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  • Homme Boutique Brings Style and Culture to Anacostia

    Women have their little black dresses, but what about men? According to Amir Browder, every man’s closet should include “a crisp white button down shirt, a classic pair of nicely fitted jeans, a black brogue dress shoe, a classic sneaker, tortoise shell frames, a bomber jacket, and classic ...

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  • Vegan Chef Grows Career in D.C.

    When Rakhel Yisrael began selling her homemade vegan cuisine in 2009, she had few resources, but a lot of ambition. “I had a cooler that was able to strap on my back and I would make deliveries on my bicycle,” Yisrael told the AFRO, March 20. “I would speed down U St. to drop off […]

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  • ‘Going Raw With Soul’

    In The Land of Kush, one can find a vegan style restaurant with healthier options for the Baltimore Community, thanks to owner, Gregory Brown, 44, who promotes health, while keeping the soulful taste of popular foods. In his desire to represent African heritage, Brown decided to give a “modern” ...

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  • Companies ‘Steal’ Billions from Low-Income Workers

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on ...

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  • Advertise with the AFRO

    AFRO.com is the leading news and information provider specifically geared toward the African-American market of the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan area. At AFRO.com, our content variety illustrates our understanding that one size does not fit all—and that is especially true for the ...

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  • Apple’s Beats Buy is Two-Sided for Music Streaming

    LOS ANGELES— Apple's $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the music-streaming industry: It's hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services. Streaming-music ...

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  • Credit Managment 101

    In today's world of high finance, managing your credit is a key to financial success. The first step is to know your FICO score and how it is impacted by your credit activities. The better your FICO score, the more attractive you are not only to lenders but employers, and insurance ...

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  • Get your Financial House in Order

    Welcome to 2014! As you begin the New Year, now is a good time to get your financial house in order. A good place to start is making sure you have adequate life insurance. Sure, everybody would like to live forever. But each of us will someday leave this earth due to old age, sickness […]

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  • Success Stories: Diane S. Taitt, Interior Architect

    Name and professional title: Diane S. Taitt, ASID, Assoc AIA; Founder and Managing Principal of De Space Designs Name of business: De Space Designs, a “Wholistic” earth-centered interior architecture & design practice. Brief: Taitt has practiced interior architecture in the U.S. ...

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  • Frank Savage Knows How to Sail Against the Wind

    Frank Savage has a theory about what it will take to bring down the rate of African-American unemployment, which is hovering at 14 percent, higher than any other group in the nation. He believes the answer lies in the creation of owner-operated businesses. “Small businesses are ...

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