Business & Finance

Award-Winning Grooming Brand Bevel Introduces Suite of New Hair, Skin, and Body Care Products for Black Men

  Known for its iconic trimmers and keen understanding of diverse skin tones and needs, Bevel, a Walker & Company Brands, is offering men with distinct grooming needs the opportunity to start 2020 fresh with a major brand expansion into hair, skin, and body care. From the bathroom to the barbershop, Bevel helps prep and protect hair, beards, and skin with…

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Small Business Administration Holds Workshops on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grant in South Carolina

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold roundtable training sessions in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina on best practices regarding the Women’s Business Center grant application opportunity. Information for the upcoming roundtables: Columbia: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. EST Benedict College Business Development Center 2601 Read St, Columbia, S.C. 29204 Register Charleston: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. EST Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Catalyst Center 4500 Leeds…

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Charleston County Opens Application Process for Local Accommodations Tax Funding

Charleston County Government is now accepting applications for distribution of approximately $250,000 to non-profit, 501(c) organizations that provide support and increase tourism in the Charleston County area through advertising/ promotion and/or through the maintenance or construction of tourist-related buildings.   The applications are reviewed by the Charleston Area Visitors Bureau and College of Charleston’s Office of…

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SCDOT Vows More Fairness, Inclusion In I-526 Widening Project

By Barney Blakeney In the past, highway construction usually meant devastation to minority communities. Local examples tell a sad story of displaced residents, disconnected families, divided communities and lost generational homes. As the I-526 WEST widening project commences managers vow that won’t be the case with the $1 billion, approximately 10-year undertaking. An Environmental Impact…

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Blacks Make up Majority of Inmates in Mississippi’s Debtors Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Mississippi – a state described as having been suffocated by its history of racial prejudice – appears to be the only state where people are jailed while they work to pay off court-ordered debts. An investigation led by The Marshall Project and the nonprofit Mississippi Today discovered that hundreds of…

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African-Americans are 40 percent of the Nation’s Homeless Population

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The total number of homeless is 567,715 and 40 percent or 225, 735 are African-American, although only 13 percent of the nation’s population is Black, according to “The 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.” The numbers are based on “Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness” taken one night in January 2020.…

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States Sue to Stop Changes to Food Stamps Program

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a federal lawsuit to prevent the Trump Administration from cutting off nearly 700,000 Americans from participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under new, more restrictive guidelines they have proposed that will take effect later this year. The lawsuit filed by…

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Will Your Dream Job Ever Become Your Reality?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A common New Year’s tradition is the list of resolutions for the upcoming 365 days. For some the list will be improvement-based, like losing weight or obtaining a new certification. Others may focus on different objectives, like a family vacation or finally saving more for retirement.…

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