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The First Black Owned Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky is being built by this Husband and Wife Team

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Sean and Tia Edwards are launching the first Black owned bourbon distillery in Kentucky. Their company, Fresh Bourbon Distilling Co. has announced plans  to build a $5.4 million distillery in downtown Lexington.   Fresh Bourbon Distilling Co was registered in 2017 with the aim of creating a premier, Black owned Bourbon brand. In December, the…

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Wyclef Jean Raises $25 Million To Finance Music Publishing Services In Africa And Developing Countries

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The generous charitable initiatives established by three-time Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean, in his native Haiti and other developing countries in Africa, are a significant part of his legacy. Jean hopes to see these regions continue to thrive and, more recently, has turned his attention to the fast-growing music genre of Afrobeats, which has had…

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Kobe Bryant leaves behind a Business Empire that stretched beyond the Basketball court

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Kobe Bryant’s legacy extends beyond his time on the basketball court. He was also known to the business world as a brand-builder; an investor; and a coach to other athletes and company founders. Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California at the age of 41. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends…

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HOW TAHIIRAH HABIBI AIMS TO DIVERSIFY WINE

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Wine lovers like to talk about how wine brings people together. But in her years of experience working at restaurants in Philadelphia and Miami, Tahiirah Habibi saw something missing in the wine world. “I was working as a sommelier, and I was building a great career, but I didn’t see people who looked like me,”…

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This Mother Created a Clothing Line That Celebrates the Principles of Kwanzaa

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Kinara Park Kids is a clothing line that promotes representation  while celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity), “KG” Kujichagulia (Self Determination), Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (Faith). We spoke to founder Noni Ervin to find out more about the brand and the inspiration behind it. What inspired you to create…

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From Combat Boots to Pumps, How this Veteran is Taking the Fashion World by Storm

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During her 20 years in the U.S. Army, Natasha Stanford jumped out of airplanes, led and developed multiple teams and was responsible for administrating a multi million dollar contract. After each deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan, Natasha would to treat herself to a luxury item. Unfortunately, the shoes that she bought may have been stylish,…

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From Living in a Shelter after Hurricane Katrina to Launching a Successful Bow Tie Company

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Oakland, CA based designer, Rashima Sonson is the owner of SONSON®, a bow tie brand that offers unique bow ties made of African wax print fabric, lamb leather, pearls, and Swarovski stones. In 2005, her life drastically changed from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. After  being displaced to Philadelphia and living in a shelter,…

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BlackTravelBox Offers Beauty Products for The Traveler on the Go

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According to Orion Brown, Black travelers have few, if any places they can go to find personal care products that work specifically for their hair and skincare needs. That is why she created Black Travel Box. Her goal is to give women of color a brand they can trust for all their travel personal care…

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Meet Ayesha Selden, the Real Estate Investor who has Built a Multi Million Dollar Portfolio of over 30 Buildings

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Ayesha Selden is a self made millionaire who has amassed a real estate portfolio of 0ver 30 properties and 41 units. We caught up with Ayesha to find out more about her incredible journey and accomplishments. What inspired you to get into real estate? When I was a kid, we lived in a rough part…

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This Former Teacher Creates Black Dolls To Help Normalize Black Beauty

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Stephanie Dean has always loved dolls. Growing up, her mother went to great lengths to find Black dolls for her. She felt it was important for Stephanie’s self-image to have a positive reflection of herself during playtime. Now, Stephanie is paying it forward. Her business, StepStitches, specializes in handmade Cinnamon Annie Dolls and companion products…

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