As head of the Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company—one of the
largest and most respected publishing organizations in the
country---Desiree Rogers is tough and has to make critical decisions
when it comes to business. Navigating the company's flagship
publications, Ebony and Jet, through tough economic times has been a
challenge for the Harvard Business School alumna.
Many people are tracing their roots these days. The practice has, in fact, become
big business. According to market research/industry statistics firm
IBISWorld, ancestry research services reached the $1 billion mark in
2013, with 10.1 percent growth rate.
On the heels of an all-white Oscar season, the National Association of
African American Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks have
filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable on charges of racial discrimination.
According to an article published in ELearning! Magazine in 2013, more
than $35 billion was spent on self-paced e-learning in 2011. It quickly
became a $56.2 billion industry in 2013 and this figure is expected to
double up by 2015. But despite the popularity of online learning, there are still a lot of myths surrounding the topic.
At a meet-and-greet today at BNY Mellon in Lower Manhattan, Department
of Small Business Services and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications announced the launch of the NYC Online
Certification Portal. Designed to make the certification process easier,
the portal will allow businesses to certify online, check the status of
their applications and update their business profiles.