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Blacks Still Struggle To Qualify For Personal and Business Credit; New Web Site Wants To Help

on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:49.

A recent Washington Post article emphasized how poor credit makes it much tougher to secure loans and gain access to credit, especially for African-Americans. The article entitled, "For Black Americans, Financial Damage From Subprime Implosion is Likely to Last" (see link below), sheds light on what has been an ongoing problem for many decades: Minorities, particularly African Americans, continue to make up a huge population of people and business owners who are unqualified for credit.
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The Power of the Hispanic Dollar

on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:02.

Hispanics have quietly become the new “Super Spender”. There has been an increase in the cultural influence of the Hispanic community. Shopping centers and grocery stores are being built, targeting Hispanics. For many Hispanics, their culture and heritage is a major influence. They don’t shy away from tradition, instead they embrace it. They are looking, searching, seeking for the same ingredients Abuela used to prepare meals or for the beautiful lace dresses for their daughters.
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Hispanic Leadership and Advancement is Needed for Economic Growth in America

on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:38.

Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) will be launching its Hispanic Training Center on August 6, 2012, the first and only interactive video-based online training center designed to accelerate the advancement of Hispanics in America – as corporate leaders, as small business owners, and as consumers who can help influence how organizations build their brands. According to CHL Founder, Glenn Llopis, “As Hispanics, we are quickly waking up to the need to hold on to our cultural values and use them for leverage as we reach for success.

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Power M.O.V.E.: How to Transition from Employee to Employer.

on Monday, 09 July 2012 15:10.

Atlanta, GA -- Devin Robinson is no stranger to entrepreneurship. He continues to lead a crusade on helping individuals open beauty supply stores. This is how Devin was first introduced to being an invited guest on the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden radio show.
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Federal Contracting with Blacks has Declined

on Monday, 25 June 2012 15:30.

The timing could not have been more perfect. While we were in the middle of finalizing plans for our second annual United States Black Chamber School of Chamber Management, Bloomberg News reported that federal contracting with African American and Hispanic-owned businesses declined in fiscal Year 2011 for the first time in a decade.  According to the Federal Procurement Data System, compared to fiscal year 2010, contracts to Black-owned firms dropped 8 percent to $7.12 billion and decreased 7 percent to $7.89 billion for Hispanic-owned businesses.
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FUBU Founder, ‘Shark Tank’ Star Talks Business

on Monday, 11 June 2012 17:45.


daymond-john2A few years ago, the unusual occurrence of a Manatee in the Memphis area caused great local buzz and attention. The salt water giant found his way into the waters of the Mighty Mississippi and into the hearts of Memphians as they tracked his movements. Well, in similar fashion we recently had another giant of the sea, a “Shark”, (not the aquatic variety), visit our fair city to much fanfare and accolade. Daymond John, a fashion industry pioneer, is founder of the FUBU clothing line and star of the ABC reality show “Shark Tank,” which features a team of wealthy and successful investors (the Sharks) being pitched by up-and-coming entrepreneurs to invest in their fledging business ventures.