Don’t Take Away the Ladder to Success for Aspiring Minority Small Business Owners

  By Djenane Bartholomew Every day my husband and I make decisions that affect the lives of 450 people and their families. It’s a lot of responsibility but above all a labor of love. It is all part of being local franchise owners and living our American dream. The franchise model has been a gateway for millions of people over[Read More…]

Black Men’s Jobless Rate Drops but Remains High

By Frederick H. Lowe The unemployment rate for African-American men 20 years old and older dropped slightly in December compared to November, but the jobless rate for black men still remains twice as high as that of other major worker groups, which includes whites, Hispanics and Asians. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that last month’s unemployment[Read More…]

Don Rojas

Reparations Conference Scheduled for New York

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Growing outrage surrounding homicides of unarmed African-American men by police and the refusal by grand juries to indict the officers has sparked new interest about the reparations movement in the United States, according to Don Rojas, spokesman for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which is hosting a reparations conference April 9-12 in[Read More…]