Friday, February 26, 2021
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is a reminder of the impact of race and gender on income inequality. BY Taryn Finley, Huffington Post Aug. 22 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. It marks the point when Black women’s income finally caught up to earnings of white non-Hispanic men in the previous...
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering $1 million in prize money that could help Black-owned small businesses locate and hire qualified workers. Finding capable workers is now among the biggest challenges for many of the nation’s small businesses, including African American entrepreneurs. The aid will come from the SBA’s “Makerspace Training, Collaboration and...
Earlier this year, Hakeem Seriki, a Grammy-winning hip hop artist, entrepreneur, and angel investor better known as Chamillionaire, launched a contest for Black-founded start-ups and invested $10,000 in the winner. Now, the stakes are higher for round two. He, along with West Coast rapper and investor Earl “E-40” Stevens, and the equity...
By Selena Hill, Black Enterprise McDonald’s USA rolled out its largest campaign in 16 years targeting African American consumers on Friday. The new campaign, titled “Black & Positively Golden,” aims to uplift black communities and inspire excellence through education, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. It also replaces the McDonald’s 365Black platform, which...
By Sequoia Blodgett, Black Enterprise Moolah Mobile, a service that turns Android devices into native advertising platforms, partnered with SurgePhone Wireless to launch the first free wireless service for low-income communities. According to a recent press release, the service will provide free talk, text, and data to an estimated 1 million users...
Let us show you how to turn your “side hustles” into a real business. Join the Illinois SBDC (Small Business Development Center) at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago for a panel discussion of women who have turned their side hustle into a thriving business. If you are considering entrepreneurship, this is the...
And Health Care Service Corporation paid no taxes last year. By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post The Chicago-based company that operates a lucrative network of Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans made out like gangbusters with President Donald Trump’s tax law. Even though it paid no taxes last year, it collected...
By Erik Sherman, Fortune Subsidies have become a way of life for cities and states that want to woo corporations and expected jobs. And Gary, Ind., along with the state, offered a $47 million incentive package in August 2018 to U.S. Steel, according to U.S. News and World Report. The hope...
The City of Gary and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined Governor Eric Holcomb and U.S. Steel President and CEO, David B. Burritt, in an announcement to launch a $750 million investment at U.S. Steel’s Gary Works. Burritt announced plans on August 16 in the U.S. Steel Gary Works Offices to make...
Another milestone in the city of Gary was celebrated Wednesday, August 8 with the ribbon cutting for the new Customs and Border Protection facility at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. “We can now check the box, this is truly an international airport,” said Lynn Eplawy, managing partner for the Gary Jet...