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Former NBA star Junior Bridgeman buys Ebony magazine for $14 million

December 31, 2020

Bridgeman, a self-made business mogul, believes he can return the magazine to its glory days on the “Chicago River” Former NBA baller Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman may be most known for his time as an NBA player in the 70s and 80s with the Milwaukee Bucks. He had a solid 12-year career in the league… [Read More]

Consumer Reports explains how to give to a charity for the holidays

December 3, 2020

The holidays are a time for giving to loved ones, friends, and often to charity. But with so many people dealing with the impact of COVID-19, giving might be even more important this year. Before you open your wallet, you might want to follow Consumer Reports’ advice to maximize your contribution to help your community…. [Read More]

SBA regional administrator to meet Milwaukee Micro-entrepreneurs

November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott (2nd from right) made several stops in Milwaukee to visit businesses assisted by SBA economic relief programs and the SBA’s Program for Investment in Micro-entrepreneurs (PRIME) grants. One of those entrepreneurs who has been helped by the grant is… [Read More]

Billy Sims BBQ celebrates first anniversary in West Bend

November 12, 2020

Heisman Trophy legend and former Detroit Lion pro football star Billy Sims, founder of Billy Sims BBQ, celebrated the restaurant’s first year in Wisconsin. Sims operates a family casual style restaurant at 1442 W. Washington St., West Bend, Wisconsin. Now in its 15th year, Billy Sims BBQ franchise chain ranks as the third largest black-owned… [Read More]

Comcast Corporation promotes Dalila Wilson-Scott to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

November 5, 2020

Comcast Corporation announced on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 it has promoted Dalila Wilson-Scott to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian L. Roberts. Effective Friday, October 9, 2020, Ms. Wilson-Scott will oversee all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion activities for the corporation. She will also… [Read More]

Hip Hop One Stop celebrates grand opening

September 24, 2020

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, Hip Hop One Stop celebrated its grand opening at 7516 W. Appleton Avenue. The store, which is the vision of owner Rodney Fisher (upper photo, center), boasts a wide variety of apparel, snacks, groceries, cleaning products, classic bulk candy and much more. The store is open Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 9… [Read More]

UpStart Kitchen opens in 7th District

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Prism EDC was pleased to announce the opening of a new 7th District project, UpStart Kitchen. UpStart Kitchen is located at 4323 W. Fond du Lac Ave., and is an incubator for entrepreneurs who want to grow or start their own food-oriented business. The kitchen offers affordable, stateof- the-art, commercial… [Read More]

SBA presents the 2020 Minority Small Business Champion Award

September 17, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) presented its annual Minority Small Business Champion Award to Diamond Discs International President Ugo Nwagbaraocha at Diamond Discs International offices, 9300 W. Heather Ave. Ugo is not only the President of the National Association of Minority Contractors- Wisconsin and Chairman of the Business Council; he… [Read More]

Despite challenges, King Drive looks to have a bright future

August 13, 2020

While many businesses continue to struggle due to the coronavirus pandemic, Deshea Agee, Executive Director of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID) #8, is using his unique skillsets to help ensure that businesses in his district not only survive the pandemic, but thrive. Agee, who has headed the King Drive BID for more… [Read More]

Second stimulus check for $1,200? $2,000? What the proposals may mean for you

July 9, 2020

What we know about a second stimulus package and the possibility of another wave of direct payments for Americans. Another coronavirus rescue package to help keep the US economy from plunging even deeper into recession is inching closer to reality, and a second stimulus check could very well be part of it. The question remains:… [Read More]