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This Black Owned Credit Union is opening soon

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The dream of a Black owned credit union in north Minneapolis is close to becoming a reality. The Association of Black Economic Power is behind the movement that has city leaders pledging money to help. Black Owned Credit Union The community development financial cooperative is called Village Financial Cooperative – to build trust within the community. Village…

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New Black Owned Urgent Care Is Ready to Serve the Community

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According to a recent report by the Urgent Care Association of America, the Urgent Care industry is valued at $18 billion and is growing. Black Owned Urgent Care in Brooklyn This  is a great opportunity for medical professionals/ entrepreneurs to provide much needed healthcare alternatives to the community while building a healthcare business. Two medical professional who…

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Chris Classic Opens Up about Family, Business and being a Social Media Influencer

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Chris Classic is a modern day renaissance man. He writes, raps and runs a business. In addition to being a recording artist, award winning songwriter and creative influencer, he’s an outspoken advocate for social justice. We caught up with him to learn more about where he’s been, where he is, and where he’s going. What…

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Black Women Entrepreneurs: The Good And Not-So-Good News

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Dell Gines, the author of an intriguing new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Black Women Business StartUps, loves this quote attributed to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn: “An entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down.” But for black women entrepreneurs, Gines quickly adds, “they do…

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Oakland’s First Black Owned Spirits Company to Launch Bourbon This Fall

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A new Black owned spirits company in Oakland doesn’t just want to make smooth bourbon and vodka. Its founders want to empower African Americans nationwide to launch their own boozy businesses. “If you go to bars across the country, how many African American-owned spirit companies do you see at those venues? Hardly any,” said Stygian…

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‘White People Food’ Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health

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Tanisha Gordon doesn’t see what white people love so much about cottage cheese. Or salads, especially when they’re topped with fussy ingredients like candied almonds, pickled carrots or Brussels slaw. Gordon is a 37-year-old employee at an IT company in the Washington, D.C. area, and until recently, her diet was deeply saturated with fast food…

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Howard University Swimmer and Siblings Going to 2020 Olympics

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Howard University swimmer Latroya Pina of Seekonk, Massachusetts will swim for Cape Verde at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan alongside her siblings, Troy and Jayla,. The siblings were selected to represent the Cape Verde National Swim Team in the Confederation Africaine de Natation Championship Meet, scheduled for Sept. 10-16 in Algeria. They learned recently they…

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The steady decline of African-American culture in Washington DC

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Under five-foot-tall Virginia Ali, white-haired and frail, welcomes the never-ending stream of customers entering her diner. The 84-year-old woman is the owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, one of the most famous restaurants in Washington DC (District of Columbia). Opened 60 years ago, on U Street in Northwest Washington, it is one of the last vestiges…

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