`Keep Your Hustle, But Change Your Product’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Author Lamont Carey’s latest book, The Transition: From One Hellhole to Another, continues his searing narrative about the perils of mass incarceration, which impacts millions of Americans on both sides...

Dianah Shaw Installed as 2019 President of D.C. Association of Realtors

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dianah Shaw of POWER Consulting and Real Estate was installed as President of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors at the New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Headquarters this month-...

Industrial Bank Named December 2018 Location of the Month

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) named Industrial Bank its December 2018 Location of the Month. “We’re very excited,” said Melanee Woodard, Assistant...

The Science Princess Brings Business Savvy and Slime

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its early evening on a Friday, and while many tweens may be relishing some social media time, or a chance to call friends, or even watch a movie, Maria...

#BFF More Than a Best Friend for Black Women Entrepreneurs in Tech

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The hashtag #BFF is widely known as “Best Friends Forever,” but now for many entrepreneurs it’s a ray of hope. According to information from “digitalundivided,” an organization that helps Black...

GoFundMe Says Donors In Alleged Homeless Scam Refunded

By The Associated Press MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple...

Booze Cruise Battle: Booted From NYC Dock, Owner Sees Racism

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Braithwaite is a rarity in New York City's sightseeing cruise industry: a Black owner whose raucous party boats are filled with mostly Black patrons...

NYC-Area Estate of 1st US Self-Made Woman Millionaire Sold

IRVINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — The New York estate built a century ago by a daughter of slaves who made her fortune selling hair care products for Black women has been purchased by an organization...

Black Women Convene Post the 2018 Elections

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Black women come together, powerful shifts happen.  The power of Black Girl Magic has been proven from stories told in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics,” “Hidden...

New Black-Owned Toy Store Comes to Hyattsville

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The last-minute holiday run to the conventional toy store appears to be a thing of the past since Toys"R"Us closed all its North American stores earlier in 2018. With...

Gazette Staff Among Time Magazine Honorees

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Many anticipated Time Magazine would name the current occupant of the White House their 2018 “Person of the Year.” Instead the venerable publication honored the entity Donald Trump has declared...

Serena Williams Launches Pop-up Shop During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman...

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