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Spotlight on Commerce: Llauryn D. Iglehart, Director, Decennial Investigations and Adjudication Office of Civil Rights

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Spotlight on Commerce: Llauryn D. Iglehart, Director, Decennial Investigations and Adjudication Office of Civil Rights I grew up in Columbia, Maryland. The family motto passed down from my parents is, “To whom much is given, much is expected and required.” During segregation, my mother and father were trailblazers. My mother was a pediatrician, and hospital medical director, and my father was a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Shareen Bundy, Program and Management Analyst, Office of General Counsel, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

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Guest blog post by Shareen Bundy, Program and Management Analyst, Office of General Counsel, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) I am honored to be nominated to represent my culture for the U.S. Department of Commerce during the 2021 African American History Month celebration. My name is Shareen Bundy, and I am a Program and Management Analyst with the Commercial Law Development Program...

Spotlight on Commerce: Shayla E. Moon, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Guest blog post by Shayla E. Moon, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Politics. Business. Education. Advocacy. These words best describe my duty as the Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist for the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). They are also a description of my personal family...

Spotlight on Commerce: Sherri Curtis-Lattisaw, Administrative Specialist, SelectUSA, International Trade Administration

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Guest blog post by Sherri Curtis-Lattisaw, Administrative Specialist, SelectUSA, International Trade Administration I am an Administrative Specialist at the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA). Within ITA, I work for SelectUSA. SelectUSA's mission is to facilitate a job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that...

Spotlight on Commerce: Samantha Maragh, Ph.D., Leader of the Genome Editing Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Guest blog post by Samantha Maragh, Ph.D., Leader of the Genome Editing Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I grew up in the “melting pot U.S.A,” otherwise known as Howard County, Maryland. Even in this melting pot, I was different. I am of mixed ethnicity. My mom is Afro-Caribbean and my dad is East Indian. Both parents were born and raised in Jamaica and came to the U...

NTIA Announces Tribal Consultations on New Program to Increase Broadband Access Across Indian Country

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The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is committed to increasing broadband Internet access across America, particularly in unserved and underserved communities. The recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides new...

Apply Now: 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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The following is a cross-post from SelectUSA Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 7-11. The Investment Summit is the #1 business investment event in the United States and this year, will be a virtual experience to remember. The first-ever virtual Investment Summit is on pace to provide opportunity for more investors from more markets and greater...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics on Nation's African American Population in Honor of Black History Month

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week (then called “Negro History Week”) nearly a century ago. The event was first celebrated during the second week of February 1926, selected because it coincides with the birthdays...