One issue not being addressed during the presidential debates by either Trump or Clinton is what needs to be done to foster job growth.

Buying black has been a hot topic on the Internet among African-Americans for years now, and has been talked about by black leaders for decades. The importance of buying black has been well documented as an avenue to strengthen the black community economically, not only to provide jobs, but also to keep our nearly trillion-dollar […]

Black-owned banks are struggling to remain relevant and during difficult economic times, according to a report by HuffingtonPost.com The number of black-owned banks across the nation is shrinking– almost half of the banks closed in the past two decades. HuffingtonPost.com reports: Their traditional customer base — lower and middle class blacks, small business owners and […]

Community leaders from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and local businesses in Fort Worth, Texas are unhappy with the name of a local food-mart titled “Da Hood Food Mart.” “The name is insulting to our African-American heritage and the over-saturation of these types of establishments within the economically disadvantaged communities is simply a continuation of […]

While America’s economic turmoil has impacted the entire nation, Black businesses seem to be some of the most severely affected. Today, in the U.S., there are half as many Black-owned car dealerships than there were three years ago. Automotive News details the industrywide decline. Black dealers have taken a disproportionate hit — “drastic” in the […]

A program aimed at helping jumpstart the local economies of struggling cites is pairing high-performing college graduates and business startups in cities like Detroit, New Orleans and Providence, R.I. Modeled after Teach For America, Venture For America is a two-year program that places recent college graduates into business startups. “Our concrete goal is to generate […]