In an effort to expand its presence in the rapidly growing wine
industry, the nation’s largest African American wine exporter hosted an
exclusive wine tasting reception in New York City in May to announce its
bold foray into the South American market of the multi-billion dollar
As one of the top performers at one of the nation’s Big 4 accounting
firms, Kevin Basden undoubtedly has a penchant for business and, more
importantly, a knack for bringing other people of color into a socially
conscious and globally numeric world. Here, TNJ.com talks with Basden.
More than $3.1 billion! That’s how much is being spent by businesses
annually on remedial writing training. According to a study from CollegeBoard, a panel
established by the National Commission on Writing, blue chip businesses
are spending as much as $3.1 billion on remedial writing training each
year for their employees. Today, in a business world driven by online content, this is especially true. But poor writing skills can be improved.
The WH and federal agencies announced an effort to
provide tailored support from the Federal gov't to 16 Summer
Impact Hubs. These communities have each been paired with a Federal
“Summer Ambassador” who will partner with
them to meet their locally-driven goals by leveraging existing Federal
resources, breaking down agency siloes, and building new local and
Last week, the White House and the Department of Labor announced the release of $21 million in
Summer Jobs and Beyond grants to 11 communities to connect disadvantaged
young people with jobs this summer and year-round.