Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Black Woman-Owned Traveling Nail Bar

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ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES THE NATION'S NEWEST BLACK-OWNED “TRAVELING NAIL BAR”

Nationwide --  Markecia Dudley is a 28-year old wife, mother, nail technician, and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Georgia, she found her passion in doing nails at the age of 8 years old.

Growing into her teenage years, Markecia started her studies in nursing to become a labor and delivery nurse at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Georgia. After 4 years of schooling and not getting into nursing school, she decided to return back to her first passion and that’s where the beauty of her doing nails began again.


Discover How Rayki Tai Turned Debilitating Illness into Groundbreaking Natural Hair Care Brand

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NYC ENTREPRENEUR RAYKI TAI TURNED DEBILITATING ILLNESS INTO GROUNDBREAKING NATURAL HAIR CARE BRAND

Nationwide  -- Wholesome Hair Co, founded by Jamaican/Nigerian entrepreneur Rayki Tai, emerged onto the natural hair care scene with a vegan product line in February 2020. Customer feedback prompted Rayki Tai to address what sets Wholesome Hair Co. apart from others in the natural hair industry. Her story is profound.

In the 1980s, Rayki went from a haunting conversation about hair with her mother right before she died, to living in a Nigerian boarding school struggling to manage her own hair. Rayki’s subpar hair grooming violated school standards, and one day Rayki was berated in front of the entire student body by the vice principal, who decided to shave Rayki’s head bald. As an unwilling twelve year old, Rayki creatively negotiated a deal with the vice principal to let her keep her hair.

After returning to the United States years later, Rayki had an unfortunate incident with a lighter that left her near bald. Desperate for a way to regrow her hair quickly, Rayki tried many products with big claims of fast hair growth. However, the growth was gradual.

App Empowers Foodies to Support Black-Owned Eateries

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ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES NEW APP TO EMPOWER FOODIES TO SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED EATERIES

Nationwide -- Finding and supporting the best black eateries is now a lot easier thanks to entrepreneur Braxston Richmond's launch of the new app, Black Foodie Finder.

Touted as the ‘Best Urban Foodie App’, Black Foodie Finder is an app database of Black-owned restaurants, food trucks and other eateries all across the United States. The app features a list of Black-owned restaurants from over 6,000 locations that offer everything from soul food and barbecue to cultural cuisine, vegan dishes, and more.

Black Foodie Finder is a versatile and easy to use app that allows users to search for restaurants by state. This app also allows users to shop black-owned food products, find chef catering services and hand-picked events centered/and or supported by the black community. Users can also find and add favorite recipes with images and instructions.

Music Festival in Liberia Encourages Black Americans to Explore Roots

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JATUE RICHARDSON LAUNCHES MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LIBERIA TO ENCOURAGE BLACK AMERICANS TO EXPLORE THEIR ROOTS


Nationwide -- Esteemed Liberian American business professional Jatue Richardson, has announced the creation of Eden Fest, a celebration of African music and arts. Jatue hopes the festival will encourage Black Americans to return to Africa to explore their lineage and culture while jump starting the economy in Liberia through tourism.

Jatue currently works in Human Resources at one of the largest transit authorities in the United States and regularly collaborates with area leaders to combat poverty through job creation and workforce development. Recently recognized by Forbes for her work at one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity and Inclusion, Jatue hopes to bring her years of experience in Human Resources to persuade corporations to invest in Africa.

HBCU Experience Book Tells 54 Stories

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FIRST BLACK-OWNED COMPANY TO PUBLISH BOOKS BY PROMINENT HBCU ALUMNI RELEASES ANOTHER BESTSELLER

Nationwide  -- The HBCU Experience Movement, LLC has released a new book entitled The HBCU Experience: The North Carolina A&T State University 2nd Edition featuring Dr. Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.) Dr. Khazan was one of the A&T Four who led the Woolworth Sit-Ins in Greensboro, NC on February 1, 1960.

Led by visionary author/co-founder Ashley Little, the book highlights 54 stories of Prominent Aggies throughout the world. The Aggies share their personal stories of how North Carolina A&T State University molded them into the people they are today.

