Year: 2017

Black Lottery Winner Invests Winnings Into Rebuilding Fla. Black Business Community

Subject Investing In Black Business Development Description After winning millions in a lottery jackpot, a Florida man decided to use his money to revive a district known for thriving black businesses. Creator Michael Harriot Source https://www.theroot.com/black-lottery-winner-invests-winnings-into-rebuilding-f-1820392458 Publisher theroot.com File

The Bicycle Maker That’s Creating Good Jobs for Ex-Cons

Subject Creating And Sustaining Jobs For The Formerly Incarcerated Description Massachusetts-based 1854 Cycling Co. is teaching newly released prisoners career skills. Creator Maxwell Williams Source https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-11/1854-cycling-co-is-creating-good-jobs-for-ex-cons?fbclid=IwAR1FczFoWU0fpj7Een2y36NhyqdVxD3-g1IRzDLOb1hqCJ9XKNbMd7-pN_8 Publisher bloomberg.com File

From Jail to Yale: Felon Faces Scrutiny in Bid To Be Lawyer

Subject Convicted Felon; Lawyer; Yale Graduate Description A convicted felon who graduated from Yale Law School and won acclaim as a Connecticut committee asks a poet to prove his “good moral character” before he is allowed to practice law. Creator Dave Collins Source https://apnews.com/article/ct-state-wire-north-america-carjacking-us-news-ap-top-news-efc19fc49c2b4c3b90ffd1d32f97a302 Publisher apnews.com File

Black-Owned Construction Company Owned by Twin Brothers Now on Track To Make $4.5 Million This Year!

Subject Minority-Owned And Flourishing; Business Description Twin brothers Jonathan and Jarrett Logan are the owners of Castle Black Construction in Memphis, Tennessee. One of few Black-owned construction companies in the country, they launched their company back in 2005, and after re-branding themselves, they have tripled in size. Creator […]

This 12-Year-Old Is Baltimore’s First National Youth Chess Champion

Subject Chess; Winners; Youth Chess Champion Description At only 12 years old, Cahree Myrick has become Baltimore’s first national youth chess champion ― and he has maintained straight-A’s in the process.  Creator Zahara Hill Source https://www.huffpost.com/entry/this-12-year-old-is-baltimores-first-national-youth-chess-champion_n_5930276fe4b010df62cbff6c Publisher Huffpost.com File

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