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.
Knutson Construction recently launched a new program to support contracting opportunities and development of minority subcontractors. The firm’s Knutson Alliance Program (KAP), was created and will be managed by Ramona Wilson, Knutson Construction Director of Diversity.
The Cleveland Neighborhood Association is excited to relaunch the Northside Housing Fair on March 12th to connect north Minneapolis residents with resources to meet their housing related needs. The Housing Fair will be a one-stop-shop for every housing related resource north Minneapolis resi…
Headwaters Foundation for Justice is launching the Emergency Fund for Black Lives to provide grants to Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC).
The University of Minnesota Office for Business & Community Economic Development recently held its Development Matchmaker and Awards Luncheon.
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- Flipping the script on stereotypes
- Journalist Sonya Goins battles Crohn’s with dignity, determination
- Minnesota Artist Ashley Hanson Selected for Obama Foundation Fellowship
- President and Mrs. Obama offer condolences on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush
- Dr. Kathlene Holmes Campbell to head St. Thomas’ new School of Education
- Acooa Ellis joins Greater Twin Cities United Way as senior vice president of Community Impact
- Latino students get new resources to help navigate public schools
- Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation accepting nominations for local basketball courts to be refurbished