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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Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Ms. DeBow is the Co-Founder, of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Emails: halford@nationalbcc.org kdebow@nationalbcc.org
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The Biggest Afro Business Association in the World Visits Cali, Colombia

NNPA NEWSWIRE — NBCC is the biggest Afro business association in the world, established in 1993. It has more than 120 local headquarters in 40 states in 50 nations. The Chamber is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining Afro American communities, through the business spirit and capitalist activity within the United States and through the interaction with the Afro-Diaspora. Cali has the greatest concentration of Afro Colombian population in Colombia, with 1.1 million people; and it is the second in Latin America. […read more]

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: Un-United Betrayal in Chicago

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Like many American cities, Indianapolis was a venue for mass discrimination against Black owned construction business.  I had been working since 1989 to change that.  For the most part, we were very successful.  The “Indy Way” was complete diversity Read More

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: Juice on Only One Side of the Aisle

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist In the past, there were so many hangings, beatings, shootings and bombings.  They went without justice being applied.  During the past few decades we have shown national outrage from Emmett Till, Mississippi civil rights workers shootings, Rodney King, etc. Read More

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: The ‘Colored Entrance’ to White-Owned Businesses

by Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist For the most part, corporate America employees are satisfied with their careers.  There is usually a chart to review in terms of responsibility.  Is the employee moving up the “ladder” and heading towards more executive responsibility?  That is correlated with salary.  The greater Read More