Former Wall Street Techie Establishes a Business Inspired By Fashion and Culture

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Schuanne Cappel has come a long way from her days as a Wall Street techie. Owner and founder of upscale clothing and accessory destination Uncoverd, Cappel began her business...

Tech Company Innovates Foster Care

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A Falls Church non-profit has won first place at the inaugural Innovate for Good Challenge. The winner, Connect Our Kids, is developing data-driven intelligent software to enhance the abilities of...

Program Teaches Kids To Write and Be Published

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer After 13 years as a single mother Leslie Crawford found her personal catharsis by taking pen to pad to purge herself of the stressful responsibilities of raising a family. ...

Family of Girl Shocked at MGM Plans to Sue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Nov.18, Rydricka Rosier posted a video of her family celebrating her daughter, Zynae Green’s, seventh birthday in a hospital room rather than home, after she was electrocuted at...

Black Women Connecting and Networking

Blaqsbi.com is Designed for Black People to Connect Charlotte, NC -- Don't wait until the next unarmed Black man is killed by racist cops or the next racially insensitive advertisement from corporations to start talking...

Entertainment Industry Vet Denise Pendleton, Films Doc About Pioneering Black Owned Ad Agency

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO In second grade, Denise Pendleton was hit by a car. She ended up in a full body cast for a year and went to an elementary school for...

Airbnb Offers More than Just a Place to Stay

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia After more than a decade in business, Airbnb has gone beyond being recognized as just a worldwide accommodations platform that folks use as an alternative to hotels. The company...

‘Social Entrepreneur’ Uses Company to Give Back

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Emmanuel Irono moved to the United States from Nigeria in the 1980s to attend Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, he dreamed of working as a...

Minnesota Sees Rise of Payday Loan Alternatives

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sky-high interest payday loans are getting some more affordable competition in the Twin Cities area from community-based organizations. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Exodus Lending is one nonprofit offering residents interest-free loans...

Producer Brian Moreland Talks Broadway, His Taye Diggs Directed Play

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Broadway producer Brian Moreland firmly believes that Black people saved Broadway. He explains that back in the twenties and thirties, “Off Broadway was where every Black performer was pushed,...

DC Council Overturns Initiative 77, Tipped Workers Stay Below Minimum Wage and Keep Tips

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO On Oct. 16, the D.C. Council voted to repeal a voter-approved ballot measure that would have required tipped workers to be paid a full minimum wage—causing uproar among some...

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...

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