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Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (MLK) Merchants Association met at Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard to participate in neighborhood clean-up. Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill is owned and operated by Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Johnny Mims who is also the current president of the merchants’ association. The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchants | Read more...
Prime Times for Cyber-Attacks and How to Stay Protected By Celeste Boyd-Spear, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T Southeast States Retail Organization October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The topic might sound overwhelming, and it certainly can be, but there are a few easy ways we can educate and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Be mindful of timing. Cyber actors target certain times to strike. Experts warn that holiday weekends like Thanksgiving | Read more...
#BGJ - Black Girl Joy Winners (2020)
By Teresa D. Southern, Southern Surge Strategies Awards of 0 are open for girls ages 12-24 to apply from August 1 - August 15, 2021 to spread happiness in their communities. Atlanta, Georgia – An organization is stepping in to make sure young black women who have a desire to spread joy to their communities are off to a swift start. Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium asks applicants to describe their ideas for spreading joy with their friends, families, and | Read more...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the allocation of ,459,897 to Georgia through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for affordable housing. The state must use at least 80 percent of each annual grant for rental housing. HTF funds may be used for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing with suitable | Read more...
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...
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