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The late black media pioneer John H. Johnson will get a speaker series in his name at Howard University this month....

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Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:53

Most Diversity Programs Don’t Work, Experts Say

Early this year, research distributed by the University of Southern California analyzed Hollywood films and television shows during the Oscars in February and concluded there is a diversity problem and an “inclusion crisis” for the industry....

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Detroit was a train wreck in the making for 30 years. But there is nothing that symbolizes Detroit’s comeback more than the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.Today, Detroit is home to over 61,000 small businesses, including about 50,000 minority-owned small businesses. It is the...

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Black Tech Week held its second annual tech conference last week, which brought several innovators and entrepreneurs to South Florida. One particular panel, called Prison to Wealth, shared the story of Frederick Hutson, CEO of Pigeonly. Hutson’s story not only shared how his company fills a white space in communications but also how he became a s...

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Owning a business is the goal of many would-be entrepreneurs. Being your own boss has certain perks, including making your own hours and not having to report to anyone but yourself....

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More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization Demos finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality and poor earning potential....

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Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:15

Robert Johnson, Playing By His Own Rules

A symbol of leadership and an innovator, Robert Johnson has a legacy that could ultimately be defined by what he's accomplished to level the playing field for African-Americans and other minorities in corporate America....

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When it comes to small business in the United States, more women are running the show....

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Black business owners struggle to secure the types of funding that their larger counterparts easily obtain. Such capital would help them survive when a major contractor pays its invoices as swiftly as snails....

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The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit organization operating in the District of Columbia, 12 U.S. states, and 10 foreign countries, aims to inspire low-income youths to achieve in the classroom and understand the value of being committed employees and dedicated business owners....

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