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Black dollars pour into black banks
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial empowerment: a black-owned bank. “The fact that black people have dealt with financial discrimination is a matter of record,” Murrain, a father of three young children, told Urban News Service. Murrain, 38, said he and his wife
Financial justice a key focus at NAACP convention
Sunday, July 24, 2016
With 2,200 branches in every state, and added presence on 60 military installations – five overseas – the NAACP’s grassroots reach is unparalleled. And throughout its 107-year history, the annual NAACP conference has addressed issues that affect people of color. From the Niagara movement to Jim Crow and discriminatory education,
A plan to rebuild black wealth and homeownership
Thursday, July 14, 2016
While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in unemployment and under-employment persist. And homeownership, a key measure of economic health for consumers and communities alike, continues its downward decline even now. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 41.9
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
RALEIGH CHAMBER July 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Professional Women’s Luncheon, Embassy Suites Cary. Register at (919) 664-7036 BWIB Black Women in Business will host the workshop, “8 Ways Being Black and a Woman Can Give You an Edge” July 28, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP by July 26 to www.bwib-nc.com OPEN HOUSE N.C. Mutual will

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Teen Lock-In

Durham County Library will host a Teen Lock-In,


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HBCUs are still relevant

RALEIGH – North Carolina is home to 11 HBCUs, including the Triangle’s Shaw

Black dollars pour into black banks

Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an

Town hall urges community to ‘be the change’

DURHAM – As more black men and women are killed at the hands of law enforcement, the