National Black Chamber of Commerce

Recent Articles

Beyond the rhetoric Cry, cry, cry — nothing changes

 

 

By Harry C. Alford

Guest Commentator

 

In the past there were so many hangings, beatings, shootings and bombings. They went without justice being applied. During the past few decades we have shown national outrage from Emmett Till, Mississippi civil rights workers shootings, Rodney King, etc., and now we have the heartbreaking death of Trayvon Martin. Oh, there will be an enormous amount of talking, marching, debating and accusations. But in the end, nothing is going to change; nothing is going to make a difference. Continue Reading →

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Avoid the ‘Colored entrance’ to White-owned businesses

By Harry C. Alford

Guest Commentator

 

For the most part, corporate America employees are satisfied with their careers. There is usually a chart to review in terms of responsibility. Is the employee moving up the “ladder” and heading towards more executive responsibility? That is correlated with salary. The greater the responsibility, the greater the pay and the less tolerance for any errors or bad judgment. Continue Reading →

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Letter to the Editor: To The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America,

 

We know you have been working with Congress to prevent our nation from going over the fiscal cliff. The members of the National Black Chamber of Commerce are heartened to see progress being made, and we hope a workable resolution for the business community can be achieved by the end of this year. Of particular importance to the Black business community is keeping investment dollars affordable. We have made great strides in many communities by building our business from the ground up and seek to do even more. However, we are concerned about the cost of capital. Continue Reading →

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