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Program gives black youth a viable path to college

LOS ANGELES – “I love you, dad.” The words still bring tears to Elliott David’s eyes. The 64-year-old from Watts hears them over the phone every day from his 18-year-old twins Alexander and Matthew. The boys headed off to separate colleges recently. “My babies have become men,” said Elliott, who credits College Bound, a nonprofit Read More…

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BUSINESS DIGEST: Groups back $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The leaders of three black business organizations say they hope that a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by comedian Byron Allen’s television company against Comcast and Time-Warner will stimulate more dialogue – and trade – between the cable giants and black-owned businesses. The National Bankers Association, the U.S. Black Chambers and the National Read More…

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Minority Auto Dealers’ Association celebrates 35 years of advocacy

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers will be celebrating its 35-year anniversary in 2015, having been advocating for parity in the automobile industry since 1980. One major focus of the organization is creating more opportunities for minority-owned new-car dealerships. “While 30 percent of all new vehicles are purchased by minorities, only 5 percent of Read More…