City of Rochester Launched $1.5 Million Grant Program For Entrepreneurs

November 20, 2020

Mayor Lovely A. Warren has launched an Entrepreneur Resource Partner Enhancement Program. This program makes $1.5 million in grants available to six entrepreneur support organizations and six organizational coaches. The goal is to provide small businesses with case management support over a 24-month period. The organizations and coaches will help business identify funding and training […]

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Apple Agrees To Pay Settlement Over 2016 Software Update That Deliberately Slowed Down Older iPhones

November 20, 2020

Apple will reportedly pay out a $133 million settlement to 34 states over its previous practice of slowing down older iPhones on purpose. States like California and Arizona were not okay with Apple’s lack of transparency about its iPhone battery problems that made the devices shutdown unexpectedly. Rather than letting users know that there was […]

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Johnson & Johnson To Increase Black Managers In Company To 50% In 5 Years

November 19, 2020

Johnson & Johnson said they to increase the number of Black managers in the company by 50% within five years. The world’s biggest health company said it also would create college scholarships for Black students interested in science, business and health care. J&J is starting in house, where, Sneed said, Blacks make up just 7% […]

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Black Homeownership Fighting Foreclosure Before COVID-19 And Now During

November 17, 2020

A new study found that black homeowners are twice as likely to lose their homes and have to return to renting than whites. Over a 30-year period stretching from 1984 to 2017, 10% of Black homeowners became renters again compared with 5% of whites. New research published in the journal “Demography” shows that gap is […]

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College Applications Down Due To COVID-19

November 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a decrease in students applying to college. According to Jenny Rickard CEO of the Common App, the number of students filing the Common Application for undergraduate is down 8% from this time last year. The number of students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA) is […]

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Debt Collectors Can Use Social Media To Contact You In 2021

November 5, 2020

You have 1 year to clean up your debt collection issues. According to Consumer Reports, a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will allow debt collectors to contact consumers via email, text message, and social media platforms. The ruling would permit collectors to place up to seven debt-collection phone calls per week […]

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Economic Impact Payment Deadline Extended To November 21st For Non-Filers

November 3, 2020

If you don’t normally file a tax return you still may be eligible for the Economic Impact Payment. The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for people to register for a stimulus payment. But ONLY if you have not received one. The deadline is November 21, 2020, for people to register but again only […]

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LinkedIn Looking To Help With Career Change

October 30, 2020

Looking to Change Your Career? Business social network LinkedIn has launched Career Explorer feature. Which displays careers job seekers can transition into by finding skills that overlap with their previous jobs. The tool ranks the skills in order of importance depending on the job position. LinkedIn users can also identify skills that they would need to […]

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Expired DMV Documents Deadline Is Nov. 3th.

October 21, 2020

The grace period is over for New York State expired documents like driver’s licenses, registrations, and inspections. You have until the Nov. 3 deadline to get your car paperwork in order. After that, it will no longer be valid. If you’re pulled over with an expired document after Nov. 3, you could be issued a ticket. […]

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Mathew Knowles On Line Music Class

October 19, 2020

Entertainment mogul Mathew Knowles will teach a course called “Music Industry and the Digital Age” in January. Photo courtesy: Keer Orr / Veronica Hill For Point & Click Photography  

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