Saturday, February 24, 2024

Get The Scoop On How Innovative Boss Lady Nicole Murphy Looks To Uplift Black Businesses By - Bartering While Black

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FOUNDER NICOLE MURPHY EMPOWERS BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES TO HIRE THROUGH INNOVATIVE BARTERING PLATFORM


Nicole Murphy is creating a sustainable future for Black-owned businesses beyond financial constraints with Barter Black®. With over 3.12 million businesses owned by Black entrepreneurs making up a vibrant part of the economy, yet less than 5% reaching the status of employer firms compared to a little over 80% of white-owned businesses, the need for a shift from financial to human capital becomes clear.

This discrepancy highlights not just an economic divide but a pressing call for a community-centric approach to fostering sustainable growth in Black-owned businesses.

Barter Black® rises to this challenge, showcasing that the key to longevity for Black businesses lies not in monetary influxes but in a dedicated community's power to uplift one another. "Money alone won't secure our businesses' future," asserts Murphy. "It's about leveraging our collective human capital through a community committed to mutual growth. This is how we can truly start to rebuild Black Wall Street for the modern age, utilizing technology as our foundation."


Monday, February 19, 2024

Get The Scoop On Insightful New Book By Ash Cash 50 Years of Hip-Hop Business

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50 Years of Hip-Hop Business: Reclaiming the Beat; The Journey from Exploitation to Empowerment


Recent Nielsen data has revealed a significant shift in the music landscape, with rap dethroning rock as the dominant music genre in the United States. Hip-hop’s ever-strengthening hold on mainstream culture and the economy is undeniable. 

Against this backdrop, distinguished hip-hop financial expert and author, Ash Cash, delves into the intricate business history of hip-hop in his new book, 50 Years of Hip-Hop Business: Reclaiming the Beat; The Journey from Exploitation to Empowerment, just in time for Black History Month.

In this meticulously researched retrospective, Ash Cash, a former banking executive and renowned author from New York City, sheds light on the multifaceted commercial trajectory of hip-hop, from its humble beginnings at Bronx house parties in 1973 to its current dominance on streaming charts. He chronicles how hip-hop’s visionaries kick-started a youth-driven musical revolution, bootstrapping billion-dollar industries through sheer talent and determination.

All of this was achieved despite the initial opacity and exploitation that hindered the creative independence and fair financial mobility of hip-hop pioneers.


Saturday, February 17, 2024

Get The Scoop On How Black-Owned Startup Divergent CRO Is Helping Pharmaceutical Companies Diversify Their Research

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Startup Divergent CRO
Helps Pharmaceutical Companies
Diversify Their Research


Shawn Williams, Abiel Obanjo, and Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, the young African American founders of Divergent CRO, a leading Black-owned provider of clinical services to biotech and device companies, are pleased to announce the official launch of their firm's new Contract Research Organization (CRO). Based in Atlanta, Georgia, this new venture aims to revolutionize the research and development process by offering comprehensive and tailored clinical services to meet the unique diversity needs of the biotech and device industries.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Divergent CRO provides a wide range of services, including clinical trial management, regulatory affairs, data management, biostatistics, and medical writing. By leveraging our extensive expertise, we are dedicated to helping our clients accelerate the development of innovative biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Their team of highly skilled professionals, including experienced clinical researchers, project managers, and regulatory specialists, is dedicated to delivering the highest standards of quality and efficiency throughout each stage of the clinical trial process. We understand the challenges faced by biotech and device companies and are committed to providing flexible and cost-effective solutions to meet their specific needs.

Friday, February 16, 2024

On Esther Dillard's Latest Book "Raising An Autistic Young Adult."

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Renowned Broadcast Journalist and Author Esther Dillard's Latest Book Offers Vital Autism Guidance for Black and Brown Families, Now Accessible on Amazon.com


Esteemed broadcast journalist and author Esther Dillard has proudly announced the release of her impactful book, "Raising An Autistic Young Adult: A Parents' Guide to ASD Safety, Communication, and Employment Opportunities to Empower Black and Brown Caregivers and Their Families."

Released on February 15, 2024, this comprehensive guide aims to assist families in navigating the distinctive challenges of raising an autistic young adult within Black and Brown communities.

