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…

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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…

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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…

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

Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today Artist Jasmine Wyatt poses next to some of her artwork at the Bronzeville Collective, 393 West North Ave. Angela Peterson / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Featured Image in the 1950s and ’60s, Milwaukee bustled with African American-owned businesses. But a combination of changing demographics and concentrated poverty dimmed the…

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These Extraordinary Shirts Define Black Pride | Buzzfeed

Treye Green, Buzzfeed Naomi Wadler talks about gun violence at a Smithsonian Institution event on December 7. (Erin Schaff; Lily illustration), Featured Image We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI —…

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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…

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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…

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