• Business & Finance

    Fintechs, community banks and the future of small-business finance

    Dr. Miquel Velazquez doesn’t have a lot of bandwidth to manage the flow of money in and out of his medical practice. “I have a staff of one plus myself, so I can’t put a lot on her plate in terms of figuring out our business needs,” said Velazquez, a doctor in Westbrook, Maine, who provides muscular treatments out of a single office. “I have to handle whatever comes up that needs attention.” While Velazquez might seem like the prime target for a digital payments startup that promises a wide range of services through the web, he instead went with  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Black Fashion Fair’s Interactive Shopping Community Also Gives Back

    For those unfamiliar with it, Black Fashion Fair is an online fashion destination that’s transformed its own shopping experience into one that feels like a master class on need-to-know designers. Founded by Antoine Gregory, the site is thoughtfully curated with collections from Black rising stars, along with in-depth background on each brand. The class of 2021, which was recently announced on the heels of Black Fashion Fair’s first anniversary, includes emerging brands that are already starting to sell out. Stock up on Varsity-inspired outerwear and sweatshirts from brands like John Dean III’s Renowned, elevate your denim collection with Donte Livingston’s  

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  • Computer & Technology

    Computer Class Offered to Deaf Community in UH-Maui College-MEO Collaboration

    Mikey Tomita watches a PowerPoint and asks a lot of questions at the Digital Readiness Basic Computer class held at UH-Maui College on June 21, Monday. Image courtesy of Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Nine deaf members of the Maui Independent Living Center learned how to open email, use a mouse and refrain from data banking at free Wi-Fi hotspots. This was accomplished with the help of two sign language interpreters and lots of visuals – during a special basic computer class at UH-Maui College on Monday, June 21. The three-hour Digital Readiness Basic Computer Class, which was offered for free  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    San Francisco’s SHE-Boutique supports trans community building with curated shopping experience

    SAN FRANCISCO — Visitors to San Francisco’s trans woman-led SHE-Boutique enter the trendy spot for the free fashion finds and stay for the supportive, friendly environment. Part of San Francisco Community Health Center (SFCHC), this one-stop shop for clothing and community building offers trans visitors an opportunity to pick up an array of fashion staples, shoes, accessories, and beauty products. “It’s shopping in a good place, safe environment,” said visitor Katrina. “And you get to see your friends.” “You don’t have to pay anything, and it’s given by the community,” added visitor Glenda. SHE-Boutique creator and SFCHC case manager Khilynn  

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  • Health & Fitness

    Community Moves Health & Fitness Launches New “Longevity

    NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Heart conditions, diabetes, obesity, and mental health problems are some of the issues more commonly faced by older adults. However, engaging in regular, structured exercise, is a great way to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and improve the quality of life. Community Moves Health & Fitness is one such health and fitness service that exclusively caters to people over the age of fifty who need to engage in more structured and regular physical activity. The Community Moves “Longevity Program” is their latest launch which is an 8 module program that  

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