Featured Black Business - Mobile Auto Mechanics
Muhammad Wilson is proof that if you have passion for what you love to do, you can own your own dream business at any age! Mobile Auto Mechanics was started about 5 years ago when he was 22 years old. With 10 people on his crew, Mobile Auto Mechanics works around the clock, assisting you with your automotive service needs such as alternators, tune-ups, engine problems, brakes, oil changes, tires, etc. They do it all! Mr. Wilson has plans to expand and franchise his business and would love to have some women with a flair for auto mechanics on board, so this is a business to watch! As far as maintenance is concerned, Mr. Wilson suggests that everyone get regular oil changes every 3,000 miles and make sure your gas tank cap is tight. So, whenever you need someone to come in a hurry, or if you would like to explore the business opportunity, please give Muhammad Wilson of Mobile Auto Mechanics a call at (804) 852-7964 or (804) 319-9997. You can also find him sometimes at the Auto Zone on Chamberlayne Avenue. Diagnostics is FREE!
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New Book, “And Here's Your Box” Reveals How 1 Woman’s Repeat Layoffs Led To Her Online Success
her new book, And Here’s Your Box, Author Sharifah Hardie seeks
to prove that everything happens for a reason. Hardie believes it was
those moments of sheer frustration she experienced through repeat layoffs
and workplace disappointments which gave her the strength to utilize
the skills she acquired in the workforce.
Blair Underwood pushes for NBC series screening in Petersburg
Actor and former
Petersburg resident Blair Underwood is pushing for Petersburg as a
possible location to premiere his new NBC series "The Event," a political
thriller in which he plays the President of the United States.
Ted Lange, Judy Pace, and Beverly Todd Announced as Celebrity Honorees; 2010 Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival Issues Call for Submissions
The organizers of the Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival (MABFF) have announced a final call for submissions for the 2010 festival. The premiere African-American short film festival returns for its fourth year from October 7 - 9, 2010 with three days of screenings and workshops at the historic Crispus Attucks Theatre in Norfolk, Virginia. During the three-day festival, veteran TV and film stars Ted Lange ("The Love Boat", "That's My Mama", and "Friday Foster" with Pam Grier), Judy Pace ("Cotton Comes To Harlem", "Brian's Song", Spike Lee's "Sucker Free City") and Beverly Todd ("Crash", "The Bucket List", "Lean on Me") will attend as celebrity guests.....Read more
Broadband Adoption Slowed Dramatically in 2010 Except with African-Americans
After several years of double digit growth, broadband adoption slowed dramatically in 2010. African-Americans experienced broadband adoption growth in 2010 well above the national average
After several consecutive
years of modest but consistent growth, broadband adoption slowed dramatically
in 2010. Two-thirds of American adults (66%) currently use a high-speed
internet connection at home, a figure that is not statistically different
from what The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life
Project found at a similar point in 2009, when 63% of Americans were
Umoja Festival Portsmouth, Virginia Celebrates 20 Years
Umoja Festival links
attendees from across the nation and the citizenry of Portsmouth to
the Festival's theme of unity in the family, community, and nation.
Umoja Festival is a superb example of Portsmouth's dedication and commitment
to insuring an understanding of cultural diversity. The festival is
free and open to the public except for the Saturday evening concert
featuring National performers, Angie Stone and Eric Benet on the nTelos
Wireless Pavilion stage.
Pharrell’s Philosophy: The “Despicable Me” Interview with Kam Williams
Pharrell was born on April 5, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the eldest of three sons to bless the union of Carolyn and Pharoah Williams, a schoolteacher and handyman, respectively. At the age of just 12, the aspiring musician started playing with Chad Hugo, a kid he met over summer vacation at band camp.
They formed a group called The Neptunes which was discovered while still in high school by the legendary Teddy Riley who signed the pair soon after graduation...Read more
Rare South African Wines Showcased at the South African Food & Wine Festival
Twenty of the finest wines to come out of the world-renown wine regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl & Robertson Valley, S.A. will be showcased at the 5th annual South African Food & Wine Festival, July 10th & 11th 2010 at Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring, Virginia.
The festival is a celebration of the culture, food, wine and music of South Africa. Visitors will taste a stellar line-up of wines from Fairfield Estates, Axe Hill, Left Bank, Faraway, Ken Forrester and others as well as Grayhaven’s own award-winning Virginia wines. This unique festival...Read More
Maverick Entertainment Group INC. Announces the U.S DVD Release of The 70% Club!
They’ve Got Everything But a Man and a Ring! The 70% Club will be distributed under the Maverick label.
