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.
The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which hit cable airwaves in 2011, has
been doing quite well lately. In fact, thanks to an increase in show
offerings catered to African American women, the network, which
partnered with Discovery Communications, is now rated number one in
African American female households.
In January, we reported on The Museum of African American History and the $1 million donation it had received from Wells Fargo. Now, the Museum, scheduled to open on September 26, has received another $1 million donation - from software giant Microsoft Corporation.
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.