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]

The location for Black Mother is Allah’s ancestral homeland of Jamaica. The format is a string of images and scenes that tourists don’t see on perfectly curated sightseeing trips.
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FILM REVIEW: Black Mother

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The reward for finding the discipline to sit through Allah’s kaleidoscope of HD video, mini DV, 16mm, Hi8 Tape and Super 8 footage are glimpses of Jamaica that convey harsh realism, history, social dynamics, religion, African heritage, prostitution, birth, families, dying and death. […read more]

Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available via www.amazon.com for booking, wholesale inquiries or for more info visitwww.juliannemalveaux.com
Black History

COMMENTARY: Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear:

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…there is this misguided group of Afrodescendants, who are throwing shade at those who are not ‘American descendants of slaves’ ADOS. Their shade is an odd version of the “am I Black enough for you” game that some folks ran against President Barack Obama, and are now running against Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Corey Booker. “ […read more]

Business

Female Entrepreneur Breaks Cultural Barriers in Jamaica

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Founder of Compton, California-based entertainment law firm, “Wan Move,” Moiika Stanley’s first international event, the Wan Move Diaspora Experience (WMDE) Conference and festival is a trailblazing event scheduled to be held from Nov. 25–Dec. 2 in Kingston, Jamaica’s Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Stanley said that hosting the conference in Jamaica was a no brainer and a direct representation of the island’s dynamic culture. […read more]

World

Jamaica Gets Liberal with Weed

by Bert Wilkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News As Caribbean governments prepare to review region-wide legislation allowing for medical marijuana use and a relaxation of laws for possession of infinitesimal amounts, the Obama administration wants the island to know that Read More

World

Jamaica to Decriminalize Weed

  (Time) – Smoking ganja could be a minor infraction in the ganja-growing nation by the end of the summer. Possession of marijuana is soon to be decriminalized in Jamaica, where the plant has remained banned despite being grown widely across the island. “Cabinet approved certain changes to the Read More

Health

Jamaica University Sacks AIDS Doctor

(IOL News) – Religious activists, students and colleagues gathered outside Jamaica’s biggest university on Monday to protest the firing of an HIV expert who testified on behalf of church groups defending an anti-sodomy law. Dozens of protesters said the Jamaica campus of the University of Read More

World

Jamaica Urged to Legalize Marijuana

Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News Executive Director of the US-based Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann believes anecdotal evidence suggests it could be the next big crop for the island. The Portia Simpson Miller led administration is being urged to legalise Read More