By U.S. Chamber of Commerce August is National Black Business Month, which highlights and appreciates the contributions of Black-owned businesses to the U.S. economy and in promoting diversity and equity. About 3 percent of American businesses are Black-owned, according to the Pew Research Center, and nearly 58 percent of Black adults believe supporting Black businesses
Vice President Harris to announce support for historically underserved entrepreneurs in Bidenomics-fueled small business boom
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, @StacyBrownMedia In a visit to local small businesses in Washington, D.C. this month Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled plans to provide grants to non-profit and community-based organizations as part of the $125 million Capital Readiness Program (CRP). The program seeks to bolster historically underserved entrepreneurs’ access to capital, aligning
By Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, AFRO CEO and Publisher Nearly 20 years ago, historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr. declared August as National Black Business Month to “drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African American businesses.” Today, according to the latest data, there are more than three million Black-
Greg J. McCullom By Special Press release (Prince George’s County, Maryland) – After his final Memorial services held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, in Silver Spring, Maryland, the family of Gregory J. McCullom has released the following statement through their family counselor, Sophia A. Nelson, Esq. and a spokesperson for the family, Mr. Brian Akins:
By Senator Cory V. McCray (D-Md.- 45) Partnerships can conquer tough challenges. Part of my job as a public servant is to find solutions to these challenges, especially when they negatively impact the communities I represent. Since taking office, bringing a grocery store to the heart of East Baltimore has been a challenge. A few
By Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Baltimore is undergoing a once-in-a-generation revitalization that is building an economy for the future. While we are having remarkable success in bringing new businesses to the city, attracting residents, and bringing life to our streets, our community needs strong partners to help move us forward. When I heard about
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By Amaka WatsonHouston Defender August 14, 2023 Prominent actress, producer, and Houston native Phylicia Rashad announced her decision to step down from her role as dean of the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University after the 2023-2024 academic year. Reports indicate that Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick conveyed this news
By Jill ColvinThe Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump confirmed Aug. 20 that he will be skipping the first Republican presidential primary debate on Aug. 23 — and others as well. “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had,” Trump wrote on his social media site.
The country needs a free and fair election to escape Western sanctions. But familiar concerns about government repression and ballot rigging are dogging the vote.