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BeautyMarked

She Overcame a Health Scare and Launched a Successful Cosmetics Business

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BeautyMarked & Co is a Philadelphia based business that offers quality vegan and cruelty free cosmetics and accessories. Founder, Nana Frimpong originally started doing makeup professionally in 2013 while she was in pharmacy school.  Even while she worked as a full time pharmacist, she continued to do makeup on the side. She recently developed a neuromuscular…

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Howard University Teams With Amazon Studios To Launch Howard Entertainment

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Howard University and Amazon Studios have teamed to launch Howard Entertainment, a program designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other marginalized populations to train and study alongside entertainment executives. The immersive program, which kicks off January 2020, will be two semesters and take place in Los Angeles. It will include a…

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Byron Allen Acquires 11 TV Stations for $290 Million

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Entertainment Studios CEO Byron Allen is expanding his TV station holdings with the purchase of 11 small-market network affiliates from USA Television for $290 million. The largest of the stations is in market No. 79, Huntsville/Decatur/Florence in Alabama. The deal unveiled Tuesday with Atlanta-based USA Television brings Allen’s investments this year in small- and mid-sized market TV…

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Diahann Carroll, Pioneering and Award Winning Actress, passes at 84

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Diahann Carroll, the captivating singer and actress who came from the Bronx to win a Tony Award, receive an Oscar nomination and make television history with her turns on Julia and Dynasty, has died Friday. She was 84. Carroll died at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer, her daughter, producer-journalist Suzanne Kay, told The…

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Two Black Owned Investment Banks Merging to form the Largest Woman and Minority Owned Firm

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Two Black owned investment banks are merging to form Wall Street’s largest woman- and minority-owned firm. Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. and the Williams Capital Group will combine to form Siebert Williams Shank & Co. The new firm will be led by Chief Executive Suzanne Shank. Terms of the deal, described as a merger of equals, were…

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12 Black Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following

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We’ve compiled a list of some Black Travel bloggers who are inspiring an educating us with their journeys around the world. Take a look, you just might get an idea for your next trip! Black Travel Bloggers The Sophisticated Life HDYTI (Hey! Dip your toes in). Brunch Belle Spirited Pursuit View this post on Instagram…

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Over 50 years later, Legends Inducted into Olympic Hall of Fame

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Nearly 51 years after the organization expelled Tommie Smith and John Carlos from the Summer Olympics, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bestowing its highest honor on two of the sports world’s most iconic activists. The sprinters highlight the USOPC Hall of Fame’s latest induction class and will be formally honored at a ceremony…

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Black Owned Esports

Black Owned Esports Company Raises $50 Million

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PlayVS, a Black owned Esports company which develops software used to operate high school esports competitions, announced recently that it had completed a $50 million Series C funding round. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, which also headed up the company’s $15 million Series A in summer 2018. Other investors in the round include Battery…

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Sewit Sium

Sewit Sium Creates Handmade Jewelry that Celebrates Black History and Inspires Cultural Pride

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Sewit Sium is a designer of historically and culturally inspired African jewelry. Each handmade piece is a modern heirloom imbued with story, statement and sentiment. We spoke to founder, Sewit Sium to find out more about her business. What inspired you to start Sewit Sium? I’ve always been captivated by the intersection of jewelry, education…

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Young Couple Creates Culturally Inclusive Toys because Representation Matters

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Matthew and Marnel are the parents of three children (all under the age of five) who love puzzles! Frustrated with the lack of diverse images shown on commercially-produced puzzles, they created Puzzle Huddle,  a business that offers pocket sized puzzles for children and toddlers. We spoke to Matthew to find out more about the business,…

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