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Black Wealth 2020 movement spreads, Part II
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Black Wealth 2020, a new movement aiming to change the course of black wealth in America, is gaining swift support from national advocates of economic justice. "The struggle for black wealth is a legendary struggle. And so whether we're talking about what we have attempted to do in the past or what we should be doing now, the fact of the matter is that
 
Entrepreneur launches personal hygiene wipes for men
Thursday, September 14, 2017
ATLANTA — Ladies, are you tired of your man’s poor personal hygiene “down there?” Are you tired of endlessly battling this issue and “taking one for the team?” Has there been an unspoken issue of stench in the nether regions of men, but every time you look up there’s some commercial addressing personal hygiene for
 
Power couple launches custom purse line
Friday, September 1, 2017
BALTIMORE, Md. – Black sorority members and HBCUs graduates will soon have a sophisticated alternative to showcase their college spirit. Custom clutch company, Purse Paparazzi, announced a plan to launch a custom HBCU collection. Purse Paparazzi offers an assortment of unique, stylish and edgy clutches for every occasion. But the company is most
 
NC minority businesses still lag behind
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
RALEIGH – There are over 180,000 minority-owned businesses in North Carolina, but growing and sustaining their business isn't easy. The North Carolina Budget and Tax Center confirmed this long-held claim by business owners in a new report. William Munn, policy analyst for the North Carolina Justice Center, says on average, minority-owned businesses
 
College student finds success selling dessert-like candles
Monday, August 28, 2017
Dominique Shawn Norwood is a college student at William Paterson University, but she is also the CEO and founder of Dom's Dessert Candles. Her company produces candles that look like delicious desserts, with delicious flavors that vary from strawberry shortcake to apple pie to banana cheesecake to peach cobbler and many more. Norwood says one of her
 
Procter & Gamble’s ad stirs race debate
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is Beautiful” campaign by releasing a commercial titled “The Talk,” featuring African-American women discussing the realities of being black in America and warning their children about the perils of racism. “The Talk” sparked fierce
 
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The centennial of R. Kelly Bryant

DURHAM – When R. Kelly Bryant passed away in Dec. 2015, he was 98 years old. Almost

Black Wealth 2020 movement spreads, Part II

Black Wealth 2020, a new movement aiming to change the course of black wealth in America, is

Rising star Ruth La’Ontra comes to Durham

Rising gospel star Ruth La’Ontra, 25, will release her sophomore album, “I Got