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Russell Westbrook Enters Digital Media Game to Bring Focus to Multicultural Audiences

NBA veteran point guard, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Russell Westbrook, has formally entered the digital media sector by launching Russell Westbrook Enterprises, new digital media division, RW Digital. The division has architected specific programmatic solutions that enables brands to more efficiently reach diverse audiences and amplify owned and operated minority publishers. Since ascending, Westbrook's business portfolio has grown to touch multiple verticals including Venture Capital, Fashion, Real-Estate, Insurance and now Digital Advertising....

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The Clean Energy Economy: Will Blacks Get Left Behind in the Race to Green?

America continues to plod the course toward a clean energy nation – albeit glacially. Though hampered by an aging infrastructure and other factors, widespread clean energy – or power that does not, in its generation and consumption, add pollution or contribute to climate change – appears to be a certainty. Unfortunately, this particular scenario could lead to yet another great divide for African Americans. As the world slowly moves...

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Chemico CEO Takes on Pandemic Recovery with Military Precision

Marine Vet Leon Richardson Improvising and Adapting to Overcome Supply Chain Challenges Leon Richardson’s eight years of exemplary service in the United States Marine Corps and the rigors of military training have proven to be invaluable in preparing him  him for the rollercoaster ride that comes with entrepreneurship. But the president and CEO of Chemico Group, a Southfield, Michigan-based chemical management service provider, is tapping into those lessons learned...

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The BasBlue Foundation: A Multimillion Dollar Investment in Detroit Women

BasBlue, a nonprofit space dedicated to creating pathways and opportunities for women, opened its doors in October 2021. Today, it is a community of nearly 700 women, 60% of whom live in the City of Detroit. Now, BasBlue is launching its next chapter: The BasBlue Foundation. The Foundation’s initial goal is to raise $2 million before the end of 2023 to support fellowships and opportunities that empower women and...

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BYRON ALLEN’S ALLEN MEDIA GROUP ACQUIRES BLACK NEWS CHANNEL

United States Bankruptcy Court Approves $11 Million Sale of 'Black News Channel' Assets to Allen Media Group Byron Allen's Allen Media Group (AMG) is proud to announce that the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court, (Case No. 4:22-bk-40087-KKS) issued an order approving the sale of "substantially all of" Black News Channel (BNC) "assets free and clear of all liens, claims, encumbrances and interests" to AMG's networks division. AMG is acquiring BNC out of bankruptcy...

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Becomes Minority NFL Owner

Courtesy of Black Information Network The nation's first African American female Secretary of State is joining the Denver Broncos as a minority owner of the team, CBS Sports reports. On Monday (July 11), the Broncos announced the addition of Condoleezza Rice to its ownership group. Rice joins the ranks of Mellody Hobson, who became the first Black female NFL owner with her addition to the Broncos last month. "A highly respected public servant, accomplished academic, and corporate leader,...

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