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Meet Lesley Riley, CEO of Mama Biscuit®, the family-friendly, all-natural, gluten-free gourmet baking company. What started as a loving tribute to her grandma’s 127-year old family recipe for mouth-watering southern biscuits to comfortable cobblers has now become a popular must-have with over 60 scrumptious products and 32 items in rotation.

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When Rosa Duffy opened her bookstore, For Keeps, more than two months ago, she had little to no expectations for the place. According to her, she was aware of the challenges going in, but once she started spreading the word about her plans, the feedback seemed reassuring.

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What a difference two years can make when time, persistence and love of community are in place. They can transform a space damaged from violence into a space for the community. That space is now Sherman Phoenix.

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When Jake Cumsky-Whitlock decided to open Solid State Books he knew he wanted a store that could serve as a third space that would intellectually feed the District’s book ravenous crowd but he also knew that he wanted it to be in a community that was diverse enough to encompass the changing face of the city and it’s longtime residents.

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For the first time in history, Walmart is selling a Black-owned bottled water brand on its shelves. It's called Live Alkaline Water, and it is 100% natural alkaline water that is bottled at the source from a natural underground spring, an aquifer, and a mineral rock bed that lies 800 feet below the ground.

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A native of Prince George’s County, Dennis Rawls Jr., the founder of Barbecue Everything, created his own business and sauce. “I started my business because one, I love food. When I attended Morehouse College for my undergraduate degree, we would throw parties and I was always caught on the grill,” Rawls told the AFRO.

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When Arielle Martin is not selling a home, she is selling products that will make your home leave a lasting impression on whoever enters it. The 23-year-old real estate agent is also the creator and owner of Front and Scenter luxury candles and handmade fragrances, which specializes in coconut-soy wax candles and room/linen sprays. Martin started her candle business in December 2017 and the flame has been burning hot ever since.

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The Los Angeles City Council voted 11 to 2 today on a proposal by Councilmembers Curren Price, Joe Buscaino, and José Huizar to legalize street vending in the second largest city in the country. The post L.A. City Council Votes to Legalize Street Vending appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 15:11

Friends Create Fashionable Tote Bag Line

Aaron Jones and Jason Bass are guilty of “treason.” They have defied the status quo by “going against the grain.”...

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 For Brooklyn, New York-based Butterfly 7 CEO Rick Shorter, change, transformation, and growth have become his hallmark, in an ever-changing retail experience centered on smart play for kids. Today, Shorter sells toys, books, art, and school supplies, as the head of one the few remaining black-owned children’s toy stores in the country.Af...

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