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Honoring Black History Month: Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello

By Michelle Antico, Marketing Coordinator As Black History Month comes to an end, we want to remind everyone to continue making efforts to acknowledge and take appropriate actions to help continue making progress in racial discrimination. We’ve highlighted several African American individuals to bring attention to their incredible stories; however, there are still so many people we could feature. To close out our blog series, we’re finishing strong with Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello...

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Honoring Black History Month: Madam C.J. Walker

By Michelle Antico, Marketing Coordinator Throughout Black History Month, we’ve shared stories of notable figures who have made a significant mark in the accounting and business fields. We continue to share these stories to shed light on African Americans’ struggles and remind us to speak up and act on them. This week, we highlight Madam C.J. Walker, one of the first African American females to become a millionaire. Similar to William Washington Browne, Walker was born...

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Honoring Black History Month: William Washington Browne

By Michelle Antico, Marketing Coordinator As we continue our Black History Month theme of recognizing African American individuals who have significantly impacted the accounting and business fields, we want to highlight the influential William Washington Browne. Nothing ever came easy for Browne; he was born into slavery from inheriting his parents’ unfortunate fate and relocated to a plantation near Memphis, Tennessee, after being sold to a horse trader at age eight. Browne...

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Honoring Black History Month: Nathan T. Garrett

By Michelle Antico, Marketing Coordinator Black History Month celebrates African Americans’ achievements and contributions to our country. Since the start of the month, we have recognized two influential individuals that have made a lasting impact in the accounting profession – Mary Thelma Washington and John Wesley Cromwell Jr. This week, we want to acknowledge Nathan Garrett, the first African American to open his accounting practice. Like most Black individuals who have...

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Honoring Black History Month: Mary Thelma Washington

By Michelle Antico, Marketing Coordinator  To kick off our Black History Month blog series, we recognized the first African American CPA, John Wesley Cromwell, Jr. Next, we highlight the first female African American CPA, Mary Thelma Washington. As a young girl, Mary’s father, a carpenter, would often brag that his daughter could read the entire newspaper. At six years old, Washington moved to Chicago to live with her maternal grandparents because her mother had passed away and was...

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