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Minority Equality Opportunities Acquisition Inc. Becomes First Minority-Led SPAC Traded On NASDAQ

Led by Mr. Shawn Rochester, Minority Equality Opportunities Acquisition Inc.’s Chairman and CEO, and Ms. Robin Watkins, its Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, the blank check company will focus its business combination search and transactions on historically undercapitalized minority-owned/controlled businesses in various industry sectors across the country.

KD Hall Communications Expands Nationwide, Opening Second Headquarters In Jacksonville

After spending the past eight years providing world class customer service to clients in the Pacific Northwest, KD Hall Communications is expanding its reach. The organization will now work with clients from coast-to-coast after opening a second headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

Ezell’s Famous Chicken Launches Initiative To Support, Empower Black Businesses

Ezell’s Famous Chicken Co-Founders Lewis and Darnell Rudd, along with their sister, Faye Stephens in partnership with DoorDash and Debrena Jackson-Gandy’s Mastermind has launched the Rudd’s R.U.B.B. (Raising Up Black Businesses) Initiative, a precedent-setting initiative designed to financially empower Black-owned businesses.

3 Ways Companies Can Help Advance Racial Equity

The reasons for the lagging rate of real-world contributions have become increasingly clear. On the one hand, companies have struggled to decide where to funnel their investments given the breadth of the problem and the sheer number of organizations. Companies have also faced difficulties in measuring the success of their commitments in the short term, as results can sometimes take years to come to fruition.

Big Tech Embraced Hybrid Work. It’s More Complicated For Some Startups.

The pandemic has upended how much of corporate America operates, particularly the big tech companies that were among the first movers in shutting down their physical offices and sending employees home.

Amazon Will Pay Up To $1,000 In Damages For Dangerous Items Sold On Its Site

Amazon is changing its complaint process for returns and will pay customers up to $1,000 for products sold by third-party sellers that caused damage or personal injury.

U.S. Employers Added 943,000 Jobs In July, Signaling A Strong Labor Market

The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 5.4% — a new low of the pandemic era — the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

How The Business Community Can Help Protect Voting Rights

This disappointing decision arrives as we're seeing a litany of partisan election law bills being proposed in states like Texas and Georgia that create barriers to absentee voting and restrict innovations like drive-thru voting. Now more than ever, the nation needs business leaders to remain steadfast in their commitments to protecting our democracy.

Federal Safety Watchdog Sues Amazon For Selling Dangerous Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Amazon is selling hazardous products to its customers. The federal safety watchdog is suing Amazon to stop.

Shorter Working Week Trials An ‘Overwhelming Success’ In Iceland

The trials run by Reykjavík City Council and the national government saw worker wellbeing "dramatically" increase across a range of indicators, from perceived stress and burnout, to health and work-life balance, according to researchers from think tank Autonomy and research organization the Association for Sustainable Democracy (Alda)

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