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What happens when women leave the workforce?
Monday, January 18, 2021
The pandemic-induced recession forced many women to drop out of the workforce, with research showing they were much more likely than men to give up jobs so they could take care of children when schools went online. The consequences of these decisions may go beyond each individual, though. “They could have large repercussions for the economy, the
Why most workers arenít protected for what they do on their own time
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Can you be fired for joining a violent mob that storms the Capitol? Of course you can. Among the jarring images of white insurrectionists who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was a man marching through the building holding a Trump flag with his work ID badge still draped around his neck. It didn’t take long for internet sleuths to zoom in on the
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
RALEIGH CHAMBER * Jan. 26, 9 to 10 a.m. – Coffee with Sharat Nagaraj, CEO of Celito Communication. RSVP by Jan. 19 to raleighchamber.org. * Jan. 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Chamber Professional Women’s Luncheon. RSVP by Jan. 21. DURHAM CHAMBER * Jan. 19, 1-2 p.m. – How to Find and Get a Small Business Grant webinar. RSVP to
Minority-owned companies waited months for loans
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
NEW YORK — Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program. Data from the Paycheck Protection Program released Dec. 1 and analyzed by The Associated Press
Program launched to increase homeownership
Monday, December 28, 2020
Confronted with the blunt reality that homeownership is largely out of reach for some 45 million Americans without usable credit scores, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency launched the Roundtable for Economic Access and Change to address this and other economic disparities that hinder wealth creation in communities of color. Project REACh was

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The Big Pop-Up

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The North Carolina


Women Career Series

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Zeta Phi Beta

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Time for Durham to increase police presence in violent communities

Last summer, Durham City Council member Mark Anthony Middleton received a letter from a

Senate passes bill to create black burial grounds network

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African

Hargraves Community Center earns builder award

The Hargraves Community Center received the 2021 Bridge Builder Award on Jan. 17 during the 36th