How fintech firm Flutterwave adapted to help small African businesses during lockdown

US-Nigerian fintech company Flutterwave has created an e-commerce platform for small African shops to set up online, to help them function during the coronavirus lockdowns. International: Top News And Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

James Clyburn calls on Joe Biden to start get-out-the-vote efforts now and hire more African Americans

Clyburn, in an interview with CNBC, called on the Biden campaign to start now with its efforts to maximize black voter turnout in November – and to make sure it has African American aides, staffers and volunteers. Politics BEST DEAL … Read more…

Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian-linked operation targeting African Americans on social media

Facebook and Twitter have disabled a Russian operation designed to stoke racial tensions among African Americans in the United States, the companies announced Thursday, raising fresh alarms that the Kremlin may seek to interfere in the 2020 presidential election and … Read more…

Erika H. James Becomes The First African American Dean of Penn’s Wharton School of Business

The prestigious Wharton School of Business is getting a new dean–and making history. The University of Pennsylvania just announced that Erika H. James, the former dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, will serve as Wharton’s new dean … Read more…

African countries are at severe risk if outbreaks aren’t detected early and contained, says Africa CDC head

Public health experts have consistently warned that the novel coronavirus outbreak presents a unique public health threat to the African continent. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

George Mason University Appoints Its First African American President

This week, George Mason University made history in selecting its new president. Gregory Washington will serve as the university’s first African American president in the school’s history. He replaces interim president Anne Holton, who took office last year after former … Read more…

WATCH LIVE: Trump hosts National African American History Month reception at White House

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African Americans Are The Base Of The Democratic Party. But They Are No Monolith | All In | MSNBC

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‘Ghost’ ancestors: African DNA study detects mysterious human species

Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind’s complicated genetic ancestry. Reuters: Science News … Read more…

African Americans Take On More Debt For Grad School – But The Payoff Is Also Bigger

When seeking graduate and professional degrees, African Americans take on over 50% more debt than white students. On the upside, African Americans also see a bigger payoff to earning such degrees. Whether or not that payoff is enough to make up for … Read more…

Although Jobs Report Shows Robust Job Market, African Americans Still Face Discrimination

The prognosticators were wrong. Forecasts from ADP and Moody’s Analytics early last week revealed that the job market was slowing due to a private payrolls report showing a gain of just 67,000 jobs for the month of November. According to … Read more…

Civil rights activists clash over 2020 African American voters supporting Trump

Civil rights activist Leo Terrell and Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper clashed on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday over President Trump’s outreach to African-Americans voters. FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

New Report Shows There’s an African American Financial Literacy Gap

The TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) released a new report documenting a financial literacy gap among African American adults. The TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index) provides a barometer of U.S. adults’ readiness to make sound financial … Read more…

This Nielsen SVP Is Making Sure Brands Recognize the Power of African American Consumers

Cheryl Grace has spent the last 15 years with Nielsen, the company perhaps best known for TV ratings. But it—and she—do so much more. As the senior vice president of U.S. Strategic Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Grace is the creator … Read more…

Viewpoints: Vaping Deaths Require Federal Government To Control Cannabis Policy; Alzheimer’s Impacts All Races, So Why Is There Little Research On Hispanics, African Americans?

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Kaiser Health News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Becoming The First African American Principal Of The New York Philharmonic | Here’s How | Forbes

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Meghan Markle to speak about violence against women on South African royal tour: report

Meghan Markle will speak out about “gender violence” when she arrives in South Africa on Monday for the royal tour. FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Rap Competition Offering $1,000 Prize to Boost Financial Literacy of Young African Americans

Do you have rap lyrics strong enough to inspire others to invest in stocks and win a cool grand? Find out by entering Stock Market Tracks, a new investing-themed rap competition geared to boost the financial literacy of young African … Read more…

African Americans are More Likely to Be Denied a Mortgage Without Reason

Congress enacted the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) in 1975 to increase lending opportunities in urban neighborhoods throughout the United States. However, more than 40 years later, discrimination practices are still salient. According to a recent study released by real estate data … Read more…

The Importance of African American Wealth Management Advisers

Manhattan West Asset Management is an extremely diverse firm in the wealth management sector, existing in a world that is overwhelmingly white and male-dominated. The firm is made up of high character, highly-educated financial advisers with incredible backgrounds that previously reflect leadership roles … Read more…

Nurse Alice: New Research Suggests Alzheimer’s Presents Differently in African Americans

Nearly 5.7 million people live with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. The disease, however, seemingly presents more problematic for African Americans. Studies show African Americans are twice as likely of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to whites. And while health, … Read more…