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#ProjectDiane: the #RewritetheCode Documentary

Digital Undivided's Kathryn Finney exposes tech bias toward black women

#ProjectDiane is the final phase of #RewriteTheCode, a social initiative that exposed tech industry bias…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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RAISE ENOUGH MONEY BEFORE OPENING FOR BUSINESS

Redding opened up Amy Ruth’s in 1998 with a $73,000 investment and it went on to become a $3 million company. While that achievement is to be lauded, under further inspection it should also to be avoided because Redding launched his business undercapitalized, a trend that he believes is all too common for many African American-owned businesses. “As Black people we always end up opening businesses underfunded,” he notes. “Due to that we rob Peter to pay Paul and don’t pay taxes or purveyors or utilities. Redding knew that opening his latest restaurant would mean securing enough funding—$2 million to be exact. The only way he was able to achieve that round of fundraising was by revising his business plan, something that he recommends for every entrepreneur looking to start over. “You have to put your new business together with a solid business plan so that you can get proper funding.”

Want to Save More? Give Your Savings Account a Name

Strategies for building savings and peace of mind

Lapin says in order to eliminate stress around savings make it personal, “it’s time to…

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How 5 Celebrities Pay it Forward with Education Programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and more pay it forward with education programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and More pay it forward with education programs

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative Touches Down in Chicago

An ‘historic moment’ for disconnected youth

Led by Starbucks, 100,000 Opportunities Initiative launched in Chicago at an Opportunity Fair & Forum…

By Robin White Goode

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and Activist, Dies

Former chairman of NAACP leaves legacy of leadership and service to the disenfranchised

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced Bond’s death Sunday, Aug. 16, indicating he died…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Facebook Trains Employees on How to Manage Unconscious Bias

Maxine Williams, the social network’s global head of diversity, discusses the harm in stereotypes

Facebook trains it’s management and staff how to recognize and combat four types of workplace…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Lack of Diversity in Tech Takes Center Stage This Summer

Black tech leaders take Silicon Valley companies to task for homogenous hiring

Black tech leaders take Silicon Valley companies to task for homogenous hiring.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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[RECAP] The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation Hosts Town Hall to Improve Black Male Achievement

Kappa Alpha Psi foundation hosts Town Hall: 'Building a Movement for Black Male Achievement'

Kappa Alpha Psi foundation hosts Town Hall: “ Building a Movement for Black Male Achievement.”

By Kandia Johnson

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‘Read Where You Are’ Campaign Encourages Young People to Enjoy Reading

'Read Where You Are' encourages reading across the nation

“Read Where You Are” encourages reading across the nation.

By Kandia Johnson

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Does Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Have a #BlackLivesMatter Problem?

Democratic presidential hopeful remains the underdog as he rallies for African American voters

Bernie Sanders is the Democratic underdog when it comes to black voters, and his run-ins…

By Janell Hazelwood

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HP Adds Four African Americans to Its Board of Directors

Tech giant shows its commitment to diversity with new leadership appointments

HP shows its commitment to diversity by adding four African Americans to its board of…

By Courtney Connley

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NFL Launches New Women’s, Men’s, and Junior Apparel Lines

Actress Tika Sumpter, a Carolina Panther's fan, among featured celebrity endorsers

Actress Tika Sumpter, of ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ among celebrity endorsers of NFL’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Couples Can Buy a Franchise to Start a Family Business

Tips to consider before making that purchase

Here are several tips to consider before making that leap of faith to become franchisees.

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Does Your Online Learning Institution Make the Grade?

The best online educators meet these challenges head-on

The three challenges (and solutions) an online-learning institution must face to prepare students for the…

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Hillary Clinton’s Student No-Loan Plan Will Hold Schools Accountable

Plan would also reduce student borrowing

Seeking to hold schools accountable and reduce student borrowing, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton proposes a…

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Boston Hires Chief Resilience Officer to Help the City Cope with Stress

Atyia Martin to help city residents deal with social, economic and physical challenges

Boston hires Atyia Martin as chief resilience officer to help the city cope with stress.

By Courtney Connley

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Google Unveils Reorganization Plan and Announces New Parent Company Called Alphabet

Google's CEO Larry Page will now serve as the new CEO of Alphabet

Google reveals new reorganization plan and announces new parent company, Alphabet

By Courtney Connley

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SBA Awards $4.4 Million To Business Accelerators

Groups helping minority start-ups among winners of annual growth accelerator fund competition

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[STUDY] Blacks are Increasingly Optimistic and Confident About Money

Prudential study finds growing financial savvy and affluence among African Americans

Through its research, however, Prudential turns the spotlight on the often overlooked fact that the…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Hillary Clinton’s $350 Billion College Affordability Plan

Plan draws on and expands President Obama's college affordability agenda

The proposal is aimed at reining in the cost of college and helping millions of…

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