Local Stationary Company Caters to People of Color

Allyson Yuille doesn’t look quite like Martha Stewart. Her skin is a tad darker, her lips a bit fuller and her style of dress somewhat different, but her ambitions remain the same. The Los...

Widespread ‘Skills Gap’ Leaves Jobs on the Table

As President Obama turns up the heat on Congress to pass his $447 billion dollar job bill, a growing number of employers, unions, educators and employment experts are grappling with a related and urgent...

Black Filmmakers Dominate Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — T'Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in "A Wrinkle in Time." "Black Panther" took the No. 1...

White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was...

Adams Wants to Bring Business Acumen to Maryland Senate

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Tim Adams is one of the most successful African-American businessmen in the country and he wants to take those talents to Annapolis to benefit Prince George's County residents. Adams is...

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...

Success Stories: Maria Beckett

A leader in the information systems and technology industry for more than 20 years, Maria Beckett founded Maricom Systems, Inc. in 1996 as a one-person consulting firm. Over the last 15 years, it has...

Minority Businesses Vital to Maryland Economy

There has never been a better time for minorities to step out on faith and begin contributing to the private-sector by beginning their own companies. With organizations like the Minority Business Development Agency and...

D.C. Native Gives Back with Socks

By Jasmine Ball, Special to the AFRO A native Washingtonian is giving back to the community with socks. Socks might appear minor for some, but to others they can change lives. “I thought what if I designed...

Senator Tim Scott Talks New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Communities of Color

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO “If there is no succession plan, there will be no success.” U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) said at a moderated session during a Washington, D.C. stop of...

“It does happen. All the time. Just not to you and me.”

By Ron Harris and Matthew Horace The first time we met Howard Schulz, the founder and chairman of Starbucks, he was speaking to more than 200 of the nation’s highest ranking Black law enforcement officers...

Local Attorney Turned Reality Host Helps Others Pursue Their Dreams

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO September is a big month for Andrea Hence Evans, an intellectual property attorney based in Prince George’s County, Maryland. With over 16 years of experience as a patent attorney,...

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