States Help Minorities Enter Marijuana Industry

Some cities, states with legal pot are trying to make up for the toll marijuana enforcement took on minorities by giving them a better shot at joining the growing marijuana industry.

Mexico Closes 7 Gas Stations Allegedly Selling Stolen Fuel From Pemex Pipelines

Mexico closed seven gas stations for allegedly selling gasoline and diesel stolen from state-run pipelines, the first confirmation that large amounts of fuel siphoned from illegal pipelines taps are being sold through officially sanctioned gas stations.

Latino-Owned Businesses May Be the U.S. Economy’s Best Bet

They’re called LOBs for short, but they’re working on a fastball. Latino entrepreneurs are starting small businesses faster than the rest of the startup population and becoming a bigger part of the total U.S. market every day.

How This Latina Turned the Ice Cream She Made In Her Dorm Room Into Her Full-Time Career

Luisa Santos owns the business everyone has at one point daydreamed of owning themselves – she’s the Latina powerhouse behind an ice cream shop. Lulu’s Ice Cream, which served its first cone at the beginning of 2014, started in Luisa’s ...

Eliminating the CDFI Fund Would Harm Black Entrepreneurship

President Trump released his full Fiscal Year 2018 budget, and it calls for a reduction in the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund from $248 million to a paltry $14 million.

Dallas Taps Wells Fargo Commercial Bank Star From Houston

Wells Fargo & Company announced that is has named 16-year company veteran Brendon Riley to its Dallas Middle Market Banking leadership team as regional vice president, effective immediately.

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald Tops List of Global Minority Business Leaders

EMpower 100 celebrates the work of black, Asian and minority executives committed to workplace diversity and inclusion across businesses in U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland

75 St & Canal C0: Born From Family

Every entrepreneur has his or her ups and downs. Go to any seminar across the country and you will hear one individual lament on the hardships taken to get to a certain perch. In the case of Victor Bernal, or ...

In Paul Ryan's Backyard, Good Jobs Are Moving to Canada

Kenneth Olsen lives in House Speaker Paul Ryan's district in Wisconsin. He wishes Ryan had been there to see his wife of 42 years slump in her chair and cry when he told her the news: His GE factory job ...

Super Soaker Inventor Lonnie Johnson Takes Aim at Funding High School Robotics Teams

He created one of the most popular toys on the planet — but the inventor of the “Super Soaker” isn’t done making a splash. Lonnie Johnson is now focusing on new battery technology, but his most rewarding pursuit may be ...

P&G Launches New Initiative to Challenge the Misconceptions of Latina Beauty

P&G has partnered with actress Emeraude Toubia to launch the #WeAreOrgullosa campaign which features a video series that tackles the many misconceptions of Latina beauty and how culture impacts the beauty routine and experience.

Microsoft Just Made a Big Bet On Africa

Microsoft believes the best way to win more business in Africa is by building giant data centers there.

Kellogg to Close Houston Distribution Center Cutting 220 Jobs

You will still be able to buy your Raisin Bran and Special K, but the company behind those popular breakfast cereals is reducing its footprint in the Houston area after making a change in its snacks business.

Have a McDelivery of McDonald’s with Uber Eats

McDonald’s golden fries just got easier to get now that the fast food chain has partnered with Uber Eats. More than one hundred McDonald’s locations in Houston are participating.

Black-Owned Construction Firm Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Lines in Flint, Michigan

W.T. Stevens Construction, a Black-owned construction firm with about 25 employees, has been awarded a multi-million dollar service contract to replace more than 18,000 lead corroded pipes across the city of Flint, Michigan.