George Acheampong, an influential figure in personal finance, wealth building, and entrepreneurship, is leaving an indelible mark on the financial industry. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Capitalwize, LLC, a Financial Planning and Investment Management Firm, and the visionary behind Melanin Money Capital, a Venture Capital Firm focused on early-stage Black-owned Start-ups, Acheampong is at the forefront of financial empowerment.
Your phone pings. It looks like a text message from your bank, and it’s urgent.
It says you need to send money to your account using a wire transfer or digital payment like Zelle® to reverse a fraudulent transaction. Or, it tells you there’s suspicious activity on your account, and you need to call a certain number right away to address it.
Atlanta Life Insurance Company, the lone remaining Black-founded and owned insurance company, is reemerging under new leadership with a fresh vision that pays homage to the brand's rich history and legacy. For more than 100 years, Atlanta Life has provided insurance to help policyholders build wealth for their families.
One Solution, Urban One's award-winning integrated marketing, strategic partnerships, and branded content studio division, in collaboration with AT&T Dream In Black has returned for a continuation of exciting and community-impacting content offerings. Amplifying the 2023 AT&T Rising Future Makers Showcase, the collaborative partners will release "The Futurist" – a three-part series that pairs HBCU students in the fields of STEM, tech, and entrepreneurship with established leaders in their respective fields for a compelling and rich conversation through the lens of mentorship.
After leading the agency to sustained growth and success since purchasing a majority stake from founder Tom Burrell in 2004, Burrell Communications Group’s Co-CEOs McGhee Osse and Fay Ferguson have announced a transition to new ownership.
T.D. Jakes Foundation today announced it received a $250,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation through its Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation. The grant will support T.D. Jakes Foundation's PATHWAY program, which seeks to support individuals in their journey toward family-sustaining careers, and further support the program's economic mobility and empowering of diverse job seekers.
Furthering its commitment to championing diversity, equity and inclusion, Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with gener8tor, a nationally ranked startup accelerator, announced this year's fall cohort of five Black-owned tech startups to its Black Founder Accelerator program.
PEPSI® Dig In, the brand's platform designed to drive access, business growth, and awareness to Black-owned restaurants, returns with its Restaurant Royalty Residency program in Las Vegas, giving restaurant goers a chance to discover every bite is Better With Pepsi and experience a new selection of exclusive dishes from Black-owned restaurants across the country. Following last year's successful partnership with MGM Resorts International, Pepsi Dig In is bringing six new restaurants and their concepts to the company's Fan Districts - popular go-to destinations for fans to rally before and after Allegiant Stadium events - at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Luxor Hotel and Casino. For the first time, Esco Restaurant & Tapas from the multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning MC 2 Chainz will be featured alongside other renowned concepts.
Dream Exchange is pleased to announce Lorri S. Dotson, a visionary leader and trailblazing entrepreneur who has decided to join a growing group of esteemed investors in the first minority-owned and governed stock exchange. Dotson's journey began in Chicago, Illinois, where she grew up witnessing her parents' entrepreneurial spirit and resilience. Her parents' entrepreneurial legacy greatly influenced her path, as they owned multiple businesses, including one of the first black-owned oil and gas service stations in the 1970s.
After honoring an inspiring group of deserving, noteworthy local grassroots organizations from across the U.S. last year with $10,000 grants in the first-ever Toyota “Need a Nudge” program, the carmaker returns for 2023 with an enticing follow-up campaign conceived to benefit America’s 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, intent upon complementing the total $300,000 in micro-grants recipients were awarded in 2022.
Keith Weaver, Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy and External Affairs at Sony Entertainment Pictures, announces his departure from the entertainment group after more than 20 years. Weaver's exit marks an exciting new chapter in his entrepreneurial journey. As the Co-Founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey alongside his wife Fawn Weaver, and the inspiration behind Humble Baron, the longest bar in the world that is located at Nearest Green Distillery, Weaver will now launch a new hospitality company, Nashwood, Inc. where he will act as Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Automation Workz has spent the past 3 years leapfrogging Black residents into middle-skilled tech jobs as these careers pay a median annual salary of $70,000 - $110,000, enough to move a Black family out of poverty. While the US Census Bureau shows the US poverty rate is 11.6%, the poverty rate is 37.4% for single Black woman with children.
Diverse businesses are the backbone of many of communities. That’s why JPMorgan Chase is committed to helping these businesses develop and thrive. Ted Archer, Global Head of Business Partner Diversity for JPMorgan Chase, recently spoke about why diverse suppliers are good for business and the community.
Leading textured haircare brand Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils is set to make its monumental debut at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) through exciting partnerships with designers Bach Mai and Sami Miró. This unprecedented collaboration not only marks the brand's first-ever appearance at NYFW but also celebrates the power of inclusivity, diversity, and supporting Black-owned & AAPI businesses, models, hairstylists, and more.