TD Ready Challenge deploying $1-million grants to 10 organizations addressing affordable housing

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, TD Bank is awarding 10 $1-million grants to organizations across the country that are working to mitigate the housing affordability crisis. The sixth annual TD Ready Challenge targets nonprofits designing innovative solutions that address systemic barriers and increase access to affordable housing.  Applications for the challenge close on


GGTQ Season 1 Winner LABISI Debuts with ‘Olodumare’

Following her remarkable victory as winner of the Gospel Groove Talent Quest, LABISI releases “Olodumare,” her debut single and effort under Eezee Global. The spirit-lifting indigenous-flavored song was introduced during her performance at the GGTQ season one Grand Finale. With “Olodumare,” LABISI delivered a profound message of praise, offering heartfelt adoration to God and recognizing Him


Sarah Udeogu Drops New Song “Nara Ekele”

Gospel music minister and exceptional vocal artist, Sarah Udeogu, unveils her new single, “Nara Ekele” (Take All The Praise), a heartfelt anthem produced by Spirit-Vybes. Titled in the Igbo language, spoken in Nigeria’s Eastern region, “Nara Ekele” which is accompanied by a video projects a sound of gratitude to God, acknowledgment of His greatness, and


Drake Shoves Fan Off Stage Calls Security ‘Slow’ – Megan Thee Stallion Clears Up Speculation About Justin Timberlake & More | PicsVIDEOs

Drake (Paul R Giunta-Invision-AP) *A fan jumped on stage while Drake spoke with the Austin, Texas crowd, causing Champagne Papi to shove the young man. In full Bon Qui Qui mode, Drake called for security because they were not securing his safety. Eventually, one guard strolled up the stairs and grabbed the fan, displeasing the


Dollar Stores Are Hurting Financial Health of Chicago’s Urban Communities

*Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores are hurting the financial health of Chicago’s South and West sides, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Despite being convenient, such stores aren’t Black-owned, which means the money spent by locals doesn’t stay in the neighborhood. Full-service grocery stores are severely lacking in these same areas. “[Those stores] take resources