Category Archives: BlackBook

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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[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] by Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist

The groundswell for criminal justice reform has become headline news. Demonstrations spanning the nation and many parts of the globe have demanded justice for those lives taken by questionable and fatal police behavior.

Yet, Black America also suffers from another kind of injustice that is economic in nature and as pervasive as it is cruel. According...

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