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America faces a housing crisis
According to a report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, throughout the country, many rising housing costs are attributable to shrinking housing inventory that favors consumers wealthy enough to make cash offers on homes or those with savings substantial enough to cover both down payments and closing costs.
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Will Biden’s plan help housing?
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Will Biden’s plan help housing?
While the selected communities await expanded affordable housing in their respective locales, the rest of the nation awaits congressional action on President Biden’s goal of improving housing infrastructure as announced in his American Jobs Plan.
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Black businesses are booming
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Black businesses are booming
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis a year ago put a spotlight on racial inequality in all forms — including business. The resulting conversation about race has changed where many consumers have been spending their cash. Searches on Yelp for Black-owned businesses across the country jumped 3,085% from February of 2020 to February 2021, according to a data analysis by Yelp.
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Pastor Persists In Efforts To Get Reparations For Tulsa Massacre Victims
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Pastor Persists In Efforts To Get Reparations For Tulsa Massacre Victims
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Haley House, Roxbury Main Streets launch 1st Roxbury Restaurant Week
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Haley House, Roxbury Main Streets launch 1st Roxbury Restaurant Week
The inaugural Roxbury Restaurant Week will infuse the community with savory smells and drool-worthy cuisine June 13-19.
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Report: Racial wealth gap, discrimination block minority businesses from financing
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Report: Racial wealth gap, discrimination block minority businesses from financing
Disparities in family wealth and discriminatory lending patterns are major contributors to Black and Latino entrepreneurs accessing capital and loans to start and grow businesses in Massachusetts, according to a study released by the Boston Foundation last week.
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VIDEO: College Classmates Set Their Sights On Growing Eyewear Industry
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VIDEO: College Classmates Set Their Sights On Growing Eyewear Industry
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Black Entrepreneurs Battle On Three Fronts To Keep Business Alive
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Black Entrepreneurs Battle On Three Fronts To Keep Business Alive
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Advocacy groundswell calls for end to bank-supported predatory loans
Taking effect in late December 2020, the rule facilitates a scheme whereby payday and high-cost installment lenders pay fees to banks for use of their name and charter to dodge state interest rate laws by claiming the bank’s exemption from those laws for itself.
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Chef Anthony Caldwell: Finding his passion and changing his life
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Chef Anthony Caldwell: Finding his passion and changing his life
When Chef Anthony Caldwell was doing time in state prison, he never imagined he would one day own a popular Boston restaurant or that he would end up on a nationally televised cooking program with celebrities like Martha Stewart.
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Black restaurants surviving pandemic
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Black restaurants surviving pandemic
To spur immediate recovery from pandemic setbacks and induce long-term economic and social equity for Black-owned hospitality businesses, Nia Grace and Royal Smith launched the Boston Black Hospitality Coalition.
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Jae’da Turner means business
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Jae’da Turner means business
Jae’da Turner is in the business of spreading the word. The Boston native and entrepreneur runs Black Owned Bos., a platform dedicated to highlighting and supporting Black-owned businesses in Boston.
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