The state of Pennsylvania does not currently have a Black owned brewery. In fact, under 2 percent of American breweries are Black owned. Two West Philadelphia brothers, Rich Koilor and Mengistu Koilor, are looking to change that. "The more we looked into the brewing industry, the more we saw that there weren't a lot of Black brewers or Black-owned breweries," said Rich Koilor. "That kind of pushed us to, why not be the first Black-owned brewery in Philly?" Mengistu adds, "Something that's Black-owned that belongs to us where we
Thursday, July 30 Who's Who In Black is collaborating in hosting a Black Excellence Virtual Mixer. The event which kicks off at 6 PM will feature fun, fellowship, and opportunities for professional advancement. You are strongly encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible because space is limited. Last month's mixer included more that 1,000 professionals and that number is expected to grow Thursday. Guests can either listen to music on the main stage, attend a break out session or engage in virtual networking by hitting the networking icon.
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. announced that Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., the 11-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, has been named to the company's Board of Directors. Fitzgerald is an active member in the business community. He joined the Sports Matter Advisory Board of The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation in 2018 to help inspire and enable youth sports participation, and he recently purchased a minority ownership stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns. "I've long admired DICK'S Sporting Goods, and over the years have had the opportunity
The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees has selected Wright L. Lassiter, III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., as its chair-elect designate. Lassiter will be the 2022 chair of the AHA, becoming the top-elected official of the national organization that represents America’s hospitals and health systems and works to advance health in America. Lassiter has led the Henry Ford Health System as president since 2014 and as president and CEO since 2016. In this role, he oversees the not-for-profit Henry Ford
ATLANTA, GA — Seventeen-term Georgia Congressman John Lewis, often referred to as “a living saint,” died Friday night following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Lewis was a member of the “Big Six” leaders of the 1960s civil rights movement and spent his life fighting for racial integration. Widely regarded on Capitol Hill as the moral compass of the Democratic Party caucus, the dean of Georgia’s congressional delegation was 80 years old.Former Ambassador Andrew Young said Lewis death left him “feeling like I did when we lost
Real Times Media CEO Hiram Jackson recently sat down with radio personality Frankie Darcell to talk about business, race, and politics in addition to media diversity. The discussion is apart of Darcell's podcast series "HEADLINES". Jackson dives in-depth into the impact of 2020 so far, and what he envisions the future will entail. Check out the full interview. Click HERE. (Photo courtesy: MIX 92.3 FM)
As appeared first in the Michigan Chronicle Numerous surveys show that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, have little saved for retirement, and lack fundamental financial knowledge. Part of the problem, experts say, is that financial literacy has not been emphasized in American education; only 21 states require high school students to take a personal finance-related class. If parents want their children to learn the value of money and how to avoid financial problems as adults, the education has to start at home, says Steve Kruman, a financial planner
As appeared first in the New Pittsburgh Courier by Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A special report released by the National Urban League reveals that the U. S. Census Bureau omitted at least 3.7 million African-Americans from its 2010 count, nearly five times the 800,000 “undercount” that the bureau has long reported. Largely due to the Coronavirus, the sluggish response to the 2020 Census count now underway is on track for the same or even worse results, NUL predicts. The organization says the Black community stands to lose billions of
“Black Don’t Crack” Does Not Mean That Black People Do Not Have to Wear Sunscreen. Here’s Why We Need to Protect Ourselves.
As appeared first in the Chicago Defender By Shera Strange There is a belief that the Melanin in Black skin naturally protects the skin from the sun and its UV rays, creating a barrier against the sun’s harmful effects, hence the saying “Black Don’t Crack.” On some level, this may be true. There have been conversations that Vitamin D and its lack thereof have played a role in surviving COVID -19 as it pertains to African Americans. One natural and cost-free way to get vitamin D is in the
The Rise and Fall of Black Baseball: Remembering the Birth of the Negro National League – 100 Years Ago
By Donald James Racism in the early-to-mid 20th century – and other periods of time - was painfully ugly in the United States of America. Such hatred, along with laws of bigotry – written and unwritten - robbed African Americans of the same opportunities afforded to whites freely and unconditionally. And playing professional baseball in America – the national pastime since the 1850s - was no exception. In the early-to-mid 1900s, white Major League Baseball players such as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Mel Ott and Ted Williams were deemed