Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

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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Jobs Report Shows What ‘African Americans Have to Lose’ Under Trump

William Spriggs, a chief economist at the AFL-CIO and professor in the department of Economics at Howard University said since reaching a low of 6 percent in November…

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The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Creates Opportunity Zones to Spur Economic Development

Opportunity Zones have the potential to address many of the country’s most vexing economic problems, notes Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty International.

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CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month

The federal agency with a designated mission to provide consumer financial protection took an about-face to protect predatory lenders instead of consumers on February 6…

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Entrepreneurs Create a Company That Provides Ultimate Convenience Traveling With Young Children

Enjoy the luxury of not having to pack an over-stuffed diaper bag or worry about leaving an essential child care item at home.

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HBCU Grad Turned Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Investor Launches New Online Course

Will Moss is based in Columbus, Ohio, but he is known across the country as a real estate boss. He owns a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio…

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Eight Apps to Get Your Budget Right

Managing (and saving) money can seem like the ultimate chore. With each paycheck, we promise ourselves to get our finances in order, pay down debt and not make any of the bad spending decisions…

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IN MEMORIAM: Black Business Advocate Aubry L. Stone Remembered

He fought tirelessly to secure economic opportunities for African Americans throughout the state and beyond and now, after a long battle with cancer, he’s at rest.

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Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case

An analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that while federal forfeitures totaled $93.7 million in 1986, this revenue grew by more than 4,600 percent – to $4.5 billion a year – by 2014.

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How To Tackle Trust Issues  In Your Family Business

60 percent of family wealth disappears because of a lack of communication and trust among family members, and this can be especially true when the person who built a thriving family business retires or passes away.

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Capital Access is the Key to our Economy

Fortunately, we have discovered one of the best explanations on what it is and how to take advantage of it. We want to share this valuable explanation.

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What if Black Professional Athletes Respected Black Economic Empowerment?

Oh, what a wonderful world this would be for Black communities throughout our nation. We, as a people, have over $1.3 trillion (T) in annual spending. However, our Black-owned businesses account for over $183 billion.

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Three Tips For Finding Your Career Passion And Running With It

Abby Sutton didn’t know it yet, but her career plans were fated to veer off in a new direction the moment she signed up for a college class in Russian fairy tales. Sutton is now an account strategist for Google.

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Handful of Billionaire Families Grab Nation’s Wealth for Themselves, New Report Details How

“Because of changes in tax law and aggressive use of trusts and tax dodges, we are now witnessing a resurgence of dynastic inherited wealth,” Collins of IPS observed in an op-ed for Common Dreams on Tuesday.

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access