Exelon Merger with Constellation Energy Nears

Calvin Butler, Jr. is the first to admit that he never intended to get involved in the energy business, much less become senior vice president of human resources for the Exelon Corporation. The St....

Power Conference Encourages Women Entrepreneurship

Nearly one thousand women gathered together in Bethesda, Md. on Sept. 7 to celebrate the third annual Power Conference: Women Doing Business. Hosted by the Women’s Business Consortium, the Power Conference focuses on bringing...

Baltimore’s Restaurant Week Lets Charm City Chow Down

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as local nonprofit Downtown Baltimore hosts its annual Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week from Aug. 5 through Aug. 14. At this event, attendees will have a chance to...

Chevrolet Announces ‘Table of Brotherhood Project’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chevrolet is sponsoring the “Table of Brotherhood Project,” a four-city tour honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. that culminates with the Aug. 28 dedication of the Martin Luther King...

Sole Sisters: Lifelong Friends Go Extra Inch with Sizzling New Shoe Store

Beautiful, bold and bonded together, Toni Hall and Natalie Prather never stray from their ambitious goals. The pair of 20-somethings have been playing off each other’s ideas since their days of strutting the halls...

Diversity Stretching Can Help You Land That First Professional Job

If you are a college student seeking to be recruited into the professional workforce, one of the most important qualities employers will be searching for is your ability to be a “team player.” For...

Eddie Brown’s ‘Beating the Odds’ ‘Not a Black Story, but a Business Story’

To say that Eddie Brown has beaten the odds is an understatement. He owns and operates the second- oldest, Black-owned investment firm in the nation, Brown Capital Management, based in Baltimore. And although he...

New CRL Consumer Survey: High Pressure Tactics, Confusion Lead to Customers Choosing Overdraft

In August 2010, the Federal Reserve Board directed banks to seek customer approval before enrolling them in high-cost overdraft coverage.  Now nearly a year later, a new survey by the Center for Responsible Lending...

Real Estate Mogul Talks Business with the AFRO

It’s safe to say that Keith D. Murray has a mind for the housing market. The founder and president of PCV Murcor, Real Estate Services has provided home appraisal services for the last 30...

Local Stationary Company Caters to People of Color

Allyson Yuille doesn’t look quite like Martha Stewart. Her skin is a tad darker, her lips a bit fuller and her style of dress somewhat different, but her ambitions remain the same. The Los...

NAWBO Launches Accelerated Growth Series

The NAWBO® Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is a nonprofit educational foundation of the National Association of Women Business Owners® that strives to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of women business owners and promote economic development...

Walgreens Stores to Sell More Groceries in African American Communities

After the success of its pilot program at 10 Chicago stores last fall, Deerfield-based Walgreen’s announced recently they will be adding more “expanded food selection” items to their stores in African American communities, according...

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