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Social Security: Prepare for your disability interview
Thursday, September 22, 2016
When a person becomes disabled, it can be a very stressful time in their life. There are many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an employer may offer short- or long-term disability, most people faced with a disability will file for benefits with Social Security. If you are facing life with
CFO survey: U.S. political risk to hinder capital spending
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
DURHAM – More than a third of U.S. CFOs say political uncertainty will put the brakes on their spending plans beyond the election, which could create a significant drag on the economy, a new survey finds. The latest Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook finds at least 33 percent of CFOs say that, regardless of who is elected, they will hold
American Underground selects startups for inaugural black program
Saturday, September 17, 2016
DURHAM – The American Underground startup campus in Durham will host founders from around the nation as part of Google For Entrepreneurs Exchange series. The GFE Exchange is a weeklong immersion program that bridges the gap between startups, experts and new markets. The focus of the American Underground’s Exchange programming is “Building
Thursday, September 15, 2016
GDBCC Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce will host its next business meeting Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, 601 Fayetteville St., Suite 200. LUNCHEON Tri-County Women in Business Luncheon is Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Cloth Mill at Eno River, 437 Dimmocks Mill Road #3, Hillsborough. Register
‘And the youth shall lead…’
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has a long history of entrepreneurship, and it continues to be home to innovation. San Griffin hopes to encourage more of that to help entrepreneurs in the city to meet their potential, and she is doing that by sponsoring the third annual Young Entrepreneurs Expo Showcase. This year’s event will take place at the Hayti Heritage
Why do black businesses struggle to grow?
Monday, September 12, 2016
The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 and released at the end of 2015. It showed that the number of minority-owned firms rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8 million in 2012. Hispanic-owned firms grew the most rapidly – by 46 percent to 3.3 million. Black-owned firms grew by 34.5 percent to 2.6 million.
Labor Day hangover: Low wages plague NC citizens
Thursday, September 8, 2016
RALEIGH – Thousands of North Carolinians enjoyed a welcome reprieve from work during the long Labor Day weekend, but many of them are returning to work this week, making less money than they need to pay their basic bills. The minimum wage in North Carolina is $7.25 an hour, about $5 short of what some consider a living wage in the state. Marybe
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Durham dedicates veterans’ apartment complex

DURHAM – Following a two-year effort led by Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell to

Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

CHARLOTTE – To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City – a gleaming downtown,

SIAC partners with grooming company

The SIAC, the “other” Division II HBCU conference, has partnered with Walker &