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Economic recovery eludes Black workers

The slow-moving, uneven economic recovery continues to elude Black workers and some economists predict that even with a falling unemployment rate, at the end of 2015, Blacks will still be further away from full recovery than Whites.

Black businesses help reduce youth crime

One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware.

Hiring practices for ex-offenders receives support

As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough on crime rhetoric for smarter measures, joining ex-offenders and workers rights advocates to advance fair hiring practices for the 70 million adults in ...

The push to eliminate predatory lending

In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged the White House and Capitol Hill. When an increasing number of Americans are ...

Ready, Willing & Able

Union Gospel Mission of Dallas has been serving the homeless population by helping them transform their lives and by getting back on their feet since 1949. The organization provides those in need with shelter, meals, clothing, showers and chapel services ...

As loan debts rise, foreclosures dip

A new economic analysis by the New York Federal Reserve Bank found fewer foreclosures, bankruptcies and credit card delinquencies. However the rates of delinquent auto and student loans are worse than before.

Madam Walker still inspiring Black community

In the early 1900s, Madam C.J. Walker turned her homemade recipes for hair and scalp care products into a business empire that made her the United States’ first self-made Black female millionaire.

Toyota breaks ground in Plano

Last month, Toyota held a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of its future North America headquarters uniting branches from California, Kentucky and New York.

Predatory lenders target the poor: Communities lose billions

Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interest every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by United for a Fair Economy.

General Motors highlights diversity at auto show

During the media week leading up to the 2015 North American International Auto Show, General Motors not only revealed new models and concept cars like other automakers, they also showcased the importance of diversity in the company’s ranks.

Generation Genius talks leadership, innovation and technology

From checking your email to medical research, technology plays a huge roll in everyday life. As the emergent field continues to grow, it creates additional opportunities for entrepreneurs in computers, the Internet, electronics, robotics, energy, communications, math, science, medicine, transportation ...

Consumers seek benefits of small business

As shoppers grab their wallets and purses to purchase goods and products for their families and homes, many will opt for local businesses and mom and pop establishments instead of their big-box competitors.

Avoid identity theft: Tips to help protect your identity

Letting down your guard in search of the best deals can substantially increase your risk of exposing personal and financial information. The experts at Cadence Bank offer these tips to help you shop safely:

Minority-owned businesses still underrepresented in state procurement

After conducting a disparity study in 2009, the Texas Comptroller’s office concluded special programs to secure procurement for Historically Underutilized Businesses are still necessary. It went on to affirm its commitment to ensure state agencies make a concerted effort to ...

Jesse Jackson calls tech hiring ‘outrageous’

Jesse Jackson says it is “outrageous” that high-tech firms based in Silicon Valley hire so few women and people of color. “Rainbow PUSH successfully challenged companies to release their workforce diversity data. We researched the racial and gender composition in ...

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