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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 […]

Bloomingdale's Workers Voted to Strike on May 1st if a Fair Contract Isn't Reached
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Bloomingdale’s Workers Voted to Strike on May 1st if a Fair Contract Isn’t Reached

Yesterday, with the May 1 contract deadline just a week away, unionized Bloomingdale’s workers at the iconic East 59th Street store, voted to go on strike if a fair contract isn’t reached by the deadline.   Workers at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, who are members of Local 3 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union […]

Hill Harper Debuts New All-Natural Hair & Body Care Product Line
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Hill Harper Debuts New All-Natural Hair & Body Care Product Line

Hill Harper, Co-Founder of Architect and Co., is debuting his new body and hair care products, H2L for men and JUA for women on The Steve Harvey Show this week. H2L and JUA are premium all-natural hair and body care product lines for men and women with affordable prices. Architect and Co. products contains from […]

36th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Awards Gala Celebrates 'Black Women Did That'
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36th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Awards Gala Celebrates ‘Black Women Did That’

For the past 36 years, the Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) has honored black brilliance with their annual awards gala. This annual must attend celebration is the pinnacle fundraising event for the nonprofit. This year’s theme, ‘Black Women Did That’ shines the spotlight on excellence – honoring nine outstanding women, a first for the organization, which […]

New York State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce Honor “Women Who Shine”
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New York State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce Honor “Women Who Shine”

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (“LIAACC”) is New York State’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce.  On March 28, 2017, LIAACC honored three extraordinary “Women Who Shine” at Pa Nash restaurant in Queens, NY.  These women are a shining example of professionalism, integrity, and devotion in their respective fields.  The ladies […]

Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership
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Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company, the leading U.S. home loan lender, today announced a $60 billion lending commitment to create at least 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027. The company’s commitment is a direct action to help address the lower homeownership rates in the African American community and follows Wells Fargo’s announcement to address Hispanic homeownership […]

Black Ad Agency Guru Valerie Graves’ Powerful Memoir
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Black Ad Agency Guru Valerie Graves’ Powerful Memoir

Ad agency guru Valerie Graves knows how “pressure makes diamonds.” In her memoir “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman that I Pretended to Be,” she shows the reader every step of her journey from her teen mother experience in the projects of Pontiac, Michigan during the Motown-era to becoming a glass ceiling smashing executive in […]

International Women's Day Conference Celebrates the Achievements of Women
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International Women’s Day Conference Celebrates the Achievements of Women

International Women’s Day Conference set to bring together the region’s top women influence across a variety of industries on March 11, 2017 at Hofstra University. The International Women’s Day Conference is a celebration of the achievements of women. The conference aim is to inspire women while celebrating our social, economic, cultural and political achievements. This […]

Beauty Expert Agunes White Debuts Anti-Aging Product 'Sexy Golddigger Serum'
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Beauty Expert Agunes White Debuts Anti-Aging Product ‘Sexy Golddigger Serum’

The U.S. skin care market is expected to reach $10,717.4 million by 2018. So skin care expert and entrepreneur Agunes White, the founder and CEO of Agunes Skin Care, has decided on the perfect time to launch her latest product, Sexy Golddigger Serum™. The name is more than provocative. “The name is, yes, powerful and sexy,’” […]