Business basics: Advice and trends for female entrepreneurs

In today’s technology driven age, the successful small business owner is a savvy individual with a passion for their product.

Debt collection report captures horror stories

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years. Debt collectors often cross the line with abusive behaviors.

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization Demos finds that ...

Blacks least likely to get business loan from banks

Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo.

Dallas offers new technology, transportation employment opportunities

“It is hard to get the grin off my face because days like this are very special,” announced Mike Rawlings at the May 21 ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new Omnitracs LLC headquarters. The ceremony symbolized not ...

Digital marketing tips to expand small businesses

Whether you’re just starting a small business or looking to expand an existing operation, marketing your business can seem daunting. The key to marketing success is to establish your presence, drive leads to your business and expand your audience.

Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008.

Company offer gifts for mothers in crisis

Being a mother can be one of the rewarding, yet one of the hardest and most challenging jobs. Mother’s Day is a time to appreciate the hard work mothers all around the world put in to take care of their ...

Voices that Matter: Inspirational food for thought

With the school year coming to a close, Paul Quinn College concluded their speaker series, Voices that Matter, on April 14 with guests Hattie Hill, president and CEO of Women’s Foodservice Forum, and Cheryl “Action” Jackson, president of Minnie’s Food ...

S.M. Wright Project: South Dallas workers still unemployed

Disappointment and frustration now follows an agreement regarding a program that would offer training and employment to residents within the areas surrounding the S.M. Wright Project. When the Texas Department of Transportation began finalizing their plan to convert S.M. Wright ...

Black women face pay gap

Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress.

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 ...