Black Venture Capitalists Raising $370 Million This Year. How Much Will Go to Black Businesses?

by Jeffrey McKinney October 29, 2018 In an extraordinary new development, funding for black businesses is flourishing. More than $370 million has been raised or planned this year to back black venture capitalists. However, the percentage that will go to black businesses, remains to be seen. The growing trend is phenomenal

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Will Black People Step Up and Step Out to the Polls for the Midterm Elections?

By Jasmine Hardy – October 3, 2018 There’s nearly a month to go before the 2018 midterm elections and thankfully, there are a number of promising candidates on ballots throughout the country who can have a positive impact on the Black community. If Florida, if Gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, wins

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Atlanta Federal Reserve Names First Black Regional President

by Patrick Gillespie   @CNNMoney Raphael Bostic was named president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, becoming the first African-American regional president in the central bank’s history. Bostic, a former policymaker in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a professor at the University of Southern California. He will become

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Louis Farrakhan Blasts Trump, Republicans and Democrats

By Jeffrey Rodack   |   Monday, 20 Feb 2017 08:53 AM Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan slammed both Republicans and Democrats for ignoring the black community, the Detroit Free Press reported. “Most of you are so hurt because Queen Hillary lost,” Farrakhan said to the thousands at Joe Louis Arena. “And

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Anne Harrigan: Achievements, Not Slavery Alone, Should Be Noted in Black History Month

Anne Harrigan is a resident of Danbury The history of African Americans should not be defined only in the context of slavery. Their history is also full of wonderful people who have added to the greatness of this country. African-American inventors have created many widely used devices in the world

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Congressional Black Caucus to Be More Aggressive Under Trump

By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Washington, Jan 8, 2017 For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who

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Proposal That Would Have Kept Harriet Tubman Off $20 Bill Fails

William Petroski, Des Moines Register 3 p.m. EDT June 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve King introduced an amendment in Congress that would have prevented Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and supporter of women’s suffrage, from replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. However, the House Rules Committee agreed Tuesday night to

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It’s Time for White People to Mind Their Own Business

By: Lawrence WarePosted: June 20, 2016 I was an inquisitive child. My grandmother called me nosy, but I like to think I had an insatiable thirst for knowledge. I would often ask questions that were answered with an, “It’s none of your business.” “Why did he never marry?” “It’s none

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