The company, led by Ashley Little, Uche Byrd, and Fred Whit, aims to change the narrative by sharing Black stories and investing financially back into our HBCUs to increase young alumni giving and enrollment.

Discover How Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, CEO of Celebrity's Soul Food, Launches the First National and Fastest Growing Soul Food Franchise In America

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Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, CEO of Celebrity's Soul Food, Talks Launch of the First National and Fastest Growing Soul Food Franchise in America, Multitasking and Passion for Food

Nationwide (October 21, 2020) - Celebrity's Soul Food, "The fastest growing soul food chain," is making its mark. Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, the Chief Executive Officer and mastermind behind this ingenious concept is giving "soul food," its due credit nationally as they make history. Celebrity's Soul Food and their new franchisees have become the new catalyst of soul food to the world.

Dr. Jacobs (known as Dr. J, The Counselor), the exceptional CEO of Celebrity's Soul Food® shares about the launch of the first national and fastest growing soul food franchise in America, multitasking, and his passion for food.

The Celebrity’s Soul Food menu spotlights local flavors and specialties, serving up soul food prepared from scratch and utilizing high-quality ingredients. Dishes vary from classic favorites such as Fried Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Cornmeal-Dusted Catfish, and Braised Oxtails to innovative twists such as Gold-Dusted Chicken Wings, Jerked Jackfruit Pineapple Bowls, Barbeque Glazed Alligator Ribs, and Red Velvet Chicken & Waffles.

We were able to catch up with Dr. Jacobs who spearheads one of the most talked about new soul food chains on the rise. He shared his thoughts on Celebrity’s Soul Food model and more...

Black News App Launches to Change the Perception of African Americans

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ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES EMPOWR BLACK NEWS APP TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS

Nationwide -- Meet Adrian Le'Roy Devezin, founder of Empowr News, a news app built by Black engineers for a Black-owned nonprofit featuring only Black news publishers.

Adrian comments, "To control our perception in the media, we as a people must support Black publishers. While there are few similar news apps out there, none make it simple to support only Black-owned publishers. Until we can own media, we cannot control our perception by the media."

Empowr News is convenient to catch up on the latest news while supporting only black-owned publishers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Was There A Black Presence In The Americas Before Columbus?

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“BLACK HISTORY AND THE COLUMBUS MYTH: EXPOSING THE TRUTH”
By Legrand H. Clegg II

Christopher Columbus did not discover America! After years of celebrating Columbus Day each October and teaching our children that this land was discovered by the European explorer, this year protesters across the country have pulled down his statues and denounced his image. At long last, they are debunking the Columbus myth.

Lost in all of this activity is the fact that Black people from Africa actually reached America thousands of years before 1492; and it is long past time for this to be acknowledged and celebrated in the Black community, and to be included in the American school curriculum.

The evidence of an ancient and medieval Black presence in the New World is vast and increasing every year. So why is the public unaware of such revolutionary information?

Dr. Jerisa Berry Launches The Hair Growth Box

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DR. JERISA BERRY LAUNCHES THE HAIR GROWTH BOX FOR WOMEN EXPERIENCING HAIR LOSS

West Palm Beach, FL -- Celebrity Fertility Expert, Emergency Room Physician, Urgent Care Co-owner, Mother and Wife, Best-selling author – are all titles that Dr. Jerisa Berry wears well. Fighting on the frontlines is a part of the oath Dr. Berry took to protect and save lives during her career. However, during the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, she suffered from hair loss and alopecia. Many women lose their hair and often do not know where to start for regrowth.

She comments, “It was devastating to run my fingers across a bald spot and I had to look at my fingers again to make sure what I felt was real.”

Only 12% of women experiencing hair loss seek restoration treatment. These and other questions Dr. Berry sought to answer after she was diagnosed with alopecia areata this year.

