Governor Moore pledges $15 million to Lendistry to provide loans to socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Gov. Wes Moore recently committed $15 million to Lendistry, a minority-led community development financial institution (CDFI). The company aims to provide capital to the small businesses of Maryland. With the funds, Lendistry will be able to deploy loans of up to $350,000 to small business owners who are


Words like ‘diversity,’ ‘inclusion’ to be removed from Georgia teaching program standards

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New rules for Georgia’s public school teachers would remove the words “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” from education program standards. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted without discussion June 8 to delete those words and references to so-called “ambiguous terms” from rules that guide colleges and programs that train