Mahisha Dellinger Became a Multimillion-Dollar Beauty Maven | Black Enterprise

Alisa Gumbs, Black Enterprise How does one go from growing up in a rough neighborhood—crime, drugs, gangs—to founding one of the pioneering natural haircare brands in the $2.5 billion African American haircare market? Over the past 15 years, Mahisha Dellinger has built CURLS from formulas she was making in her garage to more than 40 […]

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22 Black Owned Luxury Brands To Support Instead of GUCCI and Prada | Shoppe Black

Shoppe Black, Shoppe Black Undra Celeste. Featured Images Courtesy of Shoppe Black Gucci issued an apology for the offense caused by their “blackface sweater”. I don’t accept. In fact, at this point, I’m convinced that these “mistakes” are part of these folks’ marketing strategy. They can’t be that clueless. Tsemaye Binite Ozwald Boateng Brother Vellies […]

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The Black- and Woman-Led Success of a Chicago Ice Cream Company | WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW Only one Fortune 500 company has ever been headed by a black woman – Ursula Burns, who ran Xerox from 2009 to 2016 – and that number is indicative of the immense challenges black women and other women and people of color still face in climbing the corporate ladder. So imagine what […]

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How One Woman Is Shattering The Glass Ceiling In Wall Street | Forbes

Janice Gassam, Forbes Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. IDA JOHN. Featured Image Despite progress made in making our workplaces more diverse, there are still several industries where the glass and concrete ceilings are more prevalent. One such industry is the financial industry. […]

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5 Small Business Grants for Black Women Entrepreneurs in 2019 | Black Enterprise

Tarra Jackson, Black Enterprise On average, black women workers are paid only 67 cents on the dollar relative to white non-Hispanic men, even after controlling for education, years of experience and location. (Photo by WOCinTech Chat | Flickr CC 2.0). Featured Image As women-owned businesses continue to grow, one of the significant obstacles they face […]

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Black-Owned Businesses Carve Out Space In An Increasingly Gentrified D.C. | Shoppe Black

Shoppe Black, Shoppe Black | Flowers rest on top of pictures Kalief Browder at a protest after his suicide in 2015. His family reached a settlement with the city on Thursday. Credit Lucas Jackson/Reuters . Featured Image It’s Friday night, and rapper Too Short’s “Blow the Whistle” is blaring inside of the only black-owned bar […]

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