Posts Tagged "african american history month"


As the mobile market extends its reign, Amos Winbush, III resides at the throne of backup technology.   As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. So, keep reading to learn how this tech mogul went from the recording studio and record deals to saving your digital data. Getting Started It was in the midst of a fourteen-hour recording day when an iPhone blackout occurred that resulted in the loss of all Amos' contacts and...

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“When I see a barrier, I cry and I curse, and then I get a ladder and climb over it.”  ~John H. Johnson This attitude of determination served the founder of Johnson Publishing Company well throughout his life.  Mr. John H. Johnson is a media mogul who spent his life building businesses that continue to give African Americans a powerful and positive voice. Through media, print, and publishing, Mr. Johnson’s goal was to...

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George C. Fraser is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., the company he founded more than 25 years ago with a vision to build a global networking movement that increased opportunities for people of African descent. He has done that and so much more. “To lead a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources, to increase opportunities, wealth and jobs for people of African descent.” This is the vision of...

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UpwardAction Salutes Emma Chappell

UpwardAction Salutes Emma Chappell


Posted By on Feb 6, 2014

A trailblazer in African American commerce, Emma Chappell was born in Philadelphia, PA.  She was the first female vice president of a major bank in Pennsylvania.  On March 23, 1992, she became the CEO of United Bank of Philadelphia – after helping to raise more than 6 million dollars in capital thanks to overwhelming community support from black churches and small investors. In 1999, thanks to Ms. Chappell's leadership, in...

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