African-Americans have made much progress in many facets of their lives in the past 15 years, but they continue to face economic challenges, as data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other academic surveys show.
In the past 15 years, the value of the sports industry has grown to more than $200 billion. Here’s a list of African-Americans who are in power positions:
Today’s efforts to drive workplace equality look vastly different from a generation ago. Employment policies once spurred by federal mandate and regulatory compliance are now adopted as “best practice” and “competitive advantage,” says Verna Myers, Esq., who is president of Verna Myers Consulting Group in Massachusetts.
The Network Journal was among the startups that year. While the total number of U.S. businesses has increased by 10 percent since then, from roughly 20.8 million to 23 million, the number of Black-owned businesses grew 45 percent, from 824,000 to 1.2 million.
One of the remarkable reasons for the success of The Network Journal has been its ability to pay attention to trends and to heed the advice it often publishes.
Lately, Alfred C. Winkler, M.D., has been frequenting barbershops in New York City’s minority communities. His mission: turn barbers into educators who can teach clients the importance of early prostate-cancer detection through screenings.
By relocating their luxury and exotic-car dealership from a Long Island suburb to Harlem, New York City’s historical center of Black culture, Macky Dancy and Tyrone Hill are betting that the alignment with the highly recognized, culturally evocative name of Harlem will prove a winning formula.