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By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Eleanor Ramsey, president and CEO of the firm Mason Tillman Associates, has been creating change for Black people and other minorities long before she started consulting. In an interview last Wednesday at her office in downtown Oakland, Ramsey said she first worked on easing racial conflict by serving on […]

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Karat, the world’s largest interviewing company, today announced that five leading corporations have joined the

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black & Veatch announced today that its support of Children’s Mercy Kansas City, including proceeds from its 24th Charity Golf Tournament this week, have exceeded $4.8 million over the past 26 years. Contributions from the golf event, at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kansas, have gone directly to Children’s Mercy to […]

Kevyn Lee-Wellington, owner of Fluffy’s Sno-Balls on Long Beach Boulevard, was less than 10 months into running his New Orleans-style shaved ice business when he connected with the local Black Business Strategies program, a new initiative aimed at reducing inequities that Black-owned small businesses face. With 15 years of business experience, Lee-Wellington didn’t feel like […]

“So long as you stick through it, there is a way out and things tend to work out in the longer term.” Rather than allowing mistakes to discourage you, the lesson from this year’s batch of finalists is that there is always a lesson to be learned that will help you improve. Building a culture […]

When Megan Vernon created her business, The Melanin Studio, she wanted to create a space that helped people feel comfortable while getting spa treatments.  Now, Vernon will also have access to a space that will help her grow as an entrepreneur when she attends the first-ever Black Canadian Women in Action Expo in Edmonton this week.  “It allows […]

Baileys maker Diageo has acquired Australian cold brew coffee liqueur brand Mr Black for an undisclosed sum. Mr Black is the biggest-selling premium coffee liqueur in the States Launched in 2013 by designer Tom Baker and distiller Philip Moore, Mr Black is the leading premium-priced coffee liqueur in the US (IWSR 2021). Furthermore, it was […]

Amanda O’Dell and Ajay Kasarabada of Black & Veatch are making sustainability known across the company and among its construction and engineering clients Sustainability has been ingrained in Black & Veatch’s DNA for more than a century, whose strong environmental credentials predate the term ‘carbon footprint’ by 70 years. Black & Veatch is an employee-owned […]

For Nike John, trailblazing is the name of the game. At age 30, John has become first Black woman — and youngest person — to open a cannabis dispensary in Boston. The Heritage Club opened on Cambridge Street in Charlestown on Sept. 6 with plans to change the course of the industry through education, diversity and […]

Work burnout is a common struggle many professionals face at some point in their careers. Naya Powell, founder of Utopia Spa and Global Wellness, launched the digital wellness platform to provide on-demand wellness services for businesses and corporations. Formerly known as Spa Utopia Inc. when it originated in 2021, the company has relaunched as a […]


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