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IKEA U.S. Sponsors Inspirational HBCU Tour Across The East Coast

“Secure the Bag” Historically Black College and University (HBCU) tour in partnership with Money Matters for Youth. This initiative aims to empower students from HBCUs by providing financial literacy resources and tools to help them secure their financial futures. Event Details: Date: February 22, 2024 Location: IKEA Atlanta Time: 4:30 pm – 7 pm The event will feature informative workshops, fun games and activities, as well as a gift card giveaway to the first 100 college students. Empowering futures: IKEA U.S. sponsors an inspirational HBCU tour across the east coast…

OneUnited Bank launches Empowerment Network

OneUnited Bank is proud to announce its new Empowerment Network, with more surcharge-free ATMs than any other bank in the country. A historic moment on the eve of Black History Month, the nation’s largest Black-owned bank launches the nation’s largest surcharge-free ATM network. OneUnited now has over 100,0001 surcharge-free ATMs, including Chase Bank and Citibank branches and neighborhood retailers such as 7-Eleven, Costco, CVS, Target, and Walgreens. OneUnited continues to break records to empower customers with better access to their money. The Empowerment Network also includes OneUnited Card Command to…

AT&T Launches 2023 Black Future Makers Program

AT&T Dream in Black Announces 2023 Black Future Makers Company celebrates five years of collaborating with influencers, entrepreneurs and activists who are transforming the culture What’s the news? AT&T* Dream in Black’s signature program, Black Future Makers, is marking a 5-year milestone of highlighting influential leaders impacting the culture as well as amplifying the contributions of consumers making a difference in their communities. More than 80 celebrity influencers have been recognized through the program which first launched in 2018 and more than $200,000 has been given to everyday leaders who…

Atlanta Financial Advisory Firm Hires New COO

Last year, women only held 21% of the C-suite roles in the financial services sector, but as leading wealth management firms continue to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion, we expect to see that number rise. Enter Atlanta-based wealth management firm Merit Financial Advisors, which announced today it has hired industry veteran Chrissy Lee as Chief Operating Officer, thus cementing their C Suite as two-thirds women. Merit specializes in wealth management solutions for high-net-worth individuals, families, and those navigating life transitions and is committed to increasing DEI in the industry as…

Restorative Justice Georgia Launches

By Erika Curtis, Communications Manager, Georgia Justice Project ATLANTA, October 5th, 2022 – Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is excited to announce the launch of Restorative Justice Georgia (RJG) – the first restorative justice program in the state that will utilize innovative and rehabilitative processes to address harms caused by felony offenses. Restorative justice is a victim-centered process that facilitates dialogue among the person responsible for a crime and the person who was harmed by the crime and creates a path for accountability. Restorative Justice Georgia will work with District Attorneys…

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