Boston’s first black female-owned radio station to launch in April

  Boston radio show consumers will soon find a unique new voice in the local industry. Boston-based radio personality Danielle Johnson will launch Spark FM, the first digital radio station owned by a black woman this spring, which she hopes will be a platform for people of color. COURTESY DANIELLE JOHNSON Spark FM is the…

N.J.’s only black-owned community bank was closed by the feds. Here’s why.

City National Bank, a seven-branch bank headquartered in Newark, pictured in 2012. (Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger) City National Bank in Newark, the only black-owned bank in New Jersey, closed Nov. 1 after federal officials said it was losing money quickly due to unsafe or unsound practices. The failed bank reopened that same day as Industrial Bank,…

Black Owned Security Firm Opens $5.5 Million Headquarters In Black Neighborhood

AGB Investigative Services was founded in 2001 as an investigation firm but today it exists as a full-service security provider. The firm’s corporate clients include the likes of ComEd, Nicor and Walmart. AGB started in Illinois but today has a presence in California, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Philadelphia, Denver and the District of Columbia….