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Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation Rakes in National, State and Local Recognition

Honey Brown Hope Foundation

Houston, TX — The Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that has served youth and their families for over two decades, announced today that it is thankful this holiday season for recently being recognized for its civil rights

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Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Community Empowerment: Black Chambers of Commerce Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Back in September I wrote an article entitled, Voter Suppression: Creating Black Wealth.  The impetus for that article was a commentary written by Earl G. Graves, Sr., Publisher of Black Enterprise. 

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Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

Employees of Small, Locally-Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty

loyalty to employers

Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does

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The Pawns of Politics: Where Is My Patronage?

The Pawns of Politics: Where Is My Patronage?

Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- For more than a year leading up to the recently completed General Elections, I’ve written about Voter Suppression, gerrymandering, the Black vote and voters.  

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Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Abuse in the Workplace

There is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women, according to a systematic review of the literature conducted by researchers at the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal

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The Decision to Handle Rejection

The Decision to Handle Rejection

Rev. Manson B. Johnson

The Big Idea: Endurance is the key to achieving challenging goals in life.“Man’s rejection can be God’s direction.  God sometimes uses the rejection of hateful people to move us to a new place or assignment–where we wouldn’t have thought of going on our own.  

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New Company, Black Business Apps, Helps Black Entrepreneurs Capitalize on Mobile Revolution

Written by Featured Organization on 25 February 2013.

 Austin, TX -- Black Business Apps is helping black entrepreneurs and businesses capitalize on the mobile revolution. The company specializes in highly functional mobile applications for small businesses and professional service-oriented entrepreneurs. Founded by author, speaker and television personality Fran Harris, the company specializes in the development of highly functional mobile applications for small businesses and professional service-oriented entrepreneurs. A snapshot of Fran Harris, founder and CEO of Black Business Apps,being featured in her self-developed app.

During February, Black History Month, to commemorate the genius and innovation of black entrepreneurs, BBA is promoting a "Success Runs In Our Race" Special on all apps ordered by midnight on February 28, 2013. "This deal is like a glass of southern iced tea - and we all know how sweet that is," laughed founder & CEO, Fran Harris, who also co-founded the highly successful Black Millionaires Summit in 2008 featuring Russell Simmons.

"There are two business trends that we simply can't afford to ignore," said Harris. "Local and mobile." By 2015 the mobile marketing industry is expected to eclipse the $38 billion mark. Research shows that black entrepreneurs tend to lead in the consumption but not in the development of technology. Harris' company aims to change that.

"In 2013 there's no good reason for us to be behind the 8-ball when it comes to growing our companies through the power of the Internet and mobile," said Harris. "But if finances have kept start-ups, mom & pops or other companies from taking the mobile plunge, my company plans to eliminate the tech barrier for those who are truly serious about their brand's success."

Black Business Apps develops Android, iPhone and iPad apps for small businesses and professional services such as restaurants, doctors, chefs, dentists, authors, speakers, bands, lawyers, rappers, churches, non-profits and entertainers. "While we can certainly develop applications on the scale of mega-apps like Angry Birds or Evernote, most companies don't need a $500,000 app to grow their businesses," said Harris. "But they do need to be in the mobile space because that's where their customers live." For more information, visit www.BlackBusinessApps.com.


ABOUT BLACK BUSINESS APPSBlack Business Apps, a division of Fran Harris Enterprises, LLC, is a business & marketing services concierge company that specializes in online marketing, reputation management, mystery shopping and the development of mobile applications. CEO Fran Harris is an innovator, thought leader, author, speaker and television personality who's been featured as a life and business coach on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business Channel, Oprah & Friends, The Tavis Smiley Show and ESPN's Longhorn Network. •