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April’s jobs report shows mixed results for Black employment
The latest jobs report for March 2024, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reveals a nuanced economic landscape characterized by persistent challenges for Black workers amidst broader employment gains.
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Diversity, equity and inclusion should not be taken for granted
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Diversity, equity and inclusion should not be taken for granted
Dani Monroe, founder and CEO of Center Focus International, Inc., is a pioneer in corporate inclusion, mentored By Dr. Price Cobbs, whom she calls the “godfather of DEI.” 
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Gain control of your finances with one simple tool: a budget
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Gain control of your finances with one simple tool: a budget
A major financial newsletter recently reported that “a majority of American workers can’t afford a $500 emergency expense and 76% of employees don’t have enough savings to cover one month of their expenses.”
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The race for TikTok: What a ban might mean for small business owners in U.S.
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The race for TikTok: What a ban might mean for small business owners in U.S.
Stating that TikTok is a threat to our national security, lawmakers have pushed for legislation to limit (or even eradicate) its use in the United States.
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Community lending changes offer hope of expanded credit
Upcoming changes to federal community-lending regulations hold out the promise of expanding access to credit for Black businesses and potential homeowners, according to local bankers and lending experts.
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Boston Black homeowners lose billions to biased property valuations
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Boston Black homeowners lose billions to biased property valuations
In February, a Zillow study found, “The typical home value of Boston-area homes with Black owners is 18% less than homes with white owners.”
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Black business ownership numbers are booming
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Black business ownership numbers are booming
Black business ownership is growing at the fastest pace in 30 years, and the share of Black households owning a business has more than doubled, from 5% to 11% between 2019 and 2022, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Coalition seeks increase in worker-owned companies
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Coalition seeks increase in worker-owned companies
Worker-owned cooperatives have the potential to be a boon to Black employees.
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Breaking glass ceilings and opening doors: the power of investing in underrepresented communities
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Breaking glass ceilings and opening doors: the power of investing in underrepresented communities
Whether it be managing billions of dollars in assets or fighting to desegregate public schools, Melnea Cass, Mellody Hobson and Valerie Mosley have all broken barriers in their respective positions and created everlasting impacts on our nation, with a common goal: opening the door for those following in their footsteps.
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‘Not on our watch’ – National Urban League releases State of Black America Report
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‘Not on our watch’ – National Urban League releases State of Black America Report
Just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, hundreds of delegates from around the country gathered last week as part of the National Urban League’s Empowerment Summit, which included the highly anticipated State of Black America Report, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 60 Years Later.”
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Introducing Banner Business
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Introducing Banner Business
The Banner is expanding to include a business section, and we couldn’t be more excited. In 1965, when the Banner first hit the stands, the goal was to provide compelling and useful content to Black readers, including coverage of economic and business development focused on our community.
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New study shows value of chief diversity officers
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New study shows value of chief diversity officers
A new research study reveals that the role of chief diversity officers is a major corporate asset in helping boost finances and strengthen the functioning of workplace organizations.
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