Business & Finance

Fifty Years Later, Fair Housing Act Recognized As A Factor In Fighting Housing Discrimination

By Christopher G. Cox, Publisher/Managing Editor, realesavvy.com One of the signature achievements of the Civil Rights Era was the passage by Congress in April of 1968 of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Looking back on this historic legislative accomplishment, Majurial “MJ” Watkins, president…

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Charleston Habitat for Humanity Seeks Veterans for Homeownership Program

This spring Charleston Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its first Veterans Build home in North Charleston, which is sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities. Veterans Build is a comprehensive initiative to provide volunteer, housing, and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families. The organization expects to break ground on its…

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National Society of Black Engineers Honors Top Corporate and Government Supporters of Engineering Diversity

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has honored 34 organizations and individuals with annual awards for their support of engineering diversity. The Chairman’s Awards and Gene Washington Champions of Champions Awards were presented at NSBE’s 44th Annual Convention, which brought more than 13,400 attendees and more than 250 sponsoring organizations to Pittsburgh, Pa., on…

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Starbucks and the Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. “The arrest of two Black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks represents another ominous signal of the increasingly dangerous environment for African Americans.…

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Young Black Professionals, HBCU Students Join Movement for Homeownership, Financial Education

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone – except people of color – especially African-Americans. “Black people are moving into homeownership at a much slower rate…

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National Small Business Week First-Ever Virtual Conference

As part of National Small Business Week, April 29 – May 5, the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, will host the first- ever National Small Business Week Virtual Conference. The conference will include educational webinars, mentoring sessions and business resources. National Small Business Week cosponsors Visa, Chase for Business, Constant Contact, Google and…

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Non-Profit Hosts 13th Annual Money Fair Free for Local Residents

The Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center will host its 13th presentation of Money Fair Saturday, April 21th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Royal Life Center at 4441 Durant Avenue in North Charleston. In addition to providing financial literacy and education during its annual community outreach, the non-profit organization will host the inaugural Pastors…

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Local Black Businesses Still Can’t Run With The Big Dogs

By Barney Blakeney Last weekend at many of the local Black owned businesses in the metropolitan Charleston region, it was business as usual. Popular soul food restaurants saw their typical patrons, some even saw fewer regulars. Beyond a higher percentage in hotel occupancy and unusually heavy traffic congestion in downtown Charleston, Black businesses saw little…

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American Petroleum Institute Launches New Jobs Website

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire Rebecca Winkel, an economic advisor for the American Petroleum Institute (API), said that whenever she travels to communities across the country, to give presentations about her research in the oil and natural gas industry, the questions often turn to business and career opportunities. Questions like: Where can I go…

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