Business & Finance

Breaking in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire As industry insiders tout the growing opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in the oil and natural gas sector, breaking into the industry can still present challenges. From access to capital and understanding the industry jargon to knowing how and when to pursue business opportunities, the learning curve can…

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Ad Agency Group 4A’s Issues “Fair Play Charter” to Members in Response to Alleged “No Hispanic/No Urban” Requests

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) recently issued a “Fair Play Charter” to its members, in an effort to “to recommit to fair and equitable treatment of minority media owners,” according to a statement by the organization. The Fair Play Charter was issued in response to perceived “no…

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Black Jobless Rate is Back Up in Less Than a Week

  By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Less than a week after President Donald Trump used his bully pulpit–The State of the Union Address–to tell the nation that black unemployment had dropped to the lowest level ever recorded, the Black jobless rate went back up, although non-farm businesses added 200,000 new jobs…

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OneUnited Bank’s “Make Black History Now” Plan Sends Economic Message To Black America

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, presents Make Black History Now, a plan for 30 million Black Americans to use the internet to organize their $1.2 trillion in annual spending power to build wealth and protect the Black community. This year, OneUnited Bank encourages Black America to #MakeBlackHistory now instead of…

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Nation’s Leading African American Entrepreneurs & Corporate Executives To Gather In Charlotte At The 23rd Annual BLACK ENTERPRISE Entrepreneurs Summit

BLACK ENTERPRISE will return to Charlotte, North Carolina, to hold the 23rd annual Entrepreneurs Summit hosted by Nationwide on Wednesday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9, at the Charlotte Convention Center. The three-day power conference, which brings together more than 1,000 of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and corporate executives, is designed to provide attendees with the innovative…

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Young Restaurateur Serves Up Delicious Buffet

By Patrice Smith At the tender age of 23, Angela Baby owns one of the largest restaurants in the Lowcountry.  The U.S. & Asian Buffet on Ashley Phosphate Road (near Dorchester Road) opened the day after Thanksgiving and Angela is straight business. “All my friends just want to hang out and have fun. But I’m…

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