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This Woman is Investing $25 Million into Black & Latino-Owned Businesses

Small businesses need three things to survive and grow: capital, networks, and expertise. That is exactly what Monique Woodard is providing as a venture partner through 500 Startups -- a $25 million dollar microfund established to make early stage investments in businesses owned by Blacks and Latinos.

Black-Owned Industrial Bank Records $2.7 Million In New Deposits

There has been a growing national call for African Americans to strike a balance between fighting for civil rights and leveraging their economic potential. Black Lives Matter movement has done exemplarily well in questioning police brutality directed towards blacks.

Sports

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The way the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to the crown and the way the Cleveland Indians are operating in the MLB playoffs, Coach Hue Jackson’s Cleveland Browns must feel like 0-0-6 motherless children. Now things, don’t look as though they are going to get any better for the Browns.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.Both the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings have black quarterbacks. The Seattle Seahawks’ duo are Russell Wilson and Trevone Boykin ....... The Vikings’ pair are Todd Bridgewater and Shuan Hill....Both of these black QBs could run their teams right into Super Bowl 51.

Lifestyle

Wendy’s Window: “Are We Still Thankful?”

William Arthur Ward said, "Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." I feel more than ever we are in days when we must stop and count our blessings and embrace gratitude for the beauty of life. No matter what we have been through or experienced the fact that we are still here we have much work to do.

5 Ways to Find Extra Money During the Holidays

The holidays are here again. It's that time of year when you get together with family and friends, take some time away from work and live out the definition of "it's better to give than receive." And, if you're like many Americans, this is also the season when you give a little too much and find yourself over budget on your holiday spending.