Business & Finance

Bank of America Names Lowcountry Local First as Its Inaugural Neighborhood Champion in Charleston

Bank of America has named Lowcountry Local First as its inaugural Neighborhood Champion awardee. Neighborhood Champions supports the role strong nonprofit leaders play in advancing economic mobility, and is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country. Alongside Charleston, S.C., the bank…

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Survey Shows Nearly All U.S. Consumers Plan Majority of Holiday Shopping Online

Multi-channel engagement platform Leanplum this week announced the results of a new study* that shows consumers are shunning brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season with over 95 percent choosing to buy half or more of their gifts online.  Younger Americans (Millennials and Gen Zs) are leading the online shopping trend and over 16 percent are “only” shopping online…

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Discovery Education and Business Leaders Launch Unique STEM Initiative

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms nationwide, has announced the creation of a STEM Careers Coalition. Officials said the initiative will help educators develop a pipeline of students who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM fields.…

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As Arguments Begin, Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation’s Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that pit Comcast (CMCSA), America’s biggest cable provider, against National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., and more importantly one of the Nation’s oldest anti-discrimination statutes, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.  Section 1981 prohibits intentional race discrimination in contracting, and…

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What’s at Stake in Byron Allen’s Supreme Court Showdown with Comcast?

By Maurita Coley (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a suit between Comcast and Byron Allen, a prominent African-American programming executive.  What began as a fairly routine television carriage dispute has turned into a risky gambit that may give the Court’s conservative majority an opportunity to roll back fundamental civil rights protections. The lawsuit arose out of…

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Shop Black Week Launches To Boost Sales Of Black Businesses

When it comes to the financial health of businesses, black is beautiful for the economic well-being of an establishment. Now that idea has generated a campaign in hopes of boosting more green backs toward Black companies. Shop Black Week (SBW) encourages all consumers across the country to conduct business with at least one African American-owned…

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Academy Securities Announces Sponsorship of The Naval Academy’s First Annual Black Female Network Breakfast

Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), sponsored the First Annual Black Female Network Breakfast at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, on October 26, 2019. The Firm is honored to support this group of Naval Academy alumni in their initiatives to provide pathways…

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U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring

It’s time for that once-every-10-years job opportunity! If you are looking to earn extra income for your household, you may want to consider becoming a U.S. Census worker. To prepare for the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of recruits to work temporary jobs across the nation. Working for the census will allow you…

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