Economic Equity

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Days before the Chicago Plan Commission approved plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a federal lawsuit was filed to block the proposed $500 million facility that will be built in Jackson Park.

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Elizabeth Warren: Democrats Will Keep Losing Until the Entire Party Is ‘Willing to Take on the Billionaire Class’

Democrats were deeply offended when their colleague Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) publicly called them out by name for backing a bank deregulation bill that will heighten the chances of yet another devastating financial crisis…

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How Black Entrepreneurs Can Get Massive Media Exposure… and Raise Capital and Credit!

The workshop will teach entrepreneurs how to get massive media exposure to blow up your business, book or brand. Hosted by TeeJ Mercer, a celebrity media coach with 20+ years experience…

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Black Women Entrepreneurs Developing New App to Empower Economic Growth

The Vivian’s Door Initiative, along with the support of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their Vivian’s Door App on Indiegogo.

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NC Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Annual Education Scholarship Event June 15th

The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (NCBLCF) will host its Annual Education Scholarship Event on June 15, 2018 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in the Research Triangle Park.

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Bourdain, Spade Suicides Show How the Lows of Depression Can Touch Everyone

We struggle to comprehend the loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Sudden deaths are shocking. It’s doubly shocking when the deaths are by suicide. Sudden suicide by people who seemingly have it all…

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Trump Against the World? New American Policies Could Make U.S. Poorer

It’s easy to understand that Iceland should not be growing its own oranges, given its climate. Instead, Iceland should buy

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Why Poverty Is Rising Faster in Suburbs Than in Cities

According to a May report from the Pew Research Center, since 2000, suburban counties have experienced sharper increases in poverty than urban or rural counties. This is consistent with research across the U.S. over the past decade…

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Black Military Veteran, Jay Jackson, Leads “Purpose, Power & Profits” Tour to Inspire Entrepreneurs

The 4-city tour will go to Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas… but will start in Washington DC  and Continues through August 4. Paul’s goal is to help you live your best life.

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Call for Company Nominations: 2018 Leaders in Diversity Awards

Triangle Business Journal is accepting nominations for our annual Leaders in Diversity Awards.  We will honor companies and individuals who have shown an exceptional commitment to diversity.

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Call for Individual Nominations: 2018 Leaders in Diversity Awards

Individuals must reside in one of the 16 counties that comprise the Triangle region:  Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson.

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NAACP Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Nextgen Leadership Program

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is now accepting applications for the NAACP Next Generation program (NEXTGEN)…

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Stand United: Creating Our Community Leaders of America

Great men and women don’t always start out to be great. Many times, the truly great in our society achieve greatness in the pursuit of individual goals and ideals.

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The Slippery Slope of Dehumanizing Language

Comparing people to animals seems to increasingly be a part of our political discourse. When Roseanne Barr tweeted that former  Valerie Jarrett was the child of an ape, it came only a couple of weeks after Donald Trump called immigrants…

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Wage Theft Gets a Tech Upgrade: Cheating Workers out of Wages Is Easier Than Ever

“Wage theft” is a shorthand term that refers to situations in which someone isn’t paid for the work. In its simplest form, it might consist of a manager instructing employees to work off the clock.

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A Lifestyle Hack: When You Hate Making Financial Decisions – and What to Do About It

Economists and behavioral scientists have proposed several explanations for this phenomenon. For example, financial products are often quite complicated, and we may feel we lack the necessary expertise.

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Meet the Black Woman Who Created The Technology Behind Skype, MagicJack and More!

Marian says that when the internet first become popular, she predicted that IP and the internet “were going to explode.” She thus felt a need to start developing technology that would “transform the internet”.

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Black-Owned Luxury Boutique Hotel is Still Going Strong 18 Years Later

Meryanne Loum-Martin has proven that she doesn’t need to be in her territory to excel. She owns Jnane Tamsna, a boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, that is hailed as one of the most fabulous and elegant luxury black-owned hotels in the area.

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Economic Equity

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