March Vows to Fight Trump Tax Plan

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Tax Day was not a good day for the Trump government to collect taxes. While the IRS.gov site crashed due to record numbers of late filers, activists and politicians...

Michael B. Jordan Says He Will Adopt Inclusion Rider

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael B. Jordan says that he will adopt inclusion riders for all projects produced by his production company. In a message on Instagram on Wednesday, Jordan pledged to support "the women...

Shelly Bell is a One-Stop Entrepreneurial Force of Nature

As D.C.’s Google Digital Coach, Shelly Bell helps small and minority businesses navigate the search engine’s business tools. She’s also the founder of Black Girl Ventures, MsPrint USA, and the Made By A Black...

Walgreens Stores to Sell More Groceries in African American Communities

After the success of its pilot program at 10 Chicago stores last fall, Deerfield-based Walgreen’s announced recently they will be adding more “expanded food selection” items to their stores in African American communities, according...

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is...

Women-Owned Businesses and Organizations Find Support in BEACON, the DC Women Founders Initiative

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO Eleven local women-run organizations were awarded grants totaling $50,000 on Thursday, September 27 at the BEACON Awards Reception held during the Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) first-annual WeDC...

Barbecue Everything Brings Signature Sauce to Local Stores

By Jasmine A. Ball, Special to The AFRO Barbecue Everything wants to be on your plate. A native of Prince George’s County, Dennis Rawls Jr., the founder of Barbecue Everything, created his own business and sauce. “I...

Target, American Greetings Apologize for Racially Insensitive ‘Baby Daddy’ Card

The Associated Press American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a Black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." The inside of the card reads: "You're a...

Marijuana Initiative Part of Mixed Legacy of 2018 Legislative Session

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The 2018 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended this week with a mixed report on legislation impactful particularly in Maryland’s Black community. Minority Access to Medical Marijuana Industry Caucus...

Black-Owned Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opening in Capitol Heights

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Mary and Main, a Black owned medical cannabis dispensary located in Capitol Heights is softly open for business before it officially opens it doors later this month. The dispensary,...

Darnell Self: Entrepreneurial Success

Darnell Self, entrepreneur and wealth mentor, has been instrumental in changing the legacies of hundreds of thousands of families across the nation. He has coached and guided 12 people to becoming millionaires and over...

Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...

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