Category: Business

Florida Power Outages Turn Deadly In Hurricane Irma’s Aftermath

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, more than 40% of Florida was without electricity as of Wednesday (September 14), The Washington Post reports. Some may not see its return for weeks.

Detroit named host city for global pre-accelerator startup boost

Entrepreneur applications being accepted through September 26, 2017

Detroit, Mich.— Startup Boost, a global pre-accelerator program that leads pre-seed stage startups toward accelerators, investment and revenue, launches a six-week mentor program starting Wednesday October 11 to November 22. Detroit was one of only three cities in the Country selected for this honor.

Call for entries: Ford Motor Company Fund & Michigan Women’s Foundation “EMPOWERHER” Social Enterprise Plan & Pitch Competition


Submission Deadline Oct. 6, 2017

WHAT: EmpowerHER, a collaboration between Ford Motor Company Fund and Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF), is announcing the next phase of its Business Plan and Pitch Competition for female social venture entrepreneurs.

JPMorgan Chase Invest $40 Million To Create Economic Growth on Chicago’s South and Westsides

On Thursday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a $40 million investment over three years to create economic opportunity in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods on the South and West Sides. A lack of opportunity is a root cause of Chicago’s gun violence, concentrated poverty, and persistent racial and economic inequities, so the firm’s investments will focus on key drivers of inclusive economic growth including jobs and skills development, small business expansion, neighborhood revitalization and financial health. 

Coach Tomlin better stop those sloppy, undisciplined penalties if the Steelers are to beat Minnesota (Courier’s Mike Pelaia preview for Sept. 17)



The Black and Gold opened the season 1-0 with a 21-18 victory over the seemingly improved Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, Sept. 10. While the Steelers won the game, they did appear rusty, undisciplined and in some ways, unprepared, and as they get ready to welcome the Minnesota Vikings to town for their home opener this coming Sunday, Sept. 17, they know they have work to do.

Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Selena Gomez arrives at WE Day California at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Gomez revealed in an Instagram post Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, that she received a kidney transplant because of her struggle with Lupus. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Drafting Dreams aims to assist aspiring Black architects

FOCUSED ON A DREAM—Christian J. Hughes, founder and coordinator of Drafting Dreams, aims to teach architectural skills to youth. (Photos by Diane I. Daniels)

The name Christian J. Hughes may not be familiar to many adults, but to over 150 school-age youth he is known as “Mr. Christian,” a person that cares about their education and them as a person.