Michelle Burk

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Michelle Burk

Based in Northern Virginia, Michelle Burk is a writer with a passion for exploring the intersections of popular culture, Black history, and innovative technologies. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston.

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The Burns Brothers Are Set To Make History With The First African-American-Owned Private Membership Club In Africa

Global enterprise The Burns Brothers, co-founded by John and Mike Burns, is expanding to international business hubs, per a press release.

Michelle Burk

Feb 21, 2024

Roddy Ricch's Single 'The Box' Cleared Of All Copyright Allegations — What This Could Mean For Up-And-Coming Musicians and Recording Labels

Roddy Ricch, whose given name is Roderick Wayne Jr., has emerged victorious in a two-year legal battle surrounding his chart-topping hit song, “The Box.”

Michelle Burk

Feb 20, 2024

How Marvin Ellison, One Of The World's Wealthiest Black CEOs, Saw His Stock Market Value Increase By $3.4M In Less Than A Month

Marvin Ellison, one of the world’s wealthiest Black CEOs, is celebrating a multi-million-dollar financial triumph.

Michelle Burk

Feb 15, 2024

Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Label Starts New Business Venture With Music-Tech Company To Help The Next Generation Of Artists

Grammy award-winning producer and business mogul Jermaine Dupri finalized a deal allowing his label to develop a new crop of artists.

Michelle Burk

Feb 9, 2024

Tiger Woods Says New Program Allowing PGA Tour Players To Collectively Access Over $1.5B In Equity Is 'Sports History'

Tiger Woods, famed golfer and PGA Tour Players board member, discussed plans for major changes in the world of professional golf.

Michelle Burk

Feb 7, 2024

Sisters-Turned-Co-Founders Raise $2.4M For Their Health Tech Startup To Improve Pre- And Postnatal Care For Black Women

After raising $2.4 million in a pre-seed round, Aster, a company co-founded by sisters Fifi Kara and Dr. Lailah Kara-Newton, will continue transforming prenatal and postnatal care nationwide.

Michelle Burk

Feb 1, 2024

Amazon’s Ring Changes Its Rules, Limiting Police Access To Private User Footage

Ring, the home security company acquired by Amazon in 2018, will no longer allow police departments to request private user footage through its Neighbors app.

Michelle Burk

Feb 1, 2024

Can A New Rule Change By The Small Business Administration Give Formerly Incarcerated Citizens A Chance At Entrepreneurship?

Vice President Kamala Harris has unveiled significant changes to entrepreneurship pathways for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Michelle Burk

Jan 31, 2024

This Chef Desired To Cook In A Black Establishment — Now, He’s Opening A Restaurant In A Washington D.C. Hotel Owned By America’s First Black-Woman Billionaire

Chef Kwame Onwuachi — known for the Shaw Bijou and Kith/Kin in Washington D.C., plus Tatiana in New York City — will open an Afro-Caribbean restaurant inside the Black-owned Salamander Washington D.C.

Michelle Burk

Jan 25, 2024

Can Atlanta Become One Of The Top Tech Cities In The Country?

Atlanta, GA, needs to bet on startups if it wants to be a top-five tech city.

Michelle Burk

Jan 24, 2024

A 3-Story Building In Downtown Pittsburgh, PA, Is Now Black-Owned After Being Bought For $4M To Give Other Black Businesses A Chance To Thrive

The historic Pitt Building, located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, is set to become a hub for Black creatives, gig workers, and business professionals.

Michelle Burk

Jan 24, 2024

Vanessa Abrahams-John Takes On Adidas' North America Human Resources Team As SVP On Top Of Her Role As Its Global Head Of DEI

Adidas has a new human resources SVP that aims to keep employee engagement at the forefront.

Michelle Burk

Jan 24, 2024