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#HIREBLACK to Match Black Women With Mentors at Top Companies in Celebration of Juneteenth

On June 17th, #HIREBLACK will match 500 Black women with executives at top companies as part of its largest career coaching event to-date.

Kyrie Irving Launches Consulting Firm for Minority Entrepreneurs

By focusing on community and impact, KAI Eleven Consulting hopes to disrupt financial norms, build sustainable businesses, and support those seeking resources to advance.

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Stay-at-Home Mom Salary Now Valued at $185K Per Year

The rigor of a stay-at-home mother’s job came into sharp focus during the pandemic, with median time worked reaching 106 hours per week and a fair market salary equivalent of $184,820, according to new data from Salary.com.

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Gen Z is Skeptical of Big Business. Here’s How Employers Can Connect

A new survey shows that Gen Z workers are primarily concerned with job security, well-being and mental health. They also believe there is room for significant improvement in big business.

New Data Shows that Supplier Diversity Programs Really are Worth It

The report shines a light on some of the tangible benefits of diverse supply chains, including a higher annual retention rate—to a tune of 20+ percentage points.

New Jersey Film Commission Announces Tax Credit for Women and Minority-Led Productions

The primary objective of the 2% Diversity Tax Credit is to stimulate job growth by encouraging film productions to employ the services of women and minority persons.

These 7 Tips Can Help Reduce Bias in the Workplace

Bias in the workplace occurs whether we want to admit it or not. And, according to cultural competency expert Luiza Dreasher, PhD, leaders must put in the difficult work to acknowledge and…

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Black Homeownership Might Finally Be on the Rise

According to a new report from Zillow, the Black homeownership rate grew about one percentage point between early 2019 and early 2020. Black-owned home values have also grown.

Popular Food Truck Pineappétit Opens First Restaurant in Tallahassee

Pineappétit, the popular Tallahassee food truck known for its signature pineapple bowls and campus events, will open its first brick-and-mortar site this Thursday, April 22.

Is It Finally Time to Rethink Influencer Campaigns?

Small business owners often have trouble affording the hefty cost of influencer marketing. But according to a recent survey by Visual Objects, 58% of social media users in the U.S. have not and never intend to buy products through influencer promo codes.

Should You Turn Your Hobby Into a Business?

There are good reasons to consider turning a hobby into a business. There are also good reasons to avoid such a venture. Having a list of pros and cons can help a potential small business owner decide if they’re ready to take the next step.

31% of Black Workers are Struggling to find Jobs that Pay a Living Wage

According to a new report, 31.8% of Black workers are “functionally unemployed,” defined as seeking but unable to find full-time employment that lifts them over the federal poverty line.

Studies Show US Domestic Air Travel To Make Full Recovery By Early 2022

In mid-March, US travel demand rose to more than 50 percent of 2019 levels, which is the highest it has been on a sustained basis since the start of the pandemic.

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6 Things To Consider Before Quitting Your Job To Start a Business

Thorough planning significantly increases your chances of success, so it’s important to take the time to look at your options and assess your choices. Here are six things you need to consider before quitting your job to start a business.

Removing Personally Identifiable Information From Job Applications Leads to 33% Increase in Diverse Hiring

New data reveals that qualified Black females are 26% more likely to be interviewed when the hiring party does not have access to personally identifiable information.

S&P Dow Jones Launches Cryptocurrency Indices For Bitcoin and Etherium

The indices represent growing investor demand in cryptocurrency.

How to Stay Booked and Busy as an Entrepreneur

Productivity is the key to staying booked and busy. Here are ten steps that you can start taking today to help you become more productive.

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Toyota Investing $1.7 Million to Diversify Engineering Workforce in Kentucky

The program will provide full-tuition scholarships to female and minority students, along with needed resources to earn an engineering degree from either the University of Kentucky or University of Louisville.

The IRS Has $1.3 Billion in Unclaimed Refunds from 2017. Here’s How to Get Yours

According to the IRS, there are an estimated 1.3 million taxpayers who are owed a total of $1.3 billion in unclaimed refunds for tax year 2017. The deadline to claim these returns is May 17, 2021.

L’Oréal Partners with the NAACP to Launch Inclusive Beauty Fund

L’Oréal USA has announced the creation of its Inclusive Beauty Fund, a new grant program presented in partnership with the NAACP. Through this inaugural round of funding, L’Oréal USA will award 30 one-time grants of $10,000 each to Black-owned small businesses, Black entrepreneurs, and professional services in all sectors…

PayPal Invests Additional $50 Million in Black and Latinx-Led Venture Capital Funds

PayPal has announced that it will invest an additional $50 million in 11 Black and Latinx-led early-stage venture capital funds. The funds include Aperture Venture Capital; Collab Capital; Interlace Ventures; Kapor Capital; MaC Venture…

A Kanye West Documentary is Coming to Netflix. Here’s What We Know

Last week, Netflix confirmed that it has acquired the rights to an untitled docuseries on the life of rapper and billionaire Kanye West. Here is what we know so far: 1. Netflix…

New Study Shows 89% of People Expect Their Jobs to Be Partly Remote After Pandemic

The preference to occasionally work from home is nearly universal, according to a survey by BCG and The Network.

Toni Morrison Writing Program at Prairie View A&M

Prairie View A&M Launches Toni Morrison Writing Program With Endowment From Morrison’s Former Student, Mackenzie Scott

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) President Ruth J. Simmons announced that the university will establish a Toni Morrison Writing Program in honor of the writer and her former student, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Scott studied under Morrison while she was a student at Princeton University.

CROWN Coalition Scores Victory in Fight Against Natural Hair Discrimination

With the passage of the CROWN Act, Connecticut will become the 8th state to prohibit natural hair discrimination in schools and the workplace.


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