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The AARP Inspire Award: Vote for small businesses by voting Janice Malone!

by Javaughnae Malone October 04, 2023 2,329

Exciting news! Janice Malone, our very own CEO and founder of Vivian’s Door, an economic justice Mobile-AL based nonprofit, has been named one of five prestigious 2023-2024 AARP Purpose Prize winners. Malone is the first AARP Purpose Prize winner in Alabama. But there’s more! Voting is now open for the AARP Inspire Award, and the […]

Vivian’s Door CEO named one of five AARP “Purpose Prize” Award winners

by Javaughnae Malone September 26, 2023 952

Mobile, Ala. – Mobilian Janice Malone has been selected as one of AARP’s 2024 “Purpose Prize” Award winners. Malone is the executive director of Vivian’s Door, an economic justice nonprofit with the mission of helping African-American businesses grow, scale, and reinvest in their communities. The “AARP Purpose Prize Award” honors individuals who use their knowledge and […]

Inflation Reduction Act Financial Assistance Program for Distressed Borrowers

by Javaughnae Malone September 05, 2023 749

Inflation Reduction Act Financial Assistance Program for Distressed Borrowers We are excited to share another exceptional opportunity that has blossomed on the horizon, one that has the potential to reshape your financial landscape. Section 22006 of the Inflation Reduction Act is now available to assist agricultural producers by offering a lifeline to those who already […]

Discrimination Farm Loan Financial Assistance Program

by Javaughnae Malone August 23, 2023 1,669

The Inflation Reduction Act Discrimination Financial Assistance Program is a unique program that aims to address past discrimination issues faced by black farmers when accessing government loans. In the past, some black farmers may have experienced unfair treatment or difficulties getting the financial help they needed to run their farms and succeed. The Inflation Reduction […]

Empowering Lives Beyond Barriers: The AdaptFocus Journey

by Javaughnae Malone July 29, 2023 791

In a world that often fails to recognize the immense potential within disability-owned minority businesses and organizations, there are inspiring stories that defy stereotypes and change lives. Meet the extraordinary individual behind AdaptFocus, a disability-founded minority organization breaking barriers and creating opportunities for disabled individuals in minority communities. In this blog, we dive deep into […]

Journey to the Beat: Unveiling the Musical Tale of DJ Fergg

by Javaughnae Malone June 28, 2023 764

Welcome to June, when we celebrate the rich tapestry of Black music that has shaped the world as we know it. From the soulful melodies of Gospel to the infectious rhythms of Hip-Hop, Black music has consistently pushed boundaries, inspired change, and united people from all walks of life. Today, we embark on a journey […]

Eunice C. Mingo: A Dedicated Therapist Educating the Community on Mental Wellness

by Javaughnae Malone May 31, 2023 775

Meet Eunice C. Mingo, a determined, loyal, and insightful licensed Psychotherapist who owns ECM Counseling Services and the Mingo Matters Foundation. Eunice shares her story of how she got started in her career, how she handles pressures in life and business and a success story that she’s particularly proud of. Becoming a Mental Health Professional […]

Shannon Treadwell: A Compassionate Therapist Guiding Others to Inner Peace

by Javaughnae Malone May 24, 2023 705

Introduction: Meet Shannon Treadwell, a therapist passionate about making a tangible difference in people’s lives. With a strong belief in the power of counseling, Shannon has embarked on a fulfilling career that has led her to help countless individuals navigate the challenges they face. In this article, we delve into Shannon’s inspiring journey, her strategies […]

Stephen McCord: A Passionate Teacher with a Heart of Gold

by Javaughnae Malone May 13, 2023 816

Meet Stephen McCord, a passionate educator who lives by the values of honesty, reliability, and caring. McCord, a Living Word Christian Center Kingdom Academy (LWCCKA) and Covenant Academy teacher, is driven by his divine mission to develop and inspire youth.   McCord’s journey as an educator started as a substitute teacher for McGill Toolen Catholic […]

Jonathan Mitchell: An Educator Empowering His Students to Reach Their Full Potential

by Javaughnae Malone May 13, 2023 786

Meet Jonathan Mitchell, a relatable, positive, and outgoing schoolteacher. He found his calling after being inspired by his middle and high school teachers. He started his career as an emergency educator in Mississippi and has taught ever since. Jonathan aims to assist students with limited access to improve after high school. His favorite poem is […]