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Venturize.org empowers Black business owners with new loan comparison tool

By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA National News) – In an effort to level the playing field for Black-owned small businesses, the Opportunity Finance Network

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Nearis Green, a Black man, taught Jack Daniel how to distill whiskey.

Jack Daniel’s Distillery gives a wider embrace to Nearis Green, its Black distiller

(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – When tourists travel to Lynchburg, Tenn., to visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, many of them will hear for the first

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Cadillac of New Orleans belongs in that six percent of the auto dealerships owned by an ethnic minorities in the United States.
Advocate for minority car dealers pushes diversity
By Avis Thomas-Lester Contributing Writer (Special from Urban News Service) – Damon Lester’s phone typically starts ringing at 7:30 a.m. And it keeps ringing until after 10:00 p.m.
Second Special Legislative Session leaves $347M deficit unplugged
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The final budget, approved by the Senate at 10 pm on Thursday (and the House with just 15 minutes prior to midnight) funds an extra $50 million ...
Does the company that just bought Ebony really have a plan?
(Special from Chicago Crusader) — The new owners of Ebony magazine and JETMag.com emerged on June 21, unveiling their plans for the iconic Black publications. The announcement came nearly ...
Luxury riverboat cruise line to start up in Jefferson Parish
The French America Line inaugurated its operations on Friday at a ceremony in front of Gretna City Hall, promising to create dozens of jobs for low income aspirants in Louisiana ...
Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their particular career paths and the challenges that ...
Ebony, Jet magazines sold to Black-owned Texas firm
Johnson Publishing Co., which has published Ebony and Jet magazines, two of Black America’s most iconic publications for more than seven decades, has sold the two magazines to a Texas-based ...
Black banks struggle to survive
By Patrice Gaines Contributing Writer Part II (Urban News Service) – Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans ...
Portion of state deficit plugged, income tax hike fails
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last week, the La. House of Representatives’ Ways & Means Committee rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempts to plug the $600 million deficit through ...

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