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Meet the Owner of the Largest Beauty Supply store in Stockbridge, GA

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Cova Beauty is  a beauty supply store that specializes in cosmetics, organic care products, hair extensions and accessories. They are also the largest beauty retailer in Stockbridge, GA. We caught up with the owner, Dianna Foster to find out more about her and her business. What inspired you to start your business? I’ve always loved…

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A Black-Led Food Co-op Grows in Detroit

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Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at Eastern Michigan University in the mid-1970s when he started a food-buying club. “I wasn’t thinking of myself as a food activist,” he says, “I was thinking of myself as an activist in the black liberation movement.”He viewed controlling food retail and production as important aspects…

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This Venture Capitalist sold his former company for $100 Million

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Adeyemi (“Ade”) Ajao is co-founder & Managing Partner at Base10 Partners, an early stage venture capital fund. Base10 recently made news for raising $137 million, the most money ever raised by a Black-led  venture capital fund. Before Base10, Ade was a co-founder of Tuenti (The “Spanish Facebook”). He launched Tuenti in 2005 and in 2010,…

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Meet The Black Woman who Created The World’s Largest Tech Conference

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Social Media Week Lagos is the largest and Blackest conference that you’ve probably never heard of until now. SMW Lagos features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations. SMW Lagos 2018 boasted an attendance of over 20,000 people…

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Foot Locker Invests $2 Million in Black Owned Footwear Design Academy

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Foot Locker Inc. has made a $2 million investment in Pensole Inc., which operates the Pensole Footwear Design Academy, founded by former Jordan design director D’Wayne Edwards. In short time, Pensole has become a signifiant part of the sportswear industry’s talent pipeline. Pensole features the most sought after faculty in footwear, comprised of both young professional designers…

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Remembering Atlantic City’s Black History and Segregated Past

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Like much of the United States, Atlantic City, New Jersey, was both de facto and legally segregated throughout much of its history, until the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision of 1954 and the passage of the Civil Rights Act 10 years later mandated integration across the country. But unlike many other segregated communities, Atlantic…

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A conversation with Architect, Iddris Sandu

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By now, you’ve heard of Iddris Sandu, the young visionary who landed an internship with Google at 13, received a Presidential scholar award a 14, worked on data analytics for Twitter at 15, and was hired by Instagram at 16. At 17, he was working with Snapchat until he became a consultant at Uber, working…

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Assemblywoman Angela McKnight helps create laws that actually make a difference

In our collective pursuit of economic empowerment, it is important to acknowledge the role of politics. It is also important to acknowledge the public officials that are working to create the policies that can help us  achieve our economic goals. Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, the 1st African American Assemblywoman for the 31st District for the state of New…

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15 Things to do in Lagos for Social Media Week 2019

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The last time I was at Social Media Week Lagos was in 2017. It was great to be back home, connecting with entrepreneurs, content creators and other bright minds from around the world. We shared ideas on how the Continent can use and is using social media in the areas of entertainment, business, education and…

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