Hilton Worldwide, earlier this year, recognized the power of African-American
family reunions and partnered with Black Meetings & Tourism
publication and National Coalition of 100 Black Women to provide accommodations and host
When President Obama told union workers during his Labor Day speech in
Boston on Monday that his executive order will require federal
contractors to extend the number of paid sick leave days, there was
sustained applause. “Right now,” he said, “you have parents who have to
choose between losing income or staying home with a sick child.” The benefits, he added, would apply to 300,000 federal contractors who are currently without such benefits.
One of the fastest developing components of Harlem Week is the emphasis
on technology and the “hackathon” forum initiated by Clayton Banks, the
founder of Silicon Harlem. What Banks has been doing for the last
several years is part of a surge from young Black Americans in the
Small business owners would be better off starting a small business in
the Midwest rather than the Northeast, according to a recently released
study by a Virginia-based small business industry think tank.