Calvin G. Butler Jr. Appointed Interim CEO Exelon Utilities

By AFRO Staff Exelon Corporation announced the Oct. 15 appointment of Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, as interim CEO of Exelon Utilities, effective immediately. This appointment follows the retirement...

CCG Publisher and CEO Mourns the Death of ‘Dear Friend’ Congressman Elijah Cummings

Career Communications Group, Inc., (CCG) a media company based in Maryland’s 7th District, is saddened by the announcement Thursday that Congressman Elijah E. Cummings had died. The following statement was sent by CCG publisher...

PRESS ROOM: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Celebrities, Politicians Electrify Attendees at A. Philip Randolph...

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) addressed members of the A. Philip Randolph Institute last week in Bloomington, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. APRI is one of the nation’s largest organizations of African-American labor union...

PRESS ROOM: SunTrust Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in Grants to Winners of the 2019...

By The Atlanta Tribune via BlackPressUSA.com The SunTrust Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and...

ESSENCE Announces the Expansion of “Girls United by ESSENCE”

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2019-- ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, celebrates the International Day of the Girl with the expansion of its empowering mentoring initiative, Girls United by...

New Bills Support Small Businesses

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Sept. 17, Council member Charles Allen of Ward 6 introduced legislations that could help support small business owners manage the cost of owning and operating a business in...

Winfrey Shocks Fundraisers With $1M Donation for Students

By The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey shocked attendees at a North Carolina fundraiser by announcing a donation of more than $1 million toward the United Negro College Fund. The Charlotte Observer reports...

Entrepreneur Creates Flashcards That Teach Children About Black Millionaires And Billionaires

By The Chicago Defender New Orleans, LA — New Orleans-based media company, Raising Black Millionaires, has just released the first volume in their series of Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards, to empower parents and educators of Black...

Coral Gardeners Bring Back Jamaica’s Reefs, Piece by Piece

By CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates...

Sweet, Savory Brunch Vibes Comes to Georgia Avenue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Just a couple years ago restaurant industry veterans Monique Rose and Chef Sammy Davis were on the verge of homelessness; now they have $12 million of revenue- last counted. ...

Washington Housing Conservancy Appoints a New Executive Director

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Oct. 14, the Northwest, D.C. nonprofit, Washington Housing Conservancy (WHC), will install a new Executive Director.  New Jersey-native Kimberly Driggins has spent two decades in D.C. working in the...

Karen Boykin-Towns Takes her Talents to Sard Verbinnen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Ask Karen Boykin-Towns what motivates her, and you’re sure to get an earful because her list is extensive. After 22 years at Pfizer, and a lifetime of community and...

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