Early on, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins noticed how environmental issues
affected poor regions and communities of color. A sustainability advocate,
today Ellis-Lamkins is the CEO of the anti-poverty organization Green
Sian Morson is defying the belief that Black women can’t excel in the
tech arena. As founder and CEO of mobile development agency Kollective
Mobile based in Oakland, CA, Morson is carving out a successful niche
Back in the the ‘90s, Walker Wear was all the rage. Hip-hop artists from The Notorious B.I.G. to Queen Latifah could be
spotted in outfits from the custom clothing line, launched by April
Walker in 1990 in Brooklyn, New York. She carved out a substantial niche in the male-dominated world of urban/street wear. Recently, she relaunched the line.
Nigerian Internet entrepreneur Jason Njoku made history last year when
he completed what was called possibly the largest fundraising round in
the West African tech world. Now Njoku and partner Bastian Gotter have launched SPARK, a $1
million-backed company to support and develop aspiring Nigerian tech and
If there is one person in Boston who knows the ins and outs of the
city’s fashion world—especially men’s fashion--it’s Jeff Lahens, who
bills himself as a Men's Style Curator. Through his marketing firm, he hopes to put Boston on the "global fashion map."
According to the most recent stats, women make up the fastest-growing segment of small business owners. In fact, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) says there are 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the United States. And many of these women are mothers. Here, entrepreneur Karen Taylor Bass shares her secrets of having it all.
Supporting black-owned businesses is a great way to stimulate economic
advancement of the African American community. Up until now, however,
locating businesses with black owners was difficult to do
consistently. Now, consumers can
more easily find black-owned businesses thanks to Around the Way, an innovative app
designed for the purpose.
Her facials are getting rave reviews in the media, from beauty experts,
and from everyday people. It’s no wonder Facials by Obina in Brooklyn
is booked solid. Here, writer Ann Brown talks to owner Obina Escort.