There has been an update on the dispute between The Gathering Spot and Greenwood.
Jul 24, 2023
A lawsuit involving The Gathering Spot is unfolding.
Jul 17, 2023
Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress. Barack Obama was the first Black man to serve as President of the United States. Althea Gibson was the first Black woman to win a Grand Slam Tournament. Bayard Rustin organized and strategized alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., more notably leading the efforts to structure the March on Washington. The above facts are just a tiny drop in the bucket of history related to Black people and their contributions to America and the world. From the halls of academia to the entertainment industry, tech and business, and any other sector in between – no space exists without the imprint of Black people. For some, the range of excellence is held tightly in the short month of February. According to the NAACP, the month started as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. The week would eventually develop into Black History Month and be federally recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford. And while the world pauses to...
Feb 24, 2023
Birthdays call for a time of reflection and thankfulness. But grand celebrations also come beyond the inner work that some do on their birthday. And as seen across social media time and time again, celebrity birthday parties are on another level. Lebron James is one of the latest testaments to this truth as he celebrated his in Atlanta, GA, after a game against the Hawks.
Jan 6, 2023
Greenwood’s mission to become the primary digital banking destination for Black and Latino communities to generate wealth continues.
Nov 30, 2022
Greenwood continues its mission toward economic empowerment for the Black and Latino community. The digital banking platform just acquired Valence to provide communities with support for professional development and job recruiting. The news comes on the heels of Greenwood’s acquisition of The Gathering Spot and solidifies the brand’s stance as a place where our people can not only learn skills for a better financial future but also get equipped with resources to survive and thrive. Valence was established in 2019 by Kobie Fuller, who is also the General Partner at Upfront Ventures. He, alongside Emily Slade and LaMer Walker, wanted to create a network specifically designed to help Black professionals connect with companies and vice versa. Now, Greenwood will leverage the company’s pipeline recruiting database to help companies diversify workforces of all levels from early career to the C-suite. This is a legendary move set to equip Greenwood’s community of roughly one million Black...
Jun 22, 2022
Since its launch, Greenwood has prioritized Black and Latinx individuals and business owners through its banking services. Now, the biggest and Black-owned digital banking platform is looking to further support the community with its latest acquisition. According to a press release, Greenwood has acquired The Gathering Spot — a private members-only club for Black professionals.
May 10, 2022
Hennessy remains committed to championing Black excellence. The leading cognac brand has officially announced the recipients of its “Never Stop Never Settle Society,” a $1 million program launched in March 2021 to create more business growth and development for Black entrepreneurs. “Hennessy recognizes the tenacity and resilience each selected member embodies as they push the limits of potential to carve their path, address social and economic challenges and make a lasting impact on their community,” said Jasmin Allen , Senior Vice President, Hennessy US in an official press release. “Hennessy has always supported the Black community. We are honored to continue this legacy through the “Never Stop Never Settle Society” by celebrating extraordinary individuals and championing the vision of their businesses.” Co-created with partner, the Marcus Graham Project, Hennessy’s “Never Stop Never Settle Society” is an extension of the brand’s commitment to driving change for the Black...
Aug 24, 2021