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Iam C. Tucker pursues her passion for her community as the president and CEO of Integrated Logistical Support, Inc., an engineering company that specializes in sewer, water, street and drainage design projects, and program and construction management. ILSI Engineering has worked on a number of major projects throughout the city. A former police officer, Tucker, who always knew she would ultimately join the family business, has...
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Why Do Black Businesses Struggle to Grow?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Newswire Columnist [caption id="attachment_772" align="alignleft" width="290"]business_loan_application_denied Julianne Malveaux says that the biggest challenge that Black entrepreneurs face is access to capital, or the difficulties experienced in attempting to get a bank loan.[/caption] The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 (and...
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Do You Have An Attitude About Money? Change It in 10 Easy Steps

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] by Lynette Holloway Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times

It’s no secret that African Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42 percent of African American households use credit for basic expenses, such as rent, groceries and utilities, according to The Challenge of Credit...

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