Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Ms. DeBow is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of the Chamber.
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COMMENTARY: Meet National Black Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Among states, Georgia had the largest total number with 256,848 black-owned businesses and accounted for 9.9 percent of the nation’s black-owned businesses, according to Black Demographics. Black businesses comprise 26% of Georgia businesses which is the second largest percentage in the nation. In 2018 Georgia ranked number one in the U.S. for small business climate and number two for most startups by women. […read more]

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Childhood Friends and Historic Noir Coffee Group owners Christopher Brown (l), Deron Moreman (c) and Ricardo Richardson (r) are interviewed by CBS 46's Trayce Hutchinson. (Photo Credit: Christopher Brown)
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Historic Noir Coffee Group: Three Men and a Dream

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Sixty-four percent of Americans have at least one cup of coffee a day. Of those surveyed (3000 people), 79 percent said they made coffee at home and 36 percent said they drink coffee at retail locations. According to Food & Wine, Americans spend more money on coffee each year than any other country. The average American spends $1,110 on coffee each year contributing to a $20 billion-dollar industry here in the states. […read more]

Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Debow is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of the organization.
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Providing Match Makers Throughout the Black Diaspora – Way Cool!

NNPA NEWSWIRE — One of the biggest thrills is the fact that we Afro Americans in the United States have so much in common with the Afro Americans of South and Central America. Our roots are Western Africa. Our passages to the new world are similar via the utmost horrific human bondage, rape, and atrocities history has recorded. Some of our DNA may be directly related for all that we know. But the separation by centuries cannot keep us apart here in the 21st century. […read more]

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The Betrayal of Brazil

  (Bloomberg) – In mid-2013, Brazilian federal police investigator Erika Mialik Marena noticed something strange. Alberto Youssef, suspected of running an illicit black-market bank for the rich, had paid 250,000 reais (about $125,000 at the time) for a Land Rover. The black Evoque SUV ended up as Read More

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UN Panel: Brazil Racism Still ‘Institutionalized’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Institutionalized racism persists in Brazil despite government efforts to tackle the issue, members of a United Nations panel examining conditions among black Brazilians said Friday. Two members of the U.N.’s working group on Afro-descendants said their 10-day fact-finding mission to Read More

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Rousseff Calls Off U.S. Visit Over NSA Surveillance

[Bloomberg] Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff yesterday called off her state visit to Washington as allegations of U.S. espionage damage relations between the two biggest economies in the Americas. Rousseff canceled the October meeting less than a day after President Barack Obama called her in an attempt to Read More

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U.S. NSA ‘Spied’ on Most Latin American Nations – Brazil Paper

(Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has targeted most Latin American countries in its spying programs, with Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico ranking among those of highest priority for the U.S. intelligence agency, a leading Brazilian newspaper reported on Tuesday. Citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden, Read More

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Brazil’s President Salutes Brazil Protests, Cities Cut Bus Fares

[NBC News] Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy SAO PAULO — President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public services and more responsive governance as demonstrations continued Read More