Business & Finance

Charleston County offers a Free Business Workshop for Small Business Owners

Charleston County Government’s Contracts and Procurement Department announces a free workshop for small business owners. The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, in the County’s Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building located at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston, SC, 2nd Floor in Room A214.The workshop is being hosted…

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Rep. Maxine Waters Seeks To Protect Consumers With “Megabank” Bill

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). The new bill would require, “prudential banking regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal…

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Race Trumps Gender in Silicon Valley’s Double-Paned Glass Ceiling

Despite Silicon Valley’s focused efforts to improve diversity and inclusion among its workforce, the innovation capital of the United States has not yet delivered on its bold ambitions. The Illusion of Asian Success (www.ascendleadership.org/research), a new report from the Ascend Foundation (www.AscendLeadership.org), a non-profit Pan-Asian career lifecycle organization, spotlights the evolving challenges for Asians, Blacks, Hispanics,…

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The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to Host Upper Peninsula Job Fair

On Tuesday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) will hold their first area-specific job fair for residents of the Upper Peninsula neighborhoods. With support from Latonya Gamble, president of the Eastside Community Development Corporation, UP Job Fair will be held at Ebenezer AME Church at 44 Nassau Street,…

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Bias Against Hiring African-Americans Hasn’t Budged

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Rates of discrimination against African Americans in field experiments of hiring did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind. “It is often suggested that prejudice and discrimination are fading out over time through a gradual process of liberalization of attitudes,” says Lincoln Quillian,…

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2017 Black Home Ownership Report Issued With Cautious Optimism

African Americans are returning to the homebuying marketplace in numbers greater than projected a year ago by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).  The 2017 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report, found that Black home ownership rose from its near 50-year low of 41.3 percent in the third quarter of 2016…

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Metanoia and Lowcountry Local First Collaborate For Reynolds Avenue Community Storefront Project Opportunity

By Natalie Prioleau The sun sets, casting shadows on boarded, empty and abandoned buildings in the North area of Charleston. Passersby can witness large vacant spaces throughout the intersections of Rivers Avenue and McMillan Avenue and Rivers and Reynolds Avenue. The scene is all that’s left of a previously thriving commercial shopping center and strip…

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Proactive Steps to Take in Wake of Massive Equifax Security Breach

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is encouraging consumers to demonstrate extreme vigilance regarding their personal identifying information in the wake of Equifax breach affecting half the U.S. population. Due to the scope and nature of the information compromised through this breach, SCDCA urges consumers to take an active role in monitoring their…

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