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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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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The Impact of Structural Racism in Employment and Wages on Minority Women’s Health | American Bar Association

Ruqaiijah Yearby, American Bar Association In 2010, at the end of the great recession that disproportionately harmed racial minorities and women, the federal government recognized that health disparities are caused by the social determinants of health (SDOH) (Figure 1), which are outside an individual’s control. In fact, research shows that SDOH account for 80 to […]

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The Black- and Woman-Led Success of a Chicago Ice Cream Company | WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW Only one Fortune 500 company has ever been headed by a black woman – Ursula Burns, who ran Xerox from 2009 to 2016 – and that number is indicative of the immense challenges black women and other women and people of color still face in climbing the corporate ladder. So imagine what […]

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5 Small Business Grants for Black Women Entrepreneurs in 2019 | Black Enterprise

Tarra Jackson, Black Enterprise On average, black women workers are paid only 67 cents on the dollar relative to white non-Hispanic men, even after controlling for education, years of experience and location. (Photo by WOCinTech Chat | Flickr CC 2.0). Featured Image As women-owned businesses continue to grow, one of the significant obstacles they face […]

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