Friday, May 31, 2024

Get The Scoop On The Star Studded African Music Artists RAISING Money To Uplift Africa

AMBUSA Experience 2024 Showcases
Outstanding Musical Artists RAISING
Money For Essential Needs
In African Countries

The ABOFREM AREA FOUNDATION, INC (AAF) a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization, is proud to announce the AMBUSA EXPERIENCE, featuring a star-studded lineup of entertainers and artists headlined by musicians: Sarkodie, Samini, and Efya.

The AMBUSA EXPERIENCE 2024 is an initiative of AAF dedicated to promoting and preserving African heritage and cultural diversity. 

The event will showcase the exceptional talents led by three of Ghana's most renowned artists, who will captivate the audience with their unique blend of Afrobeats, dancehall, and soulful melodies.  You can order your tickets online.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Get The Scoop On Business Solutions To Your Problem By Gary Smith

Business Solutions to
Your Problem

(And the Answer To Your Prayers)

By Gary L. Smith

Are you working twenty-five hours a day, eight days a week? You rarely see your family, and when you do make time for your daughter’s dance recital or happy hour with your buds, you’re not there. Not really. You’re thinking about the latest problem and how you’re going to fix it.

Every second of your waking life is spent trying to figure out how to hang on to this fledgling business of yours. You’re busy wearing all your many hats, worrying about making payroll and if Social Security will be enough to keep you in ramen noodles when you retire. 

Who the hell has time to go for the dream when you barely have the time or the money to eat? Can you even remember the dream? Let me refresh your memory. You want the freedom to live, work and express yourself as you choose. You want the power to influence the marketplace, your culture, your community.

Monday, May 13, 2024

CISO Tellis Williams Represents Dream Exchange At Global Cyber Security Initiative 2024

Chief Information Security Officer Tellis Williams Represents Dream Exchange at Global Cyber Security Initiative 2024

Dream Exchange, the first minority-controlled stock exchange in the history of the United States is proud to announce that its Chief Information Security Officer ("CISO"), Tellis Williams, was featured in a fireside chat at the esteemed Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Annual Conference held at the Illinois Institute of Technology ("IIT") on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

The conference, co-hosted by IIT and the Pan Asian American Business Council (PAABC), brought together nearly 200 leaders representing Chief Experience Officers ("CxOs"), CISOs, and senior cybersecurity professionals from a wide range of industries. The event featured over 20 prominent speakers addressing critical issues in cybersecurity, including the rise of Artificial Intelligence ("AI"), strategic risk management, and challenges in highly regulated industries.

Mr. Williams, a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Information Security joined William Smith, Director of Strategy for Financial Services at Microsoft, in an engaging fireside chat. Their discussion delved into the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by financial institutions and presented strategies one can use to protect sensitive data in an increasingly digital landscape. The two also discussed the use of AI by major threat actors and strategies that can be implemented to help protect organizations against such threats.

"It was an honor to represent Dream Exchange at the GCSI Annual Conference and engage with such an impressive group of cybersecurity opinion leaders," said Tellis Williams. "As the financial sector continues to evolve, Dream Exchange is poised to make history as the first minority-controlled stock exchange. Since we are poised to make history very soon, it is crucial that we stay at the forefront of the best practices in cybersecurity to safeguard our clients' trust and assets."

Friday, April 26, 2024

Get The Scoop On Why Divergent CRO Is Committed To DEI Efforts In Clinical Trials

Divergent Contract Research Organization Announces Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Clinical Trials.

Divergent Contract Research Organization (DCRO), a leading provider of research and development services, is proud to announce its commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the organization and the broader scientific community.

Recognizing the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, DCRO has implemented various initiatives to ensure that all employees feel valued and empowered to contribute to the company's success. These initiatives include:

1. Diversity Recruitment: DCRO is actively working to recruit and retain a diverse workforce by implementing strategies to attract candidates from underrepresented groups.

2. Inclusive Policies: DCRO has established policies and practices that promote a culture of inclusivity, ensuring that all employees have equal opportunities for growth and development.

