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This Family Owned Business Closed over $500 Million in Real Estate deals this year

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National Standard Abstract (NSA) is a family owned title insurance company located in Floral Park, NY. This year they have closed more than $500 million in commercial real estate transactions. In June, NSA closed a total of $432 million in faith-based and affordable-housing development transactions. The non-faith-based deals include the $189 million Archer Green in Jamaica,…

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Shea Moisture CEO could Turn Madam C.J. Walker’s Mansion into a Training Center for Black Women Entrepreneurs

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The ac­tual sale of Irv­ing­ton’s Villa Lewaro, home more than a cen­tury ago to Madam C. J. Walker, the Black en­tre­pre­neur who made a for­tune sell­ing skin and hair care prod­ucts to African-Amer­i­can women, took place last sum­mer, but the iden­tity of the new owner—and his plans for use of the 34-room man­sion—are emerg­ing only…

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11 Black Wedding Dress Designers you should know

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No matter what your personal style, these Black wedding dress designers from the U.S. and across the world, will make you look amazing on your special day. Black Wedding Dress Designers Jean-Ralph Thurin Violette Tannenbaum MEJEANNE COUTURE Andrea Pitter Campbell  Shukri Hashi Bridal Brides ny NoNA Kosibah AMSALE Nene L.A. Shiro Andrea Iyamah  Deola Sagoe…

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Former NBA Star John Salley Invests in Plant-based Pesticide Company

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Four-time NBA champion, vegan, and wellness entrepreneur John Salley has acquired an equity stake in plant-based pesticide company, PureCrop1. “I have successfully invested in several early-stage companies and feel PureCrop1 is a game changer, valuable to all sizes of Agriculture and can also be utilized by many companies I work with,” Salley, who will also act as…

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Ben’s Chili Bowl Inspires D.C.’s Black Business Owners to Invest in Themselves

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Virginia Ali, cofounder and owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, says the iconic 60-year-old business would have folded a long time ago if she and her late husband, Ben Ali, didn’t have the foresight to buy the building on U Street NW. Today in Washington, Ben’s stands out as a shining example of a black-owned business…

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How Odin Leather Goods transformed from a Hobby to a Business

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When we first discovered Coppell, Texas based Odin Leather Goods , we were impressed by the aesthetics of their online presence. It came as no surprise that founder, Odin Clack has a background in Digital Marketing. We spoke with him to find out how he went from making one laptop case in his garage, to producing…

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12 Black Owned Greeting Card and Gift Wrapping Companies

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Tis the season to support Black owned greeting card and gift wrapping companies! If you know of any other businesses that we should consider, let us know! Black Owned Greeting Card and Gift Wrapping Companies Midnight Reflections Addie Rawr  DynaSmiles Fresh Out The Coccoon Phoenix Jai Greentop Gifts Lifes Paper It’s A Black Thang African…

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Two sisters opened a Bed & Breakfast in Detroit

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Working with a family member even on small projects can be challenging. But imagine trying to renovate a house, decorate it and open it as a bed and breakfast. That kind of a partnership can’t work if you have sibling rivalry. Sisters Roderica and Francina James are an example of how two siblings can work…

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Nashville’s Slim & Husky’s Pizza is Opening Two Atlanta Locations

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North Nashville’s hip-hop-inspired Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is opening two Atlanta locations in 2019. In addition to 581 Metropolitan Parkway in Adair Park — announced in January — owners Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore, and Emanuel Reed will also open a Slim & Husky’s in the former One Rooster space (née Real Chow Baby) at the corner of Howell…

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