Specifically, she is now launching TheHairGrowthBox.com, a package of herbs, antioxidants, polyphenols, and other nutrients that work to nourish the scalp as well as other products from reputable hair and skin vendors. Women focus a lot on what topicals to apply to the areas and scalp while forgetting to be consistent with nutrients the scalp and body need that they may be deficient in. It is Dr. Berry’s goal that what helped her may help others.

African American Master Guitarist Offers Virtual Lessons

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MASTER GUITARIST OFFERS VIRTUAL LESSONS TO BEGINNERS USING UNIQUE AND FUN TEACHING METHOD

Nationwide -- Although the guitar is one of the most difficult instruments to learn how to play, there are always alternatives to giving up. Many people try to learn but quickly get frustrated. The 2020 pandemic has created enormous challenges while forcing many musicians and business owners to think outside of the box.

Earl Carter is a Grammy Awards voting member, Billboard-charting contemporary jazz artist, and touring sideman/multi-instrumentalist. He has been playing guitar for over 45 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Inspired by his older brother, he began playing at the young age of eleven. After experiencing a performance by the jazz fusion group “Return to Forever”, he immediately knew exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up.

Although self-taught, he was also formally trained on woodwind and brass instruments and was always one of the top musicians in school. During concert band, one of his instructors allowed him to practice alto saxophone in a private room because he was too far ahead of the other students. He later used his classroom knowledge of music theory to sharpen his guitar playing skills.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Black-Owned Water Brand Partners For Breast Cancer Awareness

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BLACK-OWNED WATER BRAND PARTNERS WITH AUTONATION’S DRIVE PINK BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Miami, FL -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, AutoNation, America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer and Keen Water, one of the nation’s top water suppliers, have teamed up to supply AutoNation’s 36 South Florida locations with their premium bottled alkaline water.

AutoNation continues to support the communities that they serve. During a time when awareness of social injustice is heightened, AutoNation increased its support of local communities and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with Keen Water, a small, Black-owned business.

“AutoNation is pleased to support Keen Water. Partnering with Keen Water during October, to bring premium water in Drive Pink branded bottles, is a great way to remind our Associates and Customers that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer as we race to over $25 Million donated to cancer treatment and research,” said Marc Cannon, AutoNation Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer.


Talent Agents Create Black Agent Network

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TALENT AGENTS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE BLACK AGENT NETWORK

Nationwide -- theFstate, Makena’s Talent Agency, and The Jackson Agency have partnered to form the Black Agents Network (BAN) to provide a centralized network of Black-owned talent agencies so that talent, advertisers, producers, and studios can easily fulfill their Diversity and Inclusion pledge.

BAN will serve as a virtual directory of vetted Black-owned talent agencies thereby ensuring our entertainment community has the support it needs.

“With over 400 years of disparity and with intentional roadblocks being put in place for the detriment of BIPOC we have been successful in creating global contributions and advancements in multiple industries that benefit society as a whole. How much further along would the world be if we used the very same effort in support of BIPOC rather than a hindrance?” says Ezra Jones of theFstate.

With consistently stale growth in entertainment as it pertains to Black professionals, around 4% of key decision-makers in the content creation arena are Black. Combined with the coded language used by corporations as it pertains to finding “qualified talent pools,” it’s important now more than ever that the leaders in independent entertainment are stepping up and creating a community.

Learn How 29-Year Old Sharenika Lashay Became Victim to Sex Trafficking

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29-YEAR OLD WOMAN REVEALS HOW SHE BECAME A VICTIM TO SEX TRAFFICKING

Nationwide -- Meet Sharenika Lashay, a young African American woman who encountered sex trafficking while pursuing a career in modeling and acting. Many have heard about the cautionary tales about the entertainment industry, but Sharenika actually had to endure a glimpse of that darkness.

Growing up in the rural city of Thomson, Georgia, Sharenika had big dreams of becoming an aspiring model and actress. Those dreams were tainted when she realized her talents weren’t a factor in her journey to success.

Many predators use the guise of bright lights and superstardom to lure in young women especially in industries fueled off women’s physical attributes. Sharenika’s experience was no different.

