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Why Raleigh and Charlotte Are Quietly Succeeding in Doing Well for Black Residents
 

Racial disparities are always going to crop up as an important issue when considering the economic health of an American city. But there’s something special about North Carolina. Its two biggest cities, Charlotte and Raleigh, have quietly succeeded in doing relatively well by their black residents. Raleigh especially stands out. Nationally, the median African-American household income is $38,555 — about one-third less than the median for all Americans. In Charlotte and Raleigh, however, black household income is higher than in most other big cities, with Raleigh doing especially well. In Raleigh, the median income for black residents is $49,400 while in Charlotte it’s $42,100. What factors are contributing to this growth?

 

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Top 10 Things to Do for MLK Jr. 50th, Announced by Fathom
April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. The culture and travel experts at Fathom have announced the top ten things to do. Read more find locations...

 

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Guaranteed Basic Income Scam – Beware the Architects of Neofeudalism
 
They couch their proposals in the moral language of caring for the destitute and the less fortunate. But behind this is job insecurity, substandard wages, automation and crippling debt peonage.
 
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Most Americans Say They Are Not Seeing Paycheck Boost From GOP Tax Scam
 
Pointing to analysis from the Tax Policy Center, which predicted that the average middle-income household would take in an extra $930 - or less than $18 per week - because of the Republican's tax plan ...
 
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Jay-Z and His Mom Announce New 2018 Scholarship Program via the Shawn Carter Foundation
 
The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. 
 
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How to Align Your Marketing Campaigns with Shifts in Youth Culture
 
Create the most relevant brand experiences for teens and young adults. Whether those experiences are social or experiential, influencer or content, here are five recommendations.
 
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Oklahoma Black Business Expo and “Shark Tank” Are Looking Their Next Success Story
 
The event will take place in Oklahoma City, to bring attention to African American owned businesses and those resources that assist in building a successful brand and business.
 
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3-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week – Free to the Public
 
Participate in this free, online conference to listen to practiced advice on current business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts!
 
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