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How one Dayton entrepreneur is reinvesting in the Black community

DAYTON, OHIO (Dayton Business Journal) — Nate Dillard has a simple explanation for his entrepreneurship journey: He followed in his father’s footsteps. “When my dad left the military, he started his own IT business,” Dillard said. “That’s why I followed that legacy. My dad did it. I saw it happen. So, I did what I …

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Where to Find Black-Owned Banks and How You Can Support Them

Since 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln established the Freedman’s Bank, this country has grappled with providing financial access to millions of disenfranchised Americans. Into the void steps a small but influential group of Black-owned banks. Black-owned does not mean “Black only” According to Kevin Cohee, Chairman and CEO of OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank …

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The National Business League Aims to Empower 1 Million Black Businesses By 2025

Calling itself America’s oldest and largest trade group for Black businesses, the National Business League has aggressive growth plans for the future. The Washington, D.C.-based business advocacy group aims to boost its current membership from 120,000 to over one million black business owners and professionals in the next five years. It aims to achieve that …

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