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Leadership Southwest: Impacting real lives, real issues

Leadership Southwest, a partnership program between the Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce, is a pathway to skilled directorship said Keith Vinson, the program’s chair-elect, as he reflected upon the organization’s recent May 18 graduation ceremony.

Navigating volatile markets for a secure retirement

Persistent and significant stock market swings, combined with shifting workplace structures and an outdated retirement benefit system, are profoundly impacting Americans’ ability to save and prepare for a secure retirement.

Organize workspace, to-do lists and capture ideas on the go

When your to-do list is miles long and deadlines are looming, it can be hard to tap into a creative, problem-solving mindset.

Shop owner fights city’s rezoning plan

“You see what is coming up around here,” remarked D. Hinga Mbogo as he discussed the changing environment surrounding his business, Hinga Automotive, located at 3516 Ross Ave. “They have rezoned it to where they can put a bar, restaurants ...

Recruiting women to secure the digital world

The world today is a digital world where communication across the globe is instant.

GM design chief Ed Welburn to retire after 44 years

Ed Welburn, General Motors’ longtime head of automotive design and the first African American to lead global design for any automaker, is retiring after 44 years with the company.

Black brokers push national homeownership campaign

Tamika Walker was paying $800 a month to rent a Northaven house, and grew tired of it.

Cultivating the ultimate customer experience

Satisfaction seems to be the common element in commercial phrases, such as, “The customer is always right,” “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good,” and “We’re here to serve you.”

Obama encourages youth to learn math, science

President Barack Obama is launching a version of “take your child to work day” that’s focused on America’s science laboratories instead of its corporate workspaces.

Understanding the experience of Black female entrepreneurs

Walker’s Legacy, a national women-of-color in business collective named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker

UNCF Ujima Scholars Program

S. Bank this week announced a $700,000 multi-year scholarship program in partnership with the United Negro College Fund at the seventh annual UNCF State of Minnesota Leaders’ Luncheon on Education, and offered a call to action for other Minnesota corporations ...

Payday lending supporters attack CFPB

For years deceptive and predatory lenders have bilked millions of trusting consumers from their hard-earned monies, while consumer advocates have fought back for fair and transparent lending

Wall Street Project

For Chicago-based investor and philanthropist John Rogers, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s annual Wall Street Project in New York City is a must-attend event.

Abusive debt collectors target Black consumers

An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another’s gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry.

Work-release program gives inmates confidence to stay clean

Just in time for Christmas, Jody Brayton is going home a free woman with a steady job.