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The Business of Faith: How to Keep Churches from Foreclosure

As an ordained minister and co-founder of Jabez Fellowship International, a Dallas-based church and ministry, Richmond McCoy helps oversee much of the church’s operations. As CEO of UrbanAmerica Principals III L.L.C. (No. 3 on the BE PRIVATE EQUITY list with $1.027 billion in capital under management) helps oversee a billion-dollar commercial real estate portfolio. Now […]

Local Black Businesses to Celebrate Trailblazers for Feb. 20 Event

To celebrate black history month, local publication Ryse Magazine is organizing an event that will bring together black professionals in the Central Florida area to honor trailblazers who paved the way for black businesses. The event titled Legacy, will be presented by The Alliance of African American Professionals on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and […]

How Black Businesses Can Grow in Central Florida

Thirty percent of African American men in the U.S. are unemployed, and to lower that number, black-owned businesses must grow and invest, according to Richmond McCoy, president and CEO of UrbanAmerica LP. “You’ve heard this before, but time is short now,” McCoy told the crowd of more than 300 guests at the Feb. 20 Legacy […]

Black business leaders discuss need for ownership

NEW YORK — Ron Lewis launched his own advertising agency in 1969 because he realized Corporate America was not interested in hiring a black man. “I started a business because I couldn’t get a job,” he said. Lewis’ entrepreneurial jump paid off. He now runs UniWorld Group Inc., the largest black-owned advertising agency in the […]