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African American performance arts series kicks off with Dayton dance company

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company has made its hometown proud since 1968, growing into a troupe that has performed to acclaim around the world. Now, as it begins its 51st season, DCDC wants to share that spotlight with its big-city neighbor to the s.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2020

Dayton dance company kicks off African American arts series in Cincinnati

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company has made its hometown proud since 1968, growing into a troupe that has performed to acclaim around the world. Now, as it begins its 51st season, DCDC wants to share that spotlight with its big-city neighbor to the s.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2020

ArtsWave launches series to celebrate African American talent

A new performing arts series will debut in Cincinnati in February and showcase nationally and internationally acclaimed African American performing artists.  Flow will kick off with performances by the award-winning Dayton Contemporary Dance Com.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 12th, 2019

Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company keeps breaking barriers

(These profiles are part of the DBJ's continuing coverage of the arts and the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival.) Led by one of the pioneers in the African American dance world, Philadanco! The Phildelphia Dance.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 23rd, 2019

Dayton-based organization joins global tech accelerator

A Dayton-based company that seeks to empower African-American business owners is now part of a global tech accelerator. The National Black Business Directory (NBBD) has announced it is now an official affiliate of Techstars, a Boulder, Colorado-base.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 15th, 2019

Spotlight on the Arts: DCDC to bring international dance festival to Dayton

A world-renowned dance company continues to shine a light on the region by hosting an upcoming international dance conference and festival. The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, founded by the late Dayton native Jeraldyne Blunden, is a culturally .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 25th, 2018

Dayton-based organization acquires black media app

A Dayton-based company that seeks to empower African American business owners has acquired a black media app......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 16th, 2019

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company shines, raises the bar for 50 years

(These profiles are part of the DBJ's continuing coverage of the arts and the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival.) The International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference will join one of its founding organizat.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 18th, 2019

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre re-imagines contemporary dance

(These profiles are part of the DBJ's continuing coverage of the arts and the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival.) Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is rooted in traditions of American and African-American dance.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 25th, 2019

Dayton Art Institute kicks off centennial exhibition this weekend (Photos)

In the midst of expansions and fundraising initiatives, the Miami Valley's premier fine arts museum kicks off its centennial exhibition season this weekend. The Dayton Art Institute begins its series of special exhibitions with "For America: Pain.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 22nd, 2019

The Style Series: Gwen Jimmere is the first African American woman to hold a patent for a natural hair care product. Here"s how she launched her business with just $32.

Courtesy of Gwen Jimmere In 2013, Gwen Jimmere's life .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 21st, 2020

South Africa"s Telkom could cut 3,000 jobs: letter to unions

South African telecoms company Telkom SA told unions on Wednesday it could cut up to 3,000 of more than 15,000 staff as it struggles with declining performance in fixed voice and fixed data services......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 15th, 2020

McDonald"s Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Discrimination Against Black Franchisees, Staff

Two African American executives at McDonald's Corp (NYSE: MCD) have filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing it of discriminating against its black franchisees and staff, 0.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJan 9th, 2020

Houston theater company adopts new name, new performance space in 2020

One of Houston’s oldest theater companies is using the opening of its new theater campus to present a new face to the city’s arts community. Starting this month, Stages Repertory Theatre will now be known simply as Stages, a move the nonprofit sa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 8th, 2020

Intel agrees to $5M settlement with federal labor department

Chipmaker Intel reached a $5 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of “systemic pay discrimination” against women, African-American and Hispanic employees. The company will pay $3.5 million in back pay and interest.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 15th, 2019

How Dapper Dan caught Gucci"s attention

A self-taught, African-American designer in an overwhelmingly white industry, Daniel Day never expected to partner with Gucci. Day made his mark in the 1980s with a series of influential—but... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 6th, 2019

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company celebrates 50 years and beyond

In the midst of its 50th anniversary festivities, Dayton’s world-renowned dance company has spent the last year putting a spotlight on the city......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 21st, 2019

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Whose Novels Chronicled The African American Experience, Dies at 88

Toni Morrison, a Nobel laureate and Pulitzer winner whose fiction was a literary barometer of the African American experience, has died at 88. Morrison died Monday, according to her publishing company, Alfred A. Knopf. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 6th, 2019

Five Things for Tuesday, including the return of Sneaker Week and a big downtown deal

Technical difficulties at the home office have us playing catchup this morning, so we'll just get right to today's Five Things. Sneak a peek The third annual Sneaker Weak PDX event kicks off on Saturday with the second African American Footwear Fo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 6th, 2019

American Eagle to buy back 30 million shares

American Eagle Outfitters authorized the repurchasing of 30 million of its company's shares to occur over the next five years in a form 8-K disclosure released Thursday. “Consistent financial performance has led to strong free cash flow and a substa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 12th, 2019

American Eagle announces buyback of 30 million shares

American Eagle Outfitters authorized the repurchasing of 30 million of its company's shares to occur over the next five years in a form 8-K disclosure released Thursday. “Consistent financial performance has led to strong free cash flow and a substan.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 12th, 2019