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Applesauce is all grown up
Thursday, October 31, 2019
NEW YORK – Founder and CEO Keisha Smith-Jeremie disrupts the applesauce industry with sanaía, the re-imagination of childhood treats for adults. sanaía is the first company to recognize that millions of adults still love applesauce. While the rest of the category was focused on kids, Smith-Jeremie seized the opportunity on NBC’s
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
CONFERENCE Annual Entrepreneurial Leadership & Networking Conference is Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St. Register at www.eventbrite.com. JB DUKE The next jazz series, Thursday with Tea Cup Gin, is Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m., JB Duke Hotel, 230 Science Drive., Durham. Visit jbdukehotel.com. DURHAM CHAMBER Coastal
Wealth gap persists among white, blacks and Latinos
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
A new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce details the persistent educational and economic disparities between whites, African-Americans and Latinos. “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos” offers a blunt commentary on
Study finds brands are resilient against ‘fake news’ on social media
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
“Fake news” stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. “There’s been a lot of work done on how the public processes and responds to fake news on social media in the context of politics, but very little research has been done on how fake news
HBCU students learn financial literacy at Leadership Institute
Monday, October 21, 2019
As a sophomore, Jonathan Jones hit an academic rough patch. He almost gave up on his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Now he’s a graduate student at Florida A&M University pursuing a double master’s in business administration and supply chain management, while running an event planning business on the side. He also just won
Black news channel launches in America
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
In a joint teleconference broadcast live from the Four Season’s Hotel in New York’s Financial District, the Black News Channel and the National Newspaper Publishers Association announced the official launch date and time for the nation’s first 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, all-news TV channel that will focus on black news. The new channel
Raleigh-based Black Dollar extends reach
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
RALEIGH – Black Dollar announced Monday the official start of its first campaign to raise capital for the young tech company, as well its new partnership with HQ Raleigh for an upcoming monthly marketing program for minority-owned business owners throughout the state. “We’ve been working very consistently for the last year with some

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Art of Entertaining

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Black Girls Wine Society

Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Come out to enjoy Winesgiving


Get Out the Vote for Health Care

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Are you wondering what YOU

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A black woman wins the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant

Asya Branch, the winner of Miss Mississippi 2018, recently won the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant

No Hate at NC State!

RALEIGH – A confrontation occurred between members of the No Hate at N.C. State Coalition

Durham man out to clean every trash bin in Triangle

DURHAM – Every time you take out the trash, you probably get a glimpse – and