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Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott's Administration Secures An $18M Deal To Transform Hotels Into Shelters For Unhoused Residents

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is keeping his promise on a commitment he announced three years ago for Baltimore, MD.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 16, 2024

Streamer Kai Cenat Announces His New Partnership With Nike — 'This Has Been A Long Time Waiting'

Kai Cenat has gone from streaming via Twitch to lining up a partnership with a footwear giant.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 13, 2024

Roc Nation Lands A Multi-Year Deal With Versace That Will Provide Event Sponsorships And Scholarships For The Next Generation

Jay-Z’s powerhouse entertainment company and one of the biggest luxury fashion brands have joined forces to actively support the next generation.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 12, 2024

Usher's 2 Las Vegas Residencies Reportedly Raked In Over $100M Combined

Usher has secured a major win ahead of bringing R&B to the 2024 Apple Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 7, 2024

Jim Jones On Helping His Label Artists Build Credit And Gain Health Insurance: 'I'm Trying To Fill In The Gaps For My Artists Just As These Fortune 500 Companies Do'

After finding success in the music business, Jim Jones transitioned into also building Vampire Life (VL) Records to develop upcoming artists. The record label works to provide distribution opportunities, artist development, and coaching, according to its website. In addition, it’s said to be in partnership with Empire Records.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 5, 2024

Cardi B, 21 Savage, And More Support The New ‘No AI Fraud’ Act To Regulate Deepfakes And Voice Cloning

Artists have joined together to stand against a rising issue regarding artificial intelligence (AI).

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 2, 2024

Paramount Global's Shares Reportedly Spiked By Over 13% After Byron Allen's $14.3B Offer

The move to make a whopping offer to Paramount Global may have created the Byron Allen effect.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 1, 2024

Mayor Andre Dickens Unveils Atlanta’s First Rapid Housing Initiative, Which Has Repurposed Shipping Containers Into Affordable Units

Mayor Andre Dickens has spearheaded a project dedicated to those who are unhoused in Atlanta, GA.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 1, 2024

Robert F. Smith's Student Freedom Initiative Joins The Steinbridge Group In Its $100M Capital Commitment To HBCUs And MSIs

Robert F. Smith’s Student Freedom Initiative has announced its latest collaboration focused on supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 24, 2024

Senators Issue Letter To The DOJ Claiming That Funding Facial Recognition Tech Could Lead To Potential Discrimination For Citizens

Senators, including Sens. Raphael Warnock, Cory Booker, Laphonza Butler, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chris Van Hollen, and more, have called out the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 24, 2024

At Age 16, Shari Bryant Interned For Dame Dash — Nearly 30 Years Later, She's The Co-President Of Roc Nation

Shari Bryant, co-president of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, was destined to thrive in the music business.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 23, 2024

Team Epiphany, A BIPOC-Founded Marketing Agency That Has Worked With Issa Rae, American Express, And More, Has Been Acquired By Stagwell

Team Epiphany is beginning the celebration of its 20th anniversary with a new partnership.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 19, 2024

Former Nike Executive Keith Houlemard To Serve As APGA Tour CEO

Keith Houlemard will take on an executive position at the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA). According to a news release sent to AFROTECH, Houlemard will succeed Ken Bentley as the APGA Tour’s CEO. Bentley created the APGA in 2010 alongside professional golfer Adrian Stills and has attracted minority golfers to the sport as well as sponsors that include Cisco, Farmers Insurance, Bridgestone, and Mastercard. While Bentley is passing on the torch to Houlemard, he will continue to be engaged with the company, holding the position of chairman of the board of directors. “It has been an honor to work on behalf of the members of the APGA Tour over the past 13 years. I am so proud of their perseverance and all they have accomplished on and off the golf course,” Bentley expressed in a news release. “Looking back to when we started, it is truly amazing how much the APGA Tour has grown. I am grateful for the support of sponsors, donors, the APGA Tour staff, our board, and family...

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 19, 2024