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Black-owned television station sold

We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media – and barely anyone noticed.

Many in-home workers live in poverty

In-home workers, 90 percent of them women, often live in poverty, earn low wages and work grueling hours without many of the protections enjoyed by most workers, according to a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit think ...

Big marketing ideas for small businesses

Are personal relationships why most consumers frequent small businesses? From the mom and pop coffee shop to the small bookstore just down the street, people enjoy the personal interactions and convenience small businesses offer.

Creatively constructing a new career

Sharon Douglas, who is now the CEO of Bradley Construction Services LLC, decided to leave corporate America after years of being unrecognized for her work and efforts.

New report calls for full employment

Fifty years ago, civil rights leaders dove headfirst into the on-going debate over American economic policy by placing the fight for equal employment opportunities at the forefront of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Racism costs U.S. billions annually

Closing the income gap between Whites and minorities would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, for a nation burdened by debt and an anemic job market, according to a recent study by the W.K. Kellogg ...

Unemployment for Black women at 4-year low

As job prospects for Whites and Black men have slowed or stalled completely, Black women continue to gain ground in a weak labor market, according to the latest jobs report.

Black farmers collect $1.2 billion

For decades, Black farmers fought the United States Department of Agriculture over racial discrimination. The farmers, mostly in the South, lost crops, their farms and their homes. Some farmers grew old and died waiting for the slow hand of justice ...

Bank to pay minority borrowers $2.85 million

Chevy Chase Bank agreed to pay $2.85 million to Black and Latino borrowers, following allegations of discriminatory home lending practices. The Maryland-based bank joins Wells Fargo and Bank of America as banking institutions that paid out million dollar settlements in ...

Yes, the rich are getting richer

A new report confirms the old saw: The rich are getting richer. According to a report titled, Striking it Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, “From 2009 ...

Economic mobility, middle-class communities

Since the onset of the foreclosure crisis, research reports from esteemed universities and policy institutes have documented what went wrong. A new report offers us a different perspective, one that views the creation of a strong middle class as the ...

From foreclosed borrowers to homeowners

In the aftermath of more than 2.5 million foreclosures, the Federal Housing Administration is now offering a homeownership program that will put previously troubled borrowers on a fast-tracked return to the homeownership market. The new program, known as “Back to ...

Engineering solutions for DFW’s biggest challenges

Water conservation, environmental safety and restoration, as well as education in science, technology, engineering and math, have been at the top of the state’s list of concerns in regard to the immediate and distant future of Texas. Behind the scenes, ...

Mentoring Rwanda, Afghanistan entrepreneurs

With a mission to empower women who have suffered oppression and marginalization, and whose homelands have been devastated by genocide, war and poverty, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women held its Peace Through Business program last month. Founded in ...

Two brothers battle to make a difference

When you think of cable television in the late 1970s, what comes to mind? Dallas? Fantasy Island? The Incredible Hulk? The A-Team?