Business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

| January 19, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the grand-daddy of them all: “I […]

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Nigerian telecom tycoon hits high water mark among African billionaires

Nigerian telecom tycoon hits high water mark among African billionaires

| January 3, 2017

(GIN)—Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga may not be the most well-known billionaire in the world but he was Africa’s biggest winner in 2016—increasing his net worth by $2.7 billion to total $5.8 billion over the past year. It was the largest increase among billionaires at a time when declining oil prices and devaluations were nibbling away […]

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Spotlight on Foxy Wear and the men behind it

Spotlight on Foxy Wear and the men behind it

| December 28, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? Christmas is right around the corner and I wish that all of you get exactly what you desire but most of all, remember the reason for the season and don’t leave GOD and Jesus out because they love feeling special too.  On that note, just in time for Christmas, […]

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I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

| December 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc., is scheduled to host its I Am Garvey Umoja an Economic Development Banquet and I Am Garvey Black Wall Street Initiative forum from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 26 at Lacy’s Bar and Grill, 2650 Coliseum Blvd. South. Scheduled guest speakers for the event which is designed to celebrate […]

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Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

| December 13, 2016

“One of best ways to take your power is to convince you that you don’t have any.” Public meetings were held with the community regarding the GE Campus future, but there was no public meeting to discuss southeast Fort Wayne community desired future for the Bowser Pump buildings. We, southeast Fort Wayne, are undervalued, underestimated […]

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New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

| December 10, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country—often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in Buffalo, New York, also […]

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Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

| December 9, 2016

Four Students Win $20,000 in Total Scholarships; Treated to VIP Race Experience at the AAA Texas 500 Courtesy of the NNPA FORT WORTH, TEXAS—NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway. Four undergraduate students from across the country were […]

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Spotlight on Melinda Davenport of Melinda’s Balloons and Decorations

Spotlight on Melinda Davenport of Melinda’s Balloons and Decorations

| October 31, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all of you are still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  It’s needed in this thing called life, as we travel on our journey of love to […]

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Men’s store for ‘perfect gentleman’ set for grand downtown opening

Men’s store for ‘perfect gentleman’ set for grand downtown opening

| October 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Are you a man looking for that perfect look for the perfect evening—or perfect any time of day? Or are you a woman looking for that perfect outfit or accessory for the man in you life? Two intrepid entrepreneurs say look no further than downtown to find what you need. P&N Men’s Apparel, 912 […]

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Popular Fort Wayne pastor launches shoe line crafted in Brazil

Popular Fort Wayne pastor launches shoe line crafted in Brazil

| October 24, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Anthony Payton, the senior pastor of Come As You Are Community Church, now holds another title: upscale shoe entrepreneur. On Oct. 21, Payton hosted a launch event in Fort Wayne to introduce APayton Shoes. The original line of men’s footwear was conceived in Fort Wayne and handcrafted by a shoe artisan in Brazil. The […]

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