What to watch: US government’s July jobs report

As the U.S. economic expansion enters its ninth year, Friday’s jobs report should help clarify its future path after mixed signals have emerged in recent weeks. Americans are buying homes at a healthy pace, but car sales have fallen off.

Taming Wall Street’s golden bull

African Americans lead nationwide poverty rates, just slightly edging out Native Americans, per the United States Department of Agriculture. Even when educated and employed, 27 percent of African Americans continue to live below the poverty rate

Upscale ice cream shop opens in Oak Cliff

Entering Steve and Cammy’s Ice Cream Shop in Oak Cliff, the smell of fresh pound cake and the sight of tempting ice cream options is welcoming, along with warm greetings from employees ready to serve. But the most gravitating element ...

Black Wealth 2020: New movement on a mission to ‘turbo charge’ Black wealth in America

The economic condition of America’s Black community is in dire straits, according to a recent study by Harvard University that found that homeownership in the Black community stands at only 42.2 percent in the nation’s largest metro areas. That’s below ...

BlackStar: Building a changing world

African Americans are changing the landscape of entrepreneurship. In 2014, Texas had an estimated 108,473 Black-owned businesses.

Walmart testing store delivery of US online orders

In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

Parkland creates pipeline for future leaders

In an effort to combat the nationwide shortage of health care professionals, Parkland Health and Hospital System through its Parkland Academy is committed to a partnership with local school systems in order to expose young people to various health care ...

Recipe Oak Cliff creates healthy, creative options

Many local Black communities struggle with the negative impact of living in a food desert and various health issues due to lack of healthy options.

AT&T workers protest labor contracts

Chants of “No contract, no peace,” and verbal promises of a strike mingled with the sounds of the downtown streets April 28 as AT&T employees protested outside the company’s annual stockholders meeting.

Major changes coming to how credit scores are calculated

The math behind your credit score is getting an overhaul, with changes big enough that they might alter the behavior of both cautious spenders as well as riskier borrowers.

City of Dallas helps small business reach next level

“We’re a family of givers,” said BT, a cancer survivor who requested that her full name not be used. An attendee of the city’s Small Business Resource Workshop held April 18 at the Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus, BT and ...

Jonita White: Driven by faith, committed to community

Christian Brothers Automotive franchise owner Jonita White believes that generating income is how any businessperson gets by, faith is what should drive our larger purpose, and creating a bond with members of the community is the true foundation of business ...

Tips for transitioning back to work after a baby

For many moms, heading back to work after maternity leave is something that has always been a part of the plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. This leads to concern about not having enough time to bond with baby, ...

Rebuilding Black Wall Street: Tulsa leaders hope to bring 100 new businesses

Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They’re the remnants of what was once known as ...

A spectacular construction: Telling our stories to the world

he National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon, it was right on time.