With the advent of the D.C. Fashion Incubator Program, local designers looking to break into the mainstream now have the opportunity to gain in-depth, behind-the-scenes training in both the creative and business ends of the industry. [read more…]
“After years of planning, designing and developing, we are thrilled that the moment is almost upon us to share this very special resort with the community and visitors from around the world,” Lorenzo Creighton, president of MGM National Harbor, said in a statement. “We are grateful to Prince George’s County, the state of Maryland and all of the local designers, artisans and businesses that have collaborated with us to deliver this international resort with very local roots.” [read more…]
“I love flowers, giving them and receiving them, so when Giant presented me with this incredible opportunity, I jumped at the chance to create my own floral line that is beautiful, and easily accessible at popular grocery stores, at affordable prices,” she said. “I am extremely proud of the innovative designs we’ve created and the quality flowers that I have handpicked exclusively for The Queen Collection.” [read more…]
Great strides in history were made recently as Thomas A. Moorehead, owner of Sterling Motor Cars, became the first black-owned American car dealership to distribute the luxury Lamborghini and McLaren automobile franchises. [read more…]
Gentrification in the once largely-black Shaw neighborhood is a microcosm of the town once known as “Chocolate City,” as upscale whites and other nationalities have flooded the city in recent years. [read more…]
Even with the political and social gains made in recent decades, many black families across the country remain mired in debt and generational poverty. Experts and common folk alike agree that a substantial change in the status quo will require a shift in the way African-Americans collectively think about money. [read more…]
The D.C.-area African-American real estate community convened Thursday in the District to honor those who have paved a way for economic development throughout the region. The African American Real Estate Professionals celebrated 20 years of groundbreaking achievement during their 12th annual awards gala at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Northwest.