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Black Businesses and the Election: Which Candidate Has Your Back?

Black Businesses and the Election: Which Candidate Has Your Back?
Earlier this month, the Atlanta Black Star reported that black-owned businesses were still growing but not as fast as other business subcategories.  Based on newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, black Americans make up 12 percent of the nation’s population.  But concerning ownership of businesses two years old or younger, they make up just 3.3 percent of the group.  Back in 2014, the headlines were less ominous.  Several publications celebrated the fact that more than two million U.S. businesses were black-owned.  But in the nation’s biggest cities (with the greatest concentration of wealth), black businesses account for less than 10 percent of companies. With roughly a month left before the general election, it’s important for black business owners to vote for a candidate who has their best interests at heart.  What exactly does that mean? It means the candidate’s stances on the economy, small business, and diversity all matter.  It’s...
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2016 election-How to register to vote in Florida by mail

2016 election-How to register to vote in Florida by mail
  By mail 1. Get the voter registration formDownload and print the voter registration formGet the form2. Fill out the formFill in the application online and print, or fill the application in using a black ballpoint penStep 1 · Indicate whether this is a new registration, an update, or a request to replace your voter card, and confirm that you're a US citizenStep 2 · Confirm that you haven't been convicted of a felony, or if you have been, that your voting rights have been restoredStep 3 · Confirm that you have not been judged mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, or if you have, that your right to vote has been restoredStep 4 · Provide your date of birthStep 5 · Provide your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card number. If you don't have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.If you don't have a Florida driver’s license, Florida ID card, or...
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