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Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce Acquires National Business League
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Black business leaders gathered in Detroit’s Campus Martius Park to hear the announcement of the merger of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce with the National Business League. Photo/Facebook The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, a statewide group that promotes Black businesses, acquired the National Business League, an organization with a similar mission, in a […]

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How Gentrification Is Undermining the Notion of Black Community and Destroying Black Businesses
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Bedstuy is one of the communities that have been significantly changed by gentrification. (Courtesy: Wikimedia) Lori Shepherd is an African-American small-business owner in Oakland, Calif. Shepherd’s story is becoming an increasingly familiar one for urban Blacks. “Due to Uber’s decision to move within two blocks of my shared office space, and the construction and limited parking, […]

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New Port in Djibouti to Change Shipping in Horn of Africa
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An estimated 30,000 ships will transit the port each year. Today no African country is without a least a few major projects involving Chinese companies, Author information Norm Bond Global Marketer & Digital Strategist at NORMBOND & Associates NORM BOND shows people how to use digital marketing tools to find customers, grow sales and increase […]

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Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist Raheem DeVaughn and R&B Vocalist Goapele Join Forces
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(Black PR Wire) CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grammy-nominated R&B recording artist Raheem DeVaughn and R&B/neo-soul artist Goapele have joined forces with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the Reed For Hope Foundation, WORLD and Chicago-based South S

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Four Urban Students Named 2017 Math and Science Scholars
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(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four graduating high school seniors have been selected by the Council of the Great City Schools(CGCS) to receive the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship. The students were chosen from se

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Detroit Renames Street After Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul
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In this Thursday, June 8, 2017 photo, a street sign for Aretha Franklin Way is unveiled at the corner of Madison and Brush streets, outside of Music Hall in Detroit. (David Guralnick/The Detroit News)/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit has named a street after her. A section of Madison […]

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Sandra Bland’s Mother: ‘There Are Some Lies Going On’
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“As I told people in the beginning, the indictment means nothing to me. Give me a conviction,” said Geneva Reed-Veal. The mother of Sandra Bland added, “We know that you can be indicted for lying [but] you need to go back into the jail because the documents that we’ve received, they contradict and there are […]

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White Americans Are the Biggest Terror Threat in the U.S.: Study
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According to a new study by the Washington-based research group, The New America Foundation, the face of terror in America is white. Although the popular image of “Muslim extremists” dominates mainstream media and entertainment themes, this report finds that twice as many people have died in attacks by right-wing groups in America.

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