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Entrepreneurs and the Racial Wealth Divide: A Q&A With Jessica Norwood

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African American entrepreneurs have a significantly harder time than their white counterparts do in securing funding from friends and family to launch their businesses. Entrepreneur Jessica Norwood founded the Runway Project to help them get the seed funding they need to get off the ground. She talked with the Erb Institute about how this approach both enables these entrepreneurs and benefits the broader business community.

Why did you start the Runway Project?

A Dream Deferred

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What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-
-and then run? 
Does it stink like rotten meat? 
Or crust and sugar over- 
-like a syrupy sweet? 

Maybe it just sags 
like a heavy load. 

Or does it explode?

- Langston Hughes, 1959, ‘Dream Deferred’ (Harlem) from The Panther & the Lash

Hallmark Launches Four New Multicultural Card Lines

Four new Hallmark card lines celebrate Chinese, Indian, African American and Latino cultures
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Hallmark is continuing to give people even more ways to emotionally connect with others through four brand new multicultural card lines celebrating Chinese, Indian, African American and Latino cultures.

Sodexo’s Gerri Mason Hall Named on the 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America List by Savoy Magazine

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/– Gerri Mason Hall, Sodexo’s SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, North America, was recognized by Savoy Magazine on the 2019 list of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America. The Savoy Most Influential Women in Corporate America feature is the definitive listing of African American Women achievers impacting corporate America.

Aramark Recognized as a Top 50 Company for Diversity by Black Enterprise, for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

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PHILADELPHIA, January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, was once again named one of the top 50 companies for diversity by BLACK ENTERPRISE, for its professional inclusion of people from all races and demographics.

Bringing a Community, and Country, Together Through Art

An outdoor art exhibit in Lexington, Kentucky, has transformed the site of a former slave auction into an outdoor museum designed to unify a community.
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Lexington, Kentucky, was once one of the largest slave auction sites in the U.S. Today, the same site where African American men, women, and children were once sold as property is telling a different story, thanks to the civic art project “I Was Here.”

Providing Millennials With the Financial Planning They Need

By Lauryn Williams, 4x Olympian and founder, Worth Winning
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There are two common but differing opinions about millennials floating around society. The first is that our generation is lazy, and we feel “entitled.” The second is that we are going to change the world because we don’t settle for following in the set paths that have been established before us. As a millennial that has had to work hard on all levels, including being a 4x Olympian and entrepreneur, I have to say I agree with the second opinion. Millennials are different than previous generations, but that’s how we are going to set ourselves apart.

Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership

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ATLANTA – February 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), the leading U.S. home loan lender, today announced a $60 billion lending commitment to create at least 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027.

21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres Celebrate Black History Month With Free Screenings of “Hidden Figures” in Communities Across the Country

Community groups invited to apply for additional screenings in their towns
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NEW YORK, and LEAWOOD, Kan., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  In celebration of Black History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres are joining forces to provide free screenings of Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures” in communities across the country. The film – starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – tells the 'untold' story of three African American female NASA mathematicians during the Space Race of the 1960's.

21st Century Fox and FOX Sports Support Women's Sports Foundation at Annual Gala Celebrating Female Athletes

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FOX Sports continued its longstanding support of the Women's Sports Foundation on October 19 when the network served as co-presenting sponsor of the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, an event celebrating the country's top female athletes and their role in encouraging young women around the country to pursue their own athletic dreams. This was the third consecutive year that FOX Sports has sponsored this event.

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