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This Doula Is Fighting Back Against The High Infant Mortality Rate in her Community

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The high rate of death for