Subject: Economic Equity: Greater Engagement in Communities of Color

 
Economic Equity - December 26, 2017
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The MWBE Imperative: Greater Engagement in Communities of Color
 
 
By Peter Grear - GDN's objective is to help create a community dialogue that will lead to greater engagement in communities of color and greater economic opportunity.  In addition, GDN promotes voter participation efforts that lead to increased economic opportunity.

The concept of "fair share" is especially relevant to economic opportunity for people of color.  Most noteworthy is The NAACP’s Fair Share campaign - a concept that has much value for us today.  Former NAACP Executive Director, the late Benjamin Hooks,  initiated the Fair Share campaign in the early 1980’s.  The campaign was designed to get corporate America to employ, promote and do business with more people of color. 

Furthermore, one of the greatest involvements that I’ve had over the last 40 years has been in North Carolina politics.  Black political engagement is a strong component of economic opportunity. However, that union is clearly not where it ought to be. Consequently, GDN is publishing developments, events, jobs and articles that show you how to achieve a political and economic union in your community.  
 
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The Minority Business Development Agency: Making Minority-Owned Businesses Great
 
By 2044, the Nation’s prosperity will rely even more on minority-owned businesses, the fastest growing segment of the population – a sure pathway to wealth. minority-owned businesses represent 29% of all firms
 
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MBEs Disparity Studies: Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises
 
For a healthy and inclusive economy, minority business enterprises (MBEs), must have full and fair access to local, state and federal contracting opportunities. Disparity studies conducted over the past 10 years …
 
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Nation’s Oldest Minroity-Owned Business Wins 2017 MBE Award
 
E.E. Ward Moving and Storage co-owners Dominique and Brian Brooks proudly accepted the MBE Supplier of the Year Award (Class II) at the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) Annual Awards Gala.
 
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Black Women and Girls Deserve More Respect, Visibility in the #MeToo Movement
 
This has been a monumental year for the reaffirmation of women’s rights in the workplace and the ballot booth. This is long overdue. The battle for the rights of women …
 
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Charles Barkley Pledges $1 Million For Black Women-Owned Startups, But Says “No Hair Salons!”
 
He said his pledge was part of a thank you to Black women for their support of Doug Jones, the Democratic Senate candidate who pulled off a major upset against Republican Roy Moore.
 
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What to Look for in 2018: Income Inequality — a Real Drag
 
The question is whether this can continue. For one thing, the Fed has been raising interest rates, and will almost certainly continue to do. Income inequality — a drag on the economy.
 
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