H&M Issues Unequivocal Apology For Poorly Judged Product And Image

We just received this e-statement from H&M:

To all customers, staff, media, stakeholders, partners, suppliers, friends and critics.
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Whole Food Market Appoints Nicole Wescoe As President Of The Northeast Region

Whole Foods Market announce that Nicole Wescoe has been named president of the company’s Northeast region. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Dry Cleaner Says City’s Forcing Him Out Of Business

NY Daily News reports that New York City is using eminent domain to take an East Harlem businessman to the cleaners. Continue Reading →

McDonald’s Redefines Value With $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu Launch From Harlem To Hollywood

Brand channel reports that McDonald’s, which has a number of stores in Harlem, has ambitious plans for U.S. growth this year, with high hopes for the fresh beef Quarter Pounder launching mid-year. Continue Reading →

Dunkin’ Donuts To Eliminate Artificial Colors

Nation’s Resturant News reports that Dunkin’ Donuts, which has a number of stores in Harlem, is the latest chain to move toward clean labels, having removed artificial colors from all of its doughnuts in the U.S., parent company Dunkin’ Brands Group said Thursday. Continue Reading →

Applications Now Available For Capital Funding (Update)

From Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer:

Applications are now being accepted for my office’s annual capital funding awards.

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The Harlem Connection In The Shea Moisture Founder Purchase Of ‘Essence’ From Time

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 →

HW Pick: Essence Buys 100% Ownership From Time Magazine

TV One reports that the good folks over at Essence are starting the year off right!

According to Business WireEssence 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 →

Apply For The 2018 Harlem Local Vendor Program At Columbia University

The Harlem Local Vendor Program is a program designed to provide local Harlem vendors with the opportunity to exhibit their products for Whole Foods Market foragers/buyers, Columbia University procurement representatives and other program retail partners.

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From Ice Cream To Shaving Cream, The Harlem Buyer Fair 2017 At Columbia University

On Friday, December 15, 2018, Columbia University hosted the “Harlem Buyer Fair” with about 30 local food, bodycare and gift vendors from Harlem on its Morningside campus. Continue Reading →

Uptown Senator Alcántara And Others Hail Governor’s Signature Of Groundbreaking MW/BE Bill

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Queens) issued statements today praising Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature of their bill, the Expanding Opportunity Act. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Joe Budden Snags New Deal With Harlem Man Diddy

The Jasmine Brand reports that rapper, popular podcast personality and Harlem’s Joe Budden is now employed with another Harlem man Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ REVOLT. Diddy hinted on their collaboration on social media. Continue Reading →

Statements By Mayor de Blasio And Others On Enactment Of Expanding Economic Opps For City’s M/WBES

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 →

Hey Harlem, You Gotta Certify With The City

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 →

East Harlem Is Booming With Business

NY Post reports that East Harlem is booming with 37 percent more businesses over the last 10 years — double the citywide average, according to a report released Thursday. Continue Reading →

Festive, Cultural Tradition Coming To The La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market In East Harlem

This Saturday, December 23rd, 2017, marks the final day of the La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market. To celebrate a great run, the Grammy Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 will be making a stop at the market at 3pm. Continue Reading →

Uptown Senator Alcántara And Worker-Owners Celebrate Passage Of Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) celebrated the passage of her bill, the Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act, together with worker-owners, advocates, union members, and employee-ownership transition specialists at New York City Hall today. Continue Reading →

LESPFCU Bank Sues Donald Trump and Appointee

By Eartha Watts-Hicks

Let me tell you a little story about a wonderful little bank. And yes, I am biased on this one. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Retail Diversity Plan From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Land Use Committee Chair David Greenfield, Small Business Committee Chair Robert Cornegy and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises Chair Donovan Richards released the Council’s 2017 report, Planning for Retail Diversity: Supporting NYC’s Neighborhood Businesses. Continue Reading →

7 Steps I Followed To build My Business Empire From Harlem To Hollywood

By David Ally

A high-school friend wanted to know how I built a multimillion-dollar company.

Building a multi-million dollar empire is about learning how to serve people on a small level, then taking it to the highest level.

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