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Sep
2021
28

Nkengasong nominated to head PEPFAR

President Joe Biden nominates Dr. John N. Nkengasong as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally at the Department of State. The Ambassador-at-Large leads, manages, and oversees the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) –

Sep
2021
23

Wooden to lead state treasurers

State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden was elected to lead the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) as President, starting Janu- ary 1, 2022. Wooden was unanimously elected by his peers, during the NAST 2021 Annual Meeting Conference this week. In Treasurer Wooden’s

Sep
2021
14

Building Global Supply Chains

Innovators demonstrate their job creation impact to create prosperity from the opportunities created by the pandemic The Journal of Black Innovation describes how African-American innovators are providing solutions to tackle the disparate impact of the pandemic in the United States and globally

Sep
2021
1

Fuddruckers seeks franchisees

Nicholas Perkins, CEO of Black Titan Investments, gave a history lesson on his hero, Arthur George Gaston, as he invited other innovators to join him in expanding the first nationwide African-American owned hamburger chain during Eat What You Own, the final installment

Aug
2021
31

Harris heads NY Banking Dept.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that Adrienne Harris has been nominated to lead the New York State Department of Financial Services as its next Superintendent. Formerly a top economic advisor to President Obama, Ms. Harris will become the state’s top financial regulator tasked with overseeing the

Aug
2021
31

$16 billion to Black businesses from PPP

The Biden-Harris Administration made a 20-fold improvement in Payroll Protection Program loans to Black-owned businesses in 2021, with loans topping $16.1 billion by May 31 to 825,000 borrowers, reports 18th annual National Black Business Month Co-Founder John William Templeton during a speech

Aug
2021
30

Perkins channels A.G. Gaston

Nicholas Perkins, CEO of Black Titan Investments, leads Own What You Eat, the concluding program of 31 Ways 31 Days of the 18th annual National Black Business Month at 7 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, Aug. 31. On Aug. 6, the 40-year-old firm acquired

Aug
2021
27

Economics from politics

The selection of New York Lt. Gov.-designate Brian Benjamin and the election of Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-GA illustrate how economic uplift flows from political determination, according to Economics From Politics, a special presentation from the 18th annual National Black Business Month at

Aug
2021
26

Air Senegal launches BWI, NY service

DAKAR–Air Senegal announces new service from BWI – Baltimore/Washington International Airport . The carrier will be maintaining its original two weekly flights to USA effective Thursday, Sept using the Airbus A330-900 Neo. From New York JFK airport, all flights shall be operated

Aug
2021
23

MMI DynaKrypt(tm) faces down ransomware threat

Mathematical Modelling Inc. Chair and CEO Dr. Frederick Foreman spotlighted the need for government agencies and businesses to deploy his DynaKrypt(tm) solution to protect vulnerable computer systems from ransomware during An Equitable Cyberspace, a 31 Ways 31 Days event by the 18th annual National

Aug
2021
20

Make 2022 the Year of Woodson

SAN FRANCISCO — The 11th annual State of Black Learners report urges parents to insist that a $200 billion boost in federal education spending for K-12 make the 2020-21 school year “the year of Woodson,” realizing the objective of the Father of

Aug
2021
7

Black construction employment down 100,000

With infrastructure on the national agenda, the infrastructure for fair access to contracts needs work. Pandemic to Prosperity: State of Black Business, 18th edition analyzed the disparity studies prepared for each state to see minimal progress. Tonight, 31 Ways 31 Days Daily Dialogue consults