Her aspiring model/actress dreams led her into a tragic encounter with the underworld of sex trafficking which has taken millions of victims and counting to this day. There is a highly protected system that frames sex trafficking as child prostitution and uses several other methods of entrapment to subdue their victims.

Police Attack Black Woman Filmmaker

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BLACK WOMAN FILMMAKER WHO PRODUCED FILM ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY CHARGES THAT SHE GETS ATTACKED BY POLICE

Nationwide -- Brittany Chrishawn, an award-winning African-American filmmaker and social justice advocate who produced a film that explores police brutality, has been brutalized herself by police officers in Jacksonville, Florida. Her film Illville most recently won an award at The Cannes International Pan African Film Festival 2020. (Watch the live encounter on YouTube)

The police allege that Brittany assaulted an officer with a plastic spoon while he was seated in his car in her driveway, but there’s video footage showing the officer getting out of the car to collect the plastic spoon from the ground to use as evidence against her.

We live in a time where police misconduct has been exposed for the epidemic that it is, but far too many stories of victims who’ve survived police brutality go untold, and these are the victims who have to endure fighting wrongful convictions without the strong support of the public eye and national media outlets. This story deserves the public's attention because victory with this case will provide a benchmark for people of color who may be subjected to this type of police misconduct in the future. It will be a great step forward in this age-old fight for basic human/civil rights.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hip Hop Artist Says New Song Renewed His Love of Music

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HIP HOP ARTIST SAYS NEW SONG RENEWED HIS LOVE OF MUSIC

Nationwide -- People dream of following their passion. P.A.T. is doing it. His latest release, “Getting Over You,” is a love letter to his first love, hip hop.

The song follows P.A.T.’s fears of never succeeding in the music industry and his concerns of falling into the trappings of fame when he does succeed.

P.A.T., whose given name is Patrick Barnett, lays out his despair in the first line of the song: What if I never make it, I never see my dream. He goes on to share his thoughts about abandoning his aspirations of performing on stages across the world and keeping his songs locked away in a desk drawer. The song takes a turn when he remembers why he creates music: I fell in love after I fell in lust. I confess sins to music, because that is what I trust.

From Divorced Single Black Mom Electra Davis to CEO Emerges As a Boss Lady

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DIVORCED SINGLE MOM OF TWO FINDS NEW MAN, LAUNCHES SIX FIGURE CHEMICAL-FREE HAIR COLOR BRAND

Nationwide -- Meet Electra Davis, the 36-year old founder and CEO of Mysteek Naturals - a popular Black-owned line of chemical-free hair color products. She launched her successful company just two years after becoming a divorced single mother with two children.

A victim of child abuse

Electra grew up as an only child living in Buffalo, NY, with her mom. However, her mom worked and partied a lot, and Electra was often left with her grandparents. As a result, one of her uncles began sexually abusing her from age 5 to 8.

After this was discovered, she went to go live with her father. She began working at 14-years old, and started paying rent to her Dad when she was just 15. She was even forced to buy her own groceries and was given one side of the refrigerator to only eat the food she bought. Two weeks after graduating high school, she joined the Army at 18-years old.


Black Woman Mentors Over 1,000 Prisoners

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THIS BLACK WOMEN HAS A COMPANY THAT MENTORS OVER 1,000 PRISONERS

Nationwide -- During these challenging times, Lynda Monroe is inspiring over 2 million people monthly with her story of resilience and life coaching for success. When she was born, her doctor said she would not live past 10 years of age due to her congenital heart defect. She successfully defied the odds when she became a mother at 17-years old. However, as an unwed mother, this caused her to be ostracized by her church family and forced her to mature quickly. These experiences and more motivated her to reach deep inside herself to get her feet on solid ground.

Now, she is the CEO of a multi-media empire that touches millions through her activism to help prisoners integrate successfully back into society. Her business includes her podcast: The Lynda Monroe Show (with over 2 million streams monthly), her web sites, social media, and public speaking.

Over her career to date she has been able to get 50 inmates released from prison, giving them a second chance at life. In addition, she has successfully mentored over 1,000 prisoners. She is an extraordinary multimedia mogul who continues to take the world by storm.

