The 47th Meda Annual Meeting will celebrate the organization’s minority entrepreneur customers, Minnesota business and community leaders, elected officials and minority business development stakeholders.
Mae Brooks and her team are putting the human back in human resources at the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Hired as the board’s director of Human Resources in June of 2016, Brooks has been working to redefine the relationship between her department and the parks’ 500-plus fulltime and 1,200-plus seasonal employees.
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Wells Fargo’s $60 billion pledge to African-American homebuyers is a major part of the company’s dedication to a community that’s grown accustomed to being shut out from having a slice of the American Dream.
LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) -- Revel Spirits, the maker of artisanal, award-winning agave-based spirits, is launching both its flagship brand, Revel, and a new category of distilled liquor, Avila, made from 100% blue weber agave—the same plant base as tequila—but grown in the Morelos region, a …
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is the largest state agency and Lauren Hunter is working to insure it is the state’s most diverse employer as well.
Lynn Littlejohn was recently promoted to vice president of Community Affairs and Development at Mortenson. In her new role as vice president she is responsible for representing Mortenson in existing and new markets. In addition, she will be responsible for designing and implementing progress…
(Black PR Wire) PHILADELPHIA – Starbucks announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in its stores.
Greater Twin Cities United Way announced government and policy executive Acooa Ellis will be joining the organization on May 21 as senior vice president of Community Impact.
Are all nonprofits created equally? Do they receive equal investment? Have equitable access to resources and expertise? Do we need to take a closer look at Black-led organizations to help ensure their sustainability and effectiveness?
“‘The Green Book,’ with its list of hotels, boarding houses, restaurants, beauty shops, barber shops and various other services can most certainly help solve your travel problems … It was the idea of Victor H. Green, the publisher, in introducing ‘The Green Book,’ to save the travelers of hi…
As we watched the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Cultureon television we were filled with excitement and emotion.
The African Development Center (ADC) of Minnesota announced the recipients of its 2016 Business Awards at a Sept. 27 luncheon at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul.
Five years after unemployment peaked in Minnesota during the Great Recession, many Minnesotans found firmer economic footing in 2015.
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) – Following the success of Official Black Wall Street’s web-based platform featuring more than 1,900 listings by Black-owned businesses, the social enterprise known as the “Black Yelp” is crowdfunding to make buying Black even easier through the Official Black Wa…
As the Twin Cities struggle with how to address racial disparities in income, a new report offers evidence that labor unions provide an important path up the economic ladder for people of color.
Aventura, Fla. (BlackNews.com) – As two of few African-Americans working in a very specialized real estate niche, the co-founders of Live Exclusively Miami are excited about the possibilities for both real estate clients and professionals that arise from combining technology and luxury real estate.
Contract medical device manufacturer Biomerics LLC announced plans to invest $6.5 million and create 120 high-paying jobs at a new facility in Brooklyn Park.
Atlanta (BlackNews.com) –Atlanta-based upstart watch brand,Michoud& Irish announced the release of its first offering, theAvionic-IR.
(StatePoint) Looking to staff up your small business? Don’t underestimate the importance of getting your hiring decisions right. The smaller your business is, the more important your choices become.
The Minnesota Department of Administration has contracted with Thor Construction to repair water damaged sections of the Minnesota State Office Building.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) announced the results of the 2016 Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey, with Walmart making the list.
While the Twin Cities maintains a strong employee workforce, economic disparities are evident – particularly in the African-American and Somali-American communities.
- North Minneapolis greenhouse could end food disparities, provide economic opportunities
- Thor headquarters set to open in July
- Walz, Flanagan tour North Minneapolis job training facility
- Election judges needed in Hennepin County
- Transformation: Estes interior construction
- JXTA launches capital campaign, raised $1.6 million thanks to $1.3 million grant from McKnight
- The Obsidian Collection launches on Google Arts & Culture
- Comcast NBCUniversal awards $45,000 in scholarships to Twin Cities seniors