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Blacks often pay higher fees for car purchases than whites

It’s that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms for next year’s models. The seasonal clearance sales that come right before the holidays are just as tempting as ever, beckoning consumers to get ...

African American Chamber of NJ honors corporate donors

More than 150 people attended a corporate awards dinner hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) recently in Garfield to pay homage to some of the organizations' top corporate contributors.

THE SOARING TWENTIES

BY THE YEAR 2020 society will see the economic benefits of technology with perfect vision. The next decade will unleash an international movement that humankind has never experienced.

African American named CEO of largest healthcare system in South Jersey

As the recently named head of Virtua health care system, Dennis Pullin becomes one of the only African American CEO's at a major corporation in South Jersey.

Civil rights leaders support crackdown on payday lending

After five years of field hearings, town hall meetings, multiple research reports, and over one million comments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on October 5 a new rule to rein in predatory payday and car-title loans.

Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with “Megabank” bill

In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937).

Nielsen study reveals spending power of Black women

A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs, who said the information proves their undeniable value to the United States and the global economy.

The Evolution of Work

As we observe Labor Day my thoughts turn to how work has evolved over the last ten years. There are more options of how, where and when we work.

Engaging the Village

Recently, I had an opportunity to travel to Maryland and take part in a Power Networking Conference hosted by Dr. George C. Fraser. The theme was Connect, Grow and Prosper. There were over 1,000 attendees representing 45 states, the Caribbean ...

Procter & Gamble’s ‘The Talk’ Ad stirs race debate

Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is Beautiful” campaign by releasing a commercial titled “The Talk,” featuring African-American women discussing the realities of being Black in America and warning their children about the ...

Time Inc. seeks a buyer for its majority stake in Essence

Essence magazine is up for sale.

Summer Jobs and Internships needed for our youth

Like past years, many people in South Jersey truly enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday, but for me, I just couldn’t get into it like that this year.

African American and Hispanic chambers host unity luncheon

More than 60 people attended a growth and empowerment ceremony hosted by two of New Jersey's biggest minority chambers of commerce---the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACCNJ) and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HCCNJ)-- last week in Plainsboro that featured ...

NABJ mourns the loss of veteran journalist Jim Vance

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of pioneering broadcast journalist WRC-TV/NBC Washington anchor Jim Vance.

Don’t be held back by limiting beliefs

What’s holding you back from reaching your goals?

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