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First Black Owned Grocery Store Franchise Opens in Compton

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The first Black owned grocery store franchise opened in Compton a few months ago. This “Grocery Outlet” franchise is owned and operated by 36 year old, Kia Patterson. In March of 2013, the USDA officially labeled Compton as a food desert. Residents have not had adequate access to essential dietary foods such as fruits and vegetables.…

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Mother Creates Swimming Cap for Black Hairstyles

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Nomvuyo Treffers is the creator of Swimma, a brand of swimming caps designed specifically for hairstyles like dreadlocks, braids, Afros as well as weaves. The best business ideas solve a problem. Nomvuyo’s problem was that whenever she got in the pool with her two daughters that love to swim, it took forever for her dreadlocks to dry. She couldn’t…

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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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15 Black Owned Businesses in Paris (Pt2)

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Since Paris is a favorite and we are advocates of #ShoppeBlackGlobally, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’ve got another list of Black owned businesses you can support while abroad! Black Owned Businesses in Paris Maison Chateu Rouge uses wax clothes that divert the traditional African dress in a contemporary spirit. Le tricycle is a vegetarian hot…

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18 More Black Owned Businesses in Philly

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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. So if you are not someone who has a local dispensary, you could look into a site like trulieve, where you can purchase product and…

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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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Do Your Skin a Favor. Dump your Washcloth!

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I often get compliments on my skin. One reason might be because I drink copious amounts of water. The other is most likely because as a child growing up in Nigeria, I used what we call a “sponge”.  An inexpensive, yet effective skin care instrument. I still use it to this day. (No, not the same one)…

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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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22 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 Detola and Geek offers African inspired handmade fabric lampshades, cushions & other home decor products.   Jamaican Patty…

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