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Durham's American Underground doubles space to keep pace with growth
Monday, July 28, 2014
DURHAM – To keep up with expanding startups and market demand, the American Underground will double the space at its @Main location by January. On tap are a series of larger office suites, a rooftop patio and two new lounges. The American Underground is one of just eight Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs around the world. Earlier this year, Windsor
 
‘Yes We Code’ trains black youth on computer programming
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their actions make money for countless companies around the world. CNN broadcaster Van Jones aims to reverse that trend through his “Yes, We Code” initiative, which teaches African-American youth to write their own apps and make money for themselves.
 
‘Treme’ actor settles profiling suit vs. Macy’s
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
NEW YORK — A black actor who accused Macy’s of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about how big retailers treat minority customers. Rob Brown’s case has been “settled in principle,” Macy’s Inc.
 
Drop in black homeownership rate double that of whites
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. The recently released “The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2014” reveals that troubled housing areas remain in the midst of rising prices, higher interest rates and low inventories. “With promising increases in home
 
Blacks need more schooling to compete with less educated whites
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been long documented that African-Americans encounter discrimination more than other Americans in the U.S. job market and experience higher levels of unemployment. Among young black adults, the tendency toward higher rates of joblessness has remained pronounced despite the national unemployment rate falling from a recession high of 10.2 percent
 
Entrepreneur raises millions for shaving technology
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Twenty-nine-year-old entrepreneur Tristan Walker has addressed a unique product that solves an equally unique problem among black men. It is a line of shaving products developed specifically for them. Walker saw a need for an issue that affects most black men. Shaving often produces razor bumps which is a pesky problem. As an entrepreneur, he recognized an
 
Q&A with Joset Wright-Lacy on diversity
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
When it comes to supplier diversity in America, we've come a long way, but we still have a way to go. The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes. Since then, it has become a global leader in advancing business opportunities for
 
Debt settlement: lots of risk, no guarantees
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
You’ve probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles by getting creditors to somehow accept less money than what is owed can sound really appealing. In reality, however, consumers mired in debt may often find debt
 
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Movie Review: Get On Up

This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the

The lynching of Eric Garner

It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right

Tony Dungy unfairly attacked

The homosexual mafia has struck again. This time, however, they have picked the wrong target.