Business

America needs a raise

America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—V.M.L.E. Provision in collaboration with the RHITE Company LLC is scheduled to present a FREE Career Development Computer Training Program at the McMillen Community Center, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road. Classes for the 12-week course are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Dec. 19 at the center. […]

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Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

| September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jermaine Lamar Walker, was born on March 5, 1974 to Mary A. Walker and John T. Adams in Fort Wayne, was called home July 30, 2014. At the age of 40. Jermaine accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, (under leadership of the late Pastor James Hall Sr.) joining the family of Grace […]

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Fort Wayne Black Chamber to host summit

| September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host an Entrepreneurial and Innovation Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept 13 at the Ivy Tech/Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing. Organizers say the Summit is designed to provide attendees with a wide variety of practical information and opportunities to interact with […]

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Community Foundation welcomes new employee

Community Foundation welcomes new employee

| August 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE– The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is happy to announce the addition of Marva Crawford as the new receptionist. Crawford comes to the foundation with 30 years of service in the medical field, including medical technology, patient accounts and service. She has previously worked at Parkview Occupational Health and Three Rivers Dermatology. In […]

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$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

| August 23, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Earlier this month, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding more than 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams. Unfortunately, the circumstances that led to the Michigan lawsuit represent a continuation of a disturbing trend of profiteers […]

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Boldy back to Africa

Boldy back to Africa

| August 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson President Barack Obama, as with all U.S. Presidents, has had his share of critics. Some of the criticism was legitimate, some just politically necessary, and some just because he is black. Yet, of all the the things he did wrong, he certainly got some right. His position on the continent of Africa […]

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Health halo around sports drinks has dark side

| August 21, 2014

By Viji Sundaram Special to the NNPA from New America Media Researchers at the school’s Atkins Center for Weight and Health studied 21 sugary drinks popular with young people that were touted by their manufacturers as enhancing “health and strength.” They concluded that the manufacturers were putting what researchers called a “health halo” over the […]

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EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

| August 20, 2014

By LaGloria Houston Defender HOUSTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries that put nearby residents at heightened risk of cancer, asthma, and other upper respiratory diseases, witnesses testified at an EPA Houston-area public hearing on proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries. “Numerous […]

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Black women-owned businesses up 258 percent

Black women-owned businesses up 258 percent

| August 20, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so,  women entrepreneurs still face barriers to success. Today, 30 percent of all American businesses have a woman at the helm. African American women in particular are a […]

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