Category Archives: Urban Business

For Love Reginald F Lewis Widow Shares Husband’s Story

For Love Reginald F Lewis Widow Shares Husband’s Story

*For Loida Nicolas Lewis, love never ends. When asked why the Filipino American widow of Reginald F Lewis enthusiastically shares her husband’s story and legacy 25 years after his death, she simply remarked, “Because I love him. Since the time I proposed to him while we were seated together in the subway: ‘Darling, do you […]

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Baltimore’s Security Square Mall to Host the 19th Annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Saturday, April 21, 2018

Baltimore’s Security Square Mall to Host the 19th Annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Saturday, April 21, 2018

*Security Square Mall in Baltimore confirms hosting the 19th annual “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) entertainment conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1- 4 p.m. The entertainment conference, also presented by The Baltimore Times newspaper, starts with a panel of industry professionals that will give advice and answer questions, and ends with a national talent […]

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20/20 Investment Club Launches Campaign Inspire for 20th Anniversary

20/20 Investment Club Launches Campaign Inspire for 20th Anniversary

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*Celebrating its 20th anniversary, 20/20 Investment Club has launched Campaign Inspire  – a national women’s empowerment initiative designed to celebrate the power of unity at a critical time in our nation’s history. Led by the club’s founder, Sonya Weaver-Johnson, a seasoned IT executive, the effort is designed to educate and engage women, around the country, about the importance […]

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The Top 25 African American PR Millennials Celebrate Black History Month with Exclusive Spotify Playlist

The Top 25 African American PR Millennials Celebrate Black History Month with Exclusive Spotify Playlist

*As a follow-up to the Top 25 African American PR Millennials series recently published in Huffington Post, Gwendolyn Quinn, writer and global media and communications strategist, partnered with Antonice Jackson, President of the National Black Public Relations Society’s Washington, D.C., Chapter (BPRS-DC), to release the “African American PR Millennials Spotify Playlist,” which includes music by […]

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NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

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*On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a ground-breaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP will work with the Africa-America Institute (AAI) on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments, achievements and […]

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Google to Launch IT Support Certificate Program to Prepare Thousands for Tech Jobs

Google to Launch IT Support Certificate Program to Prepare Thousands for Tech Jobs

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*Google has developed a first-of-its-kind IT Support Professional Certificate on Coursera that will help more Americans get the training they need to enter the tech field. Demand for IT support jobs is increasing. Jobs in this field are projected to grow 10% between 2016 and 2026 — faster than the average of all other occupations. The median annual wage for […]

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‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

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*WNET announces the television premier of “Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire.” The documentary chronicles the life and legacy of business pioneer, philanthropist and titan Reginald F. Lewis. Lewis, a Harvard Law School graduate, who rose to prominence as a lawyer, venture capitalist, and leader of the global food company […]

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Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry Wins Big on ‘Shark Tank’

Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry Wins Big on ‘Shark Tank’

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*Husband and wife team Joseph “Joe” and Maranda Dowell, founders of Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry based in Atlanta, recently landed a deal with Daymond John for $150,000 in exchange for 25% of their company on ABC’s hit show Shark Tankon Sunday, January 14th. The duo presented their delicious seafood breading product to John, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert […]

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Stanley Nelson Releases ‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’

Stanley Nelson Releases ‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’

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*The preeminent storyteller of the African-American experience, Stanley Nelson Firelight Films and The New York Times Op-Docs, the award-winning forum for short-form opinionated documentaries produced by independent filmmakers and artists, today released Black Colleges in The Age of Trump. The film exposes the Trump Administration’s strained relationship with the leadership of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). […]

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Urban Movie Channel App Now Available on Android Devices

Urban Movie Channel App Now Available on Android Devices

Urban Movie Channel App, Android Devices
*Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand (SVOD) service created for African American and urban audiences in North America, today announced the arrival of its highly-anticipated Android app. Available to download free in the Google Play store at http://bit.ly/2BRPu9b, UMC offers a seven-day free trial and thereafter, is just $6.99/month or $59.99/year. Some […]

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