By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, email@example.com When Nichole Footman-Kuykendall moved to Chicago several years ago, she began hosting holiday parties for her friends. Her guests, many wearing festive –but ugly– Christmas sweaters, for instance, would come ready to celebrate, but the newcomer hostess said she found it challenging to
By Dawn Suggs, Word in Black On a bright, crisp morning in October, a crowd of Donald Suggs Jr.’s friends, neighbors, and family from across the country gathered at the southwest corner of East 6th street and Avenue B in New York City’s East Village. In front of a verdant community garden, they witnessed the
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, firstname.lastname@example.org Alicia Wilson, the vice president for economic development and community partnerships for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System, will become the head of North America for regional philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase. Wilson is the first Black woman to hold this role.
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO The seesaw race in the Georgia State run-off election for the U.S. Senate handed incumbent Democratic United States Senator Raphael Warnock a victory against former football player and Republican candidate Herschell Walker. According to information released at 12:54 a.m. on Dec. 7 by the Georgia Board of elections
BREAKING NEWS: Alicia Wilson to join JPMorgan Chase as the Managing Director and Head of North America for Regional Philanthropy
By JPMorgan Chase We are excited to announce that Alicia Wilson will join Corporate Responsibility (CR) as the Managing Director and Head of North America for Regional Philanthropy. Alicia will oversee our local philanthropic strategies across 40+ markets in North America, collaborating intentionally with senior leaders across CR and the rest of the firm to drive meaningful impact
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior, National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia A comprehensive new report asserted that American authorities have traditionally trained police officers on the cheap, noting that more than 71 percent of agencies devote less than 5 percent of their total budget to recruit training. Issued by Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a D.C.-based
By Laura Ungar, The Associated Press A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S. Phoenix-area emergency physician Dr. Nicholas Vasquez
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, email@example.com If you’ve noticed missing menu items or higher prices at your favorite local restaurant lately, you’re not alone. Since the COVID-19 pandemic arose, lockdowns, labor shortages and increased consumer demand have resulted in a global supply chain crisis of shortages and increased prices.
Male Craftsman In Carpentry Workshop For Bamboo Bicycles Doing Accounts On Laptop Black business ownership is surging, fueled by Black women as the nation’s fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs. In fact, over one million new businesses started over the last decade are owned by entrepreneurs of color. It’s a promising trend, as local Black-owned businesses play
Sierra Leone native selected as most promising Engineer in Government by Black Engineer of the Year Awards
By Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Washington, Public Affairs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lt. Timothy Horton, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Washington assistant public works officer at the Washington Navy Yard, was selected as the 2023 Most Promising Engineer in Government by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and