From the White House’s Tech Inclusion Pledge to Apple’s and Google’s annual diversity reports, players across the tech world have been expressing concern about the industry’s infamous diversity problem. According to CB Insights research in 2010, only one percent of venture capitalfunded startup founders were black. Although there have been only minor pockets of progress thus … [Read more...] about 5 Organizations Helping Minority Startup Founders Succeed
Racial discrimination in mortgage lending in the 1930s shaped the demographic and wealth patterns of American communities today, a new study shows, with 3 out of 4 neighborhoods “redlined” on government maps 80 years ago continuing to struggle economically. The study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, released Wednesday, shows that the vast majority of … [Read more...] about Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today.
The almost 30-year-old dispute involving the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river basin finally made it to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Those who might have been expecting some definitive resolution at long last were kidding themselves. After just a couple of days’ testimony before the justices, there are no answers, just more questions. They’re … [Read more...] about Three-decade water dispute makes it to the Supreme Court at last. So … now what?
Four firms in marketing, construction and secure cash logistics will be the first to go to through a new Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce program designed to help black- and Hispanic-owned companies grow their businesses through two years of guidance. The program, the Minority Business Accelerator, has been in development for three years. Its initial group of participating … [Read more...] about Tampa chamber names first companies for minority business accelerator
Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall rate level decrease of 9.5% and premium level decrease of 9.8%. This applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2018. “I am pleased that … [Read more...] about Florida Insurance Commissioner Approves a 9.5% Decrease to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates