Raising minimum wages would benefit economy

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute.

Small business competition honors one-person enterprises

Cricket Wireless launched its Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest to recognize men and women who serve as one-person enterprises and still make it a priority to help their community.

New study by Nielsen underscores need for diversity

The most effective way for companies to connect with African Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen.

Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers

Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported,

Dallas CEOs on Black Enterprise Top 100 list

In celebration of three Dallas County-based businesses who made the Top 100 Black-owned businesses in the July issue of Black Enterprise

Larkin joins Black Press national marketing team

Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – Steven Larkin, a seasoned national advertising sales leader, has been contracted as the national advertising sales representative with the National Newspaper Publishers Association; a national membership of over 200 African American newspapers that reaches over 20.1 ...

From Hustling to wholeness

“Ninety-five percent of all Black-owned businesses in Texas are small with no paid employees other than the owner,” Jakes voiced to the crowd that he related to that figure, as his father was an entrepreneur. “I think we need to ...

Oak Cliff Tower: Celebrating 50 years of change, business diversity

“Promoting free enterprise and diversity under one roof” is the motto emblazoned on a lobby wall inside The Bank Tower at Oak Cliff. The building, located at 400 S. Zang Blvd., continues to represent that philosophy as it celebrates its ...

Entrepreneurs of color push women-owned business growth in U.S.

Women of color have become the driving force of the rise in women-owned firms in the United States. According to reports, they are doing so despite more obstacles and are driven to entrepreneurship as a result of structural limits in ...

GM’s Eric Peterson loves dealing in diversity

After working 37 years for General Motors, it is not unusual for Eric Peterson, vice president of Diversity Dealer Relations, to walk into a Black dealership and be introduced to one of the owner’s children.

GoodJobs: Helping veterans get back to work

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. has committed to helping veterans find meaningful employment and gain financial stability following their return to the civilian workforce. Per the 2010 census, veterans represent 8.3 percent – 121,419 individuals – of the county’s ...

New library program aimed at entrepreneurs

Dallas’ small business owners will get a much-needed leg-up on the competition this summer through a new initiative.

TWC recovers millions in unemployment fraud

Each year, the Texas Workforce Commission investigates cases in which unemployment insurance benefits are obtained through fraud or deception and refers them to local district attorney offices.

Black business owners see obstacles to growth

The number of Black-owned businesses in Texas is growing, but the firms remain small in comparison to other Texas businesses, and their owners perceive significant barriers to growth and profitability, according to a new report from the Bureau of Business ...

New report: Blacks are ‘beyond broke’

The growing racial wealth gap – $200 in median wealth for Blacks in 2011 and $23,000 for Whites – threatens national economic security in the United States, according to a recent report by the Center for Global Policy Solutions.