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  • Asian-American Media Leaders Launch World’s First K-Beauty Social Network At KCON

    Asian-American Media Leaders Launch World’s First K-Beauty Social Network At KCON

    First Asian-American finalist – James Sun  on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice builds the Facebook of Korean beauty with Jude Chao and Anna Park South Korean exports have ignited a global craze, and among those exports, Korean cosmetics—commonly known as K-beauty—are among the most popular and profitable, with US sales hitting $225M in 2016. In response to the rise of K-beauty, tech entrepreneur James Sun has assembled a team of Asian-American media leaders and influencers to launch the world’s first K-beauty-focused […]

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  • New Financial Center Aims to Close Racial Wealth Gap -Starting with HBCUs

    New Financial Center Aims to Close Racial Wealth Gap -Starting with HBCUs

    Fisk University to Launch the Program This Semester By Hazel Trice Edney During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated 7 million Americans lost their homes due to foreclosure. African-Americans were hit the hardest with a loss of nearly $200 billion, according to the Center for Responsible Lending.As the economy has struggled to recover and the housing market is now at a boon, a groundbreaking new program aims to permanently restore the wealth of Black homeownership – through new career opportunities […]

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  • Alejandra Y. Castillo Chosen as new CEO of YWCA USA

    Alejandra Y. Castillo Chosen as new CEO of YWCA USA

    YWCA USA announced its board of directors has selected Alejandra Y. Castillo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective September 18, 2017. “This is the perfect time for Alejandra Castillo to become YWCA USA’s next CEO. We have selected a bold leader who will further our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women,” said Sylvia Hill Fields, YWCA USA national board chair. “Alejandra’s ability to navigate complex systems, develop public-private partnerships, and advocate for women and girls, especially those of color, […]

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  • MOBE Makes A Triumphant Return!

    MOBE Makes A Triumphant Return!

    Relaunches in Atlanta! (back) Kofi Moyo, Bernard Bronner (The Bronner Bros.) Miguel Lloyd (Atlanta Black Business Chamber) (front) Curtis Symonds (MOBE), Yvette Moyo (MOBE), Deborah Gray-Young (D. Gray-Young Inc Coaching & Consulting), Dorinda Walker (Prudential), Sylvia Johnson (Combined Insurance) Under the leadership of Co-Founder,  Yvette Moyo and 2017 Chairman,  Curtis Symonds, with a team of lifelong loyalists and supporters, this past weekend The Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment Conference (MOBE) made its triumphant return back, relaunching in Atlanta!  “MOBE is back to continue our tradition […]

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  • Racism on college campuses is rooted in the small things people say and do

    Racism on college campuses is rooted in the small things people say and do

    Study finds students who engage in microaggressive acts are likely to endorse colorblind, symbolic and modern racist attitudes While overt and blatant expressions of prejudice seem to have declined on American university campuses over the last few decades, racism is still evident in the small things that white students say and do. This is especially true for those who think that minorities are too sensitive about race issues, says Jonathan Kanter of the University of Washington in the US. He […]

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  • 75% of Americans say the American Dream is slipping away.

    75% of Americans say the American Dream is slipping away.

    To compile the 2017 Hearth State of the American Dream Report, the data scientists at Hearth [https://www.gethearth.com/]-a fintech startup that helps homebuyers make smart financial decisions during renovations-surveyed 2,000 Americans about their sentiments on the elusive American Dream. *** 2017 HEARTH STATE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM REPORT *** >> FEWER THAN 1 IN 5 AMERICANS ARE FULLY LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM 18% say they are fully living the American Dream, while 36% say they are living parts of it. 28% […]

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  • African American and Hispanic unemployment is higher than white unemployment in nearly every state

    African American and Hispanic unemployment is higher than white unemployment in nearly every state

    The highest African American state unemployment rate (9.7 percent in Louisiana) is almost twice as high as the highest white state unemployment rate (5.0 percent in New Mexico) While there have been state-by-state improvements in job prospects for black and Hispanic workers, their unemployment rates remain high relative to those of white workers, according to EPI Economic Analyst Janelle Jones(shown) in her latest quarterly analysis of unemployment by state, race, and ethnicity. Despite improvements, the highest African American state unemployment […]

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  • Views of racism as a major problem increase sharply, especially among Democrats

    Views of racism as a major problem increase sharply, especially among Democrats

    The share of Americans who say racism is a “big problem” in society has increased 8 percentage points in the past two years – and has roughly doubled since 2011.Since 2015, the increase in perceptions of racism as a big problem has been almost entirely among Democrats, making an already wide partisan gap in these attitudes even larger.Overall, 58% of Americans say racism is a “big problem in our society,” while 29% say it is “somewhat of a problem.” Just […]

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  • Millennial Women Have Yet to Recover from the Great Recession

    Millennial Women Have Yet to Recover from the Great Recession

    New analysis finds young Black women are twice as likely to face unemployment as young White women  A new analysis of national unemployment rates by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that many young women, particularly women ages 25 to 34, are experiencing unemployment at higher rates than in 2007. The year 2017 marks a decade since the start of the Great Recession, which ran from December 2007 to June 2009. The analysis, which looks at young women […]

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