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This Entrepreneur Went From Being Homeless To Running a Million Dollar Logistics Company

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Raised in a military family, Amari Ruff literally saw the world. At 16, his father left Amari’s mom to raise their three children, forcing Amari to balance a heavy work schedule with the demands of High School. During this unsettling period, Amari’s family moved between relatives and homeless shelters. At one point, Amari had to…

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19 Black Makeup Artists That Are Making their Mark

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Thanks to social media, especially YouTube and Instagram, Black makeup artists are reaching potential clients, earning money and growing legions of fans who love their work. If you’re one of the millions people that want to learn how do everything from everyday looks to halloween costume makeup, check out these Black Makeup Artists for some tips…

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26 Black Owned Vegan Businesses

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As more people associate eating vegan with health and fitness, more businesses catering to the consumer in search of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy. Here are a few Black owned vegan businesses that can cater to that need. Black Owned Vegan Businesses Azla Vegan (Los Angeles, CA) Simply Wholesome (Los Angeles, CA) ​NuVegan Cafe (Washington,…

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$500 Million Black Woman Owned Investment Firm is Rebuilding D.C. with Foreign Dollars

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When Angelique Brunner moved to the nation’s capital two decades ago, she was shocked to find neighborhoods with no stores, no services, and burned-out buildings. Black woman owned investment firm “I started asking around about what is going on here, people told me it was the riots,” she tells Fast Company. “I said, ‘Oh, what riots?’…

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12 Black Entrepreneurs Fighting Gentrification in New Orleans

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Black entrepreneurs and business owners are getting pushed out of New Orleans as gentrification brings an influx of affluent white newcomers to the city and real estate becomes more expensive. Businesses owned by people of color have shuttered in historically Black neighborhoods including Treme, St. Roch, and Gentilly. Although 40 percent of the city’s businesses are Black-owned, they…

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99 Year Old Beautician still serves clients as 100th Birthday nears

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Callie Terrell is a 99 Year Old Beautician from Memphis, TN and she loves making women look and feel good. “I work because this is what I’ve enjoyed doing all my life from a little girl. I always loved messing with my sister’s hair. They had beautiful hair and I always enjoyed doing this,” she told WREG.…

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How a trip to Morocco Inspired This Black Owned Leather Goods Business

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Made Leather Company is a growing retail company providing leather bags to an array of high-end customers, including a host of professional athletes in both the NFL and NHL. We spoke to Founder Lenise Williams to find out more about her and her business. Black Owned Leather Goods Business What inspired the creation on Made…

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How A 32 Year Old Opened The First Black Owned Hostel In The U.S.

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Talk about life goals: 32-year-old Deidre Mathis is a world traveler, an author and the first person to open a Black owned hostel in the United States. “It’s been exciting to see my vision come to life,” says the entrepreneur, who is the force behind Wanderstay Hotels, a Houston-based hostel concept that she is planning to roll out to other…

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Black Owned Bank Contributes $4 Million to Black Business Fund

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Being a Black business owner in the U.S. means facing more obstacles, particularly when trying to obtain a business loan. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, minority business owners face greater disparity than non-minority business owners in regard to access to capital. Detroit is no exception to this. However, it is…

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This Black Owned Credit Union is opening soon

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The dream of a Black owned credit union in north Minneapolis is close to becoming a reality. The Association of Black Economic Power is behind the movement that has city leaders pledging money to help. Black Owned Credit Union The community development financial cooperative is called Village Financial Cooperative – to build trust within the community. Village…

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