Business

GWE solicitors banned in city

GWE solicitors banned in city

| September 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department has banned  GWE LLC of 2110 Wall Street in Garland, Texas  from going door to door soliciting the sale of entertainment magazines, music, books and clothing items in Fort Wayne. According to police, the company’s sales permit has been revoked, even though representatives from the firm continue to show […]

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Meet Don Landers, Ashely Sharpe of The Hat Don

Meet Don Landers, Ashely Sharpe of The Hat Don

| September 7, 2016

By DL Russell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Just over 11 weeks ago, an unfamiliar sight began showing up on the street corners of Fort Wayne’s south side. A few weeks later they could even been seen in Indianapolis. What started out as two-tables and enough fedoras and caps to fill them quickly grew into […]

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History meets innovation as Frost, Oh Def Network partner to serve community

History meets innovation as Frost, Oh Def Network partner to serve community

| September 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Two unique local communications businesses are putting their heads and resources together to create a joint venture representatives say will better serve their audience, clients and advertising customers by providing a variety of joint platforms to give people access to news and information. Frost Illustrated, Fort Wayne’s oldest independent weekly and Oh Def Network, […]

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Why do black business struggle to grow?

Why do black business struggle to grow?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 (and released at the end of 2015). It showed that the number of minority-owned firms rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to eight million in 2012. Hispanic-owned firms grew the most rapidly—by 46 percent […]

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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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