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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...

Why There Are So few...

Kevin Weekes, an 11-year goaltender in the National Hockey League, made history after his retirement in September of 2009, when he became the first black hockey analyst on Hockey Night in Canada as a color commentator. Now a member of the in studio panel in 2013, Weekes can also be seen across...

President Obama to M...

On his first day back after a week-long vacation, President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with financial market regulators to discuss progress made in implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law passed in 2010 in response to the financial crisis, according to CNN. According to the...

Recruiting Vets on W...

It’s been well documented that veterans returning home after serving the country often struggle to find gainful employment. Some companies have responded by creating initiatives aimed at recruiting and training former members of the military. This has been successful to a point. The Bureau...