Women-Owned Businesses and Organizations Find Support in BEACON, the DC Women Founders Initiative

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO Eleven local women-run organizations were awarded grants totaling $50,000 on Thursday, September 27 at the BEACON Awards Reception held during the Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) first-annual WeDC...

Serena Williams Launches Fashion Collection of Her Own

By The Associated Press Serena Williams has launched a fashion collection soon after participating in her first major tennis tournament in 16 months, dressed in a black "warrior princess" catsuit, no less. But don't look for...

Artist Henrietta Snype Preserves African Basket Making Tradition

Many of us became familiar with Gullah culture through director Julie Dash’s seminal 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust. The first feature film by a Black woman to get general theatrical release, Daughters of...

Companies ‘Steal’ Billions from Low-Income Workers

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI,...

Eddie Brown’s ‘Beating the Odds’ ‘Not a Black Story, but a Business Story’

To say that Eddie Brown has beaten the odds is an understatement. He owns and operates the second- oldest, Black-owned investment firm in the nation, Brown Capital Management, based in Baltimore. And although he...

Real Estate in Prince George’s County Continues to Soar

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As affordable housing and gentrification continues to be a hot topic in the District of Columbia, the Real Estate market in Prince George’s County is thriving. “Overall, homes are more valuable...

Black Professional Pursues Philanthropy for Millennials

Ebonie Johnson Cooper has a whirlwind life. One typical day found her leaving a lunch date with friends, headed to a business meeting and planning to conduct the Washington, D.C. session of “Defining Young...

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...

Dealing With Rising Banking Fees

There was a time that having a bank account at a big bank was a money maker for customers and not a money loser. Those days have come and gone. The national banks have...

Documentary Shows An Old Profession In A New Way

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last year D.C. made the news when the Economic Policy Institute released a report that stated that unemployment for African Americans in the District was the highest in the...

Susan Rice Joins Netflix Board of Directors

By Chelsea Burwell, Special to the AFRO Susan Rice, former U.S. National Security adviser, has been named to Netflix’s board of directors. Rice, who also served as the ambassador to the United Nations and key adviser to...

Kwame Alexander Credits Baltimore with Launching Writing Career

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO 22 years ago, New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, started a publishing company in the basement of his mother’s home on St. Paul Street in North Central Baltimore....

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