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Minority Owned Businesses

Black Women-Owned Businesses Skyrocket By 322 Percent Since 1997

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

African-American women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America, a new study reveals. The 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Rep...

Three Nassau County, NY Legislators Kick-Off Initiative to Empower Local Small Businesses

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

At the forefront of this initiative is second term Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages and his Democratic Minority Caucus colleagues, Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Siela Bynoe.

For Hispanic Families, Affordable Energy is Key

Javier Palomarez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Javier Palomarez

Recent reports estimate that 62 percent of Hispanic households have annual incomes below $50,000, of which about 20 percent goes to pay for energy.

Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned Construction Company Marks 108 Years and Counting

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Kate Kelly

In her position as company head, Cheryl Daniel represents the fifth generation of the oldest family-run minority and woman-owned design and construction firm in the country.

A Delicious Recipe for Successful Latina-Owned Small Businesses

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 12.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Amelia Gonzalez and Arcelia Gallardo figured out how to combine the legacies of their Mesoamerican ancestors with a passion for Latino culture, arts and business.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Retail Still A Hard Sell For Black Entrepreneurs | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Black Voices

Every Saturday is Small Business Saturday for Oyin Handmade owner Jamyla Bennu. Her 3-year-old shop in the budding Charles Village neighborhood of Bal...

Green Energy, Jobs and Minority Businesses: Wall Street Is Paying Attention

David Kirby | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
David Kirby

Last week in New York, for the first time ever in the same room, Fortune 500 Corporations, some 200 minority owned small businesses and more than 40 p...

Obama Sneaks Job-Killing, Anti-Minority Small-Business Policy Past Mainstream Media

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.19.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

One day after President Obama announced the American Jobs Act, his administration quietly announced plans to dismantle one of the nation's most successful programs to create jobs in minority communities from coast to coast.

The Onus Is on Large Companies to Help Minority-Owned Small Businesses Get Bigger: It's in Everyone's Interest

James H. Lowry | Posted 11.12.2011 | Black Voices
James H. Lowry

Black-owned small businesses have the fastest new jobs growth rate, according to the Department of Commerce. Still, fewer than5 percent of black-owned businesses employ more than five people.

High-Speed Rail Projects: A Fast Track To Nowhere For Minority-Owned Businesses?

Diana LaCome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diana LaCome

As federal infrastructure projects get underway, this massive infusion of federal money appears to be bypassing the very businesses that help bolster our local economies -- small and minority-owned businesses.

Meeks: Hispanics, Asians, Women Not Minorities, Shouldn't Get City Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Senator James Meeks, a reverend at a South Side church and a candidate for mayor of Chicago, was trying to talk about his education policy yeste...

Media Diversity Not an All-Or-Nothing Game

Will Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Griffin

It's a big mistake to limit the notion of diversity to media that are 100 percent minority. That's myopic. It attempts to measure African-American media ownership with a protractor, when what is truly needed is a compass.

Women and Minorities Bit Players, But Gaining in Selling to America's Biggest Customer -- the Federal Government

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When it comes to stimulus-related government contracts for small business, women's business, and minority-owned businesses, there are but few happy campers.