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Cyril Josh Barker for the Amsterdam News The wins of Howard University alum/Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Morehouse College alum U.S. Senator-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and help from political organizer and Spelman College graduate Stacy Abrams was summed up in a viral Jan. 5 tweet: “If a Morehouse man becomes a U.S. senator, while a Howard alumna is the vice president, and both were aided by a Spelman woman, I never, never, never want to hear any more talk about HBCU’s not preparing you for the ‘real world.’” The tweet was

Named Studio 1452 to reflect the HQ’s address, the new studio will enable RTM to produce and distribute original digital content daily DETROIT – January 12, 2021 – Today, Real Times Media (RTM) unveiled its all-new multimedia broadcast studio named Studio 1452. The new facility features broadcast-production-quality cameras and livestream and podcast capabilities giving the company and its subsidiaries, most notably its co-located Michigan Chronicle nameplate, the tools to create a variety of high-end media projects in-house. Studio 1452 is on the ground level of the Real Times

NNPA Newswire — Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent A Black woman now has the task of restoring order at the U.S. Capitol. Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. The riot agitated by President Donald Trump on January 6 resulted

The pandemic made 2020 a difficult year for many small businesses, as many closed permanently. But other small companies had success despite the surge in outbreaks and are hoping to build on those achievements in 2021. How can they keep their momentum going, and what can other companies learn from their struggles to navigate the challenges of the new year? “To stay afloat, owners adjusted on the fly and creatively found ways to change their operations,” says Chris Buitron, CEO and president of Mosquito Authority® (www.mosquito-authority.com). “Those that survived can use innovations

(StatePoint) 2020 was a particularly stressful year — but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and cool-headed throughout the process. File Early File early so you check this major to-do off your list and relax. The good news is that the sooner you file, the better. This is true no matter what your circumstances are. If you owe money, you’ll have that much more time to plan your payment. If you’re due for a refund, filing sooner means you’ll have

By Kavita Kamdar | Head, Chase First Banking, Atlanta Voice Multiple studies have shown that the earlier kids develop healthy money habits, the better our prospects of having strong financial health into adulthood. According to research, we start grasping money basics when we are 3. This gives us a great opportunity to introduce conversations about ways to save, think about spending, and the value of money early in our kids’ lives. It used to be that children learned about money when shopping out with parents, but as more transactions happen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Bianca Smith, an African American woman, has made baseball history. Smith, who most recently served as an assistant baseball coach and hitting coordinator at Wisconsin’s Carroll University, was named a coach in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Smith, 29, becomes the first Black woman to coach in professional baseball. She will work with the team’s infielders at the Red Sox minor league facility in Fort Meyers, Fla. “She was a great candidate coming in,” Red Sox vice president of player development

Washington, Jan. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced grant funding and the historic launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across America to serve rural, urban, and underserved communities alike. The opening of the 20 new WBCs is the largest single expansion of WBCs across America in its 30-year tenure, and these centers will be pivotal to the success of women-owned businesses as they continue to recover during this time. The WBCs will be hosted in rural and underserved markets

by Ali Bouldin Joe Clark, the former principal of Paterson New Jersey, Eastside High, and the inspiration behind the 1989 film, “Lean on Me,” has died at 82 from an undisclosed illness.  Joe Clark, a retired Army Drill Sergeant, played by Morgan Freeman in the movie “Lean on Me,” was widely known for carrying a bull horn in one hand and a baseball bat in the other. In a 1989 appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show, Clark said both the bullhorn and the baseball bat was symbolic. “The bullhorn

by Kelly Washington Netflix Incorporated and Enterprise Community Partners (“Enterprise”) announced Netflix’s $25 million commitment in Equitable Path Forward. Enterprise’s new five-year, $3.5 billion nationwide initiative will help dismantle the deeply-rooted legacy of racism in housing – from the types of homes built, where they are made, who builds them, and the wealth that the homes generate. After decades of systemic racism in housing, from government-sanctioned discrimination like redlining and race-based federal mortgage programs to restrictive deed covenants based on one’s skin color, to predatory lending and discriminatory property