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Stephanie Hale and Kameelah Gloster; Project REAP
“The reason why this is so important and impactful… is because our industry needs you, it needs every one of you,” said Robin Zeigler, Founder and CEO of MURAL Real Estate Partners headquartered in NYC, while addressing the 152 fellows from the 2024 cohort of the Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) Spring Academy at the June 10 graduation ceremony. The nonprofit organization has been a leader in diversifying the talent pipeline in commercial real estate (CRE) for | Read more...
Mack Wilbourn Proclamation, Photo by Horace Henry
On Monday, June 17, 2024, the City of Atlanta presented Mack Wilbourn with a proclamation for his contribution to the city’s economy and for his philanthropic work. Mack Wilbourn is owner and President of Mack II, Inc., a quick service restaurant management company since 1971. His current franchises include Atlanta Bread & Bar, Baja Fresh Mexican, Famiglia Pizza, Phillip’s Seafood, Popeyes and We Juice It, all located in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International | Read more...
ABL 17th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business in Metro Atlanta “Driving Economic Equity: Shaping the Future” April 11, 2024
ABL 17th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business in Metro Atlanta “Driving Economic Equity: Shaping the Future” Featuring Congress Chair: Al Edwards, President and CEO of CERM and Congress Honorary Chair: The Honorable Michael Thurmond, CEO of DeKalb County, Georgia What Topics will the Congress Explore? Black Business and Community Development Real Estate Development and Housing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) A Look Into | Read more...
The speaker for the Morris Brown College (MBC) program at Big Bethel AME Church will be Mr. Eula L. Adams of Denver, Colorado, retired corporate executive.
By M. Paulyne Morgan White The historic Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will celebrate the Annual Morris Brown College (MBC) Day Service on Sunday, March 17, 2024 during the 10:00 am worship service, in the sanctuary where the college was founded in 1881. The highly anticipated celebration will conclude the 2024 Morris Brown College’s National Alumni Founders Day Celebration held in Atlanta, Georgia. The women serve as honorary chairpersons and | Read more...
By Nicole Slay Caldwell, Atlanta president of The NETwork As we commemorate Black History Month, it is important to reflect not only on the struggles and triumphs of the past but also to address the challenges of the present. By taking action to improve our present, Black History Month offers an opportunity to continue to inspire our community to work towards a brighter future for the next generation. As I contemplate the path forward, three impactful considerations | Read more...
Friends and family gather as Cecilia Houston-Torrence is honored by the Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta City Councilwoman Andrea L. Boone (District 10), Photo by Stephen Dennis (Atlanta City Hall)
Longtime Atlanta citizen and community activist Cecilia Houston-Torrence was honored by the Atlanta City Council on Monday, September 18, 2023. She was commended for her outstanding community service to Atlanta and to several non-profit organizations. A little-known fact about Houston-Torrence is that, as pointed out by her close friend Susan “Sue” Ross, at a very young age, Houston-Torrence and her sisters integrated Christ the King Elementary School in Daphne, Alabama | Read more...
Actress and Entrepreneur Kim Fields will be the featured keynote speaker at the Atlanta Business League (ABL) 2023 Membership Campaign on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Actress and Entrepreneur Kim Fields will be the featured keynote speaker at the Atlanta Business League (ABL) 2023 Membership Campaign on Tuesday, September 12, 2023   Experience Membership and Embrace Success Networking Opportunities Professional Development Advocacy and Support Visibility and Recognition Come and learn how you can join the Atlanta Business League (ABL) and tap into a supportive community that can offer guidance and | Read more...
TILA Studios is proud to announce the commencement of its 2023-2024 Garden Fellowship. An award-winning and nationally recognized fellowship program for Black women visual artists, the Garden Fellowship is a 15-month program that helps these artists take their careers to the next level. In celebration of the start of the fellowship, TILA Studios is hosting a Juneteenth Block Party on June 17, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM with Sweengreen, at its location in Atlanta’s Ponce City | Read more...
Ted Santos is a man very familiar with change, chaos, and instability. In fact, he resides in it. The entrepreneur, corporate advisor, and author was for years a world traveler who was more likely to be found trekking through a Central American jungle than sitting at an office desk. Today, as the CEO of Turnaround Investment Partners, he helps companies who find themselves at a standstill to become disruptors, creating problems so they can turn around and solve them. “For | Read more...
Changed by the Pandemic and Feeling Economic Pressure, U.S. Hourly Wage Earners Are Reshaping the Workplace – on Their Own Terms Responses from more than 29,000 U.S. hourly wage earners to Employbridge’s 2023 Voice of the American Workforce Survey portray a workforce pinched by economic pressures yet determined to advance and define their roles on their own terms. While better pay has been a consistent desire among workers for more than a decade, this year respondents | Read more...
In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 13th Annual “I Got Bank!” National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a length="480",000 savings account. To make financial literacy a core value of the Black community, the Bank is offering a free “I Got Bank” E-Book. Students from across the country between the ages of 8 and 12 are encouraged to read a financial literacy book of | Read more...
Funding from National Telecommunications and Information Administration will allow MSM to examine relationship between digital health equity and increased access to technology Atlanta, Georgia – March 22, 2023 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has received a .2 million dollar grant to understand the impact increasing technological access and literacy will have on digital health equity. This project encompasses the work of Morehouse School of Medicine’s Office of | Read more...
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