Economic Equity

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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Payday Lenders Wage New Wars against Consumers and Regulation

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act gave guardrails to lenders and consumers alike. Reactions from civil rights and consumer advocates clearly indicated they weren’t buying it.

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Wells Fargo Increases Its Commitment to Black Homebuyers

Wells Fargo announced a commitment to create 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027; a plan to lend $60 billion for home purchases over that 10-year period.

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Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Finally Speak Out — Police Chief Apologizes

You go from being someone who’s just trying to be an entrepreneur, having your own dreams and aspirations, and then this happens. How do you handle it? Do you stand up? Do you fight?

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Black Entrepreneur Develops Innovative Health, Fitness and Well-Being App For Women

She’s It Founder and President, Tam Williams, wanted to provide a product that would help women to engage, learn and be motivated to look beyond the scale and to look at themselves first.

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The Art of Success Honoring the Intellect, Swagger & Power of Black Creatives

The Harlem Business Alliance has pledged its service as an advocate for the preservation and retention of Harlem’s business community for over 37 years.

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Fifty Years Later, Fair Housing Act Recognized as a Factor in Fighting Housing Discrimination

One of the signature achievements of the Civil Rights Era was the passage by Congress in April of 1968 of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

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It’s time to Raise the Wage in NC – May 22, We Are Headed to Raleigh

State-wide coalition called Raising Wages NC, a broad, diverse group of working people and unions, community organizations, faith leaders, businesses, and policy advocates who all believe that all workers in NC deserve a living wage.

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Dee C. Marshall’s “Win Rock & Rule” Women Empowerment Inspires Action

Marshall said her heart is to motivate women to rise so “we can all go to the top together.” The event was a call to action for women to take a stand, which was why the theme this year was #AllRise.

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Bestselling Author Releases ‘Personal Credit Awareness’ Book for High School and College Students

Virtually no public-school system or college campus provides education to teens and young adults on the impact of good credit health and its major role in obtaining financial freedom in America.

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