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Friends & Family Day @CenterPoint Chuch featuring Industrial Bank | Sunday, October 9th

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industrialbank-610x225CenterPoint Church has partnered with Industrial Bank for Friends & Family Day.

Industrial Bank will offer on site checking accounts to adults, youth and businesses.

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Bring 2 Forms of ID & $25 per account

4025 9th Street, SE DC 20032 | www.CenterPointDMV.org

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Digital African American consumers drive change

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NEW YORK: Digital savvy African American consumers have embraced technology to such an extent that they are having an unprecedented impact on the economy, culture and wider society, a new study suggests.

According to research firm Nielsen, African Americans participate more than other ethnic groups in the US when it comes to video and audio streaming, gaming and smartphone ownership.

In addition, they over-index against non-Hispanic white Americans for spend per capita on a variety of grocery and non-grocery categories, as well as enjoying learning or reading about technology or electronic products.

The Nielsen report, entitled From Consumers to Creators: The Digital Lives of Black Consumers, forms part of the company’s ongoing Diverse Intelligence Series, which focuses on the digital lives of multicultural consumers.

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Some top tips for female entrepreneurs

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If you’re a female entrepreneur, ActOne Group CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd has some advice on how to succeed for you.

“Be where you say you’re going to be when you’re going to be, but most importantly how you’re going to be,” she said on Wednesday during an interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo.

Howroyd, whose company operates within 22 countries and employs more than 2,600 people worldwide, urged women — and male entrepreneurs, too — to use their own natural energy to connect with people in an age of technology and artificial intelligence.

“Don’t see it as competing for your workforce, see it as being cooperative with it,” she said.

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Publishes Exclusive Registry of African Americans on Corporate Boards

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NEW YORKSept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the corporate boards of 500 of America’s largest publicly traded companies today at BlackEnterprise.com. The media company identifies 308 African American directors at S&P 500 companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Prudential Financial Inc., ExxonMobil, and FedEx Corp., on the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors. In addition, the report reveals 184 companies with no African American representation among their boards of directors.

BLACK ENTERPRISE’S report spotlights prominent African American directors including Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. EVP and CFO Tracey T. Travis, who serves on the board of Accenture PLC, and Adtalem Global Education Inc.’s President and CEO Lisa W. Wardell, who serves on the board of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.

“It’s been six years since we began producing our annual report on boardroom power, representing our scorecard on diversity at the highest levels of corporate America,” said Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., CEO and president of BLACK ENTERPRISE. “As such, we present the Black Enterprise Registry of Corporate Directors—our exclusive bench, if you will, of power hitters who sit on the boards of the nation’s largest publicly traded corporations.”

The registry is drawn from the S&P 500 based on market capitalization as of May 4th, 2018BLACK ENTERPRISEcompiled the listing by reviewing proxy statements and annual reports, as well as contacting investor relations departments, corporate governance experts, and organizations such as the Black Corporate Directors Conference and the Executive Leadership Council (ELC); the latter is a network of the nation’s most highly ranked African American corporate executives.

For the complete list and the full report of “Power in the Boardroom,” pick up the July/August issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine.

BLACK ENTERPRISEyour ultimate source to build Wealth for Life, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 6 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. Visit www.blackenterprise.com for more information.

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