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LISNR: The Black Owned Business that Raised over $10 Million and is Disrupting the Mobile Technology Industry

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I have a huge appreciation for disruptive technology. That’s why I was excited to discover LISNR, a Cincinnati based business that is easily one of the most disruptive companies within the mobile communication industry. I chatted with Rodney Williams, the co-founder and CEO of LISNR.  This is what he had to say: SB: What is…

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22 Businesses in the $3.4 Trillion Health and Wellness Industry

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Our list of Black owned businesses in the health and wellness industry is here right on time. Why? Because each new year is typically accompanied by resolutions related to improving health. My goals have generally stayed the same – to increase my income, improve my diet and to exercise more. This past year, kudos to…

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Pink Pump: A Husband & Wife Bring a Beloved Brand Back To Life

Pink Pump is a well known clothing and accessory store located in the Michigan area. After the original locations closed a few years ago, Kelly Kirkwood, along with her husband, Vincent, decided to take over and revitalize the brand. We caught up with Kelly and this is what she had to say: SB: Please tell…

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Get Your Website Right!: 10 Tips on How to Create a Dope Website

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Every Black business owner needs to get their website right. Not now, but right now. Many of us want to support Black-owned businesses, but sometimes, business owners make it challenging to do so. I’m sure you’ve had the following experience a time or two (or three): Someone tells you to check out a Black-owned business.…

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Intra-Africa Trade: The Key To Unlocking Wealth On The Continent

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The majority of African trade is conducted with Europe, North America, and China. Only 16% is with other African countries. By comparison, 60% of Europe’s trade is with its own continent. The same is true in Asia. In North America, the figure is 40%. The main factors responsible for the low rate of intra-Africa trade are…

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Kidz Cab: The Black Owned, “Uber For Kids”

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Aireal Taylor is founder of Kidz Cab. Her company transports children ages 4-16, back and forth to school and various extracurricular activities. If you have a child, you know that these days, managing the kiddies’ schedules requires an assistant, a manager, and a junior assistant. They’re busy little people! We can barely keep up with them…

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What Africa Needs: Trade Not Aid

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“Trade Not Aid” is a popular phrase used by proponents of the idea that instead of giving ‘free money’ to Africa to fight poverty and hunger, donors should support job and business creation through foreign direct investment. Don’t get me wrong, not all aid is bad. I am not referring to emergency aid given in situations like a…

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The Biggity Blackest Moments of The Wiz Live and Why We Loved It So Much

If you’re Black and you have a TV, then last night you were watching The Wiz Live with every other Black woman, man and child. We all know remakes aren’t always the best. Matter of fact, they’re oftentimes the worst. So I think we all held our breath, while truly wishing for the best, for last…

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20 Black Owned Businesses in the UK

By now you must have seen our first list of Black Owned Businesses in the Diaspora. On that list, we mentioned several Black owned businesses based in the UK. This time, we are showing even MORE love to our brothers and sisters across the pond with a new list of dope businesses you should most…

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Nigerian Billionaire, Tony Elumelu announces the 2nd Round of his $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

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Last year, Tony Elumelu, a philanthropist and one of Africa’s most successful businessmen, announced the creation of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for emerging African entrepreneurs. The goal of the programme is to help up to 10,000 African entrepreneurs  develop their ideas into sustainable businesses.   In 2015, TEEP empowered 1,000 African entrepreneurs, selected…

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