Black Business Boost: Top 5 States for Black Business
Gumbs, Alisa, Black Enterprise
The number of black-owned businesses in the country has jumped more than 60% since the last Survey of Business Owners by the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest numbers, the preliminary results for 2007, show blacks owned 1.9 million non-farm businesses, accounting for 7.1% of all non-farm businesses and employing more than 900,000 workers.
New York 204,093 Georgia 183,873 Florida 181,469 Texas 154,255 California 137,875 SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Rosier Race Relations?
Hispanics seem to be more optimistic about race relations in this country than African Americans, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll. While more Americans think discrimination against Latinos is a serious problem, 58% of Hispanics think there will eventually be a solution to their racial problems. Just 41% of blacks think blacks and whites will eventually work it out.
Do you think that relations between Latinos and whites will always be a problem in the United States, or that a solution will eventually be worked out? Always a Solution will be No opinion problem worked out All Americans 41% 57% 1% Blacks 51% 49% * Hispanics 39% 58% 3% Whites 41% 58% 1% Do you think that relations between blacks and whites will always be a problem for the United States, or that a solution will eventually be worked out? …