Business & Finance

Susan Rice Joins Netflix’s Board

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Netflix, Inc., the world’s leading Internet-service company, has named Susan M. Rice, former Ambassador to the United Nations and former U.S. National Security Advisor, to its board of directors. “We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and CEO.Rice said she was…

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Despite Skepticism and Uncertainty Charleston Public Housing Will Change

By Barney Blakeney Charleston Housing Authority officials for the past several months have been meeting with tenants to inform them about restructuring that will change public housing as we know it. CHA General Counsel Melissa Maddox-Evans said the authority has adopted a program that allows public/private partnerships to invest in its properties as federal funding for…

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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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