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Former NBA Star John Salley Invests in Plant-based Pesticide Company

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Four-time NBA champion, vegan, and wellness entrepreneur John Salley has acquired an equity stake in plant-based pesticide company, PureCrop1. “I have successfully invested in several early-stage companies and feel PureCrop1 is a game changer, valuable to all sizes of Agriculture and can also be utilized by many companies I work with,” Salley, who will also act as…

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Ben’s Chili Bowl Inspires D.C.’s Black Business Owners to Invest in Themselves

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Virginia Ali, cofounder and owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, says the iconic 60-year-old business would have folded a long time ago if she and her late husband, Ben Ali, didn’t have the foresight to buy the building on U Street NW. Today in Washington, Ben’s stands out as a shining example of a black-owned business…

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How Odin Leather Goods transformed from a Hobby to a Business

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When we first discovered Coppell, Texas based Odin Leather Goods , we were impressed by the aesthetics of their online presence. It came as no surprise that founder, Odin Clack has a background in Digital Marketing. We spoke with him to find out how he went from making one laptop case in his garage, to producing…

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12 Black Owned Greeting Card and Gift Wrapping Companies

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Tis the season to support Black owned greeting card and gift wrapping companies! If you know of any other businesses that we should consider, let us know! Black Owned Greeting Card and Gift Wrapping Companies Midnight Reflections Addie Rawr  DynaSmiles Fresh Out The Coccoon Phoenix Jai Greentop Gifts Lifes Paper It’s A Black Thang African…

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Two sisters opened a Bed & Breakfast in Detroit

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Working with a family member even on small projects can be challenging. But imagine trying to renovate a house, decorate it and open it as a bed and breakfast. That kind of a partnership can’t work if you have sibling rivalry. Sisters Roderica and Francina James are an example of how two siblings can work…

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Nashville’s Slim & Husky’s Pizza is Opening Two Atlanta Locations

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North Nashville’s hip-hop-inspired Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is opening two Atlanta locations in 2019. In addition to 581 Metropolitan Parkway in Adair Park — announced in January — owners Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore, and Emanuel Reed will also open a Slim & Husky’s in the former One Rooster space (née Real Chow Baby) at the corner of Howell…

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Kendejah is the Bay Area’s First Liberian restaurant

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Before you order at Kendejah — before you even ask questions about the dishes on the menu, in fact — Dougie Uso will distribute a laminated card to you and your fellow diners and ask you to read it. “A short history of Liberia & Kendejah,” it is titled: four paragraphs describing how free black…

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23 Black Owned Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila and Cognac Brands

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In addition to (or instead of) the usual adult beverage brands that we’re all used to, give these Black owned cognac, whiskey, tequila and vodka brands a try for the holiday season and beyond. Also, remember to drink responsibly 🙂   Black Owned Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila and Cognac Brands   Blackleaf Organic Vodka Cremas Absalon Black Hawk Imports…

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12 Black Owned Restaurants in Florida

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When next you’re in town, check out these Black owned restaurants in Florida. Even if you don’t live there, spread the word to those that do. Let’s give these businesses our businesses. Also, leave a comment with any others you feel should be on the list! Black Owned Restaurants in Florida Chef Creole Swirl Wine…

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