Top Stories for August Week 2

Earn Your Leisure is hosting an Investment Festival (Investfest) – The number one black personal finance podcast on is hosting an investment conference in Atlanta on August 25 to 27th. The conference features Robert F. Smith (the richest Black billionaire in the US), Sean Combs, and Steve Harvey. The line-up is amazing, a who’s who of Black success and personal finance.

National Black Business Conference August 23 to 27th 2023 (NMSDC) The National Minority Supplier Development Council is hosting a conference.

2023 Forbes BLK Summit (Forbes BLK Entrepreneur Summit). Forbes is hosting a Black summit focused on Entrepreneurship called:  “ Future of Black Entrepreneurialism: Convening Culture, Creativity, and Community” on November 5-6, 2023 in Atlanta.

Advancing Black Wealth Tour Coming to Oakland & Chicago in August 26th (Black PR Newswire) – With Stephen Curry. Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase.

AfroTech Conference 2023 November 1st to 5th in Austin (AfroTech Conference)–Rick Ross will headline The Music Stage In Austin, TX. Features Speakers List.

For Black-owned businesses in crisis, Prosperity Markets is on a mission to keep them open (LA Times)

Progressive Insurance sued for ‘patently unlawful’ racism for offering $25K grants only to black-owned businesses (NY Post) – The Supreme Court ruling against using race in college admissions may have a large effect on society.

Six Decades after King’s Historic Speech, Report Shows Black Economic Equality is ‘Still a Dream’ (Milwaukee Community Journal)

Here is the report from National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) – The report has the details.

 As Michelin Expands, Black Chefs Continue to Miss Out on Stars(Bloomberg)

Black-owned Places to Stay if You Are Traveling Abroad (Travel Noire)

African-American Chamber of Commerce to host National Black Business Month Expo (Philadelphia Tribune)

Entrepreneur creates a patented line of beauty products to alleviate hyperpigmentation (Phoenix Business Journal) – We wanted to highlight this story for Business entrepreneurs. Focus on a specific niche with a specific technology and specific marketing. Create a moat.

Business Spotlight

Black Professional Spotlight

Cheryl McKissack Daniel – Owner of McKissack and McKissack a civil engineering firm.

In Remembrance

Charles Ogletree – How they remember ‘Tree’ (Harvard Gazette)

William Spriggs — William Spriggs, an economist who highlighted racial disparities, dies at 68 (Washington Post). Statement by President Joe Biden on the Passing of William Spriggs (Whitehouse)

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