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Super Bowl Champ Roland Williams' Medical Supply Company Said To Secure Production Deal Worth More Than $400M Annually

Super Bowl Champion Roland Williams is shining bright in a new sector. The former American football player is the founder of J2 Medical Supply, which supplies personal protective equipment (PPE) and durable medical equipment. According to a press release, J2 Medical Supply secured a multiyear production deal valued at $400 million annually thanks to manufacturing partnerships in Malaysia and China. The company has become a reliable distributor for supplying high-quality medical supplies, such as its award-winning J2-100 Advanced Premium Nitrile Examination Glove. “The J2-100 Advanced is an extremely high-quality glove that is now our exclusive glove in the CMSR,” said Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) and University of Rochester Medical Center, in a press release.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 9, 2022

Spotify's 'Work From Anywhere' Could Be The Blueprint For How Employers View The Future of Work

Spotify is changing the way their employees work from home. With stay-at-home orders and quarantine still in place for coming up on a year, the streaming giant held a media roundtable to discuss how they’re implementing new strategies for their Spotifiers (current employees). Work From Anywhere is a distributed-first mentality that will give employees the opportunity to elect whether they’d prefer to work mostly at home or in the office — called their Work Mode — along with their geographic location. Employees will be allowed to choose between an Office Mix or Home Mix every 12 months. “As part of our ongoing Dynamic Workplace effort, Spotify is reevaluating its office spaces across the globe for increased sustainability, flexibility, and wellbeing to ensure that all of our employees, regardless of ability, situation or how often they come into the office, can do so comfortably and efficiently,” the company shared with AfroTech.”Work From Anywhere will benefit workplace culture and...

Shanique Yates

Feb 12, 2021

Here's How Teen Activist Alycia Kamil Inspired MacKenzie Scott's $4.2B Donation Spree

We have a Chicago teen to thank for MacKenzie Scott’s most recent donation spree. USA Today reports Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, recently donated a whopping $4.2 billion of her fortune to various entities across the country — most notably HBCUs. The third wealthiest woman in the world recently posted an article to Medium titled 384 Ways to Help and touched on how a food donation drive led by a then 19-year-old young woman in Chicago inspired her to create her own. “In March, a 19-year-old girl in Chicago sent a group text to her friends suggesting they buy supplies for people in their neighborhood who had lost their jobs,” wrote Scott. “She posted two Google forms– one for people who need help and another for people with help to give — and by two days later they’d raised $7,000. ‘We’re really excited.'” Alycia Kamil — the woman responsible for the kind acts that influenced Scott — is a poet, educator, and activist who tells USA Today that she was blown away after...

Shanique Yates

Dec 23, 2020