Archive for the ‘North America’ Category

Venture Capitalists Aren’t Investing In Black Entrepreneurs


By Mike Green, 04/05/11

It’s a simple formula: Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for America’s private venture capital investment community for 65 years.

Unfortunately, no such active community exists in Black America.

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Philanthropy and the Black Church


By LaTasha Chaffin, Graduate Student, Grand Valley State University

Historically, the Black church has been a core institution for African-American philanthropy. The Black church does not only serve as a faith-based house of worship, but it facilitates organized philanthropic efforts including meeting spiritual, psychological, financial, educational and basic humanitarian such as food, housing, and shelter needs. Black churches are also involved in organizing and providing volunteers to the community and in civil and human rights activism.

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Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF)


The Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida (BBIF), a nonprofit organization was established in 1987 and began operations in 1988 in Central Florida. The organization, certified by the State of Florida as a Black Business Investment Corporation (BBIC), is one of eight BBICs established out of Florida’ statute, the Florida Small and Minority Business Act of 1985 to provide loans to Black-owned businesses.

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Charity begins at home


Wealthy African Americans are more likely than their non-black counterparts to donate to charity and to feel responsible for assisting adult family members financially, according to Wealth in Black America. The survey by financial company Northern Trust polled African Americans with household incomes of at least $250,000 or a minimum of $1 million in investable assets.

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9 Greatest Black Women Preachers


The Experts and leading blacks name a select group of female ministers.  In a world where traditionally men have ruled the roost and held all the leading positions, its nice to know some women have risen to Top Minister status.

Reference / Ebony / Nov, 1997

IN the most extensive poll of its kind, 15 ministers were named America’s greatest Black women preachers.  Here are 9 from the list.

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