BUSINESS

  • Black Professional Pursues Philanthropy for Millennials

    Ebonie Johnson Cooper has a whirlwind life. One typical day found her leaving a lunch date with friends, headed to a business meeting and planning to conduct the Washington, D.C. session of “Defining Young Black Philanthropy.”  The panel discussions, she explained to the AFRO ...

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  • We’re More Connected Everyday

      I love this time of the year.  Oh, yes – the holidays, too – but, I am referring to the release of the newest Nielsen Cross-Platform Report. The latest edition is called A New Connected Community, analyzing the constant shifting in how and where consumers watch our ...

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  • Thrifting: Designer Treasures at Bargain-Basement Prices

    Ever wonder how you could get your hands on a piece from one of those high-end designer labels like St. John’s, Ferragamo, or Burberry? How about finding more affordable labels like Coach, Nine West or Old Navy at an unbelievably low price? For both, thrift shopping is the way to achieve ...

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  • D.C.’s Best Knownand Liked– Hole in the Wall

    Drive by too fast and you won’t notice it. Blink and you may miss it, as well. That’s just how the family-based owners of Horace & Dickie’s Seafood and Chicken prefer it to remain—a modest, unassuming location but able to provide a lasting impression. Located at 12th ...

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  • U Street: Casual, Affordable Elegance on a Friday Night

    A wide array of nightlife choices avail themselves to week’s end visitors to U Street, but Dickson Wine Bar on 9th and U Streets, N.W. has no problem packing all three of its levels on a Friday night. The atmosphere is dim but inviting, not too clubby. The candle-lit tables are the ...

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  • 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 grown to a workforce of more than 200. Maricom provides data and database management services, ...

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  • 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 40 people to earning six-figure incomes. Self knows the formula that will ...

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  • College Entrepreneurship Still Growing Strong

    "Everyone is capable of greatness and we inspire greatness in the everyday man," said Idris Shineba, one of four founders of Upperthinking LLC, a new clothing line that stresses not only excellence in clothing but in day to day life as well. Created in 2011 by four undergraduate ...

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  • Local Hair-Care Guru Hits Wegmans, Natural

    Lanham, MD— “Wow. This is really incredible,” a customer said, marveling at the difference in his two hands. The left was nothing out of the ordinary: a touch of roughness, slightly fading in color with minor tingling as a result of poor circulation. The right hand, told ...

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  • 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 the 8(a) Business Development Program targeting minorities and companies ...

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  • Dealing With Rising Banking Fees

    There was a time that having a bank account at a big bank was a money maker for customers and not a money loser. Those days have come and gone. The national banks have increased the number of fees that customers are being charged in order to generate more revenue. Customers are being hit with ...

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  • Talk Show Host Hopes Coffee Will Perk Up Communities

    Warren Ballentine, a popular local talk show personality, is betting supporting a monthly coffee habit can translate into funding to help small business ventures in Baltimore and other cities around the country. He is challenging at least 30,000 people to spend $30 dollars a month purchasing ...

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