Business

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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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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Does the company that just bought EBONY Magazine really have a plan?

Does the company that just bought EBONY Magazine really have a plan?

| July 9, 2016

Chicago Crusader Staff Report The new owners of “EBONY” magazine and JETMag.com emerged on June 21, unveiling their plans for the iconic black publications. The announcement came nearly a week after the Chicago Crusader published a story on the sale that was shrouded in mystery. A story published on EBONY.com described Clear View Group L.L.C. (CVG), the […]

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CarraRenee Collection: Blueprint for the next generation

CarraRenee Collection: Blueprint for the next generation

| June 29, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Carra Renee can be reached via her email address carrarenee@gmail.com.  Her jewelry collection, fragrances and bath line can be seen on her online store CarraReneeCollection.com and it’s also available at Chocolate, Kinks and Kurls. She’s also available for various events.  The wrap, earrings and necklace seen in the photo accompanying this article […]

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Who owns that trademark?

Who owns that trademark?

| June 13, 2016

Names behind some words might surprise you By Eric Easter, Urban News Service When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He also left behind the ownership of a highly valuable trademark for the right to exploit his name for multiple uses. But, […]

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Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

| June 13, 2016

By Rex Bell I started a construction business 42 years ago, and I’m still running it today. A couple of years ago, a woman called us about having some work done on her house. It was an extensive job, so I set up an appointment and met her one evening to discuss the project. About […]

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