ESSENCE Announces the Expansion of “Girls United by ESSENCE”

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2019-- ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, celebrates the International Day of the Girl with the expansion of its empowering mentoring initiative, Girls United by...

New Bills Support Small Businesses

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Sept. 17, Council member Charles Allen of Ward 6 introduced legislations that could help support small business owners manage the cost of owning and operating a business in...

Winfrey Shocks Fundraisers With $1M Donation for Students

By The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey shocked attendees at a North Carolina fundraiser by announcing a donation of more than $1 million toward the United Negro College Fund. The Charlotte Observer reports...

Entrepreneur Creates Flashcards That Teach Children About Black Millionaires And Billionaires

By The Chicago Defender New Orleans, LA — New Orleans-based media company, Raising Black Millionaires, has just released the first volume in their series of Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards, to empower parents and educators of Black...

Coral Gardeners Bring Back Jamaica’s Reefs, Piece by Piece

By CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates...

Sweet, Savory Brunch Vibes Comes to Georgia Avenue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Just a couple years ago restaurant industry veterans Monique Rose and Chef Sammy Davis were on the verge of homelessness; now they have $12 million of revenue- last counted. ...

Washington Housing Conservancy Appoints a New Executive Director

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Oct. 14, the Northwest, D.C. nonprofit, Washington Housing Conservancy (WHC), will install a new Executive Director.  New Jersey-native Kimberly Driggins has spent two decades in D.C. working in the...

Karen Boykin-Towns Takes her Talents to Sard Verbinnen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Ask Karen Boykin-Towns what motivates her, and you’re sure to get an earful because her list is extensive. After 22 years at Pfizer, and a lifetime of community and...

Minority Firm Makes Top 100

By AFRO Staff  Cathy L. Mays and Angela Gustus, co-owners of CMAG & Associates, were recently recognized by The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) as 2019 Top 100 MBE winners.  This prestigious award recognizes...

Women Entrepreneurs Launch Investment Fund

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In the spirit of empowering women, a collective of women business owners have launched the Forward Fund, which is an investment fund specifically for women entrepreneurs.  Business owners Melodie Narain-Blackwell,...

This 25-year Old Turned Down $4.4m And Now Her Company Is Valued At $7.3m

By The Chicago Defender Launching just eight months ago the company’s value quickly rose by $1.4M after recent investments from the likes of Ladarius Gunter (former-Green Bay Packers Cornerback), Shaun Hamilton (Washington Redskins Linebacker), Ayodeji...

Chicago Native Chris Williams Becomes the Youngest Black Subway Franchise Owner in Georgia

By Marshall A. Latimore and Miana Massey Chris Williams II is a young entrepreneur and a recently sought after business guru hailing from Chicago’s South Side. After Williams discharged from the Army National Guard and finished...
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