Category: Business

Detroit Community Loan Fund offers more assistance for minority-owned businesses

The Detroit Community Loan Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution limited liability company (L3C) along with the Detroit Development Fund, the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and the Catalyst Fund announced the newest financial assistance program for minority-owned business.

BETTY COPELAND BREAKS THE BARRIER …She’ll become Bridgeville’s first Black female mayor

BETTY COPELAND, winner of the Nov. 7 mayoral election. She’ll be sworn into office on Jan. 2, 2018.

Though her late husband had served on the borough council, Betty Copeland never thought of running for office, until earlier this year when she was talked into running for mayor of Bridgeville, at age 83.

A Pittsburgher’s guide to signing up for health insurance

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Shopping for health insurance is a bit like buying a plane ticket. Just like you compare options to find the cheapest flight that still gets you to your destination smoothly, you want to find the health plan with the best coverage at the lowest price. The problem is there’s no Orbitz or Expedia for health insurance.

Did Democratic Party do enough for Woodruff? …More support could have landed ex-Steeler a victory in Nov. 7 election


Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff seemingly had everything needed to oust interim Republican Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy from the vacant seat she’d been appointed to by Gov. Tom Wolf last year. He seemingly had everything needed to become the first African American elected to the Supreme Court since Robert C. Nix Jr.

Check It Out …Racial hoaxes


We all heard the famous prediction by W.E.B. Dubois that the problem of the 20th century will be the color line. He was half right. At the midpoint of the 20th century that line and its color codes were being dismantled worldwide.

LIVING DANGEROUSLY …Steelers avoid embarrassing upset with a 20-17 comeback victory over Colts

COURIER PHOTOGRAPHER BRIAN COOK captures Steelers TE Vance McDonald catching a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. A two-point conversion tied the game at 17, before Chris Boswell’s game-winning kick lifted the Steelers to the win over Indianapolis, Nov. 12.

Zzzz, zzzz…

Hey, Steelers, wake up, it’s time for your afternoon snack.

Even at 7-2, the Steelers are still a flawed team

THE STEELERS DEFENSE smelled Colts blood in the fourth quarter, holding Indy scoreless while the Steelers scored 11 fourth quarter points to prevail, 20-17, Nov. 12. (Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook)

After nine weeks, the Steelers have the best start in the Mike Tomlin era at 7-2. It’s an impressive record, but how good are the Steelers really?

WNBA receives ‘A’ on race and gender report card


WNBA stars like Minnesota’s Maya Moore are featured in a video game for the first time. (JIM MONE/AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions.

‘Too Urban:’ Black Ex-Banana Republic Employee Sues For $1 Million Over Discrimination

In yet another example of hair bias against Black women, a former African-American employee at Banana Republic filed a $1 million lawsuit because of discrimination.

Destiny Tompkins, 19, made the formal complaint in state Supreme Court in New York Monday after she was suspended from a branch store at the Westchester Mall in White Plains over her box braids last month, the New York Daily News reported.

Tax havens for the rich and powerful exposed

(—The latest investigative bombshell by an international team of journalists reveals the kings and queens, presidents and CEOs who have hidden their wealth in foreign ports, far from the prying eye of the taxman. The new report is called the “Paradise Papers.”

Consumer borrowing up $20.8 bil


FILE – This Nov. 18, 2009, file photo, shows credit and bank cards with electronic chips in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Changes to federal law have sharply restricted students’ access to credit cards, making it harder for many to start building credit. But parents can still help their kids lay the foundation for renting apartments and taking out loans by letting them piggyback on their good credit and offering sound advice. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Here’s How Xanax Become The Drug Of Choice For The Younger Generations

The name Lil Peep might not immediately resonate with everybody, but chances are that the current opioid crisis in America probably does. The rapper who became somewhat of a cult figure on the emo music scene died Wednesday night, and his death was probably because he overdosed on drugs — the anti-anxiety prescription medication Xanax, to be exact.