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Merrill Lynch’s Racq...

Movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, The Boiler Room and Wall Street all illustrate one fact: there’s a sparsity of African Americans in the world of finance. And while those films may be fictional, or at least partially so, the truth is black professionals on Wall Street are the...

What American Cities...

While the job-growth rate for the US gained 1.7% in 2013, February’s national unemployment rate sits at a lackluster 6.7%. However, several cities are experiencing job growth ahead of the national average – albeit in the low single digits. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P....

Is Peer-to-Peer Fina...

Access to capital remains one of the most challenging hurdles for African American entrepreneurs. Bank loans have for years been a challenge to obtain and become all but impossible following the credit crisis a few years ago. This has led many entrepreneurs to seek alternative financing –...

NYC Appoints First C...

Despite being one of the most diverse cities in the world, many minority-owned businesses have long found themselves locked out of contracting opportunities with the City of New York. In fact, of the $16 billion in goods and services procured by the city, only 2.7% went to minority or...

Milestone at Mile Hi...

With over 53 million passengers per year, Denver International Airport is one of the busiest in the world.  And in the city’s largest contract awarded to an African American owned company, Denver-based Burgess Services Inc. landed a $39 million deal for HVAC, heating and air conditioning...

Cool Jobs: Comic Ill...

Afua Richardson (Image: Camron Wiltshire) The comic book industry and its influence has gone far beyond the superhero genre paperbacks sold along a back wall of a specialty store or newsstand. With mega-hit video games, blockbuster films, toys, theme park attractions, it’s now a...

Morehouse College Pr...

During Dr. John Silvanus Wilson‘s inauguration speech a month ago, he spoke of a cradle-to-prison pipeline for black boys who face imprisonment during their lifetimes at alarming proportions. Sworn in as the 11th President of Morehouse College, Wilson delivered an urgent call to action...

My Brother’s Keeper–...

It blew up on Twitter yesterday. Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative that addresses obstacles facing young men of color. Some said Obama is now the black president people have wanted him to be. Others emphasized his message of “no excuses.”...