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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Colombia’s Color Code

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   I had the opportunity to visit Bogota, Colombia for a meeting of representatives of public sector unions from the Western Hemisphere.  The focus of the meeting was on issues of race and xenophobia.   One of the things Read More


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


Blacks Suffer in Colombia, Despite 20-Year-Old Law

by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ( – As Afro-Columbian women leaders work to expose violence and human rights violations, grassroots activists are mobilizing for a historic conference to address their issues, gain and protect the rights of Blacks in Read More