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Black unemployment rises under Trump
Monday, March 27, 2017
During President Donald Trump's first full month in office, the black unemployment rate rose as the white unemployment rate fell, according to the latest jobs report. Key employment indicators show that black workers lost ground in February. The unemployment rate for black workers increased from 7.7 percent in January to 8.1 percent in February. The labor
 
Reduce foreign competition to boost North Carolina wages
Monday, March 27, 2017
For black North Carolinians, the Great Recession never ended. From 2009 to 2014, black residents' incomes plummeted 21 percent in Winston-Salem, 17 percent in Raleigh, and 15 percent in Charlotte and Greensboro. North Carolinians of other races aren't faring much better. In 2015, the average North Carolina household earned $400 less than it did in 2009
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, March 16, 2017
GDBCC Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce will host its next Black Business Forum March 21, 6-7:30 p.m. at 601 Fayetteville St. RSVP at http://gdbcc.eventbrite.com. RALEIGH CHAMBER March 23, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Women’s Leadership Conference, Raleigh Convention Center. RSVP by March 16 to 664-7063. KNIGHTDALE CHAMBER Annual Awards
 
Donít be a victim of tax fraud
Thursday, March 16, 2017
If you get a call from the IRS threatening you with lawsuits or jail unless you pay up immediately, don’t worry. It’s a scam. IRS impersonation and tax scams by phone, email, snail mail and text are ongoing. Criminals use increasingly creative ploys to trick taxpayers, but you can protect yourself and your money. First, you should know that
 
Durham pie company opens first store location
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
DURHAM – After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Ali Rubel is taking her passion for baking to the intersection of Angier Avenue and Driver Street with the opening of East Durham Pie Company’s flagship location. A linguistics major in college at William & Mary, Rubel got her taste for baking after college as a part-time barista at Four and
 
New Visions of Africa serves Hayti community
Thursday, March 2, 2017
DURHAM – Reuniting the Hayti community is Kasib Abdullah’s vision. Abdullah opened his restaurant, New Visions of Africa, in 2004 with his former partners Raheem Muhammad and Rasheed Muhammad. The restaurant is at 1306 Fayetteville St. in Durham. Today, Abdullah runs the store alone. New Visions serves free food three days a week, delivers
 
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Black unemployment rises under Trump

During President Donald Trump's first full month in office, the black unemployment rate rose as

Make your point without arguing

We all face problems that crop up again and again. Most of us have probably yelled, "How many

Reduce foreign competition to boost North Carolina wages

For black North Carolinians, the Great Recession never ended. From 2009 to 2014, black