Jackie Ormes, August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985, is known as the first African-American woman cartoonist and creator of the Torchy Brown comic strip and the Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger panel. Continue Reading →
There’s no better time than the present to transform that passion project into a business! Continue Reading →
To all customers, staff, media, stakeholders, partners, suppliers, friends and critics.
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Applications are now being accepted for my office’s annual capital funding awards.
Lets look at the Harlem connection. Earlier in the week Harlem World Magazine reported that Essence, the 47-year-old monthly magazine for African-American women, was not part of Time Inc.’s $3 billion sale to Meredith Corporation, leaving it on the table for purchase. Continue Reading →
According to Business Wire, “Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, today announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc.” Continue Reading →
On December 29, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation, Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2017, sponsored by State Senator Marisol Alcántara and Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, which gives the City of New York the authority to increase economic opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Continue Reading →
The City’s certification programs feature the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program, the Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program and the Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Program. Continue Reading →