— NIKI MCGLOSTER, AFROTECH
Come mid-November, streetwear designer Olivia Anthony will release a new collection for Foot Locker Women called “Destined to Liv.”
According to Girls United, the global sneaker brand commissioned the Brooklyn-based Birmingham, Alabama native to be a part of its “Behind Her Label” series, an initiative that celebrates female designers and sheds light on the industry’s gender gap. The other designers in the series include NYC-based artists Amanda Litzinger and Shana Sadeghi-Ray.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) was incorporated as The National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., in 1993. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities. Additionally, the organization indicates that it represents the views of its members regarding economic and political policy issues; domestically and internationally. It is organized as a 501(c) corporation and has at least 190 chapters within the United States. The NBCC also has international chapters in the Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana and Jamaica. As with all Chambers of Commerce, affiliate branches are committed to carrying out the goals of the main Chamber within their areas.
However, the organization is largely funded by non-African American businesses on behalf of whose interests it often lobbies, such as the fossil fuel, telecommunications, and tobacco industries, and has sometimes been accused of being a front group.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce is based in Washington, D.C.
Source – National Black Chamber of Commerce (Updated: 20 June 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Black_Chamber_of_Commerce, (Accessed: 28 October 2020)