The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is calling on social entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities Metro area to apply for EmPOWERED To Serve Business Accelerator™ financial grants to help improve underlying health cond…
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…
As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast has announced plans to equip more than 20 different locations in the Twin Cities with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” …
ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and the Aspen Institute announced the Class of 2020 and 2021 of the Civil Society Fellowship: A Partnership of ADL and the Aspen Institute. This Fellowship, part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, aims to prepare and engage the next generation of community a…
Wish, one of the largest and fastest growing global ecommerce platforms, is today announcing the launch of a $2 million fund to support independent, black-owned retail businesses across the US.
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…
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…
With distance learning plans rolling out across the country due to the coronavirus, Comcast today announced a new program for cities, schools, and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income K-12 students to the Internet at home. The “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” is designe…
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…
After enduring months of setbacks brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey from the National Association of Realtors® shows that more than nine in 10 of its members believe they are in the process of recovering as many states start to reopen their economies.
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.
Call it bittersweet, but Louis Hunter is finally receiving well-earned recognition for his vegan restaurant Trio Plant-Based in Uptown, Minneapolis. The cousin of Philando Castile has been covered by prestigious food publications in the country such as Delish, Bon Appetit and VegNews. His mo…
Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday that The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is now accepting applications for its Small Business Relief Grants Program which was approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and signed by Walz on June 16, 2020.
UnitedHealth Group plans to pay the college tuitions of George Floyd’s children as well as donate over $10 million to help rebuild Twin Cities neighborhoods damaged during almost a week of protests. Five million dollars and 25,000 hours of employee volunteer service will be allocated to help…
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…
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…
“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)
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.
The Twin Cities Black Affinity group will host its fall biannual, Twin Cities Black Affinity Network Development Day (TC BANDD), at the University of St. Thomas’ downtown Minneapolis campus this coming Saturday (Nov. 8).
OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Petty Officer 2nd Class Micah Clark-Fleming, a Park Center graduate, joined the Navy because of a drive to serve all and continue the tradition of past family members who had served.
The Old National Bank Foundation, philanthropic arm of Old National Bank, presented checks for $50,000 to Big Brother Big Sisters Twin Cities, and $7,500 to Better Futures Minnesota, a nonprofit that works to transform the lives of men who were previously incarcerated.
After months of construction and shuttered doors, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast will reopen to the public on Oct. 13.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is offering fellowships and internships for the coming year.
When companies announce a commitment towards achieving more corporate diversity, what do they really mean?
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.
According to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) wealth building usually begins with that first investment in owning your own home.
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…
The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle the problem.
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.
Hennepin County is renewing its investment in two programs designed to grow jobs and businesses in the county.
If you are looking for a new Black-owned business to support, dining at Breakfast Bar, 319 1st Ave. N, Minneapolis, should be on your radar.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) named Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) the top performing MBDA Business Center in the nation for the fourth consecutive year.
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).
The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) is accepting applications for its second annual Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs.
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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