Monday, April 6, 2020

Mompreneur Launches Education and Lifestyle Brand For Children

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MOMPRENEUR LAUNCHES EDUCATION AND LIFESTYLE BRAND FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN KIDS AGES 10 AND UNDER

Creating diversity in the animated early childhood development space and supplementing the curriculum taught in traditional schools.

Nationwide -- Elite Kids is an education and lifestyle brand for babies, tots, and kids ages 10 and under. The company stands out as one of the only brands for children that center around black and brown characters.

Elite Kids, however, is not only creating diversity in the animated early childhood development space, but it also supplements the curriculum taught in traditional schools.
Their curriculum includes traditional academic content and life skills. All video content is free and hosted on YouTube.

Products such as flashcards can be purchased on their website.  CEO, Kewanta Brooks, merged her experiences as a classroom teacher and parent to create Elite Kids.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Learn How Natural Haircare Color Entrepreneur Electra Davis Gets A Major Deal With Walmart

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BLACK ENTREPRENEUR'S CHEMICAL-FREE HAIR COLOR BRAND NOW BEING SOLD BY WALMART

Nationwide -- Meet Electra S. Davis, founder of Mysteek Naturals, a popular line of chemical-free hair color products. After grossing over $100K in 2019 while simultaneously working as a full-time single mom, she is now celebrating having her products sold by Walmart - the world's largest retailer.

The timing is perfect because American families are currently quarantined at their homes. Many are looking for fun activities to do, but they can easily place an order online and have fun expressing themselves through their hair. The hair color is safe for both children and adults, and is even popular with a lot of men.

A humble beginning
Electra started her company because, like so many other women, she was looking for an alternative to the rinses that weren't giving her the vibrant popping color that she so badly. She also wanted to create a product without the harmful chemicals, and avoid the process of using a developer to bleach her hair.

Checkout How This Innovative Inventor Creates An Ingenious 911 Alert App To Protect Your Loved Ones

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BLACK ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPS NEW 911 ALERT APP THAT HELPS FAMILY AND FRIENDS STAY IN TOUCH

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Steven VanDyke, an entrepreneur from Atlanta, has developed a new app called 911 Alert that connects families together when an emergency occurs. Once downloaded, the app will automatically send a text message to up to ten contacts of your choice if ever you were to dial 911 to report an emergency.

Most people dial emergency services before calling their loved ones, and so the 911 Alert app bridges that gap by alerting their family and friends of their distress.  Steven, who is also the CEO of Fight...Win...Survive, says that not only does his app notify the caller's contacts that they have dialed emergency services, but the text message they receive also contains the caller's location at the exact time that the call was made.


This can prove invaluable in emergencies when the caller is under threat from another party.
The 911 Alert app provides instant relief and satisfaction to both callers and their loved ones, a benefit that a direct 911 call does not offer. That's because emergency services have to ask the caller to tell them their location.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

1st Black-Owned Prepaid Carrier Storefront Opens

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ENTREPRENEUR OPENS FIRST EVER BLACK-OWNED PREPAID CARRIER STOREFRONT

Nationwide -- Despite the overwhelming competition in the wireless and MVNO industry and a series of those who didn't make it past the first year, one newcomer has come and defied many odds and beliefs of its lasting ability.

Tesix Wireless operates with one group of people in mind, millennials. As covered in various media sources, the company was founded by 25-year old millennial, Chaymeriyia Moncrief, an Alabama entrepreneur who wanted to create a more straightforward and exciting carrier.

Of all the company's significant milestones, like reserving their NYSE stock ticker, generating $1.5M their first year, and putting their carrier-branded smartphones in production, the carrier has now officially opened the first African American founded carrier storefront.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Poetic Soulful Author Pays Tribute to His Brother Who Died From Cancer

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AUTHOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS BROTHER WHO DIED FROM CANCER IN NEW POETRY BOOK

Nationwide -- For Eddie: Cancer Survivor Poems Blossomed From My Soul by James Welch features poetry blossomed from his soul. The book is written in honor of his brother Eddie who passed away from cancer at age 63.

Welch comments, "My brother wrote songs and poetry but his work was never published. So I decided to do it for him. The 63 poems within the book are in honor of his age at passing."

Civil Rights Legend Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Has Died At 98

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Rev. Joseph Lowery Lived A Full Life Of Activism For Equality And Civil Rights
Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Photo Credit
By Kamau Austin

Atlanta GA -- Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, a long time civil rights activist and former colleague of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., passed away today at the age of 98.  He helped Dr. King in founding the well regarded trailblazing Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and later served in leadership as the Vice President, Chairman of the Board, and President of the racial justice organization for 2 decades (1977 - 1997).

Rev. Lowery took over the mantle of the iconic civil rights organization after Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy.  In 2009 Lowery was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama.  He was considered by some as "the Dean of The Civil Rights Movement," in more recent years.

