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Michael Jordan Invests 500K in Low-Income Charlotte Literacy Programs: ‘I Wanted to Reconnect to the Community’

Posted by Kiersten Willis Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan announced Monday that he along with other key donors have invested $500,000 into the city’s literacy programs. The retired NBA

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10 Thriving Black Towns You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

Posted by Tanasia Kenney Map drawn by Egbert Viele showing the layout of Seneca Village circa 1856 The Town Destroyed to Make Way for Central Park: Seneca Village, N.Y. —

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New Small Business Loan From $10,000 to $35,000 Now Available Online

by Carolyn M. Brown Wells Fargo has launched a new online fast-decision loan product for small business customers. The new product is meant to help Wells Fargo meet the credit

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Best Credit Cards for Small Business Owners

by Carolyn M. Brown With National Small Business Week kicking off this month, personal-finance websites CardHub and WalletHub have released a trio of reports to help small business owners find

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Susan B. Anthony Going On Reverse of $10 Bill

By Tara Grimes ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester resident Geraldine Copes-Daniels has traveled the U.S. from her Rochester home, working to keep the legacy of her great-grand aunt and abolitionist Harriet

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4 Simple-But-Overlooked Ways to Stand Out From Your Competition

Contributor KimanziConstable With the explosive growth of the Internet, the opportunity for new business has almost become limitless. It’s created a central place to tell potential customers who you are

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Visionaries/Dreamers: 5 Tips before you quit your day job becoming an entrepreneur.

      by Alfred Edmond, Jr. As attractive and exciting as the jump from employee to business owner is, it’s far from easy and absolutely not for the faint

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

by Stacey Tisdale click on image to enlarge “There’s a freight train coming,” Equities.com CEO Enzo Villani tells BE Senior Personal Finance Editor Stacey Tisdale, in reference to the emerging

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BET Acquires ‘Soul Train’ Franchise With Hopes To Preserve Legacy

by Cristie Leondis Viacom’s BET has recently acquired the iconic Soul Train  franchise from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies, for an undisclosed sum. The Soul Train franchise consists of

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5 Benefits of Having More than One Mentor in Your Circle

    by Courtney Connley   Executive coach Mary Pender Greene shares the pros to having multiple mentors   Long gone are the days of having one mentor to guide

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New App Wants To Recycle Black People’s $1.3 Trillion Spending Back Into The Community

By Robert Stitt According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 2.6 million Black-owned businesses in this country. Those numbers are up from previous years. Despite the growth in business

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States With the Highest and Lowest Health Insurance Costs

by Janell Hazelwood New York residents pay the most for basic health insurance, while residents of New Mexico pay the least, a new study released by GOBankingRates.com indicates. New York’s

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Blacks at a 54% Greater Risk of Having High-Interest

Posted by David Love The scope of the problem of race-based mortgage discrimination against the Black community is well documented, and certainly an issue on which Atlanta Blackstar has reported

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Wells Fargo Donates $1 Million To The African American History Museum

By Robert Stitt Wells Fargo helped found the Nat’l Museum of African American History and Culture which will open in September 2016 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The