Black leaders push Black Wealth 2020 movement

Black Wealth 2020, a new movement aiming to change the course of Black wealth in America, is gaining swift support from national advocates of economic justice.

Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft

Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen.

Chambers receive funding for community assistance

Toyota’s relocation of its headquarters from California to Plano will theoretically change the economic landscape of the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the better as more corporate jobs, dealerships and support businesses open up for those seeking work. Along with this ...

Black chamber offers State of Black Business update

Held under the banner concept of “The Right Time. The Right People. The Right Conversations, The Right Results,” the State of Black Business forum was a revealing gathering intended to inform members of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and ...

Building a successful business through light heartedness

As the classic saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine,” but it could also be the best business strategy. According to a Bell Institute study, most employees dislike their bosses due to poor work ethic and a lack of sense ...

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.