Dillard's groundbreaking book takes a significant step by addressing the intersection of "The Talk" and autism, providing invaluable wisdom and strategies for safety and success. Drawing on her extensive background in journalism and education, Dillard sheds light on the unique experiences of these communities, emphasizing the necessity of personalized approaches to education and care for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

In addition to her remarkable literary contribution, Esther Dillard proudly joins the READ campaign, a project of the American Library Association (ALA). Through her involvement, Dillard champions the cause of literacy and underscores the importance of reading, joining influential figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Dolly Parton, and many other notables.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Get The Scoop On How Iconic Fashion Designer Therez Fleetwood Pays Tribute to The Harlem Renaissance

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FASHION DESIGNER THEREZ FLEETWOOD PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARTISTS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE WITH MUSEUM-INSPIRED FASHION-ART COLLECTION

Black fashion phenomenon Therez Fleetwood who gained great notoriety with her world couture bridal and ready-to-wear collections, designing custom fashions for celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Angela Bassett Yolanda Adams, En Vogue, is poised to unveil her extraordinary museum-inspired fashion-art collection, a tribute to the impactful artists of the Harlem Renaissance. This global fashion event is scheduled to take place on February 24, 2024, via an online fashion presentation.

With her new fashion-art collection, “Harlem Renaissance Reveire: A Couture Canvas of Artistic Homage and Cultural Celebration”, Therez has pushed the limits of fashion; skillfully merging creativity with her deep respect for African American culture. Making a triumphant comeback after a ten-year hiatus, she has been inspired by the vibrant tapestry of the Harlem Renaissance, an era that celebrated African American life through diverse artistic expressions.

This spectacular collection of coats pays homage to the cultural vibrancy and artistic ingenuity of eight luminaries from the Renaissance period: William H. Johnson, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Lois Mailou Jones, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, and Palmer Hayden.


Get The Scoop On How 11-Year-Old Ava Simmons Is Partnering With Whole Foods

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11-YEAR-OLD BLACK ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES STEM TOY LINE IN WHOLE FOODS MARKET STORES

Team Genius Squad, a toy brand created by 11-year-old entrepreneur and author Ava. N. Simmons, specializes in creating American-made toys centered on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The company is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its Alternative Energy Experiment Kit series in Whole Foods Market stores, offering engaging S.T.E.M. learning opportunities for young minds.

As a brand with a community and education-focused mission, Team Genius Squad uses its profits to fund S.T.E.M. activities for children in the community and the academic learning journey of its 11-year-old creator, Ava N. Simmons, who was diagnosed with Dyslexia in 2021. Through this collaboration, the brand hopes to reach and impact more families across the nation, inspiring children to explore the fun of S.T.E.M. while emphasizing its positive impact on math, literacy, and critical thinking.

Get The Scoop On How R&B Chart-Topper Tanya Nolan Makes Front Page On Galveston News

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R&B Chart-Topper Tanya Nolan Makes Front Page on Galveston News

"The Charismatic Singer/Songwriter Takes Center Stage at Galveston Mardi Gras!"


The second weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities continued in full swing on Saturday, with the charismatic R&B sensation Tanya Nolan, a native of Galveston, commanding attention as she graced the Rosaire Mardi Gras Parade with her presence.

As the annual Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade, hosted by Galveston’s only Black Catholic Krewe, wound its way through the streets in the morning hours, Tanya Nolan, along with other float-riders, delighted revelers by tossing beads and spreading joy.

Tanya Nolan shared, "Being a native of Galveston, participating in the 2024 Mardi Gras this past weekend was an exhilarating experience like no other. It was a vibrant celebration of our rich culture, filled with music, colors, and the warmth of our community. I'm honored to have been part of such a cherished tradition, spreading joy and unity with every step of the parade. Mardi Gras isn't just an event; it's a reflection of our spirit and resilience as Galvestonians, and I'm grateful to have played a role in keeping that spirit alive."


Monday, February 12, 2024

Get The Scoop On How This Globally Savvy Family Of Exclusive Travel Entrepreneurs Expand Into The Fashion Business

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The Goring Family
Helps Us Travel and...
Now Dress In-Style!


World Travelers Glenn and Amanda Goring, and their two daughters, Brooklyn and Lexington, are the owners/operators of a successful luxury travel business called In-Style Travel
. Mom and Dad book the accommodations, curate travel itineraries, and serve as travel concierges for the luxury travel packages offered.

