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Profiting From Your Passions to Create Unlimited Income While You Sleep

If you’re looking at turning your passions into dollars, dropshipping is one of the best ways to sell products online without having any inventory to create passive income, according to Asia Abston at Absolutely Abston

Honoring Black Achievement, and Doubling Down on the Work to be Done, During Black History Month and Beyond

February is Black History Month – an annual commemoration of the achievements of Black Americans and their remarkable impact on history. It’s a time to celebrate the cultural heritage shaped by generations of Black Americans, who for many decades have fought for equity – a fight that continues today

Richard King Mellon Invests in Black Founded Ed-Tech Startup

RK Mellon Foundation makes a project-related investment in a Black father-son-led company that aims to increase diversity in STEAM fields so disadvantaged populations are included in the future of work. Damola and Wole Idowu - engineers, creatives, educators, and entrepreneurs - founded Toyz Electronics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh, Penn

ORCHESTRA PARTNERS APPOINTS KIM HUNTER TO INDEPENDENT CORPORATE ADVISORY BOARD

Orchestra Partners announces the appointment of Kim Hunter to the Independent Corporate Advisory Board, effective immediately. Hunter brings strategic integrated marketing communications expertise, deep prior experience in growing professional services firm, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset with proven experience with innovation. Following the appointment of Mr. Hunter, the Board will comprise five directors. He will be serving a three-year term, which is subject to shareholder approval.

Urban One, Inc. Announces the Promotion of Colby Tyner to SVP Programming

David Kantor, CEO of Urban One’s Radio One and Reach Media Divisions, announced the promotion of Colby Tyner to Senior Vice President, Programming Radio One and Reach Media.

Tivity Health Appoints Stephanie Davis Michelman to Board of Directors

Tivity Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of health improvement solutions, announced the appointment of Stephanie Davis Michelman as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Michelman, most recently Vice President/General Manager, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (Estée Lauder Companies), has over 15 years’ experience driving growth and profitability in public and private companies, working to expand several of the most well-known consumer brands.

Tamra Moore Joins King & Spalding’s Healthcare Team as Partner

King & Spalding announced that Tamra Moore has joined the firm as a partner on the Healthcare team in the Washington, D.C., office.

Scripps Promotes Content Strategist Marcus Riley

Marcus Riley has been promoted to senior director of content strategy and inclusive journalism for the Local Media division of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), a new role that will help all Scripps television stations better connect with their audiences.

Jermaine Dupri Takes JD’s Vegan Ice Cream Nationwide

GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist, producer, and vegan entrepreneur, Jermaine Dupri, along with partner Big Innovations Group Inc., are proud to announce the expansion of JD’s Vegan ice cream. Shortly after the initial launch of JD’s Vegan, the brand announces the release of new flavors including Chocolate My Way, Key Lime Pie, and (404) Cookies & Cream, which will make their way into Walmart freezer aisles alongside already available JD’s Vegan flavors, including Welcome to Atlanta, Peach Cobbler, Apple Butter, and Strawberry Sweetheart.

Keisha Taylor Starr Appointed New Chief Marketing Officer for Scripps Networks

Keisha Taylor Starr has been hired as chief marketing officer for Scripps Networks, effective Jan. 3, 2022.

Jennifer Epps to take helm of major fund

Amidst a global pandemic and ever-increasing worker inequality, the need to effectively organize and uplift worker voices towards better and safer working conditions has become imperative. Worker centers and labor unions have an opportunity to step up to create unique partnerships that support new forms of worker organizing that ultimately lead to greater and sustained prosperity for workers.

Scripps Networks appoints Cheryle Harrison head of Bounce

Cheryle Harrison has been appointed the head of Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans.

Scott M. Mills Appointed to Chief Executive Officer of BET

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) announced that Scott M. Mills has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of BET, the nation’s leading provider of quality content from Black creators. The announcement was made today by President and CEO of ViacomCBS, Bob Bakish, and Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, David Nevins.

Victor George Vodka Owner Awarded $2.4 Million

Black-owned Victor George Spirits announced the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board voted unanimously to provide $2,450,000 to help fund construction cost of a 15,000 square foot facility that will house a distillery, restaurant, cigar bar, whiskey lounge, co working space and a rooftop bar and lounge located on historic Sistrunk Boulevard.

StatusPRO Aims To Set Sports Standard In XR

StatusPRO, a sports technology and gaming company that combines player data and XR (augmented reality and virtual reality) to create a suite of training and fan engagement products for enterprise and consumers, today released the list of strategic investors and industry leaders that have joined KB Partners, TitletownTech, Greycroft, Verizon Ventures, Haslam Sports Group, 49ers Enterprises, and SC Holdings in investing in StatusPRO. LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Drake, Maverick Carter, Jimmy Iovine, Paul Wachter, and a host of professional athletes round out those named. These strategic investors reflect the range of industries and sports that StatusPRO’s technology is positioned to impact.