Business & Finance

African American Spending Power Demands That Marketers Show More Love And Support For Black Culture

African Americans want more for themselves and from corporate America, and they express it with their dollars as they move through the consumer journey, from brand awareness to purchase, as revealed today in Nielsen’s 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series (DIS) Report on African Americans. It’s in the Bag: Black Consumers’ Path to Purchase explores the non-linear and…

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South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Soliciting Grant Requests for Undiscovered SC Program

  The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is inviting interested eligible entities to submit a Letter of Intent Form for grant funding assistance from the Undiscovered South Carolina Grant Program. The program assists non-profit organizations and communities with the development of publicly owned tourism products and attractions that will encourage visitation to South…

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McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Movement & YWCA USA Join Forces to Close Entrepreneurship Knowledge Gap for Rising Moguls

McDonald’s USA, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, this week announced its dynamic yearlong commitment to YWCA USA to expand its Women’s Empowerment 3600 (WE 3600) program. WE 3600, powered by Black & Positively Golden, is designed to help women of color overcome barriers to starting, growing and sustaining businesses while providing them with educational tools to increase…

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Upcoming Origin SC’s Workshops in October 2019: Free Workshops focusing on Homeownership, Credit, and Budgeting

Begin believing in achieving your goals today! Origin SC offers workshops around the tri-county area of Charleston, SC. Origin also offers one-on-one appointments with certified credit advisors. Take a look at their offerings below to find the next workshop nearest you. Or, if you’d rather meet with Origin by phone or online,visit www.originsc.org/classes/ or call 843.735-7802. Making Ends Meet Learn basic…

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Real Estate Companies Offer CofC Students Real-World Experience

The Carter Real Estate Center at the College of Charleston School of Business is infusing experiential learning into its Real Estate Market Analysis course this semester through a collaboration with local real estate firm Carolina Retail Centers and the Charleston office of national commercial brokers, Marcus & Millichap. Students will compete to develop a competitive market analysis that…

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Changing the Game: Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Hennessy Partner to Develop Next Generation of Corporate Leaders

By CEO Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president, and Giles Woodyer, Hennesy Senior Vice President When companies announce a commitment towards achieving more corporate diversity, what do they really mean? For too many young African Americans, these commitments seem more like empty promises. To date, there have only been fourteen black CEOs at Fortune 500 companies,…

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How millennials are expanding the gaming industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry. There is a such a thing as a professional gamer now. Some of them are celebrities on YouTube as…

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SC Housing Funds Construction for 40 New Housing Units, Including 16 in North Charleston

The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) has approved nearly $7.3 million in grants and loans for the construction of 40 new units of affordable housing in York, Greenville and Charleston counties. The funding for these homes comes from a combination of sources including HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), the SC…

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