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

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Self-taught baker Nicole Green went from selling cupcakes on the corner of her family’s home to owning her own bakery in a matter of years.....

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Sharon Coleman is the founder, and CEO of Coleman Construction, Inc., a major contracting firm located in Los Angeles The post Construction Maven to Receive BBA Outstanding Entrepreneurial Award appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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With the help of a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the HBA has launched The Lillian Project to help low-income, African American women in Harlem become entrepreneurs. TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby recently spoke to Gina Ramcharan, project director of The Lillian Project, and Regina Smith, exec. dir. of the HBA, to find out...

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:03

Women Creates Black Culture Themed Notebooks

When Nneka Brown decided to make Black-inspired notebooks for 2016’s back-to-school market, she had no idea she would get 8,000 orders the first day she advertised them through an online marketplace. But then again, these are the days of social media. Here, we speak with Brown about the enterprise and her commitment to making a difference in h...

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Monday, 08 August 2016 07:03

Black Woman Takes on Beef Jerky Industry

Michelle Timberlake has found big success with her company, Marjorie’s Beef Jerky Inc., which produces a delectable selection of beef jerky made from fine cuts of beef. For more than 25 years, her company has been marketing, distributing and selling a beef jerky brand that is savory, high in...

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Monday, 08 August 2016 07:03

Black Woman is Top Mary Kay Sales Director

What started as a small goal to make $200 extra dollars a month turned into a record-setting accomplishment and extraordinary success story for Mary Kay Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director Gloria Mayfield Banks. The Detroit, Mich. native is the first African American woman to hold the number one position within Mary Kay's...

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Kroger has expanded its commitment to locally sourced products by joining forces with local brand personality, Aundrea Dumas, to launch “Cutie Cakes – Cupcakes in…...

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Selma Idris is proud to introduce The Brown Crayon Project, a carefully-curated collection of hair, scalp, skin and body cleansers, conditioners, lotions, moisturizers and oils formulated with brown babies in mind. "My first son, Adam,......

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