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...

In Q & A, Shirley J. Wilcher Says Affirmative Action is Still Needed

Since 2005, Shirley J. Wilcher has directed the American Association for Affirmative Action, a professional organization that is based in Washington, D.C., and has 1,000 members. During the Clinton administration, she ran the Office...

Restaurants Uploading Menus on iPads for Diners

CHICAGO (AP) — The bar is buzzing on a busy night at Chicago Cut steakhouse as regulars Keith and Peg Bragg sit at a high table scanning the wine list. Within seconds, they have...

Investing for the Future Should Be Every Woman’s Priority

Every woman should make saving for her financial future a top priority. Many women may feel like they do not know where to start when thinking about financial planning, but Vicki Brackens, senior financial...

Black Web 2.0 Honors Online Entrepreneurs

Online entrepreneurship has become the chic field of choice for young technology-trained professionals, making for an industry so immense it sports a fair share of millionaires and global icons. The online world’s transformation into...

Black Faces: 21st Century Conversation on Workplace Advancement

Times have changed, but timeless principles still remain. Racism continues to be a motionless theme in many areas across the globe and in several factors of life, including the workplace. African-American entrepreneurs Randal Pinkett...

New Bakery Opens in D.C.-Baltimore Sweet Spot

Business owner Adrienne Holmes has decided to have her cake and eat it, too. The self-taught baker recently opened her own storefront on Gorman Avenue in D.C.-Baltimore midpoint, Laurel. Her timing is impeccable, with...

Painting the City Green

If Zandra and Dennis Chestnut have their way, urban communities in Washington D.C., will be full-fledged members of “gang green.” The couple owns the Center for Green Urbanism, an art-infused business incubator that provides...

D.C.-Based Entrepreneur Honored Among Top Minority Business Owners

Laurie Collins, founder of technology, communications and multimedia solutions company LC Systems, has been selected to receive the prestigious “Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award.” The regional program acknowledges outstanding women and minority business...

Local Woman Spices Up District with Flavorful Hot Sauces

Standing just a half inch over 5 feet, Monica Sanowar isn’t a very imposing figure. An olive-skinned woman with a motherly smile and calming voice, Sanowar gives off the guise of an innocent bystander...

Help Your Child Succeed as a ‘Kid-Preneur’

(NNPA) - At what age should a child be given “the facts of life” – not the birds-and-bees facts, but the bottom line about what it will be like for him or her to...

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