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

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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 and chairman Tyrone Taborn via...

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 leaders and activists. Rep. Omar invigorated...

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

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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 Midwest, including four in Atlanta....

ESSENCE Announces the Expansion of “Girls United by ESSENCE”

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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 ESSENCE. This exciting platform will...

New Bills Support Small Businesses

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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 D.C. The two bills, The Small...

Winfrey Shocks Fundraisers With $1M Donation for Students

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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 that former talk-show host and...

Entrepreneur Creates Flashcards That Teach Children About Black Millionaires And Billionaires

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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 children with an effective and...

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

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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 sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies...

Sweet, Savory Brunch Vibes Comes to Georgia Avenue

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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.  Since starting they’re Milk &...

Washington Housing Conservancy Appoints a New Executive Director

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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 field of housing and community...

Karen Boykin-Towns Takes her Talents to Sard Verbinnen

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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 social activism, Boykin-Towns has taken...

Minority Firm Makes Top 100

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By AFRO Staff  Cathy L. Mays and Angela Gustus, co-owners of CMAG & Associates, were recently recognized by The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) as 2019 Top 100 MBE winners.  This prestigious award recognizes owners of minority business enterprises...

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