Thursday, September 16, 2021

Award Winning Gospel Star Titus Showers Weighs In On His Debut Role in Faith-Based Film, "Cheating in the Room Next Door."

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Award Winning Gospel Star Titus Showers Sheds Light On His Debut Role in Faith-Based Movie, 'Cheating in the Room Next Door.'

You may know Titus Showers as an award-winning gospel singer. You may also know him from the popular sibling group, The Showers. But did you know he's also an actor.

We had an opportunity to chat with Titus during an exclusive interview.

We loved hearing his passion for his relationship with God, and his debut acting role in the upcoming faith-based film role in Cheating in the Next Room.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Roland S. Martin Launches New Black Star Network Online TV Channel

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Roland S. Martin Launches Innovative Online TV Channel Black Star Network

Marking three years as the definitive daily digital source for news and information from an unapologetically Black perspective with his groundbreaking daily digital show #RolandMartinUnfiltered, award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin has announced that he is launching the Black Star Network, an OTT network aimed at African American consumers. BSN will debut with original content on Sept. 3, 2021, the third-year anniversary of #RolandMartinUnfiltered.

A hybrid OTT media network, BSN is subscription free, and ad-supported. The network will stream content focused on political, business and cultural insights and perspectives of Black thought leaders, influencers and opinion makers. The flagship show, #RolandMartinUnfiltered, has a social media following of more than 3.5 million, including nearly 800,000 Youtube subscribers. The daily show has generated nearly 509 million views and more than 1.5 billion minutes watched since its inception.

#RolandMartinUnfiltered's exponential growth is a direct reflection of Martin’s efforts to serve its audience with content and information focused on the unique concerns of Black Americans.

“African Americans are voracious news and information consumers, and they are demanding more content from their perspective that address issues that they care about,” said Martin, a digital pioneer who launched the first Black news source audio and video podcasts more than a decade ago.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Black Sneaker Brand CEO Tarik Edmonson Looks To Empower Athletes With New NCAA Ruling

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FOUNDER OF BLACK-OWNED SNEAKER COMPANY TARIK EDMONSON SEEKS TO EMPOWER ATHLETES WITH NEW NCAA RULING

Under a recent Supreme Court ruling, the National Collegiate Athletic Association can no longer place restrictions on education-related benefits for student-athletes. NCAA athletes can now profit from their name, image, and likeness with unlimited incentives.

Before the decision, student-athletes were not allowed financial gains from the billions of dollars in revenue that sports brought to American colleges and universities. Student-athletes can now reap financial benefits from their talents early on. But with the new judgment in place, however, many people like Tarik Edmonson, founder of Nagast Footwear, fear that student-athletes may be taken advantage of by large corporations and he aims to educate them on the possible pitfalls.

“Everybody knows that these large shoe companies treat athletes like modern-day slaves,” says Edmonson. “They make billions of dollars off the athletes and only give the athletes a fraction of the profits.

He continues, “You got athletes who make companies $10 billion a year but the athlete only gets a billion. They are rich, but why leave $9 billion on the table? You did the work and the sweat, and God gave you that talent. So it should be the other way around.”

Monday, September 13, 2021

Black Founder, Free Webinar, Franchise Ownership

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BLACK FOUNDER LAUNCHES FREE WEBINAR TO TEACH FINANCIAL FREEDOM THROUGH FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP FOR ENTREPRENEURS


Nationwide  Since 2020, new businesses are emerging at an unprecedented rate and as more accessible paths to entrepreneurship arise, franchising has become a viable, more attainable option to consider, and the founder of Precision Franchise, Tamika Franklyn, is helping African Americans to explore their franchise ownership options across a wide range of industries. From September 2, 2021, through October 28, 2021, Precision Franchise will host the Precision Franchise Neighborly Series, which will present individuals with home-based and remote franchise ownership opportunities.

Free Coaching, 500 Black Female Entrepreneurs

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THE BOSS NETWORK OFFERS FREE COACHING TO 500 BLACK FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN 2021


Nationwide  Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business provides a collection of practical resources to help Black business owners grow and scale their businesses.

In partnership with The BOSS Network, Black Enterprise, the National Urban League, the U.S. Black Chambers and the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Advancing Black Entrepreneurs is launching a new education session — Your Next-Level Business — which explores different strategies and approaches to help you turn your startup into a business that lasts.

See Why Black Billionaire Robert Smith Launches His HBCU Tour

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BLACK BILLIONAIRE, ROBERT F. SMITH, LAUNCHES HBCU TOUR TO UPGRADE CAMPUS CYBERSECURITY AND TO HELP STUDENTS FIND AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Acclaimed writer and Broadway playwright Lorraine Hansberry once posed the prolific question: what does it mean, “to be young, gifted, and Black?” Nearly 60 years later, the sobering reality that persists for many Black American students seeking a college education in navigating the challenges of being young, educated, Black and broke.

Overburdened with crushing, disproportionate levels of student debt, they are playing catch-up from the first day they step foot onto a college campus. As a result, they start their careers strapped with significantly more educational debt than most white college graduates.

