Nielsen study reveals spending power of Black women

A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs, who said the information proves their undeniable value to the United States and the global economy.

The Evolution of Work

As we observe Labor Day my thoughts turn to how work has evolved over the last ten years. There are more options of how, where and when we work.

Engaging the Village

Recently, I had an opportunity to travel to Maryland and take part in a Power Networking Conference hosted by Dr. George C. Fraser. The theme was Connect, Grow and Prosper. There were over 1,000 attendees representing 45 states, the Caribbean ...

Procter & Gamble’s ‘The Talk’ Ad stirs race debate

Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is Beautiful” campaign by releasing a commercial titled “The Talk,” featuring African-American women discussing the realities of being Black in America and warning their children about the ...

Time Inc. seeks a buyer for its majority stake in Essence

Essence magazine is up for sale.

Summer Jobs and Internships needed for our youth

Like past years, many people in South Jersey truly enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday, but for me, I just couldn’t get into it like that this year.

African American and Hispanic chambers host unity luncheon

More than 60 people attended a growth and empowerment ceremony hosted by two of New Jersey's biggest minority chambers of commerce---the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACCNJ) and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HCCNJ)-- last week in Plainsboro that featured ...

NABJ mourns the loss of veteran journalist Jim Vance

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of pioneering broadcast journalist WRC-TV/NBC Washington anchor Jim Vance.

Don’t be held back by limiting beliefs

What’s holding you back from reaching your goals?

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

June 15, 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary for the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ), an organization founded by “yours truly” with a mission to provide advocacy for the 66,000 African American businesses and 1.2 million ...

Why Diversity Matters

What does real diversity look like and why is it essential in organizations that want to be successful and continue to serve and represent itself effectively in the twenty-first century?

Diversity under Trump

In the wake of the stunning and highly scrutinized election of business mogul and political neophyte Donald Trump as the President of the United States last November, the mandate of fostering and maintaining a truly diverse workforce has been thrust ...

Ebony Magazine announces major layoffs

Ebony Magazine has laid off nearly a third of its editorial staff.

Executive advocates increasing diversity in financial services industry

As one of the top performers at one of the nation’s Big 4 accounting firms, Kevin Basden undoubtedly has a penchant for business and, more importantly, a knack for bringing other people of color into a socially conscious and globally ...

Don’t allow the victimhood narrative to define you

For many decades now we have been identified as part of social categories such as “underrepresented and underserved”, or “minority” based on our race, ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background.