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African-American Success Stories

Discover new stories from Advancing Black Pathways. Learn more about our initiatives, real-world stories from black business owners and entrepreneurs, and studies and news on the changing face of black economic empowerment.

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Taking Charge: How to Leverage Credit and Debt to Your Advantage

JPMorgan Chase and Essence sat down with media personalities Luvvie Ajayi and Kela Walker, and financial coach Saundra Davis to chat about their credit journeys and share insight for black women charting their own financial paths.

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Well-Oiled Machine

Business owners for 20 years, Alvin and Calvin Waters celebrate the boldness of black entrepreneurship.

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From Ghana to the Bronx and Beyond

JPMorgan Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways (ABP) initiative strives to support black entrepreneurs and help them build lasting wealth. Two successful black entrepreneurs who have been business owners for 20 years, Alvin and Calvin Waters, celebrate the boldness of black entrepreneurship.

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Celebrating a New Vision and Legacy for Black Fatherhood

Head of Advancing Black Pathways Sekou Kaalund on what it means to be a father today.

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Filling the Void

A new documentary puts the focus on black women and their unique journeys to entrepreneurship.

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Creating Space for Artists of Color in D.C.

With a helping hand from JPMorgan Chase and Ascend 2020, Nubian Hueman is bringing underrepresented artists to the foreground.

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September in Detroit

September Hargrove, JPMorgan Chase’s Detroit Program Officer, is using her own experience as inspiration to transform the lives of Detroit residents.

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Top-Seeded Selections

The Fellowship Initiative puts new spin on March basketball brackets to help young minority men choose the right college.

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Difficult Conversations Start Now

JPMorgan Chase and Essence are teaming up to help black women overcome financial hurdles.

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The Future of Work: Helping Black Women Face the Challenges of Job Automation

JPMorgan Chase and the Institute for Women's Policy Research explore how automation is impacting employment for women of color.

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The Legacy of a Detroit Diversity Pioneer

Aubrey W. Lee’s legacy has laid the groundwork for JPMorgan Chase initiatives that seek to equalize opportunity in the workplace.

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Want to Help Boost the Economy? Remove Barriers to Success for Black Women

Sponsorship and support can help black women overcome biases and achieve economic success.

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How Do We Prepare Americans to Weather the Financial Unexpected?

It’s all about the savings

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The Path Toward Savings Can Be Littered with Roadblocks. Let's Clear Them

Learn how innovative technologies are financially empowering underserved populations.

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$6.5MM for Innovative Lending to Support Detroit

Entrepreneurs of color help play a key role in the city’s recovery.

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How Detroit is Boosting Small Business Growth, One Contract at a Time

The Entrepreneurs of Color Fund is providing business owners with the financing and technical assistance they need to succeed.

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4 lessons from JPMorgan Chase’s $40 Million Investment in Chicago’s South and West Sides

One year in, half of the company’s commitment is deployed, is it making a difference?

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This Entrepreneur Moved from The City by the Bay to The Big Easy. Here's Why.

It takes a village to support creative entrepreneurs. JPMorgan Chase and The Idea Village are supporting small business growth, one week at a time.

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Summer Jobs 2.0: How Cities are Tackling the Shortage of Skilled Workers

In 22 cities across the country, JPMorgan Chase is connecting students with quality work experience.

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Why Don’t Chicago’s South and West Side Residents Have Access to Daily Necessities?

5 miles. 90 minutes. Too far. New effort aims to transform the small business community.

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Do Companies Need to Shake Up the Way They Find Tech Talent?

Because diversity of thought is just as important as finding the right skills.

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Preparing the Pipeline

How one New Orleans workforce nonprofit is leveling the playing field.

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Where to Get a Good Job Without a College Degree

While career hunting is never easy, it can feel a lot harder when you don’t have a bachelor's degree.

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Seven Ideas to Help Build Your Career

Darin Oduyoye is Chief Communications Officer for J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management division, one of the four primary lines of business at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Cultivating a Personal Brand May Lead a Long Way

From New York to Singapore, Chinedum realized that establishing a strong personal brand gave him the opportunity for greater career mobility and success.

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Behind the Scenes of LeBron James' New Public School

JPMorgan Chase and the LeBron James Family Foundation bring technology into LeBron's brand new public school in Akron.

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Is Tech Still An Unwelcome Place for Black Female Founders?

JPMorgan Chase partners with digitalundivided to report on the barriers black women face in tech.

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This is How You Build a Leader in the South Bronx

Succeeding in the 21st century economy requires programs that focus on college and career.

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A Young Man’s Journey into Self-Discovery

Meet a young man who made his dream of going to college a reality-with a little help.

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