Minority Firm Makes Top 100

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...

Women Entrepreneurs Launch Investment Fund

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In the spirit of empowering women, a collective of women business owners have launched the Forward Fund, which is an investment fund specifically for women entrepreneurs.  Business owners Melodie Narain-Blackwell,...

This 25-year Old Turned Down $4.4m And Now Her Company Is Valued At $7.3m

By The Chicago Defender Launching just eight months ago the company’s value quickly rose by $1.4M after recent investments from the likes of Ladarius Gunter (former-Green Bay Packers Cornerback), Shaun Hamilton (Washington Redskins Linebacker), Ayodeji...

Chicago Native Chris Williams Becomes the Youngest Black Subway Franchise Owner in Georgia

By Marshall A. Latimore and Miana Massey Chris Williams II is a young entrepreneur and a recently sought after business guru hailing from Chicago’s South Side. After Williams discharged from the Army National Guard and finished...

New Website Helps Diners Find Black-Owned Restaurants

By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Los Angeles Contributor More than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator eatblackowned.com, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants. “There’s only one thing that...

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Affordable Housing Commitment

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant isn’t taking it lightly and has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle...

Black Businesse$, Black Consumer$: A Necessary Alliance

By Starla Muhammad, Managing Editor, The Final Call @simplystarla23 CHICAGO—Entrepreneurship is nothing new in the Black community. Black people have historically worked hard to establish, maintain and grow their own businesses to cultivate an economic base...

Delaware Grants Factory Permit Near Black Community Despite Environmental Concern

By The Associated Press Delaware officials will allow a Pennsylvania-based company to build a factory near a majority-Black, low-income neighborhood, despite environmental concerns by residents. The Delaware News Journal reports the state granted Walan Specialty Construction...

Press-On Nails, Global Pizazz 

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO In the last decade the Black beauty industry has expanded expeditiously. Statistics show that in 2017, the African-American community contributed 85 percent of the sales to the beauty industry...

Hope Scott Named to 2019 List of Most Influential Women in Corporate America

By The Oakland Post Excelling as Blue Shield of California’s Vice Presi­dent, Chief Risk & Compli­ance Officer and having fun along the way, Hope Scott has recently been named as one of Savoy’s 2019 Most...

Debra Lee Named to AT&T Board of Directors

By WI Web Staff Former BET Networks Chair and CEO Debra Lee has been named to the AT&T board of directors. Lee, who worked for more than 30 years at BET Networks, was previously named to...

Gucci Names Diversity Chief after Blackface Flap

By NNPA Newswire  Renee Tirado has been appointed director of Gucci’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division. In her new capacity, Tirado will be tasked with developing and implementing a global strategy to make Gucci’s workplace more inclusive...

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