‘WE WERE BAMBOOZLED’

That’s the summary of a lawsuit filed by Bethune-Cookman University against three of its former top administrators, including its ex-president and ex-chief financial officer. To download...

7 digital marketing tips to expand your small business

From Family Features Whether you’re just starting a small business or looking to expand an existing operation, marketing your business can seem daunting. The key...

‘Black-ish’ closes clever season with special ‘Good Times’ tribute

BY MARY MCNAMARA LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Kenya Barris’ decision to end the second season of “black-ish” with a loving spoof of Norman Lear’s...

Small businesses sold twice as many items during Amazon’s Prime Day

BY ANGEL GONZALEZ SEATTLE TIMES/TNS SEATTLE – Amazon.com said small independent merchants operating on its website sold 40 million items during its recent Prime Day discount...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 264

Happy belated to me! I turned 59 on Aug. 6. Unlike everybody else in my immediate household, I’ve never celebrated my birthday as if...

Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Quick-service sites open in Texas and Arkansas BY MARIA HALKIAS DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS CROWLEY, Texas – In a parking lot on Main Street in this nondescript town...

Cell tower industry tapping into talent pool of ex-offenders

BY ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ CHICAGO TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO — After four years in prison, Antonio Crum tried to start his life anew. He married, focused on...

Black-owned public relations firm buys marketing company

Vistra Communications, a Black-owned public relations and marketing agency in Hillsborough County, has acquired Marketing Associates USA, a Tampa-based marketing, promotional and branding agency that...

New rocket factory plans 330 jobs in Florida

Amazon.com founder bringing $200 million company to Space Coast BY SCOTT POWERS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION — Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday that...

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight...

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