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Nearly 500 Small Businesses File Bankruptcy Using Increased Eligibility Limit Since February

By BlackPressUSA New statistical table and analysis available on the American Banking Institute’s (ABI) SBRA Resources website show that 471 small businesses have elected to file for bankruptcy relief under new subchapter V to chapter 11 of the Code since it was...

SPLC Announces $30 Million Investment to Increase Voter Registration

By NNPA Newswire Staff Report The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today announced it is investing up to $30 million from its endowment in voter outreach organizations in the Deep South to increase voter registration and participation among people of...

L’Oreal to Remove Words Like ‘Whitening’ from Skin Products

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By The Associated Press French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said June 27 that it will remove words like "whitening" from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in...

Abandoned Baby Becomes Cell Phone Tech Mogul

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By Curtis Bunn Zenger News Rescued at two days old by retirement-age couple Nathan and Edith Figgers, Freddie was raised as one of their own. Later, the African-American couple formally adopted him. Both lived to see his extraordinary rise, although Nathan...

NASA Names Headquarters After First Black Female Engineer At NASA

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By US Black Engineer NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first Black female engineer at NASA. Mary started her career in the segregated West Area Computing...

Prince George’s County Opens Small Businesses

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The lights of commerce started coming back on again as Prince George's County entered Phase Two of the slow return to normal business following the COVID-19 shutdown.  After nearly three months of silence, "non...

AFRO Exclusive – Atlas Restaurant Group: ‘I Left After Witnessing Their Racist Behavior’

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com The heat was on the owner of the glitzy Ouzo Bay restaurant in Harbor East recently, when a video surfaced depicting an overtly racist dress code policy being enforced by restaurant management last weekend. The video...

Cherry Hill Community Organization Partners with AFRO

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By AFRO Staff The Youth Resiliency Institute, a grassroots community activist group based in South Baltimore, has launched the Cherry Hill Youth program, which celebrates the heritage, history and culture of the Cherry Hill community. The new program will explore...

Save The Date!

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Since 2015, the BCSAO has hosted weekly events in the summer for Baltimore's youth The BCSAO is taking their Bmore Pop Up series virtual to continue to provide this welcome distraction for Baltimore City Youth while adapting to COVID-19 social...

NEH Announces $40 Million in CARES Act Grants

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NEH Announces $40 Million in CARES Act Grants Emergency relief funding will preserve humanities jobs nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2020) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $40.3 million in new CARES Act economic stabilization grants to...

The 40-Year-Old Gantt Report, Authored by Trailblazing Journalist/Entrepreneur Lucius Gantt, is One of the...

The 40-Year-Old Gantt Report, Authored by Trailblazing Journalist/Entrepreneur Lucius Gantt, is One of the Longest-Running Newspaper Columns in America. In an Exclusive Florida Courier Newspaper Interview, He Tells Readers Why He’s ‘Stayed Black.’ By the Florida Courier Staff Never heard of...

Morgan State Family and Consumer Sciences Program Nationally Accredited by AAFCS

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Morgan State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Receives National Accreditation American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Accreditation Marks First for Program in its History BALTIMORE – Morgan State University’s School of Education and Urban Studies (SEUS) Department of Family...

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