Meanwhile, the two daughters serve as travel influencers and video bloggers for their company’s YouTube channel, LittleMissTravelers. Together, this family travels in style and aims to show metaphorically and literally how we can also dress in style.

This Black History Month, they have launched their new Fashion brand Chic Wear By In-Style.  This worldwide traveled family begins their new journey by curating clothes from their African Culture and in nexus other rich cultural sources.

I persuaded the Mom of this travel family of entrepreneurs exordinaire to share with me their latest innovative business move.  My provocative exclusive interview with Amanda Goring, will begin after their fashion video and sponsor message below...  



Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Get The Scoop On Why Cassaundra and Joko Brownell Are An Awesome Team Addition To The Dream Exchange

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Dynamic Duo Cassaundra and Joko Brownell Join Dream Exchange Investor Community

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Cassaundra and Joko Brownell Join Dream Exchange Investor Community

Cassaundra and Joko Brownell

CHICAGO, The Dream Exchange, the first Black-owned and controlled stock exchange in formation proudly announces the addition of Cassaundra and Joko Brownell to its esteemed group of investors. This power couple, with a track record of entrepreneurial success, brings a wealth of experience and innovation to the Dream Exchange investor community.

Cassaundra Brownell, a distinguished entrepreneur and marketing expert, earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Oral Roberts University followed by an MBA from Dallas Baptist University. Cassaundra has dedicated over a decade to sales and consulting, becoming a driving force behind three logistics companies, a design and construction firm, and currently serving as the Chief Revenue Officer for a cutting-edge startup specializing in leadership technology.

"I've come to understand that my life's purpose revolves around assisting individuals in earning a living doing what brings them joy. In investing in Dream Exchange, I see a pathway to continue this mission," stated Cassaundra Brownell.

Joko Brownell holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Oral Roberts University. He established a successful real estate firm in Colorado Springs before venturing into logistics in Maryland.

Reflecting on why he chose to invest in Dream Exchange, Joko stated, "The Dream Exchange stands as an unwavering commitment to dismantling the ordinary and disrupting the status quo. Dream Exchange and I have a shared commitment to forging a path toward the extraordinary, creating an ecosystem where passions flourish and dreams find their wings."

Monday, February 5, 2024

Get The Scoop On Why Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter and Singer Crystal Nicole Joins The Celebrity Read Campaign

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Grammy Award-Winning
Songwriter and Singer
Crystal Nicole Joins
Star-Studded Lineup in
ALA Celebrity Read Campaign Poster

Crystal Nicole, the illustrious Grammy Award-winning songwriter and singer, has joined influential figures such as Taylor Swift, Shonda Rhimes, Orlando Bloom, and Oprah Winfrey in promoting READ, a project of the American Library Association (ALA).

The ALA Celebrity Read campaign aims to champion the cause of literacy and highlight the importance of reading, using the influence of cultural icons to inspire individuals to explore the world of books.

Crystal's involvement in the ALA Celebrity Read campaign is a testament to her commitment to fostering a love for literature. She actively promotes reading not only in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, but also recognizes the transformative power of literature, believing in the ability of books to uplift, inspire, and broaden horizons.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Former NFL Player, Children’s Book About Real Estate

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NFL HALL OF FAMER TERRELL DAVIS PARTNERS WITH FINANCIAL EDUCATOR PRINCE DYKES TO LAUNCH 4TH CHILDREN’S BOOK ABOUT REAL ESTATE


 Award-winning author and financial educator, Prince Dykes, is thrilled to announce the launch of his 4th children's book, Wesley Learns About Real Estate, with a special guest appearance by NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis. This groundbreaking book is not just a fun and engaging story for kids but also an educational journey into the world of real estate investing for kids with special needs.

In Wesley Learns About Real Estate, young readers will follow the adventures of Wesley as he discovers the basics of real estate alongside his friends, including the football superstar Terrell Davis. This book is designed to introduce children to the concept of real estate investing in a way that is easy to understand and entertaining, with the goal of educating the next generation of savvy investors.What makes this new book even more special is that every book will come with an animated version via a QR scan on the physical book. Their inclusion in the story adds a personal touch that is sure to resonate with parents and kids with special needs.