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African-American Entrepreneurship in America: A growing Business

By Yolanda Clark Throughout history, African-Americans have always found ways to make money aside from their regular jobs to provide for their families. From doing hair in the back room

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Black Homebuyers Are Still Being Denied Home Mortgages and It’s Worse Than a Decade Ago. Can Black Banks Make a Difference?

By D. Amari Jackson A decade ago, in the midst of a historic financial crisis, numerous critics lined up to lay the cause of the housing meltdown at the feet

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Fortune: Rochester a leading contender for Amazon’s HQ2

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Fortune Magazine lists Rochester in the top ten of cities most likely to win over Amazon as it searches for a location to

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How to Invest in Bitcoin

by Sequoia Blodgett   There has been a massive wave of conversation surrounding cryptocurrency but, some people are still a bit confused by the whole phenomenon. Here are the major keys

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Wealth 101: Black Buying Power Is Not A Measure of Real Wealth

by Alfred Edmond, Jr. Black buying power topped $1.2 trillion dollars in 2016, according to African-Americans: Demographic and Consumer Spending Trends, 10th Edition. According to a 2013 Nielsen Study titled

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The Distribution Solution for Black-Owned Wine and Spirits Brands

by Kandia Johnson While there is an increasing number of black entrepreneurs starting wine and spirits businesses, many owners face an overwhelming challenge: securing a distributor that can position their

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Is the Cost of College Making it a Bad Investment for Black Students?

By Nareissa Smith In 1940 less than two percent of African-Americans graduated from college. By 2016 that number had risen to nearly 30 percent. That increase should be a sign

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Why Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is an Undisputed Champ in Boxing and Business

Mayweather has generated a staggering amount of career earnings, which is projected to top $1 billion by Selena Hill If you wonder why six-time boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather came

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The Truth About Men and Money

  When it comes to men and money, there are numerous myths that are all too often taken as absolute truths in our homes and by society at large. It

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Startup Acquires $2.1 Million in Seed Funding to Bring Wi-Fi to Africa

Tizeti will offer unlimited, uncapped internet service across Lagos, Nigeria by Sequoia Blodgett I love seeing all of the tech innovation that is coming out of Africa! It seems like

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Serena Williams Invests in Superfood Startup Daily Harvest

  by Kandia Johnson For Serena Williams, boss moves are habitual, both on and off the tennis court.Williams—along with Gwyneth Paltrow and other investors—has joined the first round of financing

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MIT Economist: While the White, Wealthy Few Are Thriving, the Rest of America Is Living In a Third World Nation

By David Love   Much these days is said of income inequality in the U.S., of the gaping, ever-expanding chasm that separates the haves from the have nots, the rich

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    According to National Payroll Week’s 2015 “Getting Paid In America“ survey, 32% of Americans say it would be difficult to meet their current financial obligations if their next

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How Microlending Can Help You Start A Business

This is a smart way to get the funding you need for your startup by Black Enterprise If you want to start a business, you’ve probably thought of using your

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M&T economist: Rochester economy improving

By Gary Keith,   This is the year that the Rochester economy will move back to a pre-recession level, said Gary Keith, chief economist at M&T Bank. Keith was the