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...

New CRL Consumer Survey: High Pressure Tactics, Confusion Lead to Customers Choosing Overdraft

In August 2010, the Federal Reserve Board directed banks to seek customer approval before enrolling them in high-cost overdraft coverage.  Now nearly a year later, a new survey by the Center for Responsible Lending...

Real Estate Mogul Talks Business with the AFRO

It’s safe to say that Keith D. Murray has a mind for the housing market. The founder and president of PCV Murcor, Real Estate Services has provided home appraisal services for the last 30...

Local Stationary Company Caters to People of Color

Allyson Yuille doesn’t look quite like Martha Stewart. Her skin is a tad darker, her lips a bit fuller and her style of dress somewhat different, but her ambitions remain the same. The Los...

NAWBO Launches Accelerated Growth Series

The NAWBO® Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is a nonprofit educational foundation of the National Association of Women Business Owners® that strives to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of women business owners and promote economic development...

Walgreens Stores to Sell More Groceries in African American Communities

After the success of its pilot program at 10 Chicago stores last fall, Deerfield-based Walgreen’s announced recently they will be adding more “expanded food selection” items to their stores in African American communities, according...

In Q & A, Shirley J. Wilcher Says Affirmative Action is Still Needed

Since 2005, Shirley J. Wilcher has directed the American Association for Affirmative Action, a professional organization that is based in Washington, D.C., and has 1,000 members. During the Clinton administration, she ran the Office...

Restaurants Uploading Menus on iPads for Diners

CHICAGO (AP) — The bar is buzzing on a busy night at Chicago Cut steakhouse as regulars Keith and Peg Bragg sit at a high table scanning the wine list. Within seconds, they have...

Investing for the Future Should Be Every Woman’s Priority

Every woman should make saving for her financial future a top priority. Many women may feel like they do not know where to start when thinking about financial planning, but Vicki Brackens, senior financial...

Black Web 2.0 Honors Online Entrepreneurs

Online entrepreneurship has become the chic field of choice for young technology-trained professionals, making for an industry so immense it sports a fair share of millionaires and global icons. The online world’s transformation into...

Black Faces: 21st Century Conversation on Workplace Advancement

Times have changed, but timeless principles still remain. Racism continues to be a motionless theme in many areas across the globe and in several factors of life, including the workplace. African-American entrepreneurs Randal Pinkett...

New Bakery Opens in D.C.-Baltimore Sweet Spot

Business owner Adrienne Holmes has decided to have her cake and eat it, too. The self-taught baker recently opened her own storefront on Gorman Avenue in D.C.-Baltimore midpoint, Laurel. Her timing is impeccable, with...

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