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Karen Carter Richards, CEO/Publisher Houston Forward Times, Seeks NNPA Chair

By Rosetta Miller Perry NASHVILLE, TN — Karen Carter Richards, CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, is running for the chairmanship of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the country’s largest Black Press advocacy group with more than 200 newspapers. Richards has a long and distinguished journalistic career, and is last year’s winner of the NNPA Publisher of …

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CHOCOLATEANCESTOR.COM: AFROCENTRIC APPAREL, ACCESSORIES AND HOME DECOR

By Fisher Jack Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Noticing a distinct need for more positive messages in a very hostile climate, Chocolate Ancestor, LLC was formed to add creative expression to the everyday lives of those people who believe in love and healing. ChocolateAncestor.com is an online modern Afrocentric apparel, accessories, and home decor store catered to consumers in the Black community. The …

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Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia During a star-studded evening complete with a Red Carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the company’s commitment to diversity. TV One’s Cleo TV and Afrotainment’s Afro are the latest independent channels to receive broad distribution on Comcast’s cable systems. …

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We’re Producing the First Black Owned Supermarket Carrying All Black Owned Products

By The Westside Gazette Two years ago, We Buy Black led a successful crowd-fund raising over $110,000 on Kickstarter, a non-Black owned crowdfunding site. Today, we are crowdfunding for $1.2 Million dollars to produce a Black owned Supermarket on an African American owned Crowdfunding platform, WeFundBlack.com.  Created by two brothers in Houston, Tex., We Fund Black launched this Black History Month …

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PHILANTHROPRENEUR JOHN SHAW-WOO LAUNCHES NOIR BLACK BUSINESS SOCIAL CLUB INC.

*Louisville, KY  — According to nationwide 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, African-Americans own 2.2 percent of employer-owned businesses, in contrast to their total representation of 13.4 percent of the overall population. In response to these astounding statistics, local business-owner and entrepreneur announces launch of business social club focused on solutions to support and enhance the business efforts for local black-owned businesses. …

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