Business

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

| August 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) “There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago, but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories, but leave […]

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Verizon invites Hoosier students to submit best problem-solving app ideas

Verizon invites Hoosier students to submit best problem-solving app ideas

| August 11, 2016

Fifth Annual Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge opens for new submissions INDIANAPOLIS—The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life, is now accepting new app ideas nationwide for the 2016-17 annual competition. The fifth annual challenge invites students […]

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Spotlight on Charlow’s Grill

Spotlight on Charlow’s Grill

| August 10, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s about a soul food and more restaurant and, I love eating good soul food.  One of the best things about having a another soul food and more restaurant is that, it gives us the opportunity to check […]

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Spotlight on Jerrell’s Barber Shop celebrating 25th year anniversary

Spotlight on Jerrell’s Barber Shop celebrating 25th year anniversary

| August 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because being a creative writer, I’ve seen so many businesses come and go but Jerrell’s Barber Shop is celebrating its 25th year anniversary on Sunday July 31, 2016 and to me, that means he’s doing something right. And by the […]

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Blackonomics: From boycotts to buying from black-owned business

Blackonomics: From boycotts to buying from black-owned business

| August 4, 2016

By James Clingman “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”—Matthew 25:21 In recent days, we have heard much about efforts to demonstrate our frustration and anger about the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Boycotting malls and various […]

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Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

| July 23, 2016

By Hill Harper (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.” That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions […]

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

| July 21, 2016

By Denise Rolark-Barnes (Chairperson of the NNPA) and Benjamin F. Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. […]

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African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

| July 18, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Kune Gueye came from Senegal to Nashville for a better life, but she had to overcome yards of red tape to earn her American dream. To make a living, she turned to a skill she had honed over years of practice in her homeland—braiding hair. With a strong back […]

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Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

| July 18, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting deals. And while there’s nothing new about new car fever or the annual ad blitz, there’s a good deal of news on how consumers are choosing […]

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Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

| July 13, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because when Joe Jordan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne shared with me that Mr. Smith has been an incredible role model and mentor to so many professionals for so many years and that he demonstrates […]

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