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Hennessy announces additional $1M investment in Unfinished Business, an initiative introduced in June 2020 to help Black, Asian and Latinx owned small businesses with the financial and educational  resources to power through challenges of COVID-19. Unfinished Business was established as a lo…

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Chase has opened the doors on a new branch in Minneapolis’ Ventura Village neighborhood. Chase’s fourth branch in the Twin Cities metro area is the first to feature an enhanced format to help address the needs of underserved communities – and just the second of its kind among Chase’s 4,900 b…

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U.S. Bank announced today details of a $15 million Rebuild and Transform Fund, which will help small businesses impacted by civil unrest and support organizations working to address systemic economic and racial inequities. The U.S. Bank Foundation will make philanthropic investments in Black…

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The Schultz Family Foundation, founded by former Starbucks ceo and chairman emeritus Howard Schultz and his wife Sheri Schultz, today announced that Tyra Mariani has been appointed president by the Board of Trustees. As president, Mariani will partner with the Schultz family and Board to lea…

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For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ethos.

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PHILADELPHIA – As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the intern…

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OKOMO, Ind. – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) last week began mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.“Thousands of men and women at GM, Ventec, our suppliers and the Kokomo community have rall…

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“In order to understand white supremacy, we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.” – Kwame Ture (formerly Stokley Carmichael)   

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A new partnership between NBA great Dr. Shaquille O'Neal and Miles College (Alabama) will help bring a Papa John's Pizzeria to every Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campus in the nation.

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At the beginning of this summer, I wrote an Op-Ed for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). I asked for support for the anti-violence programs around the country and many of you responded. For that, I am grateful.

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Wells Fargo announced another boost to Minnesota diverse small businesses recently with $1 million in grants from its Diverse Community Capital program, which offers capital and technical assistance to minority-owned small businesses through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI…

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The Old National Bank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Old National Bank, presented a check for $5,000 to KIPP Minnesota, a charter school system dedicated to confronting education achievement disparities in the Twin Cities.

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Applications are open for the position of Ombudsperson for Corrections to oversee the Office of the Ombudsperson for Corrections, which has the responsibility to investigate any act of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, its institutions and programs.  

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Hope muncher-in-chief is not a job title you come across often, but that’s how entrepreneur and Minneapolis native, Junita Flowers describes her position at Junita’s Jar.

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The Twin Cities Black Affinity group will host its spring biannual Twin Cities Black Affinity Network Development Day (TC BANDD) at the Cargill headquarters,15407 McGinty Rd. W., Wayzata this coming Saturday (June 22). 

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Gary Cunningham will step down as president and CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda), accepting the role of president of the Washington, D.C. based nonprofit, Prosperity Now.

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