Norfolk, VA— On Sunday, August 5, the fourth installment of EmpoweringHER Brunch was held at the Courtyard by Marriot in downtown Norfolk at which time a proclamation was read marking the first weekend in August as EmpoweringHER Weekend. EmpoweringHER is a women’s empowerment brand for business and self-care. Its mission is to empower women to…

The organization is learning a thing or two about building relationships as it works to establish its programming arm in the Hampton Roads region. Blair  Durham, co-president of Black BRAND, Hampton Roads Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, recalls her initial meeting with Aleea Slappy of the City of Norfolk. “It just felt right,” Blair says…

As founder of the National Negro Business League, Booker T. Washington evidenced a commitment to the development, growth and sustainability of Black-owned businesses. That’s just one of the reasons Black BRAND, Hampton Roads Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, has committed itself to piloting a program that instills the principles of entrepreneurship at Booker T. Washington…

When Donald Trump called Haiti a #$%#^$@! country, like many others, I was outraged, embarrassed and puzzled. I also realized how vastly ignorant #45 is on culture, community, and of course culinary offerings. With his bad cholesterol off the charts, his Neanderthal diet of baby animals grilled blood-ooozingly extra rare has obviously ruined his palate.…

  (Norfolk, Va.— Oct. 25, 2016)—On Black Friday, Nov. 24, Hampton Roads Regional Black Chamber of Commerce—Black BRAND—will host the Second Annual Black Diamond Affair at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk at 6 p.m. On Black Friday, Nov. 24, Hampton Roads Regional Black Chamber of Commerce—Black BRAND—will host the Second Annual Black Diamond Affair…

Photo credit: Beardstyle.net The Event The event is the brain-child of community organizer Keyzia Hendricks, who is known for organizing events that bring people together to celebrate one another. Keyzia promises the event to be a fun-filled party in an amazing venue called Jhane’s Sweet Lounge, with a celebrated DJ, delicious food buffet-style, beard-care tutorials, and…

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