Lifeline, a program that has made
telephone service affordable to low-income Americans since 1985, for the
first-time in its history will support stand-alone broadband
service as well as bundled voice and data service packages. The rules
will unlock the Lifeline broadband marketplace to attract additional
providers, namely low-income Americans.
This year, Black Entertainment & Sports Law Association (BESLA) is
set to hold its Mid-Year Conference at Fordham University in NYC. The event will feature an intimate conversation with record executive and producer L.A. Reid (Antonio Reid). DeMaurice F. Smith (Exec. Dir., The NFL Players Association) and Michele A. Roberts (Exec. Dir., The NBA Association) will serve as luncheon panelists.
Carnival Corporation has made history. On the heels of President Barack
Obama’s historic arrival in Cuba yesterday morning, Carnival CEO Arnold
Donald announced that the corporation is cleared to travel to Cuba
beginning in May 2016.
On March 9, Delta Airlines recognized the contributions of its top
small-business, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners during
the annual Supplier Diversity Star Awards which took place at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Among others, SodexoMAGIC won the Minority-owned Business of the Year award and Buzz Export Services won the Woman-owned Business of the Year award.
This month, the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s
Office of Diversity and Industry Relations announced the launch of a
free business development program, “Ready to Build New York City,”
designed for small and emerging construction contractors interested in
public sector construction contracts.