From meetup groups to environmental activists, philanthropists, commercial developers finance and technology professionals, New York black professionals have promoted growth in the city they call home in record numbers in recent years. New York black professionals cover a broad spectrum of issues and areas of expertise, but they have one thing in common: giving back to the city that has given them the chance to thrive, grow, and shine in their chosen fields. As New York black professionals have promoted growth, they have generated opportunities to network, which creates business possibilities, collaborations, and mentorship connections. This in turn gives rise to the next generation of New York black professionals continuing the trend of prominent African Americans promoting growth in their home state.

New York black professionals have banded together in creative ways to create sustainable progress and growth for everyone in their home city. For instance, New York native Dana Alston helped organize the National Environmental Justice Leadership Summit, an event that influenced the launch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office. New York black professionals through the years have promoted growth by donating generously to philanthropic causes such as the New York City-based United Way agencies, which in turn ramped up efforts to reach out to more African American donors and African American-run social service agencies such as the Associated Black Charities, which has promoted growth through a rich history of generous contributions to the NYC United Way.

Another prominent New York black professional, Deborah C. Wright, is the head of Carver Federal Savings Bank, which has the distinction of being the largest African American owned financial institution in the U.S. headquartered in Harlem. Wright’s contributions continue to shine as a beacon of inspiration to those who work hard to reenergize the Harlem area with new growth and vitality, and are just one of many examples of Ivy League educated New York black professionals who are giving back to the city which has given so much to them. News media distribution web platforms such as TNJ.com are active in spreading the latest updates on how New York black professionals have promoted growth in the short and long term through their real-time online news magazine and also their monthly print magazines.

In the media itself, New York black professionals include notables such as Brenda Williams-Butts, a native of South Bronx, New York and longtime Community Engagement and Audience Development director for New York’s largest public radio outlet, WNYC. Reaching more than one million listeners per week, media professionals such as Williams-Butts continue to highlight a wide diversity of voices, bringing clarity, honesty, openness, and collaboration to New York’s widely disparate population. TNJ.com, one of only two main black business magazines in the U.S., celebrates New York black professionals like Williams-Butts, Wright, and others, who are doing so much to contribute to the continued growth and development of the city they call home.