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.

Jackson urges technology giants to recruit more minorities

Rev. Jesse Jackson recently pushed his way through Silicon Valley to bring attention to the lack of African Americans and Latinos working in major tech companies, especially at the executive level. So far, he has targeted the big players: Hewlett ...

Wal-Mart helps revitalize South Dallas Counties

“For too long we have viewed Southern Dallas as an obligation rather than an asset,” Mayor Mike Rawlings once expressed in his GrowSouth initiative statement. “We’ve approached change in South Dallas as a daunting challenge rather than an opportunity for ...

South Dallas groups receive helping hand

In 2013, Mayor Mike Rawlings rolled out his GrowSouth 2 initiative to help grow the city of Dallas, especially Southern Dallas, considered by many to be the most neglected part of one of the most popular cities in the world.

Commemorative Air Force to bring history lessons, economic growth

“I feel like an 8-year-old, Christmas morning after I opened up those presents, and get to play with them,” Mayor Mike Rawlings expressed while surrounded by 12 WWII vintage aircraft on a runway at Dallas Executive Airport on April 29

Appetite for Advocacy

Seeking help and answers, more than 2,400 children and families have walked through the doors of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, which offers investigation, intervention, treatment and recovery programs for children who are sexually and/or physically abused.