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Consumers of color pay more for dealer-financed car loans

New research by the Center for Responsible Lending finds that consumers of color still report paying higher interest rates on dealer-financed car loans than other consumers.

Main Streets Director Ed Gaskin sees bright future for Grove Hall

When Ed Gaskin talks about Boston’s Grove Hall, he sees the community’s assets first and foremost — its proximity to Franklin Park with its golf course and zoo, a newly-constructed nearby commuter rail station, the surrounding housing stock of stately ...

Boston organization introduces youth to design field

Korn Design owner Denise Korn has been working for more than a decade to provide Boston students a way to tap into their creativity and then transform that creativity into a career with her organization, Youth Design.

Entrepreneurs float ideas for Dudley Square business incubator

Speaking to the Mass Technology Leadership Council last month, Mayor Martin Walsh urged industry leaders to look beyond the Seaport District and Kendall Square to neighborhoods like Mattapan as locations for new\ innovation districts.

Minority groups key factor in Comcast-Time Warner merger

As Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. roll out a massive lobbying effort to win regulatory approval for the merger of the nation’s two largest cable companies, one key step for the companies will be garnering the support of ...

Local entrepreneurs see profits in ‘virgin hair’

The statistics are overwhelming: startup businesses tend to fail in their first year. But Boston-based businesswomen Labelle Armstrong of Hyde Park and Rena Graham of Dorchester have withstood that initial test with luxury virgin hair extension company BESS Hair.

Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson to Host Access to Capital Workshop for Local Businesses; Entrepreneurs

A free Access to Capital Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

Vintage fashion site touts mixing-n-matching styles

As a child, Boston resident Vanessa Lundy had a fascination with her mom’s clothing. She would go in to her mother’s closet and try on jackets, skirts and high heels. But as she grew up that fascination became more teasing ...

The Professional Women of Color Network Meet Up

WOCN invites woman to The Blarney Stone for a career and business speed networking event

Business leaders discuss opportunities, challenges in Boston

On Monday night the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center hosted a Black History Month community forum that featured an impressive panel of speakers examining how Boston can be more effective at providing economic development opportunities for businesses run by people ...

SBA training gives boost to Boston business owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration is stepping up its efforts to connect with budding local Boston small business owners to help them get their young companies rolling.

Minority hiring figures vary for Boston contractors

An examination of the numbers, shows that much of the work done in Boston still falls short of the expectations for using city residents, workers of color and women, but some recent projects have begun to set a strong example ...

Robert H. Carter: pioneering black pharmacist, entrepreneur- Black History

Robert H. Carter is believed to be the first African American certified pharmacist in Massachusetts. During a period from 1869 to 1907 he owned drugstores in New Bedford and Boston. Back then drugstores did not have a huge inventory of ...

NBC Latino shuts down: failed experiment or test?

Last November when NBC announced they were shutting down NBC Latino, their Latino-focused news site and entry into the crowded online competition for Latino readers/viewers, a spokesman for NBC said the closure of the site and funneling of readers to ...

Interior designer Denise Rush follows passion into academic role at Boston Architectural College

Denise Rush, the director of undergraduate interior design at Boston Architectural College’s School of Interior Design, reflects back over 25 years in her field — an uncommon career choice for a young black girl growing up in Grand Rapids, Mich. ...