Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Black Woman-Owned Streaming Network to Raise $15M

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FOUNDER OF BLACK WOMAN-OWNED STREAMING NETWORK ON A MISSION TO RAISE $15M FROM INVESTORS

Regina D. Braggs, Founder and CEO of Applause Network TV, Inc., is raising $15,000,000 with a Reg D 506 (c) through accredited investors. Incorporated in 2010, Applause Network TV has been providing streaming services consisting of original videos, live shows, and on-demand content created by a talented production team and Board of Directors with 40+ years of combined experience.

In 2008, the streaming service released its first comedy feature film written and directed by comedian Kareem “Plug” Chapman titled How I Ended Racism to rave reviews. What makes a startup like Applause Network TV shine among large streaming networks? “Our ability to consistently create original content inhouse that keeps our core market entertained with the assistance of our tech wizard Nick Wallace,” says Braggs.

1st Black Woman-Owned Skincare Line For Men

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MEET THE FOUNDERS OF THE 1ST BLACK WOMAN-OWNED SKINCARE LINE JUST FOR MEN

Simone Randle and Tammie Sykes, the founders of Dion Michaels, have made history as the first women of color to launch a simple results-driven skincare line that is exclusively for men of all ethnicities. They created this line to tackle the top skin challenges that were impacting the men in their lives – from razor burns to dry beards. They quickly realized that these challenges played a significant role in confidence too.

Dion Michaels is a convenient subscription-based skincare line that provides men with two simple products, a grooming cream, and a skin balm. The skin care line not only improves and protects men’s skin but also boosts their confidence.

“We feel that the male population in the skincare industry is an underserved market,” said Randle. “Men want an effective product and they want a simple regimen.”

Dion Michaels’ formula is a custom-blended formula with carefully selected ingredients to support all skin types. Customers can choose between a monthly subscription bundle of the grooming cream and skin balm delivered to their door or to purchase the grooming cream and skin balm bundle as a one-time purchase.

Newest Black-Owned Greeting Card Company

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BLACK ENTREPRENEUR TURNS HOBBY INTO SUCCESSFUL CUSTOM GREETING CARD BUSINESS

Nationwide  Meet Kimberly Jordan, the founder of Kimmy's Greetings who is now capitalizing on her talent to create unique gift ideas for others. What began as a hobby in 2008 is now a very successful business that has produced more than 50,000 handcrafted custom greeting cards, memory books, scrapbooks, etc.

Her company's mission is to establish new and unique greeting cards that offer style and heartfelt messages. When she started 13 years ago, it quickly went from being a hobby to becoming a part-time business, and ultimately, has now become a full-time enterprise.

Kimberly’s first interaction with greeting cards began when she was a little girl. Her mother would have her sign the holiday cards before mailing them. Kimberly said she was inspired to pursue creating cards by her stepmother after she saw a floral arrangement that Kimberly had made and how she set her dinner table.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Join Legendary Comedian Michael Colyar and Celebrated Artist Mike Norice on a Never-Before Mural Tour

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Be Part of History-Making Documentary: Artfully United

Join Legendary Comedian Michael Colyar and Celebrated Artist Mike Norice on a Never-Before Mural Tour Experience in Los Angeles May 15th


Be part of the history-making documentary, "Artfully United" produced by The Rayloc Group, Mike Norice, Moses Stovall and Pastor Kevin Person.

Join legendary comedian and actor Michael Colyar, alongside artist Mike Norice on Saturday, May 15th, for an incredible mural tour experience through some of the most violent and dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

The incredible mural tour will visit 9 locations throughout the Los Angeles area and explore how art places in these areas help to inspire, motivate and bring change in what many view as hopeless communities.

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Black Travel Summit to Attract Thousands of Industry Professionals

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UPCOMING BLACK TRAVEL SUMMIT TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

The annual Black Travel Summit is a conference, exhibition, awards gala, and global network for industry professionals and enthusiasts to exchange and generate ideas about collaborating with and expanding the 'Black' travel industry. Taking place virtually and in-person across several Hyatt properties in Miami Beach from January 13-16, 2022, the hybrid event will feature speaker sessions, workshops, tours, an awards gala, and an expo in the form of a grand bazaar.

Trailblazers such as Erick Cedeno (founder of The Bicycle Nomad), Jeff Jenkins (founder of Chubby Diaries), Isis Breanna (the #1 Digital Marketing Strategist), and Travis Levius (Travel Journalist and content creator), are just some of those invited.

In addition to the grand summit, there will be several mini-summits held online that will showcase some of the top Black taste-makers, influencers, hospitality industry leaders, and travel lovers. These virtual events will take place throughout this year on June 5th, August 28th, and November 13th.

This year's partners and sponsors include Hyatt Hotels, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Seychelles Tourism Board, and others.

To learn more and/or to pre-register, visit BlackTravelSummit.com

New Book, Black Collections Agent

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BLACK WOMAN, FORMER COLLECTIONS AGENT REVEALS HOW TO HANDLE DEBT COLLECTORS IN NEW BOOK

Nationwide  Meet T. Lane, an African American woman who worked as a collections agent for more than 15 years and has now authored a book called Secrets the Finance Industry Don't Want You to Know About. In her new book, she reveals how to legally and effectively handle angry or aggressive debt collectors when they call.