Dr. Lowery had an admirable academic background as he attended the Knoxville College and Alabama A&M College.  Lowery graduated from Paine College.  He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Lowery subsequently graduated from Payne Theological Seminary.  Dr. Lowery completed his Doctor of Divinity degree at the Chicago Ecumenical Institute.

California Awards Black Woman-Owned Tech Firm Major Contract

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BLACK WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR WINS MAJOR CONTRACT TO DEVELOP CALIFORNIA STATE FUNDED WEB PROJECT

Nationwide -- Meet Zhe Scott, founder of the SEO Queen, who recently won a major contract from the state of California to design, develop and launch the state's official web site for their Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE). The web site, found online at CaliforniaCore.org, can be used as a guide on how to obtain vouchers for low and no emission off road equipment.

Analogous to the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), the new project isintended to encourage California companies to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road freight equipment by providing a streamlined voucher process to offset the higher cost of such technologies.
The website was rolled out late January early February and over half of the $44 million available in this voucher fund have been allocated towards the qualified purchase of clean off road equipment to date.

Discover 3 Unfortunate Reasons 1 Million Black Families May Not Get Stimulus Checks

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3 REASONS WHY UP TO 1 MILLION BLACK FAMILIES MAY NOT GET A STIMULUS CHECK

Nationwide -- The Trump Administration has approved a $2 trillion dollar stimulus bill that will send money to millions of families to help compensate them during the COVID-19 outbreak. Individuals can received as much as $1,200 each, and families can receive more than $2,500. But Randy Hughes, founder of Counting Pennies, a Black-owned nationwide accounting and tax firm, says that a lot of African Americans may not be getting a check.

Here are his reasons why:

#1 - No Bank Account: The funds will primarily be direct deposited, but more than 10 million adults in the United States don't have bank accounts. And yes, many of these are African Americans!

#2 - Did Not File Taxes: The amount of funds that a household can receive depends on the amount of money earned in either 2019 or 2018. That amount will be based on the tax return filed for that respective year. Sadly, more than 15 million people did not file taxes in either year. And again, many of these are African Americans.

#3 - Have Recently Moved: Because millions of people have not filed taxes in the past year or two, it's very possible that their mailing address with the IRS has changed. This means that those that don't have a bank account could receive a check, but it may be delivered to the wrong address.

See How This Black-Owned Luxury Wig Company Is Donating Over 6,000 Face Masks to NYC Hospitals

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BLACK-OWNED LUXURY WIGS COMPANY DONATES THOUSANDS OF MASKS AND PPE SUPPLIES TO NYC HOSPITALS
Taylor Jones, Donation Coordinator at RPGSHOW
New York, NY --  RPGSHOW, a leading provider of luxury wigs in partnership with sister company, MyFirstWig, is giving back to the community with a donation of vital PPE materials to various hospitals in NYC and other areas currently battling COVID-19.

RPGSHOW has coordinated the donation of nearly 7,000 masks to the medical community in NYC. This includes 1,000 of the hard to procure N95 masks and some 5,500 regular medical masks and protective eyewear.

Hospitals set to receive these materials include the NYU Langone Medical Center, Mount Sinai, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Both brands have also privately donated hundreds of masks and supplies to individuals at smaller, private centers in need of supplies to help protect their staff.

Mom and 5-Year Old Son Launch YouTube Learning Channel

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5-YEAR OLD BOY AND MOM CREATE FUN LEARNING YOUTUBE CHANNEL, PERFECT FOR QUARANTINED FAMILIES

Washington, DC -- Five-year old Corban and his mother, Andrea Stephenson, have launched a YouTube channel called Corban's Fun Learning Adventures. This channel encourages children and their parents to bond by doing hands-on, educational, and playful projects together.

Corban's Fun Learning Adventures will expose your child to science experiments, art projects, pretend play, fun building projects, toys, and educational games.

You will see Corban and Andrea launching a rocket and inflating a balloon with a chemical reaction, making ice disappear, creating giant bubbles, building a balloon rocket, and having fun with fractions. Many of the activities are doable with materials you have in your home.


Black Mompreneur Launches Vending Machine Business Courses Online

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MOMPRENEUR LAUNCHES "HOW TO START YOUR OWN VENDING BUSINESS" ONLINE TRAINING COURSES

Nationwide --  Jasmin Smith, a talented African American mompreneur with two young children, is launching an online series of live trainings on "How to Start and Grow Your Vending Business" during the month of April. She is the founder of BabyVend, which develops custom vending machines stocked with baby products.

Each training will stream live on Zoom on Tuesdays and Saturdays with an option of 3 different times to choose from. Classes will run for 4 weeks, and will be facilitated by Jasmin herself. As an award-winning nationally known entrepreneur, Jasmin is also the founder and CEO of the annual Alaska Black Business Expo in Anchorage.