The Racist History of Tipping | Politico

Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, Politico An illustration of the interior of a Pullman dining car. | Library of Congress. Featured Image This week, the House of Representatives will have a chance to end a pernicious legacy of slavery. Lawmakers will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage […]

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Bank of America Launches $5 Billion Home Loan Assistance Program | BlackPressUSA

Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, BlackPressUSA NNPA NEWSWIRE — The new Bank of America program includes down payment and closing cost assistance; innovative low down payment mortgages; grants that can be applied to non-recurring closing costs; a national network of lending professionals; easy-to-understand financial education tools; strategic partnerships with real estate professionals; and a […]

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A local’s guide to Baltimore | The Washington Post

By Lisa Snowden-McCray + Photos by Andrew Mangum, The Washington Post People from Baltimore can be cagey about the way outsiders see their city. That’s the kind of thing that happens when you live in close proximity to your more moneyed, fancier cousin, Washington, D.C., or when you’re faced with the real tragedy of crime […]

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Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Hired to Build New Terminals at JFK and Laguardia Airports | BlackBusiness.com

Staff, BlackBusiness.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHNY PITTS. Featured Image Being a woman in the male-dominated construction industry could be challenging for some. But for Cheryl McKissack Daniel, who is the president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest Black-owned and female-run construction company in the US, it always feels like home. Based in New York […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations | The New Yorker

By The New Yorker, The New Yorker YOUTH & FAMILIES DETERMINED TO SUCCEED. Featured Image It’s not often that an article comes along that changes the world, but that’s exactly what happened with Ta-Nehisi Coates, five years ago, when he wrote “The Case for Reparations,” in The Atlantic. Reparations have been discussed since the end […]

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HBCU Money’s 2019 African American Owned Bank Directory | HBCU Money

Travis Loller, Associated Press, HBCU Money Dr. James Hildreth dissects a frog Friday, March 29, 2019, with seventh grader Keyshawn Walker at the Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Travis Loller). Featured Image NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn’t budged since the late 1970s, […]

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Business leaders seek to combat poverty through improving education, creating jobs | The Philadelphia Tribune

Ayana Jones Tribune Staff Writer, The Philadelphia Tribune The Chamber of Commerce for a Greater Philadelphia is advocating for an inclusive neighborhood growth agenda to help address the city’s stagnant poverty rate. “The purpose of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project is to focus on job creation across Philadelphia,” Yvette A. Núñez, vice president of civic […]

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The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens | Shoppe Black

Shoppe Black Team, Shoppe Black FRESH FUTURE FARMS/ ADAM CHANDLER PHOTOGRAPHY, Featured Image PhenomenalBlack owned farms make up less than 2 percent of all farms in the United States. According to a recent report, Black farmers lost 80 percent of their farmland from 1910 to 2007, often because they lacked access to loans or insurance […]

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Fast Food Mogul, Serial Entrepreneur La-Van Hawkins Dies at 61 | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise Illustration by Neal Fox, Featured Image La-Van Hawkins, a black entrepreneur in the food industry, just died at the age of 61, reports Crain’s. Hawkins was featured several times in BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. In 1995, his business, La-Van Hawkins Inner City Foods, ranked No. 45 on the BE 100s listing of […]

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