WASHINGTON – In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women...
By Derek. T. Dingle, Black Enterprise Magazine Black Enterprise Magazine Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr., the quintessential entrepreneur who created a vehicle of information and advocacy that has inspired four generations of African Americans to build wealth through entrepreneurship, career advancement and money management, has died. According to...
Crusader Staff Report Several of America's biggest retail companies and supermarkets are hiring tens of thousands to meet demands of a U.S. economy that's battered by the novel coronavirus. Walmart, the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, said it will hire 150,000 new employees through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, and distribution...
The award-winning executive editor of South Carolina’s Greenville News will become the first African American and the first woman to serve as executive editor of The Indianapolis Star, parent company Gannett announced Wednesday. Katrice Hardy, who joined Gannett in 2016, also has served as the USA TODAY Network’s regional editor...
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By Robert Feder Colleagues are remembering Bob Petty as a pioneering African-American news anchor, reporter and public-affairs host at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7for more than three decades. Petty died of lung cancer Tuesday at his home in Hyde Park. He was 79. “Bob Petty was an outstanding journalist, giving voice to...
Forget about the glitz and glossy images of South Beach. The Super Bowl will once again be held in Miami Gardens, a predominately Black city that for years has been on the sidelines watching affluent towns in South Florida reap big bucks from fancy hotels, lavish parties and round-the-clock...
The deadline was November 26, 2019. By that time, 35 days had gone by for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to file a response to an appeal by Roosevelt Myles, a wrongfully-convicted Chicago man, who has spent 28 years in prison, experiencing decades of delays and frustrations. When...
By Erick Johnson MIAMI-It was a service that drew mourners from across the country. The funeral of The Miami Times’ Garth Basil Coleridge Reeves, Sr. on Friday, December 6 was a grand sendoff that to many, was a fitting tribute to the esteemed patriarch and former publisher of Florida’s oldest Black,...
By Joseph Phillips Sports writer Chicago Crusader After hosting NBA Media Day on Monday afternoon, the Chicago Bulls held their first practice session of the season on Tuesday Oct 1. The team held an intense three-hour session on Tuesday morning at the Advocate Center, in preparation for their first pre-season opponent of the year "the Milwaukee...