get hired by small firms on their way to becoming partners. If you want to continue along the path of partnership, then you’ll want to present value and a positive attitude at all times. You’ll want to put in no less than 2,000 hours each year, generate well-written and on target researched work, and improve your instincts in your particular area of expertise. …


It is quite common for people to use these two words as though they mean the same thing. While they are similar, there are very distinct differences between the two. Knowing these differences can allow people to know which approach will work best to achieve the goals they’re working toward when dealing with philanthropy and charity.

What is Charity?

Charity is characterized by empathetic outpourings of aid to help those in crisis or need. This may often be after a natural disaster, or for those suffering from diseases such as cancer or addiction issues. Charity is usually hands-on. Volunteering to build homes or…

Chart Westcott

Chart Westcott is Co-Founder and COO at Ikarian Capital, LLC a long/short equity biotech focused investment adviser. Read more at http://chartwestcott.net.

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