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Mind, Body and Business: The foundation of Black female entrepreneurship

Women own 30 percent of all businesses in the U.S. – with Black women becoming the fasting growing economic force owning 14 percent of U.S. businesses, according 2015 State of Women-owned Businesses Report conducted by American Express Open.

Ignite Ambition: How women can inspire other women

Having “it all” is a concept women have discussed and aspired to attain for nearly 40 years. Still, the conversation continues because no one has determined what having it all actually means.

Black women entrepreneurs developing new app to empower economic growth

The Vivian’s Door Initiative, along with the support of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, has launched a crowd funding campaign for their Vivian’s Door App on Indiegogo.

Dedicated franchisee reinvests in local community

Golden Chick, known for its classic and chef-inspired chicken dishes, announced May 14 the reopening of its newly renovated restaurant at 410 W. Kiest Blvd. The restaurant closed five months ago to allow a complete renovation process. The transformation includes ...

Johnson, Pelosi lead roundtable on solutions for better jobs

On May 12, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted a roundtable discussion on implementing effective strategies that prepare our workforce for a new, 21st century economy for community leaders and education, transportation, finance and labor advocates.

Mortgage leader battles Black homeownership crisis

As America commemorates the 50th year of the Fair Housing Act, the unpromising numbers have been repeated often: “The gap between White and Black homeownership is wider now than it was in 1960,” PBS reported earlier this year.

New recipe for culinary success

Since the shutdown of highly-praised culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu in September 2017, there has been a void for the many food makers who were left scattered by its departure.

Blacks largely left out of high-paying jobs

Jonathan Garland’s fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood.

Promoting gender equality in the workplace

Although women are making strides in the corporate world, there is still work that can be done to level the landscape.

Bill would allow newspapers to negotiate with Facebook, Google on content monetization

On Feb. 26 the News Media Alliance – representing almost 2,000 news organizations – again called on Congress to allow publishers to negotiate collectively with dominant online platforms, namely Facebook and Google.

Black legislators call for economic unity, action as Black Wealth 2020 celebrates second year

The president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, America’s largest organization of Black legislators, has called for unity behind economic development initiatives prioritized by Black Wealth 2020, a movement launched two years ago to forge progress for Black-owned ...

Lenders that aren’t serving minorities for home loans

Across America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

Don’t overpay taxes this season

With tax season in full swing, take time to consider how to get the most out of your tax return, which includes finding all the credits and deductions available to you.

Job market still in question: Despite a record high unemployment rate for Blacks

Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn’t always shared in America’s prosperity.

Starbucks breaks new ground at Red Bird Mall

The further economic growth of South Dallas may have just come cold pressed with an extra shot. At least, that appeared to be the the eager attitude on display from officials and a small crowd during the Nov. 14 groundbreaking ...

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