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13 Black Owned Flower Businesses

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Flowers are one of the best ways to make a lasting impression. These Black owned flower businesses are here to offer you beautiful plants, flower arrangements and even gifts . Black Owned Flower Businesses Red Rose Florist (Detroit, MI) Hibiscus Flowers(Brooklyn, NY) Mona’s Accents Florist & Gift Basket Company (New Orleans, LA)   Lee’s Flower and Card…

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Meet The Lady Who Built Her Own 51 Home Community

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Pam Brown Courtney is a real estate developer/investor and educator. She’s also the only person I know of that has built a 51 home subdivision from scratch. Obviously, we had to know more about this amazing woman. How did you get started in Real Estate? A friend of mine’s mother was a real estate investor…

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Meet the Owner of the Largest Beauty Supply store in Stockbridge, GA

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Cova Beauty is  a beauty supply store that specializes in cosmetics, organic care products, hair extensions and accessories. They are also the largest beauty retailer in Stockbridge, GA. We caught up with the owner, Dianna Foster to find out more about her and her business. What inspired you to start your business? I’ve always loved…

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This Venture Capitalist sold his former company for $100 Million

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Adeyemi (“Ade”) Ajao is co-founder & Managing Partner at Base10 Partners, an early stage venture capital fund. Base10 recently made news for raising $137 million, the most money ever raised by a Black-led  venture capital fund. Before Base10, Ade was a co-founder of Tuenti (The “Spanish Facebook”). He launched Tuenti in 2005 and in 2010,…

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Foot Locker Invests $2 Million in Black Owned Footwear Design Academy

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Foot Locker Inc. has made a $2 million investment in Pensole Inc., which operates the Pensole Footwear Design Academy, founded by former Jordan design director D’Wayne Edwards. In short time, Pensole has become a signifiant part of the sportswear industry’s talent pipeline. Pensole features the most sought after faculty in footwear, comprised of both young professional designers…

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Black-Owned Businesses Carve Out Space In An Increasingly Gentrified D.C.

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It’s Friday night, and rapper Too Short’s “Blow the Whistle” is blaring inside of the only black-owned bar in D.C.’s predominantly white Dupont Circle neighborhood. Its patrons, drinks in hand, are enjoying various items from its Southern-influenced menu, like chicken and waffles and shrimp ‘n’ grits. But this bar wants to be known for more than…

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Tyler Perry Just Sold His Former Studio Lot For $18.5 Million

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In 2007 Tyler Perry purchased his first studio lot. A year ago, the property was put for sale (for $25 million), so that the company could move to a larger studio on the grounds of an old abandoned Army base (Fort McPherson) located just outside Atlanta. The studio reportedly sold for $18.5 million and closed…

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We Dat’s Grew from a Food Truck to Multiple Locations and an NBA Partnership

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Three years ago, We Dat’s founder, Greg Tillery started We Dat Food truck and began selling wings from the truck, outside nightclubs and by a car wash. Today, that food truck has grown into We Dat’s Chicken & Shrimp and has two locations. Greg also has his own seasoning line and has just signed a partnership with the…

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These Entrepreneurs Open The First Breast Cancer Boutique in the D.C. Area

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Cherry Blossom Intimates offers intimate-wear for breast cancer survivors and women who seek proper bra fit in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is the region’s first medical custom prosthetics and lingerie store of its kind. Jasmine Jones, chief operating officer for Cherry Blossom Intimates and former Miss D.C. USA 2016, said this store “would…

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