Local Boys’ Candle Business Expanding to Macy’s

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When three of Celena Gill’s sons asked her to buy them a Nerf gun and more than $500 in video games, she told them to get a job...

The Avi8ted Mindset

Lafayette Barnes IV, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Growing up in Washington, D.C. in the ’90s wasn’t easy. With the influence of drugs and crime, one could easily find themselves on the wrong path. Charlton Woodyard II’s parents...

Tryp Rideshare

By Black News PR Everybody knows about Uber and Lyft, but there's a new rideshare company called Tryp that is becoming especially popular with Black and other minority entrepreneurs. It's the only rideshare platform that...

From Promoter to Proprietor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] From the days where he roamed the Morgan State University campus Tracy Wiggs has always had the gift of gab.  With his raw wit and business savvy he...

Crazy Like a Fox Tour Comes Home

By Brittney Johnson, AFRO Intern Baltimore native Melony Hill has created a safe and intimate space for Black women to learn, heal, and thrive. Her brainchild, Crazy Like A Fox, an empowerment tour has been widely...

Press Release: JPMorgan Chase and National Urban League Collaborate to Help Black Households Increase...

(BUSINESS WIRE)—JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committing $1.5 million over two years to help the National Urban League launch their new Financial Savings Initiative, a program that will help Black households build savings and...

Google Offers Job to Davian Chester, the Artist Who Created the Viral Juneteenth Doodle

By Brittani Hunter OAKLAND POST — In the new age of technol­ogy, social media networks like Twitter and Instagram are serving as effective recruiting channels. In addition, often times tal­ented candidates are finding jobs without...

Karen Carter Richards, Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, Elected as New NNPA National...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Karen Carter Richards, the publisher of the Houston Forward Times, has been elected to serve as the chair of the National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade organization...

The Tools for Community Activism

By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern Many people talk about change in their communities, but what does that look like? Where do they start? Is it a better school, lower crime rates, or adequate housing? The answer...

Amid Crisis, Haiti Fights to Save Oil Used in Fine Perfumes

By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — High up in the hills of rural Haiti, where some women sit topless on porches and bleating goats break the silence, a group of men...

Mary and Main Offers Millennial Business Example

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When Hope Wiseman graduated from Spelman College she had the world in the palm of her hand. After earning her degree from the  prestigious all women’s Historically...

Don’t Say “She Cuts Good For A Girl”

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Lesley Bryant opened The Lady Clipper Barber Shop in 2017, she wanted it to serve people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and ages in part because she...

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