A new mobile app is harnessing the $1.3 Trillion buying power of the African-American community. Now, Shopping Black (aka buying exclusively from African American owned
businesses) has recently become more accessible thanks to the new “Where
You Came From” app. Here, we speak to app creator and serial entrepreneur Dionne Mahaffey.
The name alone is intriguing--H.I.M-istry. What H.I.M-istry
provides is even more so intriguing: it’s a unique line of skincare and
grooming products for men targeting at multicultural men. Here, we caught up with Darnell Henderson who created it in 2004 in South
There’s a new food movement in Englewood, Chicago. Howard Bailey is
bringing healthier food options to the area. Bailey, an Inglewood
resident, found it difficult to locate fresh food in the area, so he
opened up the Dream Cafe & Grille, serving up healthier alternatives
with the help of Chef Russell Moore, who was a finalist on the PBS
show, “Cooking Under Fire,” in 2005.
Egypt (Ify) Ufele wasn’t going to let a bunch of bullies stop her. So she figured out a way to help other victims of bullies--and to
use her love of fashion to do so. She not only launched a nonprofit
called Bully Chasers she also debuted her own clothing line called
Sherron Stevens, from Columbus, Ohio, has recenty created Undercover Customer, a company that offers customer service consulting, on-site
evaluation, and training to help companies improve the service they
offer customers. Here, we speak with Stevens about his new enterprise and how to engage millennials to make a difference in customer service.
Founded by hip-hop pioneers, and chartered by the NYS
Dept. of Education, the Universal Hip Hop Museum showcases, preserves and protects Hip Hop
Culture. Visit it in the Bronx, or on your device. Hip hop has become the most listened-to musical genres on the globe, and investors and supporters of the museum hail from England, Italy, South Africa, France, Australia, China and Brazil. Here, we talk to one of them: financial advisor Rocky Bucano.
According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report,
commissioned by American Express OPEN, women are starting an average of
1,072 new businesses each day and since the recession, the number of
women-owned firms has grown at a rate five times the national average
(up 45%, vs. a 9% increase among all businesses). Here, we talk to one woman, Tracy Grace, who is making her mark.
Thanks to concerned mother and “girl power” advocate Jacqueline Glass, minority girls between the ages of 13-18 from
low-income communities have been afforded the priceless
opportunity to attend a two-week program, at Princeton University no
less, designed to build leadership skills and promote college readiness. Here, Glass tells us all about it.
Adèle Dejak is considered one of the most success Nigerian jewelry and
accessories designers currently on the market. Her Adèle Dejak brand,
sold worldwide via online, creates handmade fashion accessories inspired
by African shapes, textures, and using traditional techniques.
Tristan Walker is no stranger to success. He is the founder of CODE2040, a much-needed program that matches
high-performing Black and Latino undergraduate and graduate coders and
software engineering students with tech firms for internships. Now, his Walker & Company
is poised to make major headway in the health and beauty industry.