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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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It’s proven through entrepreneurship, that anyone can succeed without ever owning a prior business or having any additional background or skill set to support an initial dream. You can start with extremely humble beginnings, but with a strong passion to work for yourself, you can create your own path.

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Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf.

Initially a father’s dream, the “Southwest Soda Pop Shop,” run by four dynamic young Black sistas (literally), made its official debut in early May, on the 1100 block of Maine Ave. and is already getting rave reviews from customers and fellow business owners alike, for the store front’s unique savvy sweetness.

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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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Medicine and Fashion meet with Robin Barrett. The post Robin Barrett Takes On Fashion in D.C. and L.A.  appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Brunson L. Cooper dreamed of starting his own construction firm--but he had no money, no investors, and no connections. He decided to become his own rich uncle....

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Negest Dawit, a savvy businesswoman from Ethiopia, steered her 1998 Mercedes Benz past a vacant building on 9th Street near downtown D.C. and gazed into her future. That was 10 years ago....

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The iconic HBCU Howard University’s School of Communications is celebrating its 45th anniversary with the speculation of the construction of a new building. But whether or not it is built, the center will be renamed the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, the school’s newspaper The Hilltop reports. It has to do with more than the fa...

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Thomas A. Moorehead, owner of Sterling Motor Cars, recently became the first black-owned American car dealership to distribute the luxury Lamborghini and McLaren automobile franchises....

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Evalyn "Evie" Johnson has traveled the world to share the hair care techniques she's honed over 20 years....

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