Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. (SBSCO),
founded in 1996 by the late Muriel Siebert, recently retired Napoleon
Brandford III and Suzanne Shank, has just transitioned into a new
ownership structure. Here, Shank tells us the particulars of the new structure.
According to a 31-page report released this week by the Joint Center for
Political and Economic Studies, top Senate positions, which include
coveted positions such as Communications Director and Chief of Staff,
are severely lacking in diversity, ultimately leading to problems with
transparency plus accountability that spell trouble for the voting
With Black spending power expected to reach $1.1 trillion by year’s end,
hundreds of African Americans boycotted upscale stores in Chicago on Black Friday, in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, and took their business elsewhere. Activist and teacher Aquillia Mikel is one of those people. Here, Mikel tells TNJ.com about her efforts to promote black entrepreneurship in the Windy City.