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The Economy Across Race and Region

on Friday, 16 September 2011 20:19.

Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans and Latinos: Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report by political scientist Todd Shields. The report, “The Economy Across Race and Region: Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans and Latinos,” was released recently on the Blair-Rockefeller Poll website.


Cosmetics Company Owner Loves the Skin Blacks are in

on Monday, 12 September 2011 12:54.

Women of color know their skin is a little different and many mainstream products don’t seem to address the issues they typically have.  For 20 years, one man has been catering to the skin needs of women, men and even babies. Iheatu Obioha started Bluefield, a skin-care manufacturing company, in 1989.  


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.