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Abeeku Barrow founded Boston Cleaning Company in 2012, hiring local young adults to to clean commercial buildings....

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U.S. Representative Maxine Waters recently took the federal government’s financial services agencies to task for not promoting racial and ethnic diversity in their employment ranks. On Nov. 5, Waters, the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services C...

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EmployIndy, Marion County’s workforce development board, has received just over $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to enhance Youth Employment Services (YES). This marks the 13th consecutive year of...

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Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:16

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

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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Right to Work Zones and Unions in the Black Community By Maze Jackson Chicago Defender Contributing Writer Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed introducing…...

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There is much more involved in running your own business, but there is also great potential for reward....

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Convince America's smart young grads to forego law school and med school in favor of a business startup....

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:04

50 Years of Economic Futility

During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consi...

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Marcus Jones (Image: File)Georgia native and current Detroit resident Marcus Jones, 27, found an opportunity to help get Detroiters back to work as co-founder and director of Detroit Training Center.  Jones, originally from Atlanta, moved to Detroit, Michigan after attending graduate school at Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. He fell in...

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