Two Black Investment Banks Merge To Become Largest Minority- And Women-Owned Financial Firm

Christopher J. Williams and Suzanne Shank
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Two black investment banks have combined forces to create a financial powerhouse that will dominate the nation’s minority- and women-owned investment banks and become a stronger competitor to majority Wall Street firms. Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. L.L.C. (No. 2...

Morehouse Launches New Fund To Help Eliminate Student Loan Debt

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In light of America’s massive student loan debt crisis, which has ballooned to a whopping $1.5 trillion, Morehouse College announced a new program designed to help relieve the burden of debt for its graduates. According to the United Negro College...

Jay-Z Becomes Fifth Black Billionaire In The U.S.

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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has won the race to become the first billionaire in hip-hop, beating music moguls Sean P. Diddy Combs and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young to the threshold, according to a new cover story published in Forbes. This also makes Carter just the fifth...

Black-Owned Vegan Cookie Brand Secures $1 Million Investment From Jay-Z’s Venture Fund

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Black-Owned Vegan Cookie Brand Secures $1 Million Investment From Jay-Z's Venture Fund

The Richest Self-Made Black Women

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In addition to being the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, black women are securing the bag and stacking their coins like never before. Several women of color were named on America’s Richest Self-Made Women list, recently published by Forbes. Here’s a look at the black...

Cities With The Highest Percentage Of Black Homeowners

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Even though housing discrimination has been outlawed for 50 years, studies show that the U.S. black homeownership rate isn’t any higher than when the Fair Housing Act initially passed in 1968. In fact, the racial gap between white and black homeowners today is significant....

Rappers Chamillionaire And E-40 Are Looking To Invest $25,000 In A Minority-Owned Startup

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by Sequoia Blodgett Earlier this year, Hakeem Seriki, a Grammy-winning hip hop artist, entrepreneur, and angel investor better known as Chamillionaire, launched a contest for black-founded start-ups and invested $10,000 in the winner. Now, the stakes are higher for round two. He, along...

Magic Johnson Joins Ice Cube’s Bidding Group To Acquire Sports Networks From Disney

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Rapper, actor, and entrepreneur O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson Sr. announced Wednesday that Magic Johnson has joined his underdog bid to acquire 21 regional sports networks (RSN) from Walt Disney Co. “Very happy to add Magic Johnson to our bidding group for Disney’s RSNs,”...

25-Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Is One Of The Top Young Wealth Creators

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by Philip Michael 25-year-old Nigerian fintech entrepreneur Odunayo Eweniyi was voted one of the Top 100 Inspirational Women in Nigeria. Forbes Africa named her one of the top 20 young wealth creators in Africa. In under three years, her startup...

Here’s Where to Go to Find the Latest Scholarships For Black Students

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Nationwide — A new web site, BlackScholarships.org, announces daily scholarships and financial aid opportunities for Black/ African American high school and college students. Nowadays, college tuition is more expensive than ever, and this powerful online resource has proven to be a great source of...

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