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Twin Sisters Own Miami’s First Afro-Cuban, Woman-Owned Cigar Company

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Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez, identical twin sisters who grew up in South Miami Heights, broke into the cigar industry three years ago with a boutique line called Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars. Their three blends — La Clarita, La Mulatta, and La Negrita — pay tribute to the fact that the sisters are perhaps the first…

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Adenah Bayoh, Real Estate Millionaire, Buys Failing IHOP and Saves 50 Jobs!

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You may remember Adenah Bayoh from a previous interview we did after discovering how she built a $250 million real estate empire after escaping civil war in Liberia, immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in New Jersey. She attended Newark public schools, put…

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Black Beauty Supply Store Celebrates 30 Years

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On Saturday, July 22nd, African Image Beauty Supply Salon celebrated their 30th anniversary grand re-opening sale. Rebecca Opong opened her business over three decades ago wanting to bring hair care and more to the community. “It’s kind of like a giving back to the community,” stated Opong. “Meet new people, meet old people.” There will…

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15 Black Owned Businesses in Arizona

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Black people make up only four percent of the population in Arizona. That means those who want to support Black owned businesses in the Copper State have to search juuust a lil bit harder. We appreciate the commitment and we’re here to make that search easier. Black Owned Businesses in Arizona Arizona Informant Publishing Company…

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22 Black Owned Businesses in Detroit

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Not only is Detroit home to national treasures like the Motown Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, its a city where you can find an array of Black owned businesses that are sure to please. We’ve listed a few. Black Owned Businesses in Detroit Ellis Island Tropical Tea is a flavorful hibiscus…

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Arsha Jones on Entrepreneurship & Building Her Million Dollar Businesses

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According to Washington, D.C. native, Arsha Jones, she’s not an entrepreneur. She simply makes the things she wants to see in the world. According to Black Enterprise, The Washington Post, and a rapidly growing Facebook group of over 20, 000 active members, she’s the go to source for heavily demanded products as well as advice…

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This 9yr Old Kidpreneur Has Built a Bath Bomb Business

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Lani Boo Bath is a business that uses natural ingredients to make Bath Bomb ‘s. What’s different about this particular business is that the entrepreneur that created it is only 9 years old! You know we had to find out more about Jelani Jones of Fredericksburg, Virginia. We chatted with her and her mother, Crystal…

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Sister Scientist: Helping Entrepreneurs Create & Develop Beauty Brands

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Most Black entrepreneurs in the Beauty industry are involved in the retail part of the supply chain. Because its important that we also manufacture and sell wholesale, I wanted to speak with Erica Douglas, aka Sister Scientist. Not only is Erica a cosmetic chemist, she is also the co founder of mSEED Group, a team of…

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22 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Black Owned Businesses

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Sunday, June 18th is Father’s Day. This is the day we celebrate and honor fathers, fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. One of the ways we celebrate this day is through gift giving. Here are some great options from Black owned businesses. Father’s Day Gift Ideas Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy…

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I moved from the U.S. to Nigeria and Launched a Fashion Brand

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Leilani Lawani was born in New York, lived in Cameroon for several years before returning to the U.S. for college.  She eventually moved to Lagos, Nigeria and founded her fashion brand, Koélé. What inspired you to start your business? I have a multicultural background in that I have lived in different countries throughout my childhood and adult life.…

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