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J’Mel Dowdell’s thirst for entrepreneurial life started when he was young. “My mom and I moved to Los Angeles; we were living in a hotel for months,” he recalls. “She had a hot plate and she’d fry chicken and fish and make sandwiches. We’d go sell them in MacArthur Park close by. We used the money to survive. That’s really what gave me my fearless, entrepreneurial spirit.”

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Fasika Cafe opened only two weeks ago, but it already has regular customers coming in for their lunch fix or sitting down for a couple hours to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee.

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In a year that has seen more jolts around gender issues than any in recent history, a wave of women’s empowerment products have flooded the market. From “shattered glass ceiling” necklaces to entire wardrobes worth of #TimesUp T-shirts, “Nasty Woman” leggings, and controversial pussyhats (sooo 2017!), today’s women’s movement has triggered a booming industry of femme-boosting swag.

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Paul Hiles has created a place for his generation to enjoy good music in the community. The post Paul’s Place—The New Spot for the Grown & Sexy Generation appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Every now and then a business plan just works. The business owner’s goals come to fruition. And then he or she takes on a more hands off approach. ...

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Paul Ryan Elliott, 31, took on his dream and created his own Vodka distillery and brand. As the CEO and Founder of loft & bear Vodka, he has won 11 awards and now has his vodka in Whole Foods, Target and Vons. The post Paul Elliott Creates Award-Winning loft & bear Vodka appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in 2000, Lashonda Jefferson went to work in the corporate sector, earning a salary that enabled her to pay off student loans. But after several years, Jefferson couldn’t give up the entrepreneurial itch. Since her days as a high school student at West Roxbury High School, she h...

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Mattapan residents, Greater Boston’s Caribbean community, local elected officials celebrated the grand opening of Boston’s first Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill on Saturday....

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At Eye & Eye Optics, owner Bobin Nicholson wants the experience of choosing the right eyeglass frames to be as enjoyable and relaxing as the reggae music he loves. In 2010, the Dorchester resident purchased the former Peters Optical business in the Lower Mills neighborhood and retrofitted the shop to reflect his style and create a full-service eye...

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Inside a tiny storefront on Jamaica Plain’s South Street, the light-filled interior of Faith’s Naturals feels surprisingly spacious. White walls, a high white tin-paneled ceiling and light-toned wood shelves, coupled with a few deep-pink accents, create an inviting look to the narrow space. Neatly arranged on the shelves are jars and bottles of fac...

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