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Lincoln Financial Group’s Kirkland L. Hicks Named One of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine
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Lincoln Financial Group’s Kirkland L. Hicks Named One of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine

Lincoln Financial Group has announced that Kirkland L. Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel, was included in Black Enterprise magazine’s list of Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. The list highlights the highest-ranking African-American executives at the nation’s 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies and 100 international companies with significant U.S. operations. “Kirkland’s unique combination of legal expertise, business […]

FedEx Named One of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity
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FedEx Named One of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity

FedEx Corp.has been recognized as one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. FedEx ranked #13 on the list, which assessed more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent […]

New York’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce, LIAACC, Adds New Leadership
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New York’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce, LIAACC, Adds New Leadership

New York’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC adds new leadership to its Board of Directors.   Emerging leaders are vital in all sectors of society, and LIAACC is grateful that its organization is committed to leadership development and chamber development; and in its ability to attract leaders who are both willing and capable of […]

POWER RISING SUMMIT 2018: Save the Date
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POWER RISING SUMMIT 2018: Save the Date

On February 22-25, 2018, Black women of all backgrounds, experience, and expression will gather for Power Rising: Building an Agenda for Black Women (www.powerrising.org) an historic summit that will build an actionable agenda that leverages our individual and collective power and influence for the advancement of ourselves, our families, our communities and our future. The […]

WGN America to Air a Brand New Home Improvement Show
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WGN America to Air a Brand New Home Improvement Show

WGN America will air a Home Restoration Show like no other; starting Sunday, November 19, 2017 audiences will welcome into their Homes “Flip This Hood”; a show directed by Arthur Muhammad, an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer of the 2015 release, “Carter High” (which stars Charles Dutton, Vivica Fox, Pooch Hall, David Banner), has a […]

Pop Up Shop: "Artist Market On Linden"
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Pop Up Shop: “Artist Market On Linden”

Annual Pop Up Shop Artist Market Set To Be Held On Multiple Dates From Nov. 25, 2017 Through December 23, 2017. The Artist Market On Linden will be held at Innovations In Creative Arts 198-20 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, NY  11412  QueensCenterArts.com 917 387-8311 FREE ADMISSION: Promoting “Shop Small and Shop Local”.  “Shop Small and Shop Local […]

Small Business Empowerment Summit
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Small Business Empowerment Summit

Legislator Siela A. Bynoe In Partnership with Excelsior Growth Fund & Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce Presents SMALL BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 “YES WE CAN” COMMUNITY CENTER 141 GARDEN ST., WESTBURY, NY 11590 EDUCATING, ENGAGING, AND EMPOWERING small and minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses to break through barriers JOIN US FOR Continental […]

How To Keep Your Business Up And Running In The Midst Of A Personal Crisis
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How To Keep Your Business Up And Running In The Midst Of A Personal Crisis

Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams’ life was turned upside down in 2009. She discovered she had breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. During that same period, her husband of 30 years died at age 55 and, upon his death, she found out he was living a double life in Atlanta with another woman with whom […]

Gentrification Not Great for All: African-American Businesses Continue to Decline
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Gentrification Not Great for All: African-American Businesses Continue to Decline

Many minority-owned businesses in Harlem struggle to keep their doors open as gentrification sweeps through the area. In response, the Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC), http://www.harlemcommonwealth.org, is launching Growth Path – a small business advisory service providing minority and women-owned businesses with expert business guidance in marketing and sales, financial management, and human resources.Kelvin Collins, HCC […]

The Mama Foundation for The Arts Partners with Whole Foods Market to Bring New York Mama’s ‘One Sauce’
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The Mama Foundation for The Arts Partners with Whole Foods Market to Bring New York Mama’s ‘One Sauce’

This summer, The Mama Foundation for The Arts and Whole Foods Market collaborate to bring a bit of spice to the palates of New Yorkers at the highly anticipated Harlem store located at 100 West 125th Street on July 21 at 9 a.m. Whole Foods Market (through their partnership with Harlem Park to Park, a social […]

Former Pro Athlete Launches Credit Repair Company
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Former Pro Athlete Launches Credit Repair Company

Former athlete Ronnie Cropper has launched the first automated solution for fixing credit Fintech startup called DisputeDoc. It is the first self-service platform for easy credit disputes and improve credit scores. According to Cropper, DISPUTEDOC, a web-based user platform, will save consumers hundreds of dollars in lawyer and credit repair fees. After five years of […]

Bryan "Birdman" Williams Now A Team Owner for Global Mixed Gender Basketball League
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Bryan “Birdman” Williams Now A Team Owner for Global Mixed Gender Basketball League

James Scott, the CEO/founder of the Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB) League,  announces  that  Cash Money Records  co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams has acquired the League’s New Orleans Cash Money franchise. Birdman hits the ground running  with the team, The Cash Money Millionaires, and  is looking for the best male and female  basketball players in New […]

Harlem's Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years
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Harlem’s Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years

Cove Lounge, the Food Network award-winning lounge featuring premium cocktails and dining experiences is owned and operated by Harlem royalty, Alyah Horsford-Sidberry,  of the multi-talented, three generations of Harlem Horsford family. Recently, the Harlem hotspot celebrated its five-year anniversary with an event produced by Musa Jackson Productions. The celebration included 1990s theme inspired by New […]

Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. Chairs LIAACC 1st Historic Regional Chamber Leadership Conference on LI
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Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. Chairs LIAACC 1st Historic Regional Chamber Leadership Conference on LI

    LIAACC’s MWBE Chair Charlene J. Thompson, Esq.  Chaired Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s 1st Regional Leadership Conference geared to strengthen Chamber Leadership and increase the capacity of Chamber of Commerce on Long island.  The conference was held at the Hofstra University Club on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Ron Busby, Sr. served as the […]

Senator Brooks Announces 2017 Woman of Distinction
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Senator Brooks Announces 2017 Woman of Distinction

Last night, State Senator John E. Brooks honored Baldwin resident, Charlene Jackson Thompson, as his 2017 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” Thompson represented Brooks’ 8th Senate District at the Annual “Women of Distinction” awards ceremony in Albany.  She was recognized along with more than 60 other honorees from across New York State. Brooks […]