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The Women’s Business Enterprise Council(WBEC)-West is proud to launch its newest competition, the National Black Business Pitch (NBBP). This national competition, scheduled for August 17-19, is designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who are looking to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services. Participants have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes of up to ,000. Applications are being accepted at | Read more...
ATLANTA WEALTH BUILDING INITIATIVE LAUNCHES SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN  “1,000 BLACK BUSINESSES IN 1,000 DAYS” Program Announcement Was One Outcome of AWBI’s First Community Wealth-Building Forum   ATLANTA– The Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI) announced a groundbreaking program, “Advancing Enterprise Prosperity: 1,000 Black Businesses in 1,000 Days” designed to cultivate shared prosperity across the Atlanta community. The first-of-its kind initiative will | Read more...
WASHINGTON, D.C - On March 9, 2021, Congressman David Scott introduced the Coronavirus Homeowner Assistance Act of 2021, legislation creating a Homeowner Assistance Fund to aid homeowners harmed by the global coronavirus pandemic. This legislation, which would provide billion in funding to states, territories, and the District of Columbia, delivers essential mortgage financial assistance and utility financial assistance for homeowners. “We are now a year into this | Read more...
Siebert Williams Shank Foundation donates 0K to create lasting educational programs for next generation of leaders The Siebert Williams Shank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC (SWS), the nation’s top-ranked minority- and woman-owned investment banking firm, is helping to establish the next generation of African American business leaders by donating 0,000 to support educational programs at Howard University and Spelman College, | Read more...
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
(Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia) – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has been awarded .3 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization founded by entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor and Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, the school announced today. The donation is part of a 0-million fund for students attending the nation’s four historically Black medical schools: Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta), Charles R. | Read more...
Math-Can-Be-Easy is a new approach for quickly improving the key math operations necessary for anyone that wants to make informed purchase, savings, and other money management decisions. A current high school student in Georgia has created a website named Math-Can-Be-Easy (www.math-can-be-easy.com). A first-of-its-kind, free, website that helps people of all ages, start to build the foundation necessary to make better money management decisions. “Only about 4 out of 10 | Read more...
By Laverne Ward, Owner of Family Tresses LLC Laverne Ward, a 64 year old retired law enforcement officer, mother of 4, grandmother of 7, with one great-grand. launches online business. After her mother Ella Mae Ward, suddenly died from renal kidney failure, she wanted to find a way to raise money to donate to the National Kidney Foundation. Black Americans are 3 times more likely to have kidney failure compared to other races, because of diabetes, high blood pressure and | Read more...
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U. S. Helsinki Commission
Chairman Hastings, Representative Meeks Issue Statement on Foreign Affairs Funding for Diversity and Global Anti-Racism Programs Members Commemorate John Lewis’ Yearly Leadership in Securing These Appropriations Requests WASHINGTON, D.C. — Helsinki Commission Chairman Representative Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) and Representative Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), on Friday, July 24, 2020, issued the following joint statement regarding the language in the Fiscal Year 2021 State, | Read more...
Washington, D. C. – Congressman David Scott, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, applauded the introduction of H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, in the House of Representatives as the next coronavirus relief package. Scott welcomed the inclusion of his legislative proposal to establish a billion Homeowner Assistance Fund to offer relief to consumers and prevent foreclosure. This measure reflects | Read more...
(Black PR Wire) SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the second year running, our Diversity Stars editorial team has selected 50 leaders who have demonstrated that they are among the most influential Chiefs of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) of 2020. These leaders are all bonafide trailblazers.. Their work has global relevance and has had a significant impact on the innovation and validation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the enterprise sector across all industries | Read more...
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