Business & Finance

SEWE Came And Went – And With Flew Another Economic Opportunity For Black Business

By Barney Blakeney Which came first – the chicken or the egg? For many concerned about the economic impact of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in the local Black community, that’s a pertinent question. Celebrating its 37th annual appearance in Charleston February 17-19, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition attracts an estimated 40,000 attendees to more than 500…

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SC Works Awards Local Businesses $100,000 for Incumbent Worker Training

SC Works Trident and its Trident Workforce Development Board has awarded $100,000 to eight local businesses connected to Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) programs. The funds, made possible by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), will support training as each business advances technology, expands and offers new services as part of a layoff aversion strategy.   …

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Lowcountry Local First to Launch New “Good Enterprises” Initiative in Fall 2019

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has announced a new initiative aimed towards the nonprofit organization’s mission to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership, Good Enterprises, joining the established Good Business and Good Farming initiatives. Good Enterprises will be a catalyst for reshaping the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to one that provides equitable opportunity for business ownership, in order to transform lives and…

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D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Set to Introduce Bill to Require Federal Agencies to Advertise with Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary and longtime D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping to accomplish what may not have been possible during the last Congress. Norton, who is in her 28th year in Congress, plans to reintroduce H.R. 7215 which would require all government agencies to report on expenditures for contracts for…

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African Free Trade Agreement Nears Completion

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Four hundred years after the first Africans were kidnapped and brought to the United States and 135 years after the infamous Berlin Conference divided Africa into 55 separate countries, heads of state from the continent are on the verge of a historic free trade agreement. The African…

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Coastal Community Foundation grants to help Lowcountry workers still facing hardship due to government shutdown

Coastal Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization serving coastal South Carolina, has awarded $40,000 to two organizations providing critical support to Lowcountry residents who are still facing personal financial burdens due to the recent partial government shutdown. With seed money from an anonymous donor, the Foundation set up The Care Fund in January to support individuals…

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Black Press, United Auto Workers Union Moves to Strengthen Already Solid Relationship

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has enjoyed a long history of supporting organized labor, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement when many unions and civil rights-focused organizations worked together to secure legislation that benefitted African Americans. The NNPA has continued to foster relationships with trade and…

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Spike Lee Says He Has Had it with Gucci and Prada’s Racism

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary film director Spike Lee said he’s done with Prada and Gucci after both companies trotted out racist clothing and handbags. Lee, whose films include “Do the Right Thing,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Malcolm X,” and “BlacKkKlansman,” said in a TMZ interview on Friday, Feb. 8, that he’s boycotting…

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