CEO Tasha McCaskiel strives to get women employed in media

Tasha McCaskiel, the CEO and founder of Black Girls in Media, a networking organization, spoke with rolling out  about her passion for helping Black women be successful in the media industry. After year’s of detours and closed doors, McCaskiel created her own route and platform to help other women avoid some of the struggles she […]

12 Black-owned businesses to support online in 2021

This year has been undeniably unlike any other. It’s no secret many U.S. businesses may not survive the recession. That’s why it’s important to support Black-owned businesses and culture. As we head into the new year and stick to our resolutions and live by the mantra, “new year, new me,” shop online and support these […]

Rep. John Lewis calls out mismanagement of Georgia’s foreclosure funds

Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., is loudly criticizing state officials who have mismanaged funds that were supposed to help troubled Georgia homeowners. The money came as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and Lewis has long maintained that the program was not helping Georgians who were hardest hit. Lewis asked the Special Inspector General […]

Yolanda Green Offers Advice to the Jobless

Name:  Yolanda Green Occupation: Community Investment Manager – Comcast Houston Region Years in the business: 1 Why did you decide to take a new direction in your career? My new career was the result of my shows being canceled due to layoffs after 17 years with Channel 39. I do believe that everything happens for […]

The 12-Point Plan for Urban Economic Recovery

“This recession is the worst we’ve faced since the Great Depression. It has had a debilitating impact on America’s urban communities and on America’s communities of color,” Morial said.

This Economy Is Killing Me: Increased Suicides Among Working-Class Americans, Part 1

A newly released study by The American Journal of Public Health has confirmed that the suicide rates for some demographics do increase during economic downturns. Conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rates of suicides per 100,000 Americans — from 1928 to 2007 — were examined. The comprehensive study notes […]