More than 70 percent of Black students go into debt to pay for higher education, compared to 56 percent of white students, according to the American Association of University Women. The Association’s recent report also found that Black women carry about 20 percent more student debt than their white counterparts, owing an estimated $41,466 in undergraduate loans in comparison to the $33,851 that white women owe.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Learn How ShaQuanda Cotton Was Jailed at 14 for Allegedly Shoving White Teacher’s Aide

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WOMAN JAILED AT 14 FOR ALLEGEDLY SHOVING WHITE TEACHER’S AIDE RELEASES MEMOIR DETAILING LIFE IN THE AFTERMATH

On September 30, 2005, 14-year-old ShaQuanda Cotton attempted to enter a school building to take a prescribed medication before classes began. An encounter with a teacher’s aide on her way to the nurse’s office that morning led to her arrest, and months later the teen was adjudicated delinquent by a Lamar County court for assault on a public servant.

What began as an ordinary day at school resulted in her being removed from the care of her mother and sentenced to an indeterminate term of up to seven years in a Texas juvenile detention facility. Cotton, now 30, recently published a personal account of the ordeal after years of being subjected to rumors and vitriol in the small town of Paris, Texas.

Cotton’s story made world headlines in 2007 after local and national media reported on her detainment as well as the racial disparities within the Lamar County criminal justice system that many suggest played a role in her harsh sentencing. Just months prior to Cotton, who is African American, being sentenced, the same judge sentenced a white juvenile to probation for a more serious crime. Cotton had no prior criminal record, whereas the white teen did.

Learn How Innovative Mortgage Pro Timothy Griggs Looks To Boost Black Wealth With His Innovative Credit App

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Mortgage Pro Timothy Griggs Is Banking On His Innovative App To Help Reverse The Foreboding Forecast Of Zero Wealth In the Black Community.

Black Median Wealth By 2053 Is predicted to be zero.  A Black Enterprise, article stated "You can have a glamorous six-figure salary, advanced degrees, and an executive title at a large corporation and still be impacted by the negative net worth virus that is prevalent in black communities. According to The Road to Zero Wealth report published by Prosperity Now and the Institute for Policy Studies, the median wealth of black Americans will fall to zero by 2053 if current trends continue."

However, a sharp decline towards a median Black net worth of zero won't happen on mortgage pro and tech innovator Timothy Griggs' watch.  If Griggs has his way, despite gloom and doom predictions of disappearing Black wealth, his new technically advanced The Good Steward Financial System (TGS), app will help reverse the course of poverty in Black communities.

Timothy Griggs is a real estate mogul and the CEO and founder of The Good Steward Financial System - TGS App.  Griggs is nationally releasing the latest version of his app this week. He is also an experienced mortgage broker with Griggs Mutual Realty & Management a company in Eastvale, CA.

Due in large part to various forms of overwhelming debt, misunderstandings in credit management, and less opportunity in owning and capitalizing on real estate - white wealth is 10 times median Black wealth!    However, Timothy Griggs isn't focused only on credit problems.  He is instead developing a great solutions based online tool.

The Benefits of Timothy Griggs' The Good Steward Financial System


Saturday, September 11, 2021

MICHAEL COLYAR'S NEW AND IMPROVED MORNING SHOW CELEBRATES ITS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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THE NEW AND IMPROVED MICHAEL COLYAR MORNING SHOW CELEBRATES ITS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH 2-HOUR SPECIAL EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUTUBE

On September 13, Michael Colyar will mark the one-year anniversary of his popular digital show, The New and Improved Michael Colyar Morning Show, a live daily broadcast exclusively on YouTube.  In celebration of its 266 shows, the celebrated legendary comedian and talk show host is presenting a 2-hour show on September 13 from 7a – 9a (PST) with an array of surprise guests including celebrities, clergies, music artists, poets and more.

The New and Improved Michael Colyar Morning Show launched in September 10, 2020. The uplifting show is filled with fun, love and positivity.  Welcoming people from all over the world to share their stories and talents, the ‘feel good’ show has found an immediate audience since streaming  live.
  
The show airs weekdays from 7a-8am PT. With a steady increase of followers, it’s increase has added over 16,000 since its launch and is quickly growing.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Discover How Gospel Artist Titus Showers' Freshman Album, 'Who?' Tops Over 1 Million Streams

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Titus Showers' Freshman Album, 'Who?'
Streams Over 1 Million Times!

In 2019, award -winning new gospel artist Titus Showers released his sophomore album, Who?, via A&P Records/UAMG/Sony/The Orchard and took the music industry by storm.

To date, Who? has streamed at 1 million and climbing!

"I continue to be in awe of the million streaming number," says Showers.

"I would like to thank everyone who downloads and supports my music - it means so much to me," added Titus.

Checkout Titus Showers' Inspiring Cut "In His Name!"


Friday, September 3, 2021

Breaking News! CELEBRITY’S SOUL FOOD OPENS FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT With A Red Carpet Affair to Celebrate Grand Opening

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CELEBRITY’S SOUL FOOD OPENS
FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT IN
OCALA, SEPT. 3

"Hosts A Red Carpet Affair to Celebrate Grand Opening"

Celebrity’s Soul Food’s co-founders and top executives Dr. Fredrick and Taja Jacobs
OCALA, FL -- Celebrity’s Soul Food®, the country’s fastest-growing soul food chain, is bringing its legendary recipes and best-in-class service to Ocala, FL with the opening of its first restaurant.

Franchisee partner Rudolph Rolle will be leading the Central Florida team with the guidance of Celebrity’s Soul Food’s co-founders and top executives Dr. Fredrick and Taja Jacobs.

The new restaurant is located at 2237 SW 19th Ave Rd, Suite 102 and will be celebrating its grand opening on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 12 p.m. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Ocala County Chamber & Economic Partnership and other festivities to commemorate the day.