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]


France’s History of Violence

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The murders were brutal and indefensible, and whether coordinated or not with any terrorist Read More


France’s Prison of Shame Gets a Facelift

[AFB] The first thing that strikes you when you see the Baumettes prison in the southern French port city of Marseille is its imposing facade, which has been classified as part of France’s national heritage treasures. Seven sculptured gargoyles representing the seven deadly sins. I Read More