The Line Hotel & Full Service Radio: An Important Resource for Black Progressives

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan is providing a home for Black progressive artists in the form of its independent media hub, Full Service Radio. Housed in a 110 year...

The Strength of Blacks in Business

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent According to a recent study done by Guidant Financial, Black-owned businesses have seen a dramatic increase since 2015, particularly among Black women. However, in the same survey, it was...

Crash Dummies Celebrate 25-Year Anniversary

In the mid-1980s, crash test dummies Vince and Larry famously broke through America’s television sets as iconic reminders of seatbelt safety. With their catchy tagline of "You can learn a lot from a dummy,...

Advocating For Mothers of Color

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Business Name: Mompreneur and Me Owner: Christine Michel Carter What: “Mompreneur and Me,” is an advocacy network that hosts events primarily for mothers of color, founded by Christine Michel Carter, a writer,...

This 25-year Old Turned Down $4.4m And Now Her Company Is Valued At $7.3m

By The Chicago Defender Launching just eight months ago the company’s value quickly rose by $1.4M after recent investments from the likes of Ladarius Gunter (former-Green Bay Packers Cornerback), Shaun Hamilton (Washington Redskins Linebacker), Ayodeji...

Lip Bar Founder Makes Leap from Wall St. to Target

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Straight from Detroit, Michigan, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, Melissa Butler went from working on Wall Street to landing her own beauty line in Target, but she wouldn’t be...

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...

Starbucks CEO Apologizes to 2 Black Men Arrested

By RON TODT and JAY REEVES, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music and...

WBJ Honors Minority Business Leaders at the MGM

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As part of their annual celebration to recognize businessmen of color, on March 28 the Washington Business Journal gathered distinguished guests at the MGM National Harbor for an evening...

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...

Black Businesse$, Black Consumer$: A Necessary Alliance

By Starla Muhammad, Managing Editor, The Final Call @simplystarla23 CHICAGO—Entrepreneurship is nothing new in the Black community. Black people have historically worked hard to establish, maintain and grow their own businesses to cultivate an economic base...

Black PR Spotlight: Gloria Jones

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For a person of color in the workforce, more often than not, it might seem hard to get a position that offers a seat at the decision making table,...

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