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New research revealed that over 90% of neighborhoods in America's major cities were unaffordable for Black residents before the COVID-19 pandemic. This data comes from the National Equity Atlas, a research initiative focused on racial and economic equity, and shared exclusively with The Guardian on Tuesday (May 10). Researchers found that Black renters couldn't afford to live in 93% of zip codes in the Top 100 U.S. metropolitan areas in 2019, while 69% of those zip codes were affordable to white households. Reporters say 48 zip codes metro areas had no

Black Information Network Despite being hit the hardest at the beginning of the pandemic, Black-owned businesses are making a significant comeback. Reports say the number of Black small-business owners is up 28 percent compared to before the pandemic. Black people are making greater gains in business than any other demographic — the number of Latino business owners increased by 19 percent and white and Asian-owned businesses saw a 5 percent increase.  U.S. News reports that 1.2 million African Americans are self-employed in 2022 compared to 1.1 million in February 2020. Erica Groshen, a university

Morehouse bested more than 60 HBCU teams to win the 2022 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship and a $75,000 institutional grantKentucky State University, Oakwood University and Tuskegee University finish in the top four Joshua Ernest of Winston-Salem State University selected by fellow competitors to receive Ernest C. Jones Sportsperson AwardTo rewatch the HCASC National Championship Tournament games, visit HCASC.com  Morehouse College has emerged as the champion of the 33rd Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America's premier academic competition for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), after more than 150 thrilling games of head-to-head competition. More than

 Anekwe E. Onwuanyi, MD, FACC, was installed as the 19th President of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) during the Spring 2022 Membership Meeting. He is the first board-certified, advanced heart failure specialist to hold the position in ABC's nearly 50-year history. Dr. Onwuanyi is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Medical Director of the Heart Failure Program at Grady Memorial Hospital and Co-Chair of Grady Heart and Vascular Center, Atlanta, GA. The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Morehouse School of Medicine was established in 2017 under his leadership with

The 2022 State of Tech Diversity report by the Kapor Center and the NAACP breaks down disparities across the tech industry, from K-12 and post-secondary academic institutions, to recruiting, hiring, retention, and VC funding. Today, the Kapor Center, a nonprofit addressing racial inequities in STEM education and the tech industry, in partnership with the NAACP, released their 2022 report titled State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem. The report analyzes and synthesizes the latest data, demonstrating the continual exclusion of Black talent across the tech ecosystem, which represents a

Seasoned Entertainment executive to oversee the next stage of development for the iconic cultural phenomenon LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Triller, the AI-powered open garden platform for creators, announced renowned entertainment executive Steve Pamon as the President of Verzuz. Pamon will manage all aspects of the global business, including overseeing go-to-market, production, and logistical operations for Verzuz, including contracts, sponsors, venues, programming, live events, and partnerships. "Steve is the proverbial triple threat. His exceptional track record and reputation across Parkwood Entertainment, the NFL, HBO, and

Ralph Lauren expanded its partnership with Morehouse College and Spelman College, unveiling a limited-edition collection inspired by the schools’ rich heritage and esteemed traditions. The Polo Ralph Lauren Exclusively for Morehouse and Spelman Colleges Collection is a first-of-its kind  collaboration for the Company.The collection seeks to honor the history of both schools and widen the aperture of Ralph Lauren’s storytelling — including the nature of life at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), a story untold in depictions of Ralph Lauren’s collegiate  sensibility until today.“This collection expresses

Here's yet another history lesson they didn't teach in school, and it's right in time for the end of Black History Month and the start of Women's Month. On Monday (February 28) the US House of Representatives voted 422-0 to award the only all-Black, all-female military unit that served in Europe during World War II the Congressional Gold Medal. The 6888th Central Postal Battalion is credited with solving an urgent mail crisis in England when they arrived in Europe. The 855-membered group has for decades gone without proper recognition, but in recent years that has changed. In

On the road to wealth, giving away money does not immediately come to mind as a part of that journey. President & CEO of Alexander Legacy Private Wealth Management, Jacqueline Campbell, says that should not be the case.“Most of your major philanthropists talk about giving. If billionaires are talking about it, why aren’t we? You don’t amass your wealth that way, but you attract it when you are a giver.” Campbell has more than 25 years of experience in the wealth management industry. She managed an investment team

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