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Expedition Subsahara: Empowering Girls To Rise From Poverty

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Expedition Subsahara is on a mission to translate beautiful home décor and jewelry into education for girls in poverty. They are doing this by working with artisans in Senegal and Uganda to produce amazing handcrafted goods. We spoke with Rosebell Komugisha, one of the two founders. This is what she had to say: SB: What inspired…

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47 Black Owned Skin Care Alternatives to Dove

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In case you missed it, Dove recently released a skin care ad that quickly received backlash for being racist and offensive. They have since pulled the ad but not in time to stop calls for a boycott of their products. Since Shoppe Black is all about giving Black businesses some shine, we’ve created a list of…

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Black Owned Telecom Firm Donates 500 Free Phones to Help Families in Puerto Rico

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Figgers Communication, one of the nation’s largest Black owned cell phone companies and networks, has sent 500 satellite phones with unlimited calls, texts and data to help families affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The hurricane destroyed the entire island’s telecommunications’ network,” said Freddie Figgers, 28, founder of Figgers Communication that has designed his own phones and…

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What Are Your 10 Favorite Black Owned Businesses? We Want To Know!

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Hey Family! For the past two years, Tony and I have been collecting info about Black owned businesses, not just in the U.S. but internationally. We’ve made a few informal asks but now we’re officially asking you: tell us your top ten all time favorite Black-owned businesses – anywhere around the world! We’re not asking…

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Kahmune Offers Luxury Footwear For All Skin Tones

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Kahmune is the brainchild of Jamela Acheampong. The London based entrepreneur has launched a brand that aims to address the lack of diversity in the luxury footwear industry. We wanted to find out more about more about her and her business. This is what she had to say: SB: What inspired the creation of Kahmune?…

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CNN Hero, Alfa Demmellash on Giving Entrepreneurs What They Need To Succeed

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In 2009, the CEO of Rising​ ​Tide Capital, Alfa Demmellash, was among a group of creative philanthropists honored by President Obama as a CNN hero. “Alfa helps struggling mom-and-pop entrepreneurs get loans, run their businesses and improve their profit margins,” Obama told the gathering at the East Room of the White House. “Seventy percent of…

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…aaand Blavity Just Acquired Travel Noire!

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Blavity, the media and events startup focused on black millennials and black culture, has acquired travel startup Travel Noire for an undisclosed amount. Travel Noire, which offers up traveling tips and guidance for black millennials, reaches over 2 million millennials a month. Next month, I’m heading to Nairobi with some TechCrunch colleagues. Thanks to Travel…

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Top 25 Black Real Estate Businesses & Professionals

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From the beginning of recorded time, real estate or land and property ownership has been responsible for the creation of many fortunes. I personally believe that investing in real estate or building a career within this industry can be the ticket to financial freedom for those who play the game right. Here are some real…

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Brown Estate: Napa Valley’s First Black Owned Winery

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Brown Estate Vineyards is the first and only Black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley, and is best known as one of that region’s most well-regarded zinfandel producers receiving a score of 91 points by Wine Spectator. In addition to zinfandel, Brown Estate produces cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and petite sirah. This two-generation culmination is an investment made by…

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The First Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off

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The first Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week, hosted by BlackMetroEats.com and TheStrangeRootsBox, started yesterday. BlackMetroEats.com co-founders Lauren Bates and Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, who also founded TheStrangeRootsBox subscription box service, organized the event to celebrate and bring more awareness to black-owned restaurants in and around Detroit. The event will feature Caribbean, French and West African cuisines, among…

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