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Gentrification in the once largely-black Shaw neighborhood is a microcosm of the town once known as "Chocolate City," as upscale whites and other nationalities have flooded the city in recent years....

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:01

Unemployed Youth Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Two longtime D.C. entrepreneurs, Tony Cord and Michel Daley, have offered a new pathway toward opportunity....

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Henderson Tours was the first travel agency to offer large, multi-group tours to West Africa....

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The District of Columbia (D.C.) was the first major American city to achieve a black majority.  And yet, gentrification, defined here as the arrival of wealthier residents in an existing urban district and the removal of poorer residents, has significantly altered the city’s racial demographics, character, and c...

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ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with C. A. Harrison Companies, LLC, to develop a Cambria hotel & suites in Petersburg, VA. The 140-room......

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Cities beyond Silicon Valley are becoming burgeoning tech hubs. There are growing markets from the Midwest to below the Mason-Dixon Line in terms of deal flow and venture dollars.New York may have Silicon Alley but the nation’s capital has Silicon Hill, and Howard University is staking its claim in the latest hotbed for emerging...

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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:35

Black Firm Earns Contract with MGM Casino

R&R Resources +, a certified minority business enterprise, has been selected to oversee brand marketing efforts for MGM National Harbor, the $1.3 billion casino and resort project being constructed along the Potomac River in Prince George's County....

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Thursday, 18 February 2016 09:42

Meet the World's First Black Rolls Royce Dealer

The world’s first African American Rolls Royce car dealer got there through hard work and perseverance, but only after disappointing his family. Thomas Moorehead’s parents…...

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Ronnie Isaac, CEO and Founder of Isaac EngineeringHailing from Queens, New York, Ronnie Isaac inherited an iron-clad work ethic from his father. His father became the only self-employed African American owner of an established HVAC Construction Company in the early 1970s. He eventually bequeathed the business to his former employer.[RELATED: Major...

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Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure....

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