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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 ...

NAACP, American Airlines meet over bias complaints

American Airlines said its CEO had a “positive” meeting with civil-rights leaders who accuse the airline of racial bias, but an activist who was kicked off a plane is not backing away from her criticism of the carrier.

Economic boycott over treatment of Blacks in St. Louis

Amid ongoing protests reinvigorated by the acquittal of a White former police officer in the death of a Black suspect, several African American faith and civic leaders in St. Louis announced details of an economic boycott campaign Thursday as the ...

Goldman Sachs graduates talk about their success

For many entrepreneurs, launching a business is only the first step on the road to success. After taking the financial risk of going it alone, many of them struggle to expand and grow their companies, particularly because of a lack ...

SBA Disaster Loans a key resource for recovery for hurricane survivors

For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, help from the U.S. Small Business Administration maby be an important part of the recovery process.

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