Black Business Owners Share Hard Won Experiences

On March 1st, the city showcased some of its entrepreneurial talent as part of the Circular Summit put on by Hello Alice—a platform bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, supporters and partners to “build a more...

Baltimore Beat’s Short Run Ends

The short run of the Baltimore Beat, an alternative weekly newspaper, is over. “Ugh terrible stupid news. Our publisher has decided to stop publishing the Baltimore Beat. The paper is over,” Brandon Soderberg, the newspaper’s...

Remembering Lerone Bennett, Black Press Giant

Lerone Bennett Jr., a long time editor at Ebony magazine, died earlier this year. Bennett, who wrote numerous books on African American history, such as Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America and Great...

Wood Joins Smith & Nephew

Dr. James E. Wood, formerly the chief of orthopedic surgery at Maryland’s MedStar Harbor, has been appointed senior medical director for global strategy at Smith & Nephew. Wood, a native of Baltimore and an AFRO...

Bail Company Goes Extra Mile for Clients

T-Ann Johnson saved a client’s life. That’s when she knew the job was more than just a job. It was a calling. Saving lives was not in the job description. But, as Director of Empower and...

DC Funeral Home Mulls Move to Maryland

For 30 years, Ronald Taylor II Funeral Homes in Northeast, D.C. has served a predominantly Black clientele, but as gentrification increasingly pushes Blacks out of the city and into Prince George’s County, Taylor is...

Papa John’s Takes a Knee, Gets Replaced by Pizza Hut

Last year John Schnatter, then CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, ignited a national controversy when he said, “The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction....

First Black Woman NASCAR Owner Steps Up

The first Black woman to own a NASCAR team completed her first official race Feb. 18. Melissa Harville-Lebron, CEO of W. M. Stone Enterprises and owner of E2 Northeast Motorsports, and her racing team debuted...

Michelle Obama Announces New Book

Former first lady Michelle Obama has decided it’s time to tell her story. On Feb. 25, Obama took to Twitter to announce her new book, Becoming, and the launch of her website, becomingmichelleobama.com. “Writing BECOMING has...

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...

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...

‘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...

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