Business

STEMuli raises $3.25M to transform traditional classroom learning with the Educational Metaverse

STEMuli, a minority- and woman-owned Web3 education startup, has announced $3.25 million in seed funding co-led by Slauson & Co and Valor Ventures, with participation from Draper Associates.

CONTINUING THE LEGACY! TODD MCDONALD NAMED PRESIDENT OF LIBERTY BANK AND TRUST

Todd joined Liberty in 2003 after earning an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and ultimately a Master ’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2013. In his nearly two decades of service to Liberty Bank he has held positions in mortgage, marketing, consumer and commercial lending, Human Resources, Asset Liabilities Committee (ALCO), Credit, SIC Committee, and the board of directors of Liberty Bank. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy where he developed national partnerships that have produced several new revenue streams, helped raise $30 million in tier 1 capital (which allowed Liberty to cross $1 Billion in Assets) and refined existing initiatives around the bank and within the Liberty Financial Holding Company .

Capital Impact Partners Welcomes 15 Local Developers of Color into New Accelerator Program

Program is sponsored by a grant from the Amazon Housing Equity Fund and will support real estate developers of color focused on bringing more affordable housing to the Washington metropolitan region.

United Partners with OneTen to Help Create One Million Family-Sustaining Jobs for Black Talent Over 10 Years

United Airlines announced a new collaboration with OneTen, a coalition of leading chief executives and their companies committed to creating one million family-sustaining careers for Black talent with opportunity for advancement over the next 10 years. The collaboration with OneTen comes as United has already hired more than 6,000 people since January and expects to hire an additional 8,000 this year alone – with the goal to add 50,000 people to United in the next five years.

Lily Frilly Launches Second Product Partnership with Walmart

Lily Adeleye, the pint-sized powerhouse and CEO behind Lily Filly, is launching her second product partnership with Walmart. The line will include a range of bows and hair accessories for girls of all ages and serves as an aspirational charge for little girls all over the world to reach for the stars.

Fresenius Medical Care Appoints Dr. Amaka Eneanya as Head of Strategy and Operations for Company’s Global Medical Office

Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s leading provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases, announced today the appointment of noted clinical researcher and nephrologist Nwamaka (Amaka) Eneanya, MD as Head of Strategy and Operations for the company’s Global Medical Office.

Balu Organics Play Ball Pits Creates a $1 Million Business for Black Mom

When parents see how much fun toddlers have playing and diving into Balu Organics foam ball play pits, they know they have to get one for their little ones, too.

Lafayette Square Appoints Onay Payne as Managing Director of Real Estate

Lafayette Square, an impact investment platform, announced that Onay Payne has been appointed Managing Director of Real Estate. In this newly created role, Payne will oversee the firm’s real estate division, which will utilize long-term capital and coordinated services to support the revitalization of neighborhoods in historically marginalized communities through municipally significant redevelopments as well as the creation and preservation of affordable housing.

Sistas Who Succeed Profile - TANYA MARIE MCLENDON

(Black PR Wire) In recognition of Women’s History Month, Women Grow Strong and Black PR Wire have collaborated to produce a series of media highlights to honor and recognize “Sistas Who Succeed!” Today, we are featuring Fashion Goddess and Designer, TANYA MARIE, CEO of Tanya Marie Design.

Scams Can Happen to Anyone. Here Are the Most Common Ones and How to Protect Yourself

Chances are you know someone who has been a victim of fraud or scam. As a result of the pandemic, fraudsters are finding new ways to find victims. The good news is that there are simple ways for consumers to stay safe and fight back

CancerIQ Raises $14M Series B Funding to Improve Access to Innovations in Cancer Early Detection and Prevention

CancerIQ, the platform powering early cancer detection and prevention across broad patient populations, announced it closed a $14 million Series B financing round co-led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) and Amgen Ventures. McKesson Ventures, OSF Ventures (the investment arm of OSF HealthCare, a current CancerIQ customer), as well as CancerIQ’s Series A lead investor, HealthX Ventures, also participated in the Series B round

Black-owned, Black-led Franchisee Group Gets the “Big O” from Ben & Jerry’s

The three Black leaders of Primo Partners want to use their business to dismantle white supremacy.

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