Ten small businesses could be the recipients of grants and services
equaling a collective prize pool of $120,500 compliments of FedEx
Corp.’s Small Business Grant Contest. It is the largest sum since the
contest’s inception five years ago.
Longtime farmer and President of the National Black Farmers Association John Boyd, Jr., who helped himself and other Black farmers win a 30-year discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now looking to help the next generation of aspiring Black farmers pursue careers in the agri-business. He believes that the National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program, which is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year, is a way forward.
Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman
Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), sent a letter to President Trump urging him
to show that he is serious about helping historically black colleges and
universities by including substantial funding for Pell Grants, Title
III of the Higher Education Act and other policies and programs that
help these institutions in his budget to Congress.
This month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC, has its eyes on the prize with the launch of its inaugural Black Supplier Engagement Forum, an initiative created to strengthen business ties with minority business associations. Timed for the company’s Black History Month celebration, the launch event included a half-day program of sessions that focused on succession planning and access to capital.