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Meet Celeste Beatty, The First Black Woman To Own A Brewery In The U.S. | Because of Them We Can

Celeste Beatty, owner of the Harlem Brewing Company, is the first Black female brewery owner in the United States, Insider reports. Beatty founded Harlem Brewing in 2000, making her first batch of beer in her apartment using a home brew kit she received as a gift. She worked hard perfecting her recipes and grew the business into the specialty craft brew that it is today. Beatty creates beers inspired by Harlem and ancient African traditions, using loads of flavors with the aim of celebrating Black culture and heritage. The craft beer industry has been mostly made up of rich white […]

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12-Year-Old Gabrielle Goodwin Lands A Mega-Retail Deal with Target | Black Enterprise

Gabrielle “Gabby” Goodwin, founder and CEO of GaBBY Bows, has been working diligently at perfecting her products, building a brand, and being a student since the age of 7. And now, at just 12 years old, her products can be found on the shelves in 74 Target stores throughout the country. What started off as a conversation between Goodwin and her mother, Rozalynn Goodwin, about losing hair barrettes turned into the creation of the first patented double-face, double-snap barrette also known as “GaBBY Bows.” Since the launch, GaBBY Bows have saved families time and money in 50 U.S. states and […]

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ColorComm is Helping Millennial Women in Communications Level Up in their Careers | Black Enterprise

The next generation of leaders is being called on in media and communications. Lauren Wesley Wilson, CEO of ColorComm, is making sure that no one is left behind. For the past eight years, Wilson has brought seats to the table for women of color in communications through meet-ups, webinars, and events. And for the second straight year, ColorComm will host C2 NextGen summit at New York City’s Chelsea Piers on November 14 and 15. There are a number of professional development conferences and summits for women of color that have goals to inspire, educate, and connect with executives—but the C2 […]

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Women of color are starting new businesses faster than anyone else | Fast Company

Consider this stat: Over the past year, women started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day in the U.S. That now represents 42% of nearly 13 million businesses overall, which employ 9.4 million workers and generate revenue of $1.9 trillion. And while these female founders come from diverse backgrounds, women of color make up the biggest portion of them, according to the annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Women of color account for 89% (1,625) of the new businesses opened every day over the past year. This number has grown faster than the overall rate of new women-owned businesses […]

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Meet the woman behind new distillery honouring black slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey | Face2face Africa

Theodora Aidoo, Face2face Africa Fawn Weaver is behind new distillery honouring black slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey. Pic credit: Master of Malt. Featured Image contributions of black people to America’s history across various fields have, over the years, been largely forgotten and this is also evident in the spirits industry. The story of how Jack Daniel began his distillery through the help of an enslaved African-American, Nearest Green, recently came to light. Jack Daniel was apprenticed in his youth to a Tennessee-based Lutheran preacher, grocer, and distiller named Dan Call. Green was a master distiller who […]

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25 Black Owned Yoga Studios #NAMASTE | Shoppe Black

Regular yoga practice has been shown to have tremendous physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. We’ve compiled a list of Black Owned Yoga Studios for you to support. Let us know which others we should know about! Black Owned Yoga Studios Embraced Yoga (Washington D.C.) Shoppe Black Staff, Shoppe Black Full article @ Shoppe Black Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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We asked four black businesswomen how they got their start. Here’s what they said. | USA Today

Back in the 1950s and ’60s, Milwaukee bustled with African American-owned businesses. But a combination of changing demographics and concentrated poverty dimmed the community’s once-bright glow of entrepreneurship. In 2012, African Americans made up 22% of all business owners in Milwaukee County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Recently, the city’s African American entrepreneurs have stimulated new growth with the establishment of the Bronzeville Collective and Sherman Phoenix. Individual entrepreneurs also have realized the need to create a support network for their peers to make Milwaukee a home of more profitable, diverse business districts. We asked these four black businesswomen […]

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