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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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Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Hired to Build New Terminals at JFK and Laguardia Airports | BlackBusiness.com

Staff, BlackBusiness.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHNY PITTS. Featured Image a woman in the male-dominated construction industry could be challenging for some. But for Cheryl McKissack Daniel, who is the president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest Black-owned and female-run construction company in the US, it always feels like home. Based in New York City, McKissack & McKissack is known for several major projects including the revamping of Long Island’s railroad hub, which runs below the Brooklyn Net’s home. They are also the firm behind the new construction taking place at LaGuardia Airport and the new Terminal One at JFK. […]

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Black Founders, Funders and Investors Launch Innovative Companies to Make Communities Better | The Network Journal

TNJ Staff, The Network Journal Peter Boyce II, cofounder, Rough Draft Ventures, Featured Image founders, funders and investors are launching some of the most innovative companies around. Here, we feature just a few: Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, cofounder, Flutterwave Inc. A payment technology firm that makes it easier for banks and businesses to process payments across Africa and worldwide. Co-founder, Andela, which identifies and develops Africa’s top software developers as high-performing engineering teams for companies worldwide. Co-founder, Bookneto.com, a social learning platform. Co-founder, Fora, a distance-learning platform for professionals in Africa. Sheena Allen, founder, CapWay. A financial technology company that provides […]

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EyeSeeMe bookstore teaches children the value of African-American history | USA Today

Tanisha Sykes, Special to USA TODAY, USA Today Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are the co-owners of EyeSeeMe African American Children’s Bookstore in University City. CAROLINA HIDALGO | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO, Featured Image African American parents, Pamela and Jeffrey Blair of St. Louis, Missouri, always taught their four children about their history and helped them to develop a positive self-image. They told stories about their lives, their grandparent’s lives and their families’ migration from the Caribbean. When the Blairs started homeschooling the children in grade school, they noticed the lack of books featuring African-American contributions to society. Instead, the curriculum […]

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Salamander Resort Gets Five-Star Rating: An Interview with Sheila Johnson | The Network Journal

Sergie Willoughby, The Network Journal Sheila Johnson, owner, Salamander Resort & Spa, Featured Image think of opening a world-class luxury resort & spa over 340 gorgeous acres of land in an idyllic setting? Entrepreneur Sheila Johnson thought about it a decade ago after visiting a quaint area in Loudoun County, Virginia; and in 2013, she did it. Today, the 168-room Salamander Resort & Spa (part of Salamander Hotels & Resorts), where “forever First Lady” Michelle Obama was spotted with her daughters in 2014, has a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide – the gold standard in the hospitality industry since […]

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