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16 Black Owned Cigar Businesses

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The cigar lifestyle is not only about what type of cigar you smoke it’s also about where you smoke them. Whether you like to smoke in your den, backyard, or neighborhood cigar bar, there are Black owned cigar businesses that can serve your needs. Black Owned Cigar Businesses Tres Lindas Cubanas (Miami FL) Founded by two…

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Harris Family Brewery is the First Black Owned Brewery in Pennsylvania

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Harris Family Brewery is believed to be Pennsylvania’s first Black owned brewery. The brewery started gaining attention this year after securing space for a brewpub in Harrisburg’s Allison Hill neighborhood, though the road to this point has been long. Shaun Harris, a big man with a kind face, registered Harris Family Brewery as a business on…

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Philadelphia Printworks: Activism Never Looked so Good

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Philadelphia Printworks is a conscious clothing company that creates T-shirts, sweatshirts and other apparel with designs inspired by social issues and the legacies of revolutionary leaders. Even if you’re the most vocal of activists, Philadelphia Printworks will help you expresses your views, thoughts and beliefs without even having to  say a word. We spoke to…

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Chicago Area Woman Opens Beauty Supply Store

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Princess Dempsey knows that she’s a rarity — it’s nothing new. The Broadview businesswoman has for years owned one of the few minority- and women-owned certified staffing firms in the country. So owning Princess Delights Beauty Supply — what she and some of her patrons suspect is very likely the first and only black-owned beauty…

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Three Black Business Owners, facing Gentrification, explain how to Thrive in NYC

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Almost 20 years ago, Janifer Wilson noticed that Harlem’s bookstores were disappearing one by one, something she couldn’t stand as a woman dedicated to preserving African-American culture and history. She decided to launch her own, and rented a space on the ground floor of her apartment building that would become a community hub for literature,…

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Nichole Yembra: Managing Partner of One of The Largest FinTech VC Firms in Africa

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One of my goals is to invest in many startups here and on the continent. The African Fintech (Financial technology) sector is one that’s always been interesting to me because of its potential to solve many social and economic issues. According to a recent report from Disrupt Africa, the overall startup funding from venture capitalists jumped…

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Abby Dione: The First Black Woman To Own An Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

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Abby Dione became the first Black woman in the US to own an indoor rock climbing gym when she purchasedCoral Cliffs Rock Climbing Center in 2011. Here’s why that matters. Dione registers at a petite 5’3”. She has smooth brown skin and close cropped hair and her wiry frame and calm voice command attention. She’s…

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This Black Owned Makeup Brand Is Now Valued at Over $1 Billion

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Pat McGrath Labs, the eponymous cosmetics company launched by the legendary makeup artist back in 2016, has just hit a major financial milestone. On Monday, New York City-based investment firm Eurazeo Brands announced that it had struck a $60 million deal to become a minority shareholder in the company. Eurazeo’s investment brings Pat McGrath Labs‘ total external funding to $88…

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Black Farmers Were Intentionally Sold Fake Seeds

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Black farmers are taking legal action after they say a seed company purposely sold them bad soy beans. The farmers think it’s racially motivated and an attempt to push black farmers out of business and out of the industry all together. “They were effectively duped,” said Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturists Association. The association…

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