Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Hired to Build New Terminals at JFK and Laguardia Airports | BlackBusiness.com

Staff, BlackBusiness.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHNY PITTS. Featured Image Being a woman in the male-dominated construction industry could be challenging for some. But for Cheryl McKissack Daniel, who is the president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest Black-owned and female-run construction company in the US, it always feels like home. Based in New York […]

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Black Founders, Funders and Investors Launch Innovative Companies to Make Communities Better | The Network Journal

TNJ Staff, The Network Journal Peter Boyce II, cofounder, Rough Draft Ventures, Featured Image Black founders, funders and investors are launching some of the most innovative companies around. Here, we feature just a few: Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, cofounder, Flutterwave Inc. A payment technology firm that makes it easier for banks and businesses to process payments […]

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EyeSeeMe bookstore teaches children the value of African-American history | USA Today

Tanisha Sykes, Special to USA TODAY, USA Today Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are the co-owners of EyeSeeMe African American Children’s Bookstore in University City. CAROLINA HIDALGO | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO, Featured Image As African American parents, Pamela and Jeffrey Blair of St. Louis, Missouri, always taught their four children about their history and helped […]

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Salamander Resort Gets Five-Star Rating: An Interview with Sheila Johnson | The Network Journal

Sergie Willoughby, The Network Journal Sheila Johnson, owner, Salamander Resort & Spa, Featured Image Ever think of opening a world-class luxury resort & spa over 340 gorgeous acres of land in an idyllic setting? Entrepreneur Sheila Johnson thought about it a decade ago after visiting a quaint area in Loudoun County, Virginia; and in 2013, […]

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Fast Food Mogul, Serial Entrepreneur La-Van Hawkins Dies at 61 | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise Illustration by Neal Fox, Featured Image La-Van Hawkins, a black entrepreneur in the food industry, just died at the age of 61, reports Crain’s. Hawkins was featured several times in BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. In 1995, his business, La-Van Hawkins Inner City Foods, ranked No. 45 on the BE 100s listing of […]

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This North Philly bar near Temple hosted legends like Coltrane and Patti LaBelle, but its owner refuses to sell | The Inquirer, Philly.com

Brandon Harden, The Inquirer, Philly.com Jessica Griffin / Staff Photographer, Featured Image Jake Adams remembers when a 15-year-old Jill Scott tried to sing in his North Philly jazz bar, ballroom, and restaurant, New Barber’s Hall. It was 1987, and the venue was riding high with intimate performances by such jazz and R&B stars as Dottie […]

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