Abai Schulze has had a fascinating life. Born in Ethiopia, she moved
to the United States, graduated with a degree in
economics and fine arts and went on to work with a government agency
and then Ashoka, an NGO that promotes social entrepreneurship. Here, she talks to TNJ.com about ZAAF, her collection of handcrafted luxury leather handbags and accessories.
A new parenting trend seems to be hiring life coaches for kids. The life
coaches work on building a child’s self esteem and even to prepare them
for their futures, but according to life coach Pervis Taylor III,
author of “Pervis Principles Volume 1 and 2,” which are available on his
website, you can do this on your own.
Black hair is more than just hair. It is a cultural expression. And in
2013 Antonia Opiah created an online platform to give others a space to
discuss hair, to find Black hair products, and to learn about Black hair
care. Now based in Paris, France, Opiah wanted to make Un-ruly a
one-stop-shop, offering content, product reviews, products for purchase,
and a community.
You might want to save the name Nyemay Collectables for your next holiday gift shopping trip--especially Kwanzaa. Nyemay Aya started the company in 1998 to offer unique bath towels
featuring various symbols, particularly the African symbols of Gye Nyame
(Adinkra) and Ankh (Khemtic).
There are nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, and
more than a few of them have been staked by serial entrepreneurs such as
Crystal Glass Warner, CEO of Lor' Dour Design LLC, Crystal Glass
Cosmetics, and ACE Film Productions. Once Warner got the entrepreneurial bug, she was on a roll.
With retail sales of women's handbags in the United States reaching
approximately $9.2 billion in 2014, Cheryl Williams owner of Double
Clutched, a Columbus, Ohio, handbag company, is in the right business.
According to the SBA, 70% of new
businesses survive just two years. What’s worse, only 50% make it to five years in business and a mere 33% are
able to hit the 10-year mark. Here, author and PR professional/media
strategist/branding expert Karen Taylor Bass of TaylorMade Media LLC talks survival.
Imagine a place where you can get away from the stresses of work and blow off steam by engaging in activities with others. This
is what Michele Ware has created with Hoodwinked Escape in Harlem.
Ware’s Escape rooms let people spend 60 minutes in a space where they
can get together with friends to solve puzzles and discover hidden doors