Once Fast-Growing Black-Owned Construction Company Now At Critical Juncture

by Jeffrey McKinney February 20, 2019 After experiencing explosive growth, black-owned construction company THOR Companies is reportedly revamping its business model and trying to overcome financial challenges.THOR, a Minneapolis-based contracting and management firm, has hired Manchester Cos. as its chief reorganization officer. Manchester, also based in Minneapolis, is known for turning

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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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Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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For Black People, Voting Is Just The Beginning Of The Work

Written By David Dennis Barack Obama took the stage for his farewell speech mere days after Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States in 2016. The 44th president tried his best to instill hope and faith in his followers who had been dealt a blow of fear

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The Color of Economic Anxiety

Malaika Jabali 10 Oct 2018   Is the collapse of Democratic fortunes due to economic anxiety? Just ask Black Milwaukeeans. “Studies show that voter suppression was among the least important factors affecting black turnout in Wisconsin.” The building loomed over the intersection like an apparition. Though hollowed out and lifeless,

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Brushes off Trump’s Criticism

Oct. 7, 2018, at 6:52 a.m. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Corey Booker’s trip to Iowa (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker says President Donald Trump’s recent criticisms don’t bother him, and he welcomes a discussion of his record as the former mayor of

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Litesa Wallace Won’t Stop Until Government Works For Everyone

Andrea González-Ramírez March 9, 2018, 2:08 PM Illinois state Rep. Litesa Wallace doesn’t mince words when she addresses the reason holding women of color back from running for office: Money. “There’s an economic challenge for women of color to enter into politics,” she told Refinery29. “We need the economic policies

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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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Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?

By Bruce Murphy – Sep 25th, 2018 01:11 pm They could be the worst nightmare of the Wisconsin Republican Party: two groups who are separately working to increase the turnout for the November 2018 election. NextGenAmerica is targeting young people aged 18 to 35, while Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

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