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SBA honors Women’s Business Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
CHARLOTTE - The U.S. Small Business Administration has named The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina in Durham the 2014 National Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award. The WBC has also received this distinction for the North Carolina and the SBA Southeastern Region, which is comprised of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Paltry number of SBA loans to black businesses
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A recent Wall Street Journal story detailed the inability of black-owned businesses to be approved for SBA-backed loans made through America’s most prolific small business lenders. And while it was satisfying – in a weird kind of way – to have confirmed what black business owners have known for years, it was something of a gut punch to
Students receive Buick scholarships
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
ATLANTA – After attending a prestigious, predominately white private school, Ty’Quish Keyes yearned for a new cultural and educational experience. Keyes mother pushed him to excel in school and his community because she knew that college was the best way out of their crime-ridden North Philadelphia neighborhood. In 2011, Keyes visited Morehouse
Dead for over 30 years, Marley still makes millions
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Bob Marley, the late reggae music icon, was named last year by Forbes magazine as the fifth top earning dead celebrity. He is actually the only Caribbean artist to grace a Forbes list, which is mostly dominated by North Americans and Britons. How much is his estate worth? Reportedly, Marley's estimated net worth is around $130 million. As both a singer and
Age discrimination is getting old
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
PERRY, N.C. - At age 58, Dick Hatch found himself laid off and in need of a job. Hatch is an attorney who applied for a position at a Raleigh company and said in spite of being qualified for the position, he was not granted an interview. After filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, he interviewed for the job and got it. Now
CFPB turns its attention to payday lending
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau focused on those little loans that come with triple-digit lending rates: payday loans. The Bureau convened a public forum in Nashville, Tenn., that coincided with its release of a new research report. After analyzing 11 months of borrowing at 12 million storefront locations, the CFPB’s findings again
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