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Black Bank To Receive $1 Million From Billionaire

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Billionaire Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is making a $1 million deposit in Chicago’s last remaining Black owned bank. As we reported earlier this year, Chicago’s Seaway Bank & Trust failed, leaving Illinois Service Federal Savings as the last Black owned bank left in Chicago. The Announcement Pritzker hinted towards the investment earlier this week…

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20 More Black Owned Businesses in Philly (NFL Draft Edition)

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As we speak, Philly is hosting the 2017 NFL Draft. Reports say this event will pump  tens of millions of dollars into the local economy. Seems like a great time to shout out some more Black owned businesses in the area. Black Owned Businesses in Philly 900AM-WURD is the only Black owned and operated talk radio station in…

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A Bud & Leaf: One of the Few Black Owned Marijuana Dispensaries in Washington State

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Washington was one of the first states to legalize the possession and recreational use of marijuana. Since then, medical marijuana dispensaries and related businesses have sprung up around the state. When we discovered that Bud &Leaf was the only Black owned dispensary, we reached out to co-founder, Jim Sulton to learn more about him and the…

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50 Other Black Owned Hair & Beauty Brands to Support

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Hair care is a multibillion-dollar industry fueled primarily by Black women. We spend A LOT of money – an estimated $2.5 billion on hair care products in 2016 – nine times more than the general market. But what should we do when a Black-owned brand down the “multicultural” road to riches (see: Shea Moisture, Carol’s…

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Obama taps Chicago pro to handle his Finances – CRAIN

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Now that he doesn’t have to try to balance the federal budget, former President Barack Obama is getting his family’s financial house in order. He’s tapped a Chicago professional to help him with the task, taking E. “Robbie” Robinson Jr. away from Chicago investment titan BDT Capital Partners, LLC (BDT) for just a year, until…

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This Plus Size Fashion Brand is Catering to the Stylish, yet Underrepresented Woman

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Well known fashion brands and designers are slowly including plus size fashion options. It seems the fashion industry has finally realized that there are full figured women that want stylish clothing. One plus size fashion brand that already understands the importance of representation and is reppin’ for these women is Maria Paulina. We chatted with founder, Ana Lombo to learn…

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23 Black Owned Businesses in the UK

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Here it is! Our third list of Black Owned Businesses in the UK! As usual, we’re delighted to find out that so many amazing Black owned businesses exist across the pond.   Black Owned Businesses in the UK Spill The Tea is an all-natural, loose leaf tea brand. Detola and Geek offers African inspired handmade fabric…

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A Convo with Bukky Karibi-Whyte CEO of Nigeria’s top PR Firm, The Bobby Taylor Company

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Bukky Karibi-Whyte is the CEO and founder of Robert Taylor Media, one of the premiere communications agencies in Nigeria, an agency which houses Communications Firms Invicta Africa and Bobby Taylor Company as well as three other brands. Her company represents brands like BROOMFIELD Law, SPAR, Dom Perignon, Cyber Xchange, Henessy, Belvedere, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and various…

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How Did this Intimate Apparel and Beauty Brand Get into Several Major Retail Stores Across the US?

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As an entrepreneur, getting a major retailer to carry your brand can be a challenge. Getting several top retailers to carry your brand is even harder. However, thats exactly what UI Global Brands LLC did. We chatted with one half of the Texas-based husband and wife duo, Psyche and Vontoba Terry, to find out more about their journey…

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Funky Footwear Brand Uptown Yardie Blends British and Jamaican Culture

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Have you ever seen footwear that makes you stop and stare? Those are the type of products that UK-based Uptown Yardie creates. Ever since we discovered this brand, we’ve been in awe of their bold and unique styles. We decided to chat with the owners, husband and wife team, Rohan and Natasha Clarke to find…

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