Economic Equity

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How You Feel About Money Impacts Your Spending

Your feelings toward money can influence how you spend it. We all have a personal relationship with money, and it

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Marketers Should Show More Respect for the Black Consumer, According to a Report

The influence of African American consumers is extensive. Driven by their tech affinity, passion for sharing experiences, and powered by

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Real Estate Investors Benefit as Competition Eases Hard Money Lending Terms

In the wake of the housing crash that shook the U.S. economy in the mid- to late 2000s, real estate

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Debt Collectors Target Consumers of Color, People Making Less Than $50k

Under the Trump Administration, a consistent and focused deregulation effort has been underway to turn CFPB into a toothless tiger. It’s almost as if CFPB now stands for Corporate Financial Protection Bureau.

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We need to Revitalize the Great 8a Business Development Program

The 8(a) Business Development program was the brainchild of the late, great Parren J. Mitchell while he was the Chair of the House Small Business Committee and his staff – led by NBCC Board Member Anthony W. Robinson.

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Mixtroz Wins Women’s Business Enterprise Council South Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Awards recognize those newer woman-owned companies that evidence a strong growth trajectory, but also have a proven track record of innovation, extraordinary service provision…

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Reform Alternative Business Lending Practices to Protect Small-Business Owners

In my three decades representing parts of New York City in the House of Representatives, expanding economic opportunities for underserved

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500+ Expected in Baltimore for First-Ever Expo to Re-Ignite a New Civil Rights Movement for Black Workers

Maryland Senator Cory McCray, Carmen Berkely, Bill Fletcher, Steven Pitts, UFCW Robin Williams join line-up of speakers, workshops, Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans

“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and

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CFPB Turns Its Back on Fair Lending Enforcement and Reporting

More than 50 years ago, this nation enacted legal guarantees that fair housing would be available to all Americans. Despite

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Male Nonprofit CEOs Earn More – but Problem Is Deeper Than Gender Pay Gap

Although about three out of every four Americans working for nonprofits are women, men hold a disproportional share of the highest-paid nonprofit jobs.

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SMALL BIZ PROFILE: Cookiepreneur Megan Mottley

“In the beginning it was just about the fundraising, but people still were inquiring about the cookies,” Mottley said. “And eventually, after getting a huge corporate order, I decided to really consider the business.”

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State Housing Finance Agencies Boost Hopes for Finding Affordable Homes, Apartments

According to Stockton Williams, executive director of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), in 2017 alone, state HFAs provided $28 billion…

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

We expect that in this workforce of future, African Americans and Latinos will supply almost 40 percent…

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Meet the ‘Doctor’ Who Helps Black Entrepreneurs Go Viral

Dante Lee is not a medical doctor, but he is known and well-respected as a Revenue Doctor™. That’s because he is a marketing genius…

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Offshore Exploration Promises Jobs, Affordable Energy

Communities don’t have to be located in energy-producing regions to benefit from the U.S. energy revolution. But it helps. That’s why coastal states have so much to gain…

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Education Department Helps Loan Servicers Instead of Borrowers

A newly-released audit report finds fault with how the Department of Education (Department) is managing both its loan funds and its 15 contract student loan servicers.

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HELP Hearing on Protecting Workers’ Right to Organize

Exploring the strengths and weaknesses in the current state of labor law and identify proposals that hold employers that violate the law accountable, protect collective action, and modernize labor laws

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