Thousands of kids, young African American boys in particular, have no support system. Instead, they fight a life-or-death struggle that few survive. And if they don’t wind up dead, they’re too often incarcerated, addicted, unemployed (and unemployable), with lives cut short before they can take root.
NEW YORK, NY – When Fania Washington had an opportunity to leave Winston & Strawn LLP, in 2004, to work for MTV Networks, she didn’t hesitate.
Between 2002 and 2007, the number of black-owned businesses in the United States increased by 61 percent to 1.9 million.
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The number of African American-owned firms increased by 60.5 percent between 2002 and 2007 to 1.9 million firms, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners.
The number of black-owned businesses in Alabama almost doubled from 2002 to 2007, but overall revenue for the sector failed to keep pace.