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The celebrities we know and love aren’t jut making strides in their professional fields, but actively making a difference in diversity, equality and excellence.
By Rhett Buttle, Forbes
October is National Women’s Small Business Month where we take time to recognize the achievements of female entrepreneurs and their positive impact on the economy. Prior to Covid-19, women were the fastest-growing segment of small business owners in the United States. Continue reading Advocating For Women Entrepreneurs: A Conversation With Women Impacting Public Policy President And CEO Candace Waterman
Stephanie Mendez, Good Morning America
When Lara Adekoya started baking cookies at the start of the pandemic, she never anticipated that a year later, celebrities like Issa Rae, Jenna Dewan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Benoist and Lena Waithe would be lining up to order from her Los Angeles business, Fleurs et Sel. Continue reading How this 28-year-old’s pandemic cookie business became a celebrity favorite
BY Danielle Rose, Fast Company
Growing up in East Oakland, I personally experienced the diverse realities of the divide between the wealthy and poor, and the ricocheting effects of violence and substance abuse. Continue reading I am a Black female CEO, and this is how I redefined the white men’s club in tech
Prime Universal Network, a division of Prime Local TV Network, Inc., has signed a distribution agreement with international manufacturer, Hisense, and their content platform VIDAA. Continue reading Prime Universal Network, a husband and wife-owned, positive content television network signs with Hisense, the third largest TV manufacturer in the world
By Yamily Habib, Be Latina
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a myriad of things in the way we live. Not only did we learn to value our personal spaces and our community solidarity, but we put into perspective the way we travel and the value we place on freedom of movement. Continue reading Soul Life Travel, the First Black and Women-Owned Travel Agency in Costa Rica
By Andrea Reindl, Mitu
August is National Black Business Month and this year, there’s no better time to support Black businesses. After the racial reckoning of 2020, many of us are still educating ourselves on structural racism and the impact it’s had on Black business owners and generational wealth. And part of that education includes shopping at Black-owned businesses. Continue reading 11 Gorgeous Afro-Latinx-Owned Online Shops To Support During National Black Business Month
By Emma Tucker, CNN
An all-Black female crew operated an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Phoenix in honor of Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman to earn a pilot’s license in 1921. Continue reading All-Black women crew operates American Airlines flight from Dallas in honor of trailblazer Bessie Coleman
By Natalie Rodgers
Being able to call yourself an official Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) is more than just its title. In fact, when you become certified as an MBE, there are a surplus of benefits that can help you to grow your business in ways that weren’t possible before certification. Continue reading Certification: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Business
By Oskar Garcia, NY Times
Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion who has been the face of tennis since winning her first U.S. Open in 1999, said in a magazine article published online on Tuesday that she planned to retire from the sport after playing again in the tournament, which begins later this month. Continue reading Serena Williams says she will retire from tennis sometime after the U.S. Open.
By Nashia Baker, Martha Stewart
Both personally and professionally, Beverly Malbranche has always wanted to make an impact in the world and honor her homeland along the way. To meld the two, she decided to open Caribbrew, her Black-owned and woman-founded Haitian coffee brand. Continue reading Beverly Malbranche of Caribbrew Honors Her Homeland of Haiti Through Her Coffee Brand