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City to Hold Banks Responsible for Foreclosed Property

on Friday, 15 July 2011 15:28.

In an effort to combat the problem of abandoned properties in Chicago neighborhoods, the City Council approved an ordinance that will hold lending institutions responsible for the upkeep of properties foreclosed upon.  The move comes as community groups have become increasingly vocal over the last few weeks because of an upsurge in crime during the summer months.

Making Yourself Recession-proof

on Friday, 01 July 2011 13:50.

Self-Employed recession-proofRecent news headlines have been dominated by tales of the recession and continuing economic woe. This week, the Federal Reserve (June 22, 2011) announced slower growth in the U.S. economy anticipated focusing on high unemployment and rising inflation. Notably, however, the Fed Committee will monitor the economic outlook and financial developments and will act as needed to best foster maximum employment and price stability.

Awards Presented at 30th Annual State Construction Conference

on Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:23.

RALEIGH--The Frank B. Turner Award was presented to a career state employee and Certificates of Merit were awarded to designers and contractors today during the 30th annual State Construction Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Additionally, the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) presented five Good Faith Effort Awards to HUB leaders.


Black Philanthropy: Still working to uplift the underprivileged

on Thursday, 10 February 2011 20:14.

Bernard and Shirley Kinsey"To whom much is given, much is required," is a life principle Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Mattie and Michael McFadden-Lawson and Leon Garr take to heart.


Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status Can Lead To Better Business Practices

on Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:30.

Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status Can Lead to Better Business PracticesMinority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status Can Lead to Better Business Practices has been coauthored by Babson College's Mary Godwyn, assistant professor of Sociology, and Donna Stoddard, associate professor of Information Technology Management.


Wilmington Black Expo Returns to the Port City

on Thursday, 20 January 2011 17:41.

Wilmington, NC - The Wilmington Black Expo returns to the Port City on Saturday, February 5, 2011, in the new Wilmington Convention Center. Expo hours are 11-6; admission is $5 per person. The largest event of its kind, the Expo promotes economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses.

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