Baltimore trying to stem decades-long disappearing act | The Philadelphia Tribune The sounds of late-night interlopers stomping down the stairs of a musty wreck next door; a constant fear of fire set by vandals; the social isolation; the rats. With no faith in a prompt police response, they keep a bat at the ready.

The sounds of late-night interlopers stomping down the stairs of a musty wreck next door; a constant fear of fire set by vandals; the social isolation; the rats. With no faith in a prompt police response, they keep a bat at the ready.

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Shutdown to cut office overseeing federal food stamps by 95% | The Philadelphia Tribune Eligible households will still receive monthly SNAP benefits for January. But other domestic nutrition assistance programs such as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, WIC, and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations will only be operational based on available resources.

Eligible households will still receive monthly SNAP benefits for January. But other domestic nutrition assistance programs such as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, WIC, and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations will only be operational based on available resources.

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[VIDEO] New Voices Foundation Acquires Madam C.J. Walker’s Estate To Create Think Tank For Black Women Entrepreneurs | Essence The Villa Lewaro estate will be used as a "learning institute, or think tank, to foster entrepreneurship for present and future generations," according to New Voices Foundation's Richelieu Dennis.

The Villa Lewaro estate will be used as a “learning institute, or think tank, to foster entrepreneurship for present and future generations,” according to New Voices Foundation’s Richelieu Dennis.

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Black-Owned Startup Combines Greeting Cards With Technology and Automation | Black News.com

Facebook0Twitter0MailPhotographs by Marti Corn; Text by Mark Murrmann , Black News.com Atlanta— “How many times have you found yourself in this scenario: It’s a friend’s or relative’s birthday and you’re driving to the store at the last minute to buy a card. You also must go get stamps. “I’ve been there more times than I […]

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Under Ben Carson, more families live in HUD housing that fails health and safety inspections | NBC News While HUD Secretary Ben Carson pledged to fix low-income housing, the number of properties cited for health and safety violations has been on the rise.

While HUD Secretary Ben Carson pledged to fix low-income housing, the number of properties cited for health and safety violations has been on the rise.

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Michigan drops conviction box from job, license applications | Michigan Chronicle

Facebook0Twitter0MailDavid Eggert , Michigan Chronicle Formerly incarcerated New Yorkers rally with VOCAL to ban the box outside City Hall. (VOCAL) Featured Image LANSING, MICH. – Gov. Rick Snyder is ordering the state to no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a […]

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The Black Struggle for Technology Jobs | The Atlantic In Atlanta and other racially segregated cities, the education system is stacked against African Americans competing for STEM careers. If Amazon picks the city for its second headquarters, things could get even worse.

In Atlanta and other racially segregated cities, the education system is stacked against African Americans competing for STEM careers. If Amazon picks the city for its second headquarters, things could get even worse.

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Nation’s first shopping center owned, operated by Blacks turns 50 | The Philadelphia Tribune When he was a boy, Howard Sullivan was always excited to join his father at the construction site of what is now Sullivan Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia.

When he was a boy, Howard Sullivan was always excited to join his father at the construction site of what is now Sullivan Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia.

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