Using her book, she wants to help as many people as possible who are not in a financially secure position. According to CNN, 1 in 3 U.S adults have debt in collections, and 71 million adults have debt collections reported in their credit file. It's sad to say, but after this pandemic, those numbers are predicted to skyrocket.

Black-Owned Dessert Co. Launches Scholarship Contest

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FOUNDER OF BLACK-OWNED DESSERT COMPANY LAUNCHES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

Nationwide Andrea Lacy, founder and CEO of Luv's Brownies, has officially launched the "Grit Award" scholarship program. Up to three scholarships, each worth $500, will be awarded to students who’ve shown grit and determination in overcoming their own personal challenges and are now pursuing higher education or vocational training.

To be eligible, students must provide a 500-word essay describing their “grit story”, letters of recommendation, proof of community service, proof they have been accepted as a full-time student at a four-year college, community college, or vocational school, and proof of financial hardship. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 28th, 10pm PST at www.luvsbrownies.com/scholarship.

This is the inaugural year for the "Grit Award" Scholarship, and the reason for the financial award was simple. “When I think about all the people that have supported me over the years, I am so thankful for their kind words, prayer, counseling, mentorship, and financial assistance. The scholarship foundation is my way of giving back,” said Andrea (pronounced Aundrea).

Acclaimed And Versatile Star Rhonda Morman Talks About Her New Hallmark Movie

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Rhonda Morman Talks About New
Hallmark Movie

The Romantic Movie Has Hollywood Buzzing About Her Electrifying Performance!

(Hollywood, CA) May 6, 2021 - Known for playing diverse characters, Rhonda Morman is one of the ‘shining’ stars in Hollywood.  

Full of talent, charisma, and resilience, Morman will be seen in a new holiday Hallmark movie directed by Sean McNamara which also stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Jacob Buster, and Logan Donovan, to be released later this year.

The Hallmark movie is about two sisters and a holiday adventure to remember. Hollywood is already buzzing about the electrifying performance of Rhonda Morman as “Nina” in the romantic sure-to-be classic movie.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Black Mom, 2 Sons Release Book About African Dynasty

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BLACK MOM AND TWO YOUNG SONS PUBLISH AFRICAN ROYALTY HISTORY BOOK TO TEACH AFRICAN DYNASTY


Janael Palmer, was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, which is located in West Africa on October 2nd, 1986 to Michael and Jane Palmer. She came to the United States at the age of six years old to join her parents. Janael’s name is pronounced Jah’nel and is a combination of both of her parent’s names that was given to her by her late father. Her book is dedicated to him who passed away before the book was actually finished.

Kline Jr. and Kadin Green are the sons of Janael, and her husband, Kline Green Sr.. These two young little men are so full of life, have lots of vibrant energy, and huge personalities to share with the world. These two young men are learning early on how to use their gifts to bless others and how to handle business.In February 2021, Janael and her sons launched their first children’s book entitled Nubian Dynasty: Restore Original African Royalty at Beltsville Plaza Mall in Beltsville, Maryland. It was a celebration of love.

ATL Black-Owned Fast Food Chain Seeks Community Investors

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BLACK-OWNED QUICK-SERVE FOOD CHAIN LAUNCHES FIRST AND LARGEST EQUITY-BASED CAMPAIGN FOR COMMUNITY INVESTORS

Supreme Foods Franchising is an Atlanta-based franchise management corporation providing entrepreneurial opportunities for those interested in quick-service restaurant concepts. Serving as a development arm for Supreme Foods Worldwide, SFF will develop and expand two prominent quick-serve brands: Supreme Burger and Supreme Fish Delight with over 11 franchise locations and counting. SFF will launch its much-anticipated equity capital raise using The Reg CF Titled #SupremeFounders, the crowdfunding campaign will cater to accredited and non-accredited investors. For more information on becoming an equity investor, visit InvestinSupreme.com

When former President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law on April 5, 2012, this allowed the general public to legally buy stock in startups to be ruled on by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As the SEC continues its ruling process for companies to raise capital using equity-based crowdfunding, states like Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Illinois, and Alabama have passed intrastate equity crowdfunding exemptions to speed up the flow of capital to companies that really need it.

Black-Owned Bank to Raise $10 Billion for Tech in Underserved Communities

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FOUNDERS OF BLACK-OWNED BANK PLAN TO RAISE $10 BILLION TO PROVIDE TECH TO UNBANKED AND UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Nationwide -- Executives at Ingenious Financial have announced plans to raise $10 billion in capital to invest in unbanked and underserved communities. Darnell Parker, founder of Ingenious Financial, and Derek Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, say the $10 billion will fund the capital disbursement towards the following four initiatives:

• $4 billion for the financial institution and holding company
• $5 billion for technology products, smartphones, and broadband service
• $600 million to lease nationwide training facilities
• $400 million to hire 500 employees nationwide to train how to use a smartphone and teach financial literacy

According to the Federal Communications Commission’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report, "approximately one in three African Americans, 14 million still don't have access to computer technology in their homes." In addition, “35 percent of black households do not have broadband internet capabilities.” This technology gap leaves many black families at a significant technology disadvantage, with less financial security and less ability to fully participate in the broader economy.