3. Training and Education: DCRO invests in Clinical Research Associate training programs and workshops to raise awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a more inclusive and supportive work environment to support Clinical Trials.

"DCRO is committed to creating a workplace where individuals of all backgrounds can thrive," said Renee Adeniyi, PR representative at DCRO. "We believe that diversity brings different perspectives and enhances innovation, ultimately enabling us to serve our clients better and make a positive impact in the scientific community."

As part of its DEI initiatives, DCRO will continue to evaluate and enhance its practices to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion remain the organization's core values.

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 About Divergent Contract Research Organization

Divergent Contract Research Organization (DCRO) is a leading provider of research and development services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. With a focus on delivering high-quality and timely results, DCRO partners with clients to accelerate their drug discovery and development programs. With a team of experienced scientists and state-of-the-art facilities, DCRO offers a wide range of services, including preclinical studies, clinical trial support, and regulatory consulting.

For more information about Divergent CRO and  DCRO is looking for researchers, clinical scientists, and anyone with a say in clinical trials to be featured in our DEI community newsletter. We are now accepting inquiries and is available to discuss collaboration opportunities with biotech and device companies seeking to enhance their clinical research capabilities. For more information, please visit or contact our business development team at or (888) 342-1447.

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Divergent CRO is a leading provider of clinical services to biotech and device companies. With a focus on innovation and quality, we strive to accelerate the development of life-changing therapies through our comprehensive and tailored clinical services. We thrive on leaving our clients and patients satisfied by improving human health and wellness. Our team of experts is dedicated to delivering exceptional results and providing the highest level of service to our clients. At Divergent CRO, we don't just manage clinical trials; we craft personalized solutions, striving to be the difference by transforming challenges into triumphs in the pursuit of groundbreaking healthcare innovation. LinkedIn Page:

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Get The Scoop On Why The Dream Exchange Is Welcoming New Investor Ticki Favaroth

Breaking Barriers in Finance: Dream Exchange Welcomes Ticki Favaroth as a New Investor

Ticki Favaroth, Senior Partner and Managing Director at HR&Co.

Dream Exchange is pleased to announce that, Ticki Favaroth, a visionary entrepreneur whose firm supports human resources and talent organizations, has become the latest investor in Dream Exchange. Dream Exchange, is currently in the process of preparing its application to become the first minority-owned stock exchange in the United States.

This strategic partnership reinforces Dream Exchange's mission to provide an accessible financial platform with ethics and humanity at its core. 

Ticki Favaroth, Senior Partner and Managing Director at HR&Co.

Ms. Favaroth is the Senior Partner and Managing Director at HR&Co., a human resources firm that provides state-of-the art tailored business and administrative solutions to a diverse range of clients, including businesses, government entities, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Favaroth, a graduate of Texas's Women's University and Texas Tech University, brings a unique and powerful perspective to the group of growing investors in the Dream Exchange. Her extensive work experience spans across organizations, including U.S. Homeland Security, contributing to high-impact outcomes in these renowned institutions. 

Expressing her excitement about investing in Dream Exchange, Ms. Favaroth stated, "In a world ripe for transformation, it is imperative to embrace new avenues for growth and development and take bold steps towards instigating change. Dream Exchange represents an opportunity to contribute to world change with like-minded individuals dedicated to making a difference."

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Get The Scoop On How Divergent CRO The Highly Regarded Black-owned Contract Research Organization Is Redefining Success

Redefining Success: A Black-Owned CRO's Journey

At Divergent CRO our journey as a Black-owned Contract Research Organization (CRO) is not just about providing top-notch services in the biotech industry; it's about shattering glass ceilings, amplifying underrepresented voices, and fostering an environment where diversity thrives. Founded on the principles of equity and inclusion, we are on a mission to disrupt the status quo and pave the way for a more equitable future in clinical research.

Every member of our team brings a unique perspective and set of experiences to the table. From our seasoned researchers to our dedicated project managers, diversity is not just a buzzword – it's ingrained in our DNA. Our commitment to inclusivity extends beyond our internal operations; it's reflected in every aspect of the work we do.

