Business

Verizon Brings 100 Young Black and Latino Men to Silicon Valley

Aug 15th, 2017 | By

The Verizon Foundation recently hosted the Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Male Makers Summit in San Francisco for 100 of the top performing students in the Verizon Innovative Learning program, which boasts over 2,000 students during a two-year program, teaching them everything from wearable technology, virtual reality, 3-D printing and the internet of things. Black Enterprise caught up with
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With White Majority Dwindling, Not Investing in Students of Color Puts the Fabric of Society at Stake

Aug 15th, 2017 | By

As public schools across the country begin their school year, they will be presented with a strange oxymoron: Minority students now make up the majority of their student bodies. In fact, the country will soon find itself in a similar position—the U.S. Census estimates that the white majority will be gone by 2043. These demographic changes
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African American Business Magnate Joins Senator on Mission to Maximize Our 401(k)s

Aug 15th, 2017 | By

With retirement savings being a key wealth-creating tool, black workers can use some help from Uncle Sam to build up their future nest egg. That conclusion comes as reports claim that Americans have already lost $2 trillion collectively in savings by not transferring 401(k) retirement accounts from one employer to another. Robert L. Johnson, chairman
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Rizik’s has been dressing D.C. women since Teddy Roosevelt was president. It’s not stopping now.

Aug 14th, 2017 | By

After 109 years in business, much of it from the corner of Connecticut Avenue and L Street in Northwest Washington, the family-owned fashion boutique had run out of family members who wanted to devote their professional lives to hemlines, alterations and the ever-changing moods of first-time brides. A good percentage of the store’s loyal customer
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Preferential Procurement Programs Open the Doors to Success for Minority Entrepreneurs, According to CSUN Professor’s New Study

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

Preferential procurement programs are providing minority entrepreneurs an opportunity to leverage what might be seen as a hindrance — the historical lack of access due to their race or ethnicity — into a business advantage, according to a new study by California State University, Northridge management professor Lois Shelton. Shelton, a professor in CSUN’s David
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