Mom of 3 Sharen Eddings Teaching Kids How to Code

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BLACK MOM OF 3 LAUNCHES ONLINE BOOTCAMP TEACHING KIDS ADDICTED TO VIDEO GAMES HOW TO CODE

Nationwide -- As information transforms into digital format, many businesses are turning towards technology. As this new economy develops, special skills like computer programming and coding are increasing in demand.

CEO of CodeWithSharen, top computer programmer and a mother of three, Sharen Eddings, is ahead of the game by establishing a coding lesson specialized for the younger generation, but open for all.

"Coding doesn't only teach you about technicality, but also a lot of other skills such as critical thinking and problem solving," Eddings stated. When the pandemic hits, Eddings was quick to act as she turns her coding class into a virtual lesson. She developed her own software to give her students the attention and engagement they need, regardless of the digital format. Her students consist of children from grade six and up. Her virtual class would start with an eight to ten-minute typing lesson, followed by an introductory video that walks them through the class schedule and lessons. The course would go on for an hour.

Black-Owned Brand Has Sold Over 26,000 Comforters, Pillows, and Beddings

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MEET THE BLACK WOMAN WHOSE HOME DÉCOR BUSINESS HAS SOLD OVER 26,000 COMFORTERS, PILLOWS, AND BEDDINGS

Nationwide -- With an endeavor to spread her culture and heritage across all homes in the United States, Jojo Pierre started her own home décor company named Lakay Designs and she never looked back. Over the years, Lakay Designs has grown exponentially, not only offering financial stability to Jojo and her family but also creating employment opportunities for other people in her community. Currently offering an extensive catalog of products, the company is working proactively to expand the repertoire, offer more innovative products, and keep reaching more homes in America.

Currently, Lakay Design is in more than 26,000 homes across the United States, and that number is growing every day with pleased buyers referring Lakay Designs to their family and friends. The current range of products available at Lakay Designs include African art sculptures and figurines, African wall art, bathroom accessories, comforters, bedding sets, curtain designs, dining room accessories, kitchen accessories, King and Queen pillowcases, and much more. From resourcing materials to manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and everything in between, Lakay Designs abides by business practices that ensure the utmost product quality, while also providing benefits for everyone in the value chain.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Newest Black-Owned Wine Shop in Oakland

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FOUNDERS OF BLACK WOMAN-OWNED WINE SHOP IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND RAISES $60K IN FUNDING

Nationwide -- Oakland’s Black Arts Movement Business District will soon be the home of the city’s newest cultural destination for wine lovers, CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar. Co-founded by Bay Area natives Alicia Kidd and Mari Kemp, the wine shop is slated to open during the first quarter of 2021 and will focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) as well as women-owned brands made around the country as well as globally that can be paired with a curated menu of small bites.

“We founded CoCo Noir to be a disruptor in the wine industry by offering a platform and a space for winemakers of color and women producing amazing wines and also expose those wines to an amazing demographic of people,” says Kidd, who is also a distributor, launching her company The Wine Noire in 2017. Together with Kemp, the entrepreneurs are looking to influence the wine culture that has been steadily rising in Oakland’s nationally recognized culinary scene.

Located at 13th and Webster, Kidd and Kemp are designing CoCo Noir to be a place where wine lovers of all levels can enjoy a glass and purchase their favorite bottles while being immersed in a vibrant community culture. “Part of being able to create Coco Noir is to have a place where people can feel comfortable to be themselves, to be human, while also enjoying the fruits of the community, of local arts as well as global libations of different wines that we will be offering,” says Kemp. The San Francisco native has built a successful career in tech as well as real estate investment.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Black Woman Honored, CIO of Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund

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CHICAGO TEACHERS' PENSION FUND CIO ANGELA MILLER-MAY RECOGNIZED AS TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR BY THE WOMEN INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS ORGANIZATION OF CHICAGO


Chicago, IL -- The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) Chief Investment Officer Angela Miller-May, has been chosen Trailblazer of the Year by the Women Investment Professionals Organization (WIP) of Chicago. WIP is a professional women's organization based in Chicago, that supports women in the institutional investment community. The award was presented virtually at their Annual Trailblazer event on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

According to WIP, "This annual achievement is awarded through a nomination process of WIP members in Chicago. Members are asked to nominate a woman that is well established in her career, disrupting the institutional investment industry, and truly blazing the trail for the next generation of women."

