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Google Panel: African Americans, Small Businesses and the Internet

March 30th, 2011 at Howard University Google presents:

Digital Empowerment: African Americans, Small Business and the Internet

How can you use the Internet to promote your small business? What tools can you use to increase your online sales? Join us to learn about free Google tools that can help African American entrepreneurs grow their businesses online. Topics will include:

  • Online Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Cloud Computing
  • And many more!

Where: Howard University School of Business Auditorium
Where: 2600 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC 20059
When: March 30, 2011 3:00 PM

RSVP: Please RSVP Here

Moderator:
Ralph B. Everett, Esq-President and CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Panelists:
Angela Benton, CEO and Founder, Black Web 2.0
Bryndan (Be) Moore, CEO and Founder of Alumni Roundup
Chris Genteel, Business Development Manager for Google’s Global Diversity team
Marcus Evans, Owner, Military Brat Movers, Howard University MBA Student
Bridget Bean, District Director of the Washington Metropolitan District Office for the U.S. Small Business Administration
If you have any questions, please email: googlehowardevent@google.com

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Business People on the Move

Dr. Pinkett & Dr. Robinson on “Black Faces in White Places”


Dr. Randal Pinkett (Season 4 winner of The Apprentice) & Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson, authors of “Black Faces in White Places”, share priceless business insight. Earl Christian III sits down with them for the NYC book signing, as they kick off the Redefine The Game National Town Hall Tour.

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Business Entertainment

What Does it Feel Like to Move On? Kimora on Selling Baby-Phat



Though most of us would agree that selling a corporation you built at a profit is definitely a good thing, there also the emotional issue of letting go. Like any parent dropping their child off to college would attest, there is a difficulty in letting go.

Kimora Lee finds out first hand as she takes the call that closes the deal.

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Business

College educated African Americans migrate South

The nation’s African-American population continued its southward migration over the past decade, shifting a large part of the black middle class from northern states to faster-growing economies of the South.

Among 25 big U.S. metro areas with the largest growth in African-American population between 2000 and 2009, 16 were in the South—including Atlanta and Dallas—according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Among the big losers were cities in the North and West, including Detroit, Los Angeles and Cleveland.

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Business

Investment in Minority Interests May Offer Huge Potential for Wall Street

Even as Wall Street recovers from the financial crisis, it may be missing out of billions of dollars of potential investment from an untapped resource—minority investors.

“It’s a very untapped market with enormous potential,” says Dr. Tahira Hira, a professor of financial literature at Iowa State University and who conducted a survey on trends of minority investing.

“Like women—Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans all have financial needs and I think it’s easy to say they have not become a big player on Wall Street yet,” Hira adds.

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Business

Burger King plans to drop it’s African American and Hispanic ad agencies

Two months after consolidating some major advertising assignments, the Burger King Corporation is paring its agency roster again, this time affecting agencies that specialize in marketing to African-American and Hispanic consumers.

The changes, are indicative of a trend that has accelerated as younger consumers, who are often less likely to use traditional labels of race and ethnicity, have become more of a force in the consumer marketplace. As a result, advertisers are rethinking their decades-long approach of assigning duties for minority markets to agencies that specialize in those markets.

Those shifts, by advertisers like Home Depot, have stirred spirited discussion, however, as some shops that are owned by members of minority groups call it ill-advised to remove them from agency rosters in favor of general-market or mainstream agencies.

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Business

Black women lead the way in entrepreneurial businesses

Emogene Mitchell spent two decades in the cocoon of a multinational research institute, rising to vice president in charge of events planning. Then the economy tanked, and the workload shriveled.

In the heart of the Great Recession, Mitchell was ready to join the soaring number of minorities and women who are starting their own businesses and are expected to fuel much of the job growth over the next decade.

During a meeting on cost-cutting last year, Mitchell, who is African American, told her bosses they should axe her position and replace her with a contractor — Mitchell’s Meetings and Events, the company she runs out of a home office in Arlington County with her husband, La Mont. Her old firm is now one of her main clients.

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Business

Malaak Compton-Rock on Philanthropy


[audio: http://www.tavissmileyradioasset.com/TSR2010/040910/MalaakComptonRock.mp3]
Howard Alum Malaak Compton-Rock speaks to Tavis Smiley about philanthropy, activism and her book “If it takes a Village, Build One”