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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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Black Owned Bank Contributes $4 Million to Black Business Fund

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Being a Black business owner in the U.S. means facing more obstacles, particularly when trying to obtain a business loan. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, minority business owners face greater disparity than non-minority business owners in regard to access to capital. Detroit is no exception to this. However, it is…

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Former inmate turns life around as optician, starts Detroit business

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A bad decision at 22 cost Detroit native Roby Davis his freedom. “I was involved in a robbery,” he said. “I have to say I knew better wound up going to prison.” But Davis was sentenced beyond the guidelines, up to 75 years behind bars. “I could do better, I knew I could do better,”…

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Detroit Based Ellis Island Tea Now Sold Across the Country

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Ellis Island Tea specializes in producing all natural ready to drink beverages in the company’s own state-of-the-art beverage production and co-packing facility located in Detroit. Because taking a local brand national is no small task, we wanted to find out more about the founder and CEO, Nailah Ellis-Brown and her brand made from a 100…

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The First Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off

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The first Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week, hosted by BlackMetroEats.com and TheStrangeRootsBox, started yesterday. BlackMetroEats.com co-founders Lauren Bates and Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, who also founded TheStrangeRootsBox subscription box service, organized the event to celebrate and bring more awareness to black-owned restaurants in and around Detroit. The event will feature Caribbean, French and West African cuisines, among…

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22 Black Owned Businesses in Detroit

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Not only is Detroit home to national treasures like the Motown Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, its a city where you can find an array of Black owned businesses that are sure to please. We’ve listed a few. Black Owned Businesses in Detroit Ellis Island Tropical Tea is a flavorful hibiscus…

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