Sunday, November 28, 2021

In Focus

New Report Examines Damage of Mass Incarceration

*Common Cause issued a new report examining how mass incarceration, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering undermine democracy. Democracy Behind Bars looks at our broken criminal justice...

Better Deal Suggested to Help Black Students Succeed

*Washington, DC – Failures by K-12 school systems to prepare black students for college are compounded by inadequate college admissions policies and support programs, according to...

Velma Trayham is Founder of Mrkt./Consult. Co., ThinkZilla

*If only being called a "nobody" stopped the now award-winning entrepreneur, CEO, investor, humanitarian, speaker and author, Velma Trayham. Velma's story of transformation, passion,...

Was Abortion Advocate Margaret Sanger a White Supremacist?

*Aqunda Okeyo, who while serving as the Communications Chair for the March for Racial Justice, made an incendiary and thought-provoking observation when she boldly...

Black Women Elevate Los Angeles Event Coming April 21

*Los Angeles event Black Women Elevate will be taking place on April 21st  at the Beach House Hotel -- Hermosa Beach. Arizona’s Master Coach brings...

U.S. House Bill Supports Triple-Digit Predatory Lending (What it Means for You)

*The U.S. House of Representatives broke the hearts of a broad and diverse coalition of advocates after Members of Congress passed predatory lending legislation...

Charlene Crowell: Consumer Protection Payday Rule at Risk

*An important consumer protection Payday Rule that was to take effect January 16 is now being “reconsidered” by the same agency that was to enforce...

‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

*WNET announces the television premier of "Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire." The documentary chronicles the life and legacy...

Reginald F. Lewis 1st Black Billion Deal Maker Honored

*Honoring the 1st Black $Billion Dealmaker, upon the 30th anniversary of his historical deal that changed the face of America business forever. On November 30,...

Ronnie DeVoe’s 50th Birthday Bash in Atlanta was a Blast (PHOTOS)

*Saturday, 1778 Events along with Ciroc French Vanilla hosted a star-studded 50th birthday celebration for New Edition legend Ronnie DeVoe. Hundreds of fans and industry friends packed the all-new REVEL in West...

CFPB Rules to Crackdown on Payday Lending High-Fived

*After five years of field hearings, town hall meetings, multiple research reports, and over one million comments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ( CFPB...

Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

*A recent letter from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with a controversial appointment, have together triggered reactions...

Hunger is Announces $30K in 30 Days Project to Support Charities

*Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), announced today the $30K in 30 Days...

Millionaire Ella Coney Reveals How to Never be Broke Again

"Ella's Golden Eggs: How to Conquer Real Estate and Never Be Broke Again" is real estate expert Ella M. Coney’s latest release. “No matter where...

Franchising Can Deepen Opportunity in Black Cities

*Good news just in from the U.S. Census Bureau - minority incomes are up. In fact, African-American and Hispanic households saw more than double...
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