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Newark’s Black-owned businesses awarded $2.3M in funding

The City of Newark and Invest Newark, on Thursday evening, celebrated reactivating downtown Newark’s commercial corridors and supporting small businesses in Newark’s Arts and Education District. A total of $2.3 million in funding was...

N.J. Black Women’s Collective, Mercer CCC to create Leadership Institute

Mercer County Community College and the New Jersey Black Women’s Collective will launch the NJBWC Leadership Institute, a program designed to cultivate and develop the next generation of Black women leaders, next month on...

Veteran PR pro Ludwin joins board of EWNJ

Connie Ludwin, senior vice president at Rosica Communications and veteran public relations specialist, has been selected to join the board of directors of Executive Women of New Jersey, the group announced. Ludwin, a Madison resident,...

Talking the talk: Harmon looking for more action after disparity study

John Harmon, the head of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, has spoken with Gov. Phil Murphy on a few occasions since the state’s astonishing disparity study was released a month...

Crump leaves them charged up with powerful speech at AACCNJ gala

Like all good speeches, sermons and calls to action, you start small and build up the rhetoric — repeating your theme over and over again. Ben Crump put on a masterclass performance Thursday night at...

Riker Danzig names co-chairs of firm’s Diversity Committee

Riker Danzig LLP on Thursday announced that Jorge Sanchez, a partner, and Travis Francis, of counsel, have been named co-chairs of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Together, Sanchez and Francis will provide leadership in advancing...

Medina, Harmon say poll on quality of life is another reason to act on...

The heads of the African American and Hispanic chambers of commerce didn’t need a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll to learn that those in their communities are not as satisfied with the quality of life as others. The...

2 weeks after release of shocking disparity study, state seemingly has done little to...

Tuesday marks two weeks since the state released the long-promised disparity study — one that showed all minority groups, as well as females, have received nowhere near their “fair share” of state contracts, based...

Black History Celebration: Devils have big activations planned for Feb. 6 game

As is their way, the New Jersey Devils are making their annual Black History Celebration Night on Tuesday more than just the release of a cool-looking jersey. Yes, they have that (see jersey here), but...

8 N.J. health care companies honored for workplace diversity

Eight N.J. companies involved in the health care space recently were recently honored by Newsweek for being great workplaces for diversity. The honor was presented by Newsweek, which worked with a market data research firm,...

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