Chasing Profits and Equality

By AFRO Editorial Staff Facebook is a social media network that encourages “members” to share family photos, engage in civil discourse and learn about new places. Just kidding. Unfortunately, it is often a cesspool of...

What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

AME Church Partners with Black-Owned Banks to Promote Prosperity

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church launched a partnership with Black-owned banks across the country in order to promote business development, homeownership and overall prosperity within the African American...

Netflix’s Top Spokesman Fired Over Use of Racial Slur

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the...

DuVernay Scores Another Milestone for Black Female Directors

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for Black female directors. This week her film "A Wrinkle in Time" crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a...

Seat Pleasant Prepares People to Work High Tech Jobs

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The City of Seat Pleasant has reached an agreement with Prince George’s County Community College to find potential workers that can be prepared to work in high tech...

BLK+GRN is Creating a Platform for Black Wellness

By Hamzat Sani, Special o the AFRO Dr. Kristian Henderson is shameless about her purpose. “We wanted to connect people with products that were better for them and products that weren’t linked with hormonal issues,...

Lip Bar Founder Makes Leap from Wall St. to Target

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Straight from Detroit, Michigan, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, Melissa Butler went from working on Wall Street to landing her own beauty line in Target, but she wouldn’t be...

Target, American Greetings Apologize for Racially Insensitive ‘Baby Daddy’ Card

The Associated Press American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a Black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." The inside of the card reads: "You're a...

Adams Wants to Bring Business Acumen to Maryland Senate

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Tim Adams is one of the most successful African-American businessmen in the country and he wants to take those talents to Annapolis to benefit Prince George's County residents. Adams is...

Hogan Honored at Langston Hughes Community Center

Governor Larry Hogan (2nd from left) is joined by (Left to right) Betsy Simon, Director Z-Hap; Karen Hammond, President & CEO KHD Performance Analysis Solutions; George E. Mitchell, Executive Director Langston Hughes Community, Business...
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