Some ex-felons excluded from small business relief in spite of Trump’s criminal justice reform platform

(CNN)Like millions of other small business owners facing the financial weight of the coronavirus pandemic, Vincent Bragg saw the federal government’s Payroll Protection Program as a potential lifeline.

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Congress isn’t going to overhaul the small business loan program to block publicly traded companies from getting loans

(CNN)Congress is about to give the Small Business Administration hundreds of billions more in funding for the emergency small business lending program. But even amid growing outrage about some of the recipients so far, the guidelines for the loans aren’t expected to change. In this case that meant limiting paperwork for the application process as…

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‘My firm is viable but I cant get a loan’

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Earl G. Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise, dies

(CNN)Earl G. Graves, Sr., founder of Black Enterprise — the media company focused on black entrepreneurship and black businesses — died Monday at the age of 85. “We will evermore celebrate his life and legacy, in this, our 50th Anniversary Year, and beyond,” the publication wrote in a tweet. Graves Jr. did not immediately respond…

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Richard Branson Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of the founder of Virgin Group, Ltd., Richard Branson. Birth name: Richard Charles Nicholas Branson Father: Edward Branson, lawyer Mother: Eve (Huntley-Flindt) Branson, flight attendant Marriages: Joan (Templeman) Branson (1989-present); Kristen (Tomassi) Branson (1972-1976, divorced) Children: with Joan (Templeman) Branson: Clare Sarah, born and died in 1979; Holly; Sam…

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McConnell: Senate to boost small business loan program with possible action on Thursday

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will push this week for additional funds for a small business loan program to keep workers on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. Any effort that passes the Senate would also need to pass the House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday that…

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Self-Made and The Banker showcase the power of black-owned businesses

The Netflix series and Apple TV movie tell true stories of entrepreneurship at odds with an ongoing Hollywood narrative of black tragedy While Hollywood has slowly started to embrace a more diverse landscape, inspirational depictions of African Americans prospering remain an unfortunate rarity. This years Oscars drove the point home quite clearly, with Cynthia Erivo…

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What help will self-employed people get?

Who is eligible? More than half of a claimant’s income needs to come from self-employment. The scheme will be open to those with a trading profit of less than £50,000 in 2018-19, or an average trading profit of less than £50,000 from 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. Why is it taking so long to help the…

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Self Made review Octavia Spencer sparkles in inspiring Netflix drama

The story of Madam CJ Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in America, makes for an involving four-part series about groundbreaking entrepreneurship At this profoundly peculiar time, with so much of our days spent at home trying to distract ourselves from the chaos that rumbles on outside, finding the right thing to watch has become…

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Bernie Sanders’ devastating losses put him on the spot

(CNN)CNN Opinion asks contributors to weigh in on the Democratic primary results in Arizona, Illinois and Florida — and what they portend for the race ahead. The views expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the contributors. His resounding, astounding victory in Florida doesn’t just send a message, it effectively ends the contest. At…

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