Business & Finance

The Future of Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a year when the American Petroleum Institute (API) marks its 100th anniversary, the oil and natural gas industry continues to look towards the workforce of the future nationally and globally that will emphasize the inclusion of African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities. API, America’s largest trade…

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Lawsuit Cites Appalling Lack of Diversity in Radio and TV Ownership: Free Press and Allies Condemn FCC

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Free Press, the Massachusetts-based nonpartisan organization that fights for the right to connect and communicate along with several allies, filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday, April 12, challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal and relaxation of several of its…

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Charleston County Councilwoman Anna Johnson’s April 24 Round Table Meeting: Heirs Property Preservation and Property Tax Savings and Payments

Charleston County Councilwoman Anna B. Johnson of District 8 will hold her monthly round table discussion on Wednesday, April 24. The meetings normally are held at 12:30 p.m.on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the John’s Island Regional Library located at 3531 Maybank Highway on Johns Island.  Our guest speakers this month: Hope Watson, Staff Attorney for the Center of Heirs…

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Free Origin SC Workshops focusing on Homeownership, Credit, and Budgeting in May

  Begin believing in achieving your goals today! Origin SC offers workshops around the Tri-county area of Charleston, SC. They also offer one-on-one appointments with certified credit advisors. Take a look at their May 2019 offerings below to find the next workshop nearest you. You can meet with them by phone or online as well. Making Ends Meet Learn…

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Growing Lack of Affordable Housing Leaves Low-Income Families with Few Options

By Christopher G. Cox, Publisher and Managing Editor, www.realesavvy.com A recent study by the Urban Institute reports that in communities across the nation home prices and rents are exceeding the reach of an increasing number of households. “For every 100 extremely low-income households, there are only 29 adequate, affordable, and available rental units. That means…

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End of Tax Season Means Crunch Time for Taxpayers: H&R Block offers extended hours in Charleston

Whether they’re third-shift workers, “night owls” or self-proclaimed procrastinators, many taxpayers need tax help beyond regular business hours as the April filing deadline approaches. H&R Block is keeping several of its Charleston area tax offices open extended hours to ensure taxpayers receive the tax advice they need before this year’s deadline. Monday, April 15, local…

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African Americans Audited by IRS More Than Any Other Group

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A poor, rural county in Tennessee that is predominantly Black receives more audits from the IRS than any other county in the United States while rich counties skate by unbothered, according to a study published on the tax professional news website Tax Notes. Humphreys County, Tenn., where more than a…

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