Be a part of the NV Awards 2011 on Saturday, October 29th at the Alvin Ailey theater in New York City. Be inspired, network, and join the celebration of “A Salute to Urban Professionals in Business.”
MAGNUS greaves and Lucas Riggins are the co-founders of 100 Urban Entrepreneurs. Their company is on a mission to provide a meaningful, long-term economic boost to urban communities throughout the United States by supporting minority entrepreneurship at its earliest stages. Participants in their Pitch Competition have a shot at $10,000 and 8-weeks of mentoring to launch your…Read full post
Detroit— Don Barden, who is regarded as one of the foremost African-American entrepreneurs in the country, has died.
Barden, 67, died today after his battle with lung cancer. Barden died at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, where he had been getting treatment, his attorney, Henry Baskin, told The Detroit News this morning.
With a career spanning more than 40 years in casinos, real estate development and the entertainment industry, Barden was regarded as one of the…Read full post
By Norm Bond
White men still overwhelmingly dominate corporate boards with few overall gains for minorities and a significant loss of seats for African-American men. That’s the status according to the 2010 Alliance for Board Diversity Census, released this week. In spite of the growing diversity in America, the boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies are increasingly male and primarily white. (more…)
The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council has launched a campaign that started with two billboards in the Hartford area.
The campaign will grow unless changes are made…Read full post
President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Wayne Cummings, is expecting the bulk…Read full post
“This historic agreement is a template for how major corporations should commit to concrete ways they will…Read full post
As Comcast, the nation’s biggest cable and broadband Internet company, seeks to grow even larger by consuming NBC Universal – Black Americans need to get off the sidelines and demand to receive fair levels of participation and parity, economic inclusion, and workplace respect in this proposed $30-billion transaction. Why?
Comcast has a history of racial exclusion, and a tendency to want to remain “hands-off.” For example, during construction of the new Comcast Tower in Philadelphia, when Paul Solomon, an African American hoist operator, said that a white…Read full post
Norm Jenkins, president of Capstone Development, LLC and Board Member of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) broke ground on November 10 for the new $540 million, 1,175 room Marriott Marquis headquarters hotel. It is being developed adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.Organization President Andy Ingraham said in an interview that 150 Black…Read full post
Overall, in 2009 the BE 100 companies posted a 12.53% drop in revenues to $17.905 billion and a 5.47% decline in payroll to 67,…Read full post