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The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.? Minority women.

  Across all ethnicities, the number of women-owned firms is increasing faster than the number of men-owned businesses. It has never been a better time to be a female entrepreneur. At least that’s what Carla Harris, chair of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), believes. “It’s the perfect storm of opportunity,” she says during a …

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Economic Development and Higher Education: Now More Than Ever

  Many state legislatures continue to struggle with their annual budgets due to shortfalls in revenue. For example, on May 18 Kentucky’s Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) announced that 506 positions had been cut: 191 faculty and 315 staff. These cuts were due to a $26 million shortfall, a combination of declining enrollment and …

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Why Charities Need to Pay More Attention to Minority Donors

  Raising money from minority groups is still not a priority for a majority of institutions, but changing demographics may persuade them to chart another course as blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans begin to give more, according to speakers here at the Association of Fundraising Professionals annual conference. Members of minority groups are expected …

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YEA – Where are they now?

Xzavion Stevenson My name is Xzavion Stevenson. I’m a 17 year old senior at Inderkum High School, intending to attend a State University in the Fall of 2016. Throughout my high school years, I volunteered at different community events. I was a part of H.O.P.E, played baseball, ran track and currently, I am a part …

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Tomorrow’s Healthcare – One Wireless Byte at a Time

Anyone interested in the future of healthcare would have appreciated the advances in mobile technology displayed in San Jose, CA recently. Thousands of wireless software programmers, network engineers and others gathered for MobileCon 2013, one the country’s largest wireless industry conventions. It was a chance to see how wireless is changing our lives, specifically in …

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A Women’s Forum…Connecting the Dots a Resounding Success

The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “A Women’s Forum…Connecting the Dots” was a Resounding Success. The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s first Women’s Forum was held at the Marriott Courtyard Midtown on March 22nd. The day began with a welcome from SMUD Director and Immediate Past Chair of the Sacramento Black Chamber of …

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