As a Black-owned business, we understand the importance of representation and the impact it can have on the communities we serve. By championing diversity in clinical trials, we're not just advancing scientific knowledge; we're giving a voice to those who have historically been marginalized and underserved by the healthcare system.

But our commitment to diversity goes beyond lip service; it's backed by tangible action. From actively recruiting participants from diverse backgrounds to collaborating with minority-owned businesses and advocacy groups, we're dedicated to building a more inclusive and equitable ecosystem in the biotech industry.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Get The Scoop On Career Training Resources For Enhancing Your Added Value In The 21st Century Job Marketplace

Resources For Enhancing Your Added Value In The 21st Century Marketplace

By Pierre Clark, Managing Partner, NuMillennium Opportunity Capital Ltd.


How To Enhance Your Own Added Value In The 21st Century Marketplace

Dr. Martin Luther King said Everybody can be great. Because everyone can serve. The key is to be the best at whatever you are. Because the key to success in the world is the value you add in dealing with others in whatever you do in the world. Because everyone out there has a talent where you can contribute and add value to the world.


But in today’s world you have to sharpen, enhance and present that added value. Far too many of you are waiting for someone to validate your own skill set. In the world of the 21st century you will have to validate, build upon improve and market your own skill set and your own ability to add value in whatever circumstance you find yourself in.


Companies are ruthlessly laying off tens of thousands of workers. Using AI and other tools, They are looking to automate and outsource many tasks and skills they formerly paid workers thousands of dollars a month to perform.

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Yet at the same time they are telling experts they are constantly seeking workers with skills and that there is an acute shortage of the kind of workers they say they need. Where’s the disconnect? Simple. Companies are laying off workers that they don’t feel add value or needed skills to their bottom line activities. And they are looking for those workers who can perform value added tasks in the rapidly evolving work world of the 21st century. And they are willing to pay handsomely for those workers with the skills they are looking for. People who know how to use and solve problems with AI are being paid hundreds of thousands a year.


If you have and can deliver value-added skills like coding, copywriting, data analysis, creative graphic design, marketing, and sales/promotion - according to Mr. Wonderful, Kevin OLeary - you can write your own ticket and name your own price. Employers are saying that they have three to six million more available jobs than the skilled workers to fill them.


So if you’re not working now, it’s because employers don’t feel you have the skill sets and added value talents for the jobs they have available today. Fortunately it has never been easier to learn and acquire the value added skills you need than it is right now.


Companies are offering online training right now for free or very low cost, including companies like Google and Microsoft, colleges and universities like Harvard and MIT, community colleges in every state, and independent companies like Khan Academy, Coursera, Udemy, and others like them. States are partnering with many of these institutions to underwrite the costs of training resources that you can access for free through a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Here are ten resources that you can access right now for free training and government sources that will pay for specialized training. It’s up to you in the work world of today to prove you have or are willing to learn and provide the value added skills that will keep you employed or in demand in your own side hustle business.

  1. Free classes at Harvard University: Click Here

  2. Free training at Khan Academy: Click Here

  3. Free courses from Microsoft. Click Here

  4. Free Microsoft Courses from Coursera. Click Here

  5. Free AI Courses From Google: Click Here

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  8. Harvard And MIT. Free Online Courses: Click Here

  9. Chicago-Based Low-Cost And Free Training: Click Here

  10. Free Coding And Programming Classes: Click Here

Robert Schiller once said about success in life: If it is to me, it is up to me. If you want to change the direction and impact of your life, recognize and embrace your own responsibility to improve enhance your own skill set and the added value proposition you offer to the world. Keep on, stay strong, and take charge of your own destiny.

About Pierre Clark - Pierre Clark is a serial entrepreneur who has established several successful for-profit and non-profit entities as well as a technologist, technology and real estate development consultant. He is also a columnist and publisher. Reach Pierre at 312-970-0249, @pierreaclark on social media or e-mail
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