(Press Release) - Maverick Entertainment Group Incorporated (MEG) announces the release of The 70% Club, streeting on June 22, 2010. Director Howard L. Bell IV artfully captures the 70% phenomenon in this culturally relevant film. Does marriage really last ‘til death do us part’? This group of friends is about to find out the real meaning of love and friendship. Starring Darius Willis, Mary McCallum, Ko Robinson, and Shawn Whitsell. The 70% Club won BEST FEATURE FILM at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville. ...Read More
Rich Kids International Teaches Kids About Money Through Camp Millionaire Program and Other Initiatives
"Teach kids about money at home while they're young, or see them file bankruptcy after college. It's parent's choice!"
Jamille Hamlet wasn't taught about money during her own childhood. So after teaching herself, she made a commitment to teach as many kids as possible how to create wealth earlier than later. Soon enough, she created Rich Kids International - an organization designed to teach children and adults successful money habits in order to obtain financial freedom.
The organization is made up of several programs, including: Camp Millionaire(TM) for Kids/Teens, Camp Millionaire(TM) for Girls, Moving Out for Teens, Creative Cash at School, and Creative Wealth for Women...Read More
Top 15 Warning Signs of Infidelity
1. Spouse allegedly working lots of overtime; could be creating the opportunity to meet a lover after work.
2. Spouse accuses you of "imagining things", an indication that you may be close to learning the truth.
3. You receive lots of "hang up" phone calls; they could be from a paramour calling to speak to your spouse...Read More
New "Buying Power of Black America" Report Shows Major Shift Spending In Response To Economy
Black consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more of their spending on items and services that improve their homes and lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report, The Buying Power of Black America, published by Target Market News.
The report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that African-Americans began showing signs of the pending economic turmoil that would hit the entire nation. The pattern of purchases shifted dramatically in some categories. Contributions to churches and other non-profits dropped 16% to $11 billion. Expenditures on personal care products and services declined 10% to $6.6 billion. Spending on alcoholic beverages decreased 6% to $2.8 billion...Read More
Five Ways Twitter Can Boost Your Black-Owned Business
The social networking site Twitter has been a big boon to many black-owned businesses. Whether you are a new business or a well established one there are many ways you can grow your business by means of this site. If you have yet to become acquainted with Twitter here are five reasons that you should:
1. Direct Access to Consumers – If you want to know what products or services that your customers are interested in Twitter gives you the ability to interact with consumers as never before. Also, by way of real time feedback you are able to pinpoint what aspects of your business would prove to be the most valuable to those you hope to attract as customers...Read More
Black Men's Empowerment Network (B-Men)
Since January, 2009, black men in Metro Richmond have been coming together at an area barbershop to tackle some tough issues. Black men from all walks of life and experiences have shared their perspectives, ideals and suggestions on how they can empower themselves and each other to be self-reliant, and productive men. Their three pronged approach to support each other personally, professionally and through civic....Read More / Take Survey
Ezell Brown Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Successful Launch of Interactive Marketing Institute (IMI)
The Ezell Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at Morris Brown College is pleased to announce the launch of its Interactive Marketing Institute on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. The Institute has witnessed immediate interest and support from the student population and the surrounding community. Thirty Educational Advisor positions, comprised of both students and richmond residents, are presently active and more than 40 qualified individuals are currently in training and will start their positions by August 1st, 2009. The IMI is expected to reach its projected goal of 120 Educational Advisor positions by September 1st, 2009...Read More
Good Fathers Only - Celebrating Good Fathers All Year Round
(By Toya Bryant) July 1, 2009 -This time of year many people are reflecting on the impact that their father did or did not have in their life. In the African American community especially there is a stigma that has resulted from statistics that say the majority of children are raised without the benefit of this significant male family member. Calvin Mann is working to make sure that the focus...Read More
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11/12 Research center aims to give Virginia a manufacturing edge
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11/12 Veterans Day holiday schedule
11/12 Calendar Highlight: Veterans' sacrifices have built America's freedoms
11/12 Classes canceled at Tuckahoe Elementary due to fire
11/12 Gas leak forces Ashland evacuations
11/12 Richmond council set to vote on Redskins deal tonight
R ichmondvablack.com: Serving the African-American Community
richmondvablack.com's’s mission is to provide the African-American community an online resource which will help promote the
growth of Black-Owned businesses and community organizations, and encourage the support for African-American events.
Richmondvablack.com is part of the NBG
The National Black Guide Network (NBG Network) is a network of community and
social based websites devoted to empowering African Americans in the United States.
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