• HBCU Advocacy
  • Some HBCUs are seeing record increases in enrollments, but still grapple with funding challenges

    Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are some household names who have graduated from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The majority of HBCUs were founded after the Civil War to provide higher education for African Americans when most schools in the country prohibited Black people from attending. At the heart of every HBCUs […]

  • Social Justice
  • NIKE, Inc. Announces Economic Empowerment Partnership with Black Girl Ventures

    Expanding the NIKE, Inc. Black Community Commitment to support organizations focused on social justice, education and economic opportunity for Black Americans, Nike announces a new partner focused on economic empowerment, Black Girl Ventures. The $500,000 investment from NIKE, Inc. will support Black Girl Ventures in its efforts to provide Black and Brown women-identifying founders with […]

  • Women on the Move
  • Charlotte Fire Department promoting first African American woman to battalion chief

    For the first time in department history, the Charlotte Fire Department is promoting an African American woman to the rank of Battalion Chief. In a tweet Friday evening, Charlotte Fire Department said they will promote Captain Sylivia Smith-Phifer to the rank of Battalion Chief effective Saturday, May 16, 2020. Battalion Chief Smith-Phifer has served the […]

  • Women in Business
  • Centric Announces “Queen Boss” the First Business Competition Reality Series for African-American Female Entrepreneurs

    Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs. But how do these women know if they have a great concept for a business, and if they have the skills to be a C.E.O.? CENTRIC answers this question on Saturday, January 14 at […]

  • Networking
  • Do Less, Network More!

    Women are working harder than ever. A 2011 Pew Survey found that women are working nearly 60 hours a week when you combine paid employment, household chores and childcare. Female executives often have to put that much into their job every week. In extremely competitive industries, the 60 to 70-hour work week is increasingly the […]