Study: Top US Firms are Diversifying Their Boards Faster

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual...

Prince George’s Power Couples: Terrells Find Balance

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected]       Attorney Julius Terrell and his wife Cheryl are from two different worlds but have blended their lives into one thriving relationship that works at the office and at...

Power Couples in PG County: Johnsons Turn House of Memories Into Hospitality Enterprise

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] On a small parcel of land in southern Prince George’s County the Nelson Manor represents a collaborative transition from a lifetime of memories into a flourishing African American family owned...

Casa Ruby Plans for Southeast Exec Expansion

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Casa Ruby, a non-profit safe space for LGBTQ D.C. residents seeking services, shelter and food, has big plans for the new year, hoping to expand their reach to the...

`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...
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