Woman launches first Black-owned grocery store in Compton

Kia Patterson is making history in Compton, California, and opening up the first Black-owned grocery store there. Patterson is the owner/operator of “The Grocery Outlet,” and she hopes that her outlet will provide a way to bring organic food options to people at more affordable prices. She is no stranger to the industry, either. For years, […]

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This 17-Year-Old Makes Thousands of Dollars Waiting on Line at Supreme

Boris Kunin is one of the many people who has capitalized on Supreme’s popularity. In fact, Kunin, Manhattan-based owner of reselling company Lyne Up, can sometimes sell up to $30,000 worth of Supreme merchandise to one client. Oh, and he’s only 17 years old. Kunin became interested in streetwear after learning about the culture from […]

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MGM Resorts CEO Wants to Relocate an NBA Team to Las Vegas

  In case you haven’t noticed, Las Vegas is having a real moment right now in the world of sports. An NHL team is slated to begin playing in Vegas in 2017, with the logo, color scheme, and uniforms being unveiled next month. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Raiders are getting closer and closer to becoming a […]

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Here’s How Big Money Bought Big Prisons

Let’s say you’re the CEO of one of the nation’s largest private prison corporations, or maybe just a rich American (who is more likely than low or middle-income folks to favor building more prisons). You’re almost certainly white, and perhaps you’re not particularly concerned with the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration on communities of color […]

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Federal government debuts first set of guidelines for self-driving cars

The federal government has rolled out its first ever set of guidelines governing automated vehicles, laying out how they ought to operate on U.S. roads in a report titled “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: Accelerating the Next Revolution In Roadway Safety.” A product of the Department of Transportation (DoT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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Wells Fargo hit with a $185 million fine for some of the shadiest banking practices you can imagine

If you’re a Wells Fargo bank customer, you might have had a bank account or credit card in your name that you never knew existed until the fines began to rack up. For that and other supremely shady sales practices, Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a $185 million fine and fired more than 5,300 […]

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This new app is being described as the ‘Uber for escorts’

A new German-based app wants to cut out the middleman in the sex-work trade by allowing customers to connect directly with escorts to arrange “paid dates.” The app is called “Ohlala,” and it has been dubbed the “Uber for escorts” by TechCrunch. Recently, app creator Pia Poppenreiter spoke to TechCrunch about her service where one person pays […]

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Uber files $8 million building permit for new Oakland headquarters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has filed an $8 million building permit with the City of Oakland to undergo heavy-duty renovations on the old Sears building that will house its new corporate headquarters. The ride-services giant filed the permit on Tuesday, according to BuildZoom, a company that compiles construction and remodeling contractor […]

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#BankBlack Has Moved Almost $1Million In Five Days

Killer Mike has been one of the most vocal rappers when it comes to matters of the black community and his most recent challenge is taking off. READ: Black Hollywood Congregates To Build A Truce For Equality During an interview with Hot 107.9, Mike encouraged everyone to tackle the problem with the almighty dollar and […]

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Houston Rappers Unite To Open Accounts At Black-Owned Unity National Bank

Houston rappers came together this week to open accounts at Unity National Bank, the only black-owned bank in the state of Texas. Hip Hop artists in Houston flexed their financial muscle on Tuesday (July 18) as they opened accounts at the black-owned, Unity National Bank. Artists present included Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Willie D, and […]

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