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Introducing a New Black-Owned Line of Ready-to-Bake Frozen Cookie Dough | Black Business.com

Megan Mottley, a mother, baker, and entrepreneur from Memphis, Tennessee, has recently debuted her line of Goodness Gracious Luxe Cookies frozen cookie dough at a grocery store in her hometown. The cookie dough, which is ready-to-bake, has no preservatives, and has the same taste as her delectable homemade, freshly-baked cookies! Mottley has always loved baking since she was a teenager. So when her daughter asked her if she could go on a mission trip to Japan, she thought she could use her baking skills to raise some funds for her daughter’s trip. Thus, she started baking and selling cookies to […]

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Black Women Entrepreneurs to Purchase Fashion Fair Beauty Line From Johnson Publishing For $1.85 Million | Black News

New Orleans, LA — According to published reports, New Orleans native Desirée Glapion Rogers and her business partner, Cheryl Mayberry McKissack will purchase the iconic Fashion Fair beauty line from Johnson Publishing Company; the former publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines for $1.85 million. On Thursday, November 7, 2019, a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of Fashion Fair to Winnetka, Ill.-based FFair Acquisition LLC, a holding company formed for the acquisition. Founded in 1973 as the first makeup line created for women of color, Fashion Fair was once considered the largest Black-owned cosmetics company in the world. At its peak […]

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Black Owned Esports Company Raises $50 Million | Shoppe Black

PlayVS, a Black owned Esports company which develops software used to operate high school esports competitions, announced recently that it had completed a $50 million Series C funding round. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, which also headed up the company’s $15 million Series A in summer 2018. Other investors in the round include Battery Ventures; CAA cofounder Michael Ovitz; early-stage venture fund Sapphire Sport; Michael Zeisser, former head of U.S. investments for Alibaba; Dennis Phelps of private equity firm IVP; and 01 Advisors, a fund run by former Twitter executives Dick Costolo and Adam Bain. Shoppe Black, […]

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Military Spouse of the Year” Talks Helping Others Become Successful Entrepreneurs | Black Enterprise

Being a Military spouse isn’t easy. Between dealing with frequent deployments, job changes and cross-country moves, you’re holding together the family on the home front and trying to keep your own identity. So about 6 years ago when Lakesha Cole, a Marine Corps spouse and mother of two, was faced with the family’s fifth deployment, she decided to create something she could take with her. Cole launched She Swank | Too, a curated shop for women and girls, with only $500. Today the She Swank | Too brand has grown through three deployments, traveled to customers in 50 states and […]

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This Black Woman Runs The Newest Luxury Yacht Charter Service | Travel Noire

As a young girl growing up on Virginia’s eastern shore, Sheila Ruffin came to love boats at an early age. Her grandfather was an avid boater so she spent a lot of her childhood around the water. Once she was older, Sheila would go on to attend law school. After learning that she didn’t pass the bar exam the first time, it sent her into one of the darkest times of her life. But, there was a bright spot. She ended up landing a job on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. Between the World and Me (2015) St. Thomas […]

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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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