Business

Energizing St. Croix, U.S.V.I: A Talk with Entrepreneur Brian Montgomery

Very few people realize just how closely tied the United States and the Virgin Islands (USVI), are. For example, as a U.S. territory, no passport is needed to visit any of the three main is-lands of St. John, St. Thomas, or St. Croix. Many have chosen to take advantage of this unique situation – transforming …

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Still I Rise: How Community Leaders and Restaurants of St. Croix Were Able to Revitalize the Island

by Mashari Grissom Signature restaurants are valued treasures in our communities–especially the ones with good food. Take St. Croix for example, a beautiful island within the Virgin Islands that was recently hit with Hurricane Maria back in September of last year. Yet, their ability to overcome such a turmoil and still being able to provide …

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Johnson Publishing on Michagan Avenue in Chicago

The End of an Era: Johnshon Publishing Company Declares Bankruptcy

Former owner of Ebony and Jet magazines liquidates after nearly eight decades in business By William C. Jackson Johnson Publishing Company, whose iconic magazines Ebony and Jet chronicled Black life in America, announced on April 9th that it has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in a federal court in Chicago. The Associated Press reports …

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Harlem Arts Alliance Artistic Entrepreneurial Development Program

Applications Now Open! The Harlem Arts Alliances ‘Artistic Entrepreneurial Development Program’

Applications Are Now Open! The Harlem Arts Alliances Artistic Entrepreneurial Development Program   Are you a visual artist, a graphic designer or virtual reality creator from or currently residing in West Harlem looking to develop your skills as an artist and entrepreneur? This June 2019 we are launching our Artistic Entrepreneurial Development Program just for …

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LL and Cube ( Dylan Buell. Getty Images)

Today’s Hip Hop: Sports TV Station Ownership and Leadership

By Mashari Grissom Photo: Ice Cube and LL Cool J taken by Dylan Buell (Getty Images) Thank you for Hip Hop—was the comment that resonated the most on social media after LL Cool J and Ice Cube’s recent business venture was announced. The two legendary Rappers stapled in Hip Hop history, are in the process …

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Opens Free Clinic

New Student-Run Touro Harlem Health Clinic Meets TouroCOM’s Mission of Service and Student Need for Valuable Learning Experiences New York, N.Y. – February 1, 2019 – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) has opened a student-run, free clinic to serve the Harlem community, Dean David Forstein, DO, announced. The Touro Harlem Health Clinic, located at …

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Touro College and University System Acquires School of Imaging Sciences at Harlem Hospital

Leading Private Institution of Higher Education under Jewish Auspices Expands Health Science Footprint with Key Facility Investment By Jamie Epstein Harlem, New York, January 14, 2019 — The Touro College and University System announced today its acquisition of the newly named Touro College Medical Imaging Program at Harlem Hospital. The school was acquired from NYC …

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The Modern Barber: Todd Bernard, The Hair Pro & ICUTPRO Systems

A Revolutionary Entrepreneur Ushers Barbering Into The 21st Century

The Modern Barber Todd Bernard on The Haircut Pro & ICUTPRO Systems By Atelston Fitzgerald Holder 1st THE INCEPTION OF THE HAIRCUT PRO Todd Bernard, is the purveyor of the ICUTPRO brand, a barber entrepreneur and industry innovator preceding two decades, He’s created and developed systems to liberate barbers from low wages, long hours and …

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Michael Bivins gives back to the youth at Harlem School of the Arts

 By:  Derrel Jazz Johnson New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) founding member Michael Bivins and R&B Foundation Chairman Damon Williams hosted an event called on the first Saturday of June in celebration of Black Music Month and the HSA Spring Festival. HSA students, parents, and faculty were joined by guests to listen and learn …

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