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 E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co., the oldest Black-owned business in the country, recently announced that it has expanded its operations to the Carolinas with new offices in Charlotte and Raleigh. In addition, as the country prepares to celebrate Black History Month, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Company–recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the oldest continuously Black-owned and operated business in the United States–will be the first Black-owned agent to receive the northAmerican® Van Lines Agent of the Year award. The award presentation will be held February 7 at the company's new office in Charlotte,

By Sherri Kolade Dunamis Clean Energy Partners, LLC, a woman-owned MBE certified full-service leader in the commercial and industrial cleaning, lighting, and electric car charging industries hasn’t stopped paving the way for futuristic, clean energy ideals since the multi-million-dollar energy firm opened in 2012.    Dunamis prioritizes its customers in the manufacturing, government, and healthcare industries while reducing energy costs and giving back and protecting the very environment its customers and future workers live in.   Native Detroiter Natalie King, founder and chief executive officer of Dunamis, spoke to the Michigan Chronicle

By Danielle Sanders, RTM National Editor Dedicated to reinventing vegan food culture, Pinky Cole, the founder, and CEO of the hugely successful “Slutty Vegan” Restaurant empire announced her new upcoming cookbook, “Eat Plants B*tch.”  With several locations in Atlanta, her crave-worthy, indulgent menus attract both locals and visitors to wait in now-infamous lines down the block for her vegan burgers and more. Fans include Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, Taraji P. Henson, and more. From Avocado Egg Rolls to Cole’s Black Pea Cauliflower Po’boy or Oyster Mushroom Parm

Motown native Jacqueline Campbell began her career in financial services when she was a teenager. “My original entry into this industry was through the high school co-op program,” said Campbell. “We had an option during our senior year to do a work-study program. I signed up to work at Comerica Bank. Upon graduation, my internship was supposed to end, but I became so passionate about the financial services industry that they asked me to stay on as a permanent employee.” From there, she never looked back. Soon after, her

In 2021, according to caring.com, only 27.5 percent of Black Americans had a will. Patrick Hicks, Head of Legal at Trust & Will, says due to COVID, that number although it is low, is probably the highest its ever been. “The pandemic has led many to look for estate planning services that are accessible,” Hicks told caring.com.Estate planning is more than just writing a will. Quinntarra Morant works every day to educate her community in Pittsburgh and raise awareness. Morant is a licensed Black attorney specializing in

Tivity Health, Inc. a leading provider of health improvement solutions, announced today the appointment of Stephanie Davis Michelman as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Michelman, most recently Vice President/General Manager, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (Estée Lauder Companies), has over 15 years' experience driving growth and profitability in public and private companies, working to expand several of the most well-known consumer brands. "Stephanie brings a keen insight and a wealth of experience to support Tivity Health's strategy and growth and we welcome her to the board,"

The last two years have resulted in a paradigm shift in the global workforce. The pandemic drastically changed behavioral norms– and businesses and employees alike had to adjust to the new rules of corporate America. Businesses had to identify ways to retain productive employees, particularly during the “Great Resignation of 2021 which saw thousands of employees exit the workforce to seek better working conditions, compensation, and opportunities. As corporations set up for remote working, they also engaged in culture work – having outside consultants perform a culture audit,

Photo: Getty Images Lusia Harris, the only woman officially drafted by an NBA team passed away in her native Mississippi at the age of 66, her family announced Tuesday (January 18). "We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister, mother, grandmother, Olympic medalist, the Queen of Basketball, Lusia Harris has passed away unexpectedly today in Mississippi," Harris' family said in a statement."The recent months brought Ms. Harris great joy, including the news of an upcoming wedding of her youngest son and the outpouring of recognition received by a recent documentary

Photo: Getty Images The Boston Bruins retired Willie O'Ree's No. 22 jersey before Tuesday's (January 18) Bruins-Hurricanes game. According to a Bruins press release, players took the ice for warm-ups in special-edition jerseys with commemorative Willie O'Ree patches prior to the barrier-breaking hockey player's ceremony. "The ice will feature newly-installed No. 22 decals behind each team's net, which will remain on display for three home games," the Bruins announced. O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier in 1958, becoming the first Black player to compete in an NHL game exactly 64 years ago when

Courtesy of Black Information Network André Leon Talley has died at the age of 73. According to TMZ, Vogue's former creative director and one-time editor-at-large passed away on Tuesday (January 18) at a hospital in White Plains, NY. It's currently unclear why he was in the hospital. Talley worked as the Fashion News Director at Vogue from 1983 to 1987, then as Creative Director from 1988 to 1995, and Editor-At-Large from 1998-2013. He will be remembered as a trailblazer in the fashion industry. During his time at Vogue and beyond, Talley, who was considered one of the first mainstream