Business

L’Oreal USA Partners with NAACP to launch grant program for small businesses

Applications for the Inclusive Beauty Fund will be administered by the NAACP in partnership with Hello Alice, a platform for small business owners to identify the right path to start and grow their company. Applications for the financial grants opens January 29, and proceeds through February 18, 2021. […]

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Finance

How to replace lost or damaged documents in Louisiana

Recent hurricanes may have resulted in the loss of important documents, but there are ways to replace them. Birth and Death Certificates: Visit https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/649, call 504-593-5100 or email dhh-vitelweb@la.gov. Louisiana Driver Licenses: Visit https://www.expresslane.org/Pages/default.aspx. Marriage […]

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Baton Rouge

Community partners host CARES Act Stimulus Funds Education event for people impacted by incarceration

On September 24, a federal judge ruled in favor of an injunction against the IRS requiring them to stop withholding CARES Act stimulus funds from incarcerated people. As a result, the filing deadline has been extended several times. As of today, the IRS will accept online filings on or by November 21.
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Business

“I Got Bank” National Financial Literacy Contest opens for youth to win $1,000

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 10th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account.  To support families who are homeschooling […]

Business

Hardy named Southwest CEO

The board of directors for the $95 million Southwest Louisiana Credit Union has appointed president/CEO Ronaldo Hardy of the Lake Charles-based cooperative that serves more than 17,000 members. Hardy began his career in the financial […]

Education

SUS Million Dollar March kicks off

The Southern University System Foundation kicked-off its second annual Million Dollar March campaign July 23, 2015, at the Donald C. Wade House on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus. The 90-day viral campaign endeavors to […]

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Education

$20k to be awarded in scholarship

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 14, 2015. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) awards scholarships each year to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific […]

Finance

Your 2014 money solution starts now

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAr and time for you to think about money. You have been told for years how to handle your money. You’ve been told: “Live within your means” “Pay yourself first” “Don’t rob Peter to pay Paul” “Save […]

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Finance

Current Policies to Blame for Wealth Gap Increases

MASSACHUSETTS—A NEW research study completed earlier this year at Brandeis University shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines cannot be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and Blacks. […]