Powers & Sons celebrates 50 years

Powers & Sons Construction Company, one of the largest African-American owned companies in the Midwest, was awarded a special resolution by the City Council...

Don’t buy a BMW

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, called for a “full-scale” boycott of BMW, the...

 Communities rise up for a renewable region

For decades, NIPSCO has supplied electrical power to the Northwest Indiana communities, but its coal-fired generating plants have also exposed citizens to the risk...

First Black-owned pet store opens in Gary

Another indicator of the city’s ongoing growth and attractiveness to businesses was the opening of All Pet Supplies, which took place on February 23,...

Wall Street Project a Big Success for Rainbow PUSH

At the recent Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hundreds of experts from Wall Street, corporate America, sports, hip-hop, the religious community and...

South Suburban complex offers downtown amenities

By Sharon Fountain For some time now, the population in Chicago has been on a steady decline. In the latest U.S. Census data on net...

JPMorgan Chase expands Entrepreneurs of Color Fund

Building on the success of the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund in Detroit, JPMorgan Chase today announced an expansion of the fund’s model to support...

UAW Leader on Civil Rights and Black Labor

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Much is known about many aspects of the history of the civil rights movement in America. However, the...

Area jobseekers invited to explore opportunities at Sept. 13 hiring fair

Area jobseekers will have access to more than 70 potential employers and staffing agencies in one convenient location during a hiring event in Orland...

Congressman Rush threatens boycott if Target doesn’t reverse decision to close...

By Erick Johnson Congressman Bobby Rush on Monday, November 12, threatened to lead a boycott against Target during a protest outside a Target store in the West Loop. Rush...