Black News Channel Now to Launch to a Larger Viewing Audience

Written by the NNPA Tallahassee, Florida—November 6, 2019–Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more...

Celebrating Two Intrepid Black Women Journalists

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The International Women’s Media Foundation, which supports female journalists around the world, honored two fearless, Black women making a name for themselves with their groundbreaking, powerful journalism.  Nikole Hannah-Jones,...

Black Restaurant Week: A Lesson In Cooperative Economics

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Nov. 4 Black restaurant and food service providers will compete in a cocktail competition to name the best bartender in the region.  Then on Nov. 6, Black restauranteurs,...

Busboys and Poets To Serve Contest Winner’s Sweet Potato Pie

By Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO Watch out, Patti LaBelle.  Anacostia resident Mary Satcher, 82, is coming for you with a riff on the sweet potato pie recipe that’s been a family mainstay for decades.    Satcher’s...

Rhim Named ‘Nonprofit Leader of the Year’

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For more than a quarter century, Prince George’s County and D.C. residents looking to prepare or enhance their professional skills have been transformed by the Seat Pleasant-based the Training...

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Partners with HBCU’s Miles College for Campus Venture

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A new partnership between NBA great Shaquille O’Neal and Miles College will help bring a Papa John’s Pizzeria to every Historically Black College and University Campus in the...

Entrepreneur Creates Coupon Program for Black-owned Businesses to Compete With Groupon

By Chicago Defender via NNPA Nashville, Tenn. — While many startups and small businesses struggle with building customer loyalty, Black-owned businesses must work even harder because of negative stereotypes. One common misconception is that all...

Youth Bakes a Bright Future

By Troy Donté Prestwood Special to the AFRO The temperatures outside may be cooling off, but it’s quite the opposite inside the kitchen of 13-year old Madelynn Martin. With the home oven set to 350 degrees,...

Calvin G. Butler Jr. Appointed Interim CEO Exelon Utilities

By AFRO Staff Exelon Corporation announced the Oct. 15 appointment of Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, as interim CEO of Exelon Utilities, effective immediately. This appointment follows the retirement...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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