Economic Equity

Smart Investments in SNAP, Smart for the Black Community

Businesses and SNAP recipients alike stand to benefit from investments in training and education. Our economic potential is only as great as our workforce, and as we look to stimulate growth for Black-owned businesses…

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T.R.M. Howard Spotlights an Amazing Life of Black Self-Empowerment

“T.R.M. Howard” offers all the excitement one might expect of a hit TV mini-series, featuring a charismatic protagonist whose myriad accomplishments would be hard to believe if they weren’t the known truth.

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Five Ways To Plan Your Summer Vacation Without Wrecking Your Finances

“You want to enjoy a vacation and know you’re not paying for it for years to come,” says Alexander Joyce, a retirement planner and president and CEO of ReJoyce Financial LLC

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July 5-7 Power Networking for Black Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Financial illiteracy is an American problem, but it is 10x greater in Black America. All the studies predict if nothing changes within our community we will be financially destitute and enslaved by 2053.

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From Selma to Montgomery – A Moment to Remember

A group of eight women recently ran from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. This was the same route Civil Rights Activists took as a part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in 1965…

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The SBA Recognizes Outstanding Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners.

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As They Pay Down College Loans, Millennials Are Taking a Hard Look at Homeownership

Brian A. Hudson, the executive director and CEO of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, agreed with Cashion, that community is very important to millennials.

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With Tax Scam Complete, GOP Caucus Unveils Insane Budget Blueprint to Attack Safety Net

The individual income tax cuts in the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which have an end date of 2027 and already disproportionately benefit the rich.

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Recognizing Powerful Interests – 75 Percent of Americans Back Campaign Finance Reform

Pew Research Center survey, released Thursday, reveal Americans “see the country falling well short in living up to” democratic ideals and values, and believe core changes are needed in the political system.

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Black Writers’ Conference Positions Authorpreneurs to Take Books From the Page to the Stage

The Red Ink Conference: The Premier Conference for Authors & Editors will empower attendees to write, edit and market their next bestseller – at a fraction of the cost.

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Three African American Racial Justice Leaders Respond to Starbucks Effort to End Bias in its Company

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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Earth Day Isn’t Just for Rich, White People

That will be evidenced this Earth Day as NAACP chapters around the country are hosting activities to engage communities of color in ways tied to deeper social justice and civil rights. Environmental issues in Michigan, we enter Earth Day with our eyes on the prize…

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