Emily Pitts, chief diversity officer for Lindenwood University, was recently named to the board of United Way of Greater St. Louis. She became the first African American woman General Partner at Edward Jones a Fortune 500 financial services firm. During her 25-year career with Edward Jones, …

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Dana Redwing has been appointed as county counselor where she will oversee all civil law business of St. Louis County government and its departments. Redwing is an experienced litigator who most recently served as the Associate General Counsel at Bi-State Development Agency where her focus w…

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ViolaSTL, a cannabis dispensary outlet, is serving medicinal patients at its 2001 Olive Street location and is the only African American owned shop in the downtown St. Louis area.

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Michael Kennedy, Jr., CEO of KAI Enterprises and The UP Companies (UPCO), has been named a 2023 St. Louis Titan 100 – a program recognizing the area’s most accomplished C-level executives for their exceptional leadership, vision and passion. As CEO of KAI (architecture, engineering and const…

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Opal M. Jones, president & CEO at DOORWAYS, has been named a 2023 St. Louis Titan 100.  With an established career as an inspiring visionary and leader in dynamic environments, Jones became the second president and chief executive officer of DOORWAYS in 2012.  As the key executive, she o…

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Arnold Donald possesses two rare, equally enviable and diametrically opposed gifts. He can foresee, prepare for, and ultimately manifest an unlikely and successful future, and he can successfully navigate utterly unforeseeable crises with grace and aplomb. Someone with his pedigree could poi…

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Travis Cummings made his TV anchor debut filling in on New Year’s Eve. Cummings is a multi-skilled journalist at 5 On Your Side. He joined the 5 On Your Side team in December 2021 from WRCB in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he worked for two years as a reporter and fill-in anchor. During his …

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Harris-Stowe State University has selected Dr. Dimetri Horner as the University's new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Horner most recently served as associate vice provost of academics at Strayer University. During her 11-year tenure at Strayer University, she also served…

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Arlene Maminta Browne was named to the St. Louis Press Club board of directors. She is the owner of Robust Bistro & Wine Bar in Webster Groves, and is principal of the Robust Solutions firm, which provides strategic communications and community development for select small to mid-size bu…

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched its Capital Readiness Program [CRP] grant competition, which designates $93.5 million to help minority and other underserved entrepreneurs open or expand a business. Administered by the Minority Business Development Agency, it is the largest progr…