Today, despite all the technology and social media at our disposal, it
is becoming increasingly difficult for the average writer to earn a
living through his or her writing. A few powerful corporations are
reversing many of the benefits and gains writers have achieved as a
result of the World Wide Web. This does not have to continue.
Spike Lee may be using Kickstater to fund his next film. But next time, he and other Black entrepreneurs will have another option. Six Morehouse alumni and Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers have created BlackStartup, which they hope will become the go-to site for Black-based crowdfunding.
The Bubble Bistro has changed the way folks in Memphis think about body
care products. Launched by Andrea Johnson in 2009 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bistro makes natural products using clays, herbs, fruits, nut butters and sea salts from Europe, the Caribbean, Brazil and Ghana. A native of Memphis, Johnson is back to expand her business Stateside.