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By Black Information Network The world is mourning the loss of designer Virgil Abloh. On Sunday (November 28), an official statement appeared on Abloh’s Instagram, announcing that the 41-year-old fashion pioneer, who was the first Black artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, had died of cancer following a private battle with the disease. “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh,

By Megan Kirk COVID-19 caused a record drop in employment in 2020 that continues to spill into 2021. Though a large number of Americans lost their jobs across the country, millions more worked steadily to keep the economy and essential businesses afloat. Now, the same employees who have been praised for their sacrifice throughout the pandemic are experiencing exhaustion on a different level. Employers are enlisting the help of organizations to navigate the new found land of post-pandemic employment and prioritize rest and recovery for this class of

DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM) welcomes Adell Henderson as Vice President of Multimedia Content and Programming. Adell is a multimedia professional with over 25 years of experience including stints with Black media powerhouses such as Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the trailblazing Black men’s publication, KING Magazine. In his role with RTM, he will spearhead program ideation, digital network strategy, and lead the company’s production arm, Studio 1452.  “Adell is a true maverick and a trailblazer in the Black media space. As we continue to re-imagine our company, he is exactly the type of creative energy we need. His extensive media background, particularly in the entertainment industry, will be vital for growing

In response to the pandemic’s devastating impact on minority-owned businesses and the social justices that mainstream America woke up to last year, JPMorgan Chase announced a five-year $30 billion commitment in October 2020 to provide economic opportunity to Black and Latinx communities. That commitment to Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) includes greater access to capital, coaching, technical assistance and a pledge to boost spending with Black and Latinx suppliers by an additional $750 million.As the head of Advancing Black Pathways, a strategy aimed at strengthening the economic foundation

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: MSGE) (“MSG Entertainment”) today announced that Jamal Haughton, an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of legal experience, has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective December 6. Mr. Haughton will serve as the Company’s chief legal officer, working closely with MSG Entertainment’s executive leadership to support the Company’s long-term direction and growth. MSG Entertainment is a leader in live entertainment, featuring renowned venues, entertainment brands and regional sports and entertainment networks. The Company has also unveiled plans for

(NewsUSA) – Deciding to select and partner with a financial planner to bring all the pieces of your financial life together is a big step for you and your future. But before you meet with your CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for the first time, you should familiarize yourself with the financial planning process, gather key information, have an idea about your goals and prepare a list of questions.  “You should also have an idea of what your CFP® professional is likely to discuss at the meeting,” says Elaine King, CFP®. This preparation

DTE Energy announced the appointment of Joi Harris as president of DTE Gas, the company’s natural gas utility serving 1.3 million residential and business customers across its service territory. Harris, a 30-year veteran of DTE, has a long history with DTE Gas. She started shadowing engineers at the age of 15, before becoming a company co-op at 18. She climbed the ladder, serving in a number of leadership positions within the organization, rising to the rank of vice president, and most recently as senior vice president of the

Wells Fargo & Company announced that Priscilla Wallace has been named head of supplier diversity for the company. Wallace joined Wells Fargo last month and will report to Barb Kubicki-Hicks, chief procurement officer, with a dotted line to Kelley Cornish, head of Diverse Segments, Representation and Inclusion Program Management Office and Enterprise Initiatives. In her new role, Wallace leads a team of supplier diversity professionals to build relationships within the communities Wells Fargo serves through the development, inclusion, and utilization of certified minority, women, LGBTQ, veteran, disability-owned and

Joshua Matthews, flight attendant, left, Kenny Jordan flies airplane during lesson, center, Kenny Jordan, right. By Megan Kirk The friendly skies have not always been so kind to Black people. Airports were largely segregated and many Blacks could not afford ticket fares. To make the distinction, though airlines were not legally segregated, airports actively practiced it and African Americans who did fly faced discrimination. Serving on the U.S. House of Representatives for Michigan, Charles Diggs Jr. helped to revolutionize segregation in national airports. It was not until 1948 when airports were legally desegregated

By Black Information Network There may be a hitch in your Thanksgiving plans this year, and it’s likely hitting your wallet. According to expert predictions, this year’s Thanksgiving meal may be the most expensive yet, with multiple forces to blame.The ripple effect of a backed up global supply chain has already had some Americans waiting months for furniture and leaving grocery store shelves bare, but experts say holiday meal costs go beyond the supply chain issues. The nation’s food supply has been impacted by the supply chain issues at the global level. The