Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
April 1, 2006
Albany -- The National Urban League recently released its annual state of Black America Report. The study measures problems and progress among African Americans.
One thing the study found isn't something new... the largest gap between blacks and whites remains economic equality. It found on average the net worth of blacks is only a tenth of that of whites in the country.
Some African American business owners say racial lines should not hinder a person's drive to succeed.
Hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude has gotten Warren Watson where he is today.
"You gotta have your goals set real high. A lot of them don't have their goals set high. You don't just open up and think it's gonna boom, but it don't work like that," said business owner Warren Watson.
The self-proclaimed entreprenuer has been in business for himself the past 16 years. Now he owns two shops with his wife... Top of the Line Communications and Top of the Line Hairstyles.
"My wife wanted me to be more involved in what she was doing, so I started barbering. After I got tired of barbering. I decided to get into the telecommunications business, and I've been in it for three years now," said Top of the Line owner Warren Watson.
Watson's stores add to the increasing number of black-owned businesses in the nation.
Minority rights advocate Bill Wright says African Americans can increase the success rates as well.
"The single biggest thing has to be getting people of color to support black business, to support their own," said Albany NAACP President Bill Wright.
Warren Watson's message is to mold the future of black America for success.
"If the elders get on board and do what they gotta do to help them instead of giving up on them, I think young people have a better chance at life," said Watson.
It was taking that chance long ago, that rings in Watson's success today.
Despite the economic divide between races, black business ownership is up. For every two and a half white businesses, there is one African American owned business.
The State of Black America report has been coming out annually since the 1970s.