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Small Business Revolution, Acclaimed TV Series by Deluxe, to Focus on Minneapolis/St. Paul Black-Owned Businesses in Season 6

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 5:00pm

Deluxe (NYSE: DLX), a Trusted Business Technology company, today announced Season 6 of its acclaimed television series, the Small Business Revolution, will focus on Black-owned businesses in the companys hometown of Minneapolis/St.

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  • Deluxe (NYSE: DLX), a Trusted Business Technology company, today announced Season 6 of its acclaimed television series, the Small Business Revolution, will focus on Black-owned businesses in the companys hometown of Minneapolis/St.
  • In this original series by Deluxe, each season they work to revitalize one communitys Main Street, through its small businesses.
  • For the past five seasons, we have had the privilege to help small business owners in small towns across the country improve their businesses.
  • Paul neighborhood business owners and entrepreneurs, with a focus on Black-owned businesses.

The Change Company Partners with Netflix to Expand Black Homeownership

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 3:14pm

The Change Company, Americas Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced today its partnership with Netflix to expand Black homeownership in America.

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  • The Change Company, Americas Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced today its partnership with Netflix to expand Black homeownership in America.
  • The Netflix investment in affiliates of The Change Company is focused on bringing racial equity to home lending by financing Black homeowners, fairly and responsibly.
  • Empowered by its partnership with Netflix, The Change Company and its home loan subsidiary also announced the launch of its Black Homeownership Initiative to lend over $1 billion to expand Black homeownership.
  • Strong, socially responsible capital partners are critical to The Change Companys ability to expand homeownership for minority and other underserved borrowers, Steven Sugarman, Founder of The Change Company, added.

The Links, Incorporated, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund and Opportunity Hub Join Forces to Launch a National Multi-Generational Wealth Creation Initiative

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 3:00pm

Today, on the first day of Womens History Month, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund , Opportunity Hub and The Links, Incorporated announce a national initiative to create multi-generational wealth in the Black community and beyond by investing in Black owned venture funds, technology startups and ecosystem building companies.

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  • Today, on the first day of Womens History Month, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund , Opportunity Hub and The Links, Incorporated announce a national initiative to create multi-generational wealth in the Black community and beyond by investing in Black owned venture funds, technology startups and ecosystem building companies.
  • She is currently the 17th National President of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated.
  • We are proud to announce a game-changing strategic partnership with 100 Black Angels & Allies and OHUB, said Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, National President of The Links, Incorporated.
  • Today, OHUB is the parent holding company of a suite of businesses committed to increasing racial equity in the fourth industrial revolution; including a not-for-profit foundation and an ecosystem enablement investment fund, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund.

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Launches Mobile Billboard to Expose Racial Inequality in the Chancery Court

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 2:03pm

With Chancery Court Chancellor Andre Bouchards retirement effective April 30th, the good government group is pleading with Governor John Carney to appoint a Black justice to the states Chancery Court.

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  • With Chancery Court Chancellor Andre Bouchards retirement effective April 30th, the good government group is pleading with Governor John Carney to appoint a Black justice to the states Chancery Court.
  • CPBD has already mobilized 750 Delaware residents to send emails to Governor Carney insisting on the appointment of a Black justice.
  • For far too long, the Chancery Court has failed to reflect the diversity of those it claims to serve, said Chris Coffey, Campaign Manager for Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware.
  • While their primary goal of saving the company has been accomplished, they continue their efforts to fight for more transparency in the Delaware Chancery Court.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s Project Alpha and Global AIDS Service Organization Extend Partnership to Address Rising STIs Among Black Youth

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:30pm

Each chapter will also coordinate with their respective Regional Project Alpha Chairman to present their findings at their respective regional conventions as well.

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  • Each chapter will also coordinate with their respective Regional Project Alpha Chairman to present their findings at their respective regional conventions as well.
  • Proper education can influence behaviors, including delaying the onset of sex, reducing sexual encounters, and becoming more selective of sexual partners.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
  • For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network .

New Ariel-Schwab Black Investor Survey Shows Black Americans Continue to Trail Their White Counterparts in Building Wealth

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

The results of the 2020 Ariel-Schwab Black Investor Survey reveal that Black Americans are not benefitting from stock market growth at the same rate as white Americans at similar income levels.

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  • The results of the 2020 Ariel-Schwab Black Investor Survey reveal that Black Americans are not benefitting from stock market growth at the same rate as white Americans at similar income levels.
  • The deep-rooted gap in participation between the groups persists, with 55 percent of Black Americans and 71 percent of white Americans reporting stock market investments.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005330/en/
    For more than 20 years, the Ariel-Schwab Black Investor Survey has compared attitudes and behaviors on saving and investing among Black and white Americans.
  • She notes that while 51 percent of white Americans say they have inherited wealth, just 23 percent of Black Americans have.

SCAN Survey: Vaccine Mistrust Among Family Caregivers Puts Vulnerable Seniors At Risk

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

Thats according to a new survey of U.S. family caregivers conducted by Wakefield Research for SCAN Health Plan.

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  • Thats according to a new survey of U.S. family caregivers conducted by Wakefield Research for SCAN Health Plan.
  • The survey polled 1,000 U.S. family caregivers who provide care for a family member older than 65 with oversamples for 400 Hispanic and 400 Black respondents.
  • Nationally, there are 53 million family caregivers in the United States, providing care to adults and children with an array of needs.
  • Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors and their caregivers regardless of plan membership.

Launch of New Chase Lounge at the Russell Center Will Help Fuel Path to Success for Black Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in Atlanta

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

Chase and the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), the largest nonprofit center for Black entrepreneurs and small business owners in the nation, today announced the debut of the Chase Lounge at the Russell Center.

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  • Chase and the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), the largest nonprofit center for Black entrepreneurs and small business owners in the nation, today announced the debut of the Chase Lounge at the Russell Center.
  • The Chase Lounge further enhances the innovative, multi-use space RICE provides entrepreneurs and small business owners to gather, learn and advance their financial futures.
  • Readily available access to financial consulting and small business education is a core part of building a small business and creating the path to success.
  • The Hawks Foundation is proud to join the Russell Center and Chase in this effort to bring more resources to entrepreneurs in Greater Atlanta.

The Change Company Welcomes Chris Gardner to its Board

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Change Company, Americas Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is proud to announce that Chris Gardner has joined its Board of Directors.

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  • The Change Company, Americas Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is proud to announce that Chris Gardner has joined its Board of Directors.
  • I am excited to help The Change Company work to eliminate systemic economic inequalities standing in the way of all Americans finding their own Happyness.
  • Antonio Villaraigosa, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles and Chair of The Change Company, said, I am thrilled to welcome Chris to our Board.
  • Steven Sugarman, Founder of The Change Company, added, The Change Company is focused on expanding access to capital for Black and Latino homeownership and small businesses.

Minority-Owned Global Transformational Communities Solutions to Collaborate with Delos to Advance Equitable Access to Healthier Spaces

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:01pm

We have a moral responsibility to make evidence-based health and wellness solutions available to any school, institution, or small business that wants to reopen.

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  • We have a moral responsibility to make evidence-based health and wellness solutions available to any school, institution, or small business that wants to reopen.
  • The Delos powered by Healthway stand-alone portable air purification units capture ultrafine particles and can reduce particles that carry airborne bacteria and viruses.
  • Through the initiative, three advanced portable air purifier models will be offered to accommodate rooms, high traffic areas, spaces and venues of different sizes.
  • Delos is the founder of the WELL Building Standard, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.