Business

Burrell Communications Group announces agency restructuring

Burrell Communications Group, one of the world's most highly regarded Black-owned advertising agencies, has announced the appointment and promotion of several senior-level executives to complete its long anticipated restructuring, and its growing leadership roster. The group will work together to seamlessly create centers of brilliance around core disciplines and improve agency operations, while strategically guiding Burrell's evolution as it moves confidently through its first year with CEO Tara DeVeaux at the helm.

UrbanGeekz Inks Groundbreaking Content Syndication Deal with Black-Owned Ridesharing App Moovn

Award-winning digital news brand UrbanGeekz has teamed up with Black-owned ride-hailing app Moovn to share its content with passengers on the move.

Prosperity Now Announces the RISE Challenge to Inspire Innovation and Economic Empowerment

Prosperity Now is proud to announce its Rise Challenge, the next phase of the Entrepreneur Accelerator initiative, a collaboration between Prosperity Now, Avanade and Accenture. The challenge is a national team competition which asks contestants to rethink solutions to address problems underrepresented entrepreneurs face when it comes to economic access and opportunities.

How to Start or Set Up Your Small Business for Success

For many, owning a business is a symbol of the American dream. It can be exciting to imagine becoming your own boss, working for yourself and offering employment to others – all helping build financial security for your family and community.

Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Dr. Sesha Joi Moon and Dr. Bertice Berry To Keynote Bridge24

BRIDGE, the only independent DEI trade group to serve the global marketing industry, unveiled the agenda and impressive roster of speakers for its second annual retreat, BRIDGE24: Inclusion is Good for Business, May 5-7 in La Jolla, California. Launched in 2023 with an unprecedented NPS score of 91.3, the annual BRIDGE 2 ½ day retreat is curated specifically for Chief Diversity Officers, CMOs, CEOs and other senior leaders focused on future-proofing their businesses by maximizing inclusion as a business practice for growth.

RICE Announces Strategic Leadership Additions, Cementing Its Role as the Nation's Largest Entrepreneurial Hub

The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), the largest center in the world dedicated to growing, scaling, and developing Black entrepreneurs proudly announces the strategic enhancement of its leadership team with two distinguished professionals, Shawn M. Graham, CPA, as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer along with Monica Delores Hooks, MBA, EDP, as Chief Experience Officer. Their collective expertise and proven track records are poised to propel RICE and its mission of fostering entrepreneurial excellence further

Vanguarde Appoints Gabrielle Brown as Managing Partner & Head of Operations

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Vanguarde announced the appointment of Gabrielle Brown as Managing Partner & Head of Operations. Gabrielle will report to LP Green, II, Chairman & CEO of Vanguarde.

Operation HOPE Ventures Invests $25,000 in The Black Coffee Company

Operation HOPE Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Operation HOPE, is proud to announce its recent investment of $25,000 in The Black Coffee Company (TBCC). The first-of-its-kind donation comes as a culmination of TBCC's participation in the One Million Black Businesses (1MBB) initiative, aimed at fostering the growth and scalability of Black-owned ventures nationwide. The move signifies confidence in TBCC's leadership and mission to drive sustainable growth.

Introducing Chroma Creators™: Atlanta's first A.I. - enabled Multicultural Branding and Marketing Agency

he global marketing landscape is set to shift as Chroma Creators™ is redefining the industry's approach to multicultural branding and marketing. Birthed from the mind of Octavia Warren, the powerhouse behind Atlanta's award-winning Creative Juice, this new movement is about celebrating Black excellence, Black culture, and innovation like never before. With over 11 years of smashing stereotypes and breaking through glass ceilings, Warren is now blending A.I. with real, raw Black narratives to bring audiences marketing that hits right at home.

United Airlines Names Rosalind Brewer to Board of Directors

United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) announced that Rosalind (Roz) Brewer is joining its Board of Directors. Brewer is an influential leader with CEO experience, repeatedly recognized by Fortune and Forbes among their "Most Powerful Women in Business."

This Women’s History Month JPMorgan Chase’s Renée Horne Talks Career, Finances and Achieving Success

Women’s History Month is a time to come together to celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions of women throughout the years. For this Women’s History Month, we spoke with Renée Horne, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Chase Auto, based in Dallas-Fort Worth, to discuss her career journey, share tips on taking charge of your finances and other recommendations to achieving success.

Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) Announces $1 Million Grant by Comcast to Support Black Entrepreneurs

The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), the largest center in the world dedicated to growing, scaling, and developing Black Entrepreneurs, proudly announces a $1 million grant by Comcast NBCUniversal to help advance RICE initiatives aimed at uplifting entrepreneurs in the Atlanta community and beyond. The grant will help propel the acceleration of Digital RICE, the "Level UP" Speaker Series, and the RICE Data Science Initiative, which together will provide mentorship and resources from renowned industry experts in legal, accounting, marketing, sales strategy, pricing, and HR, to grow the organization's support of Black entrepreneurs.

Building a more inclusive economy: Q&A with JPMorgan Chase’s Thelma Ferguson

All communities should have the resources they need to strengthen their economic futures. This Black History Month, JPMorgan Chase is affirming their commitment to breaking down barriers -- including the racial wealth gap -- and promoting opportunity for all.

Black-Owned Small Businesses Find Success With Support from SCORE

Black-owned businesses generate more than $183 billion in annual revenue, according to U.S. Census data. To contribute to this ongoing success, SCORE – mentors to America's small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration – encourages Black entrepreneurs to seek out a mentor who can support them on their business journey.

KEYBANK PARTNERS WITH COMMUNITY LENDING INSTITUTIONS TO PROVIDE $50 MILLION IN ACCESS TO CAPITAL

KeyBank (NYSE: KEY) announced placement of $50 million in deposits with six Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), including four Black-owned banks or managed banks and two banks serving Alaskan Native and Native American communities. As a founding member of the Economic Opportunity Coalition, KeyBank is pioneering the support of placing deposits with urban and rural community lending institutions to further enhance their ability to serve historically under-resourced communities. This effort is one of many that symbolizes KeyBank's larger purpose: to help clients and communities thrive.