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Big Advice For The Smallest Businesses

While large enterprises may make the most headlines, it’s often the country’s smallest businesses that are providing jobs, fueling innovation and growing the economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 62 percent of all U.S. businesses are microbusinesses, or businesses with fewer than 10 employees. These businesses also account for 75.3 percent of all private-sector employers.

Black-Owned Business Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Lines in Flint

For entrepreneur and former NBA star, Jeff Grayer, the adage of giving back to the community took on a new meaning last year, when his community---the city of Flint, MI, was declared a state of emergency

Sports

Angela Helm: Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey Donated to The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Looks like somebody appreciates Colin Kaepernick. Eminent sociologist, author and activist Harry Edwards, who helped to curate the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s most recent sports exhibit, “Game Changers,” feels that Kaepernick, too, needs pride of place at the Smithsonian.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-cost and all the stops in between and beyond. If Moms Mabley saw the Chicago Bulls’ Robin Lopez today she would say: “Boy fix your hair.”

Lifestyle

Good teachers are vital in children’s lives—and good teachers can get better through professional development classes.

Good Teachers: Students’ Greatest Resource Remains Scarce

The role of teachers in children’s lives cannot be understated. Beyond children’s parents, their teacher is often the primary adult influencer in their life. Yet, this essential role faces difficult setbacks as schools and districts across the country are tasked with stabilizing the teacher shortage while ensuring new teachers are prepared to meet the needs of their students.

26-Year Old Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches Low Cost Organic Grocery Store

26-year old Olympia Auset, a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Howard University, grew tired of having to travel 2 hours by bus every time she wanted to buy healthy vegan food. She lives in Inglewood, and it quickly became clear that if she wanted better health around her, she would have to do something. So, she created and launched her very own organic grocery store.