How this 28-year-old’s pandemic cookie business became a celebrity favorite

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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

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Pharrell joins Chanel to launch mentorship program for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs

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Pharrell Williams is helping Black and Latinx entrepreneurs with his latest initiative. The two-part program — a collaboration between Chanel and his Black Ambition nonprofit organization — will specifically work toward providing emerging businessmen with “access to knowledge, insights and opportunities from industry-leading experts,” per The Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading Pharrell joins Chanel to launch mentorship program for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs

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PNC Announces $88 Billion Community Benefits Plan

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) recently announced a Community Benefits Plan to provide $88 billion in loans, investments, and other financial support to bolster economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and communities, people and communities of color, and other underserved individuals and communities over a four-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
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Meet the Founder of a Thriving Black-Owned, Vegan-Friendly Beauty Brand

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Meet Nynoka Grant, founder and CEO of Akoyn Beauty, an Atlanta-based Black-owned company that manufactures vegan-friendly personal care specialty products that are especially for women. Their premium soaps, skin creams, and body butter are handmade from the finest all-natural ingredients. Now, more than ever, taking care of yourself and remaining stress-free is a priority. Continue reading Meet the Founder of a Thriving Black-Owned, Vegan-Friendly Beauty Brand

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Actor Hill Harper launches The Black Wall Street platform aimed at empowering investors of color

By Frank Holland, CNBC

Nearly a century after Black Wall Street — a center of Black business in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was destroyed in a racial attack — “The Good Doctor” actor Hill Harper is launching a fintech app of the same name to empower investors of color. Continue reading Actor Hill Harper launches The Black Wall Street platform aimed at empowering investors of color

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