"It is an honor to be recognized for my work at CTPF and beyond by individuals who share my passion for the investment industry and understand the critical importance of elevating women, especially women of color," stated CIO Angela Miller-May. "I try to use the platform that I have as an investment professional of a major pension fund to push for more equality and diversity in the investment industry. I strive to lead by example. You can't as one person change the world, but you can change 'your' world. If every person strives to do this, the world, as a result, will change for the better.”

Chef Launches African Cooking Classes Online

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BLACK CHEF LAUNCHES UNIQUE AND DELICIOUS AFRICAN COOKING CLASSES ONLINE AND IN-PERSON

Nationwide -- Motherland Cooking Xperience, the ultimate African food immersion cooking resource, has announced its launch as “the online cultural connection” for food and fun. Motherland Cooking Xperience is a new and unique interactive African cooking experience offering cooking demonstrations, private date night cooking evenings, and hands-on cultural competency training. These interactive, in-person or virtual cooking demonstrations highlight Africa’s culinary diversity through a three-course meal cooking class, paired with drinks and live music.

Owner and chef Mirabel Umenei, a mother of three, is also the founder of Motherland Cultural Connections. “I wear multiple hats,” she explained. “I created Motherland Cooking Experience because I love people, African culture, music, and food. Now I’ve made it possible to share my passions and joy with the world. Motherland Cooking Xperience was founded to provide a platform for immigrants with ties to Africa and showcase their talents through food, music, art, and storytelling. This is a dedicated effort to bridge the cultural gap between African immigrants and their families with their communities of residence.”

Black Entrepreneur Turns $8 into Millions

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ENTREPRENEUR REVEALS HOW HIS $8 INVESTMENT GENERATED MILLIONS IN SALES

Nationwide -- It’s not often that someone generates millions of dollars with only an $8 investment. Traditionally, when people set out to do big business, they put together business plans, seek out investors, and create fundraisers to start something that may or may not be successful. However, with changing his approach to do something he never did before, Allen Brown was led to a chance encounter that would completely shift the course for success in his life.

It all started when Allen was seeking a way to gain more time with his family. He grew tired of working long hours everyday at his shop which made him hate the very career he once loved. After months of trying to change careers or even trying to get new business ideas off the ground, Allen shifted his mindset. Some would say that what happened after was luck, while others would argue that maybe it was just fate.

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Book, Healthy Living For Black Community Made Easy

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FIRST ADDITION THEN SUBTRACTION -- HEALTHY LIVING FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY MADE EASY!

Nationwide -- Tandem Light Press is delighted to announce the launch of First Addition Then Subtraction - Healthy Living For The African American Community Made Easy!, a book by Mwangi Eric Kwesi. Everyone including critics will surely love this book.

Cheseret lfadare', a sexual health educator in Tampa, FL, had this to say about the book: "Reading this book is more like having a conversation, it is easily digestible. I appreciate the labs and the tasks at the end of each chapter. They allow me to immediately apply what I learned. Lastly, the portion of the book on will-power was really eye-opening. This book is changing my life, for the better."

First Addition Then Subtraction - Healthy Living For The African American Community Made Easy! covers what Mwangi believes are the nine pillars of holistic health and provides strategies and suggestions for adding varied healthful practices to one's daily routine. The information contained within this book is timely as it provides a clear road map to health amidst the global pandemic that we now find ourselves within.

Checkout How Author Lorisa Bates Pens An Exciting New Book On A Black Hairstylist Turned Secret Agent

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YOUNG BROOKLYN HAIRSTYLIST FINDS HERSELF IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME IN THE KICKOFF TO THIS ACTION-PACKED URBAN SERIES

Nationwide -- Urban Books Media is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Benita Renee Jenkins: Diva Secret Agent (Kensington Publishing Paperback Original - ISBN-13: 9781645561255). Brought to you by entertainment veteran and author, Lorisa Bates, this action-packed page-turner is filled with intrigue, romance, and twists - a perfect read on those crisp cool fall nights!

Growing up in "Do or Die Bed Stuy" Brooklyn, Benita Renee Jenkins has a great job, loving family, loads of friends, and the hope of one day becoming a crime scene investigator. She has everything going for her until she unknowingly crosses paths with Miguel Perkins, a hot secret agent working for a clandestine agency created to throw the book at the most untouchable of bad guys. He is hell-bent on having Benita infiltrate the life of an ex-gangbanger who has built his music empire on corruption. To order click here or for more info see below...

Girl CEO GaBBY Goodwin Girl Is Showcased on QVC and HSN

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GABBY GOODWIN WHO HIT SIX FIGURES BY THE 6TH GRADE SHARES HER STORY WITH MILLIONS ON QVC, HSN, AND ZULILY

Nationwide  Confidence by GaBBY Goodwin has been selected for Qurate Retail Group’s Small Business Spotlight, a collaboration with the NRF Foundation to help small businesses navigate today’s challenging retail environment. This phase of the program is highlighting 20 Black-owned businesses as part of Qurate Retail Group’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within its company and in society at large.

Qurate Retail Group, a multi-platform retailer that includes QVC, HSN, Zulily, and several other brands, is using its production resources, television broadcasts, and digital platforms to help GaBBY share her story with millions of consumers nationwide. GaBBY’s story began appearing on QVC’s and HSN’s websites and social pages in August and the company was highlighted on air in early October on QVC and on HSN. Click here to watch a replay.

Zulily is promoting the campaign on its website, email, and social, and Confidence by GaBBY Goodwin can also tap Qurate Retail Group team members for advice on solving a business issue through a virtual mentoring initiative.

Real African American Voiceover Talent

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VOICEOVER VETERAN, DANE REID, OFFERS PROFOUND, RESONANT AND REAL AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICE TALENT TO MILLIONS OF LISTENERS


Atlanta, GA Dane Reid Media is a premier source for outstanding African American voiceovers that reach millions of listeners worldwide. Principal voice act, Dane Reid’s baritone vocals make an impact via various platforms. With almost 20 years of professional experience, there is never a time of the day that someone is not hearing his distinct tone. Reid has produced or been featured on close to 10K projects.

His repertoire includes voiceovers for radio ads, political campaigns, internal company narrations, local and national awards show announcer, radio imaging, podcast show intros, audiobooks, instructional videos, TV promos, documentaries and more. Known for being a Swiss Army knife of the urban voiceover industry, he is able to portray various races, ethnicities, dialects and styles, across multiple genres.

“I internalize every voiceover role that I get. Each one contains a part of who I am. So when a client hires a voiceover from Dane Reid, they get Dane Reid with it,” Reid shares. “And I'm a winner, so I want to see my clients win. That means effectively communicating with them to learn as much about their product and needs as possible. Then taking what I've gotten from them, interpreting it, and performing it in an effective way.”

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Rally Virtually With Powerful Business Women Shonda Scott And Edda Coleman To Support Joe Biden And Kamala Harris

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@ShondaScott360 Teams Up with Biden-Harris for "Still I Rise," a Conversation on America’s Black Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Nationwide – October 13, 2020 - In the coming weeks, America’s small business leaders will rally friends, partners, customers, employees and others in communities across the nation.

On Thursday, October 15 at 6 pm ET, entrepreneur powerhouses, Shonda Scott and Edda Coleman team with the Biden-Harris campaign to join an all-star panel, "Still I Rise," Back in the Battlegrounds: A Conversation with Black Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.

The event will bring together the most diverse generation of business leaders ever for the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign.

Shonda Scott

Edda Coleman

Together, Scott and Coleman will spread the word for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and help realize their vision of building this nation back better, stronger and more equitable than it has ever been.  Click here to join