Business

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

| March 9, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027. Metropolitan Atlanta’s second-largest bank also pledged to increase the diversity of its home lending sales team and spend another $15 million to give financial education […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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Spotlight on Perry Carpet and Furniture Cleaning Service Inc.

Spotlight on Perry Carpet and Furniture Cleaning Service Inc.

| March 2, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It please me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because they’ve been doing superior work for you in our fair city for you many years and that superior work tradition still continues on to this day. So at this time, all we’d like for you to do is […]

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Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

| March 2, 2017

By State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) This session, I’ve authored a measure to encourage renewable energy generation while bringing more fairness and market sensibility to the way privately owned solar panels and wind turbines are subsidized by other customers. Let me first say that I support renewable energy and authored the original legislation to […]

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I&M presents United Way of Allen County $50,000 for 211

I&M presents United Way of Allen County $50,000 for 211

| February 24, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Michigan Power recently delivered to the United Way of Allen County $50,000 for the United Way 211 service center on behalf of the AEP Foundation. The United Way 211 service center connects individuals with needed resources 24-hours a day, 365 days a year via the 2-1-1 dial code, text or online. Handling more […]

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Goldman Sachs’ small business program alumni create jobs, increase revenue

Goldman Sachs’ small business program alumni create jobs, increase revenue

| February 22, 2017

Firms in Southern California benefit from Goldman Sachs’ ‘10,000 Small Businesses program By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) LOS ANGELES—Eight hundred Southern California businesses have joined thousands of entrepreneurs across the country in an initiative to create jobs. The business owners are participants in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a scholarship-based program that convenes […]

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Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

| February 13, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total black population, the number of black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from […]

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It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

| February 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the president of the United States. Everyone, that is, except members of the Democratic Party, now serving in the 115th Congress. You have to wonder how […]

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U.S. senators demand study on federal advertising in black-owned, brown-owned, other minority-owned media

U.S. senators demand study on federal advertising in black-owned, brown-owned, other minority-owned media

| February 6, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices—or lack thereof—when it comes to minority-owned news outlets. A letter penned by the senators demands that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the advertising habits of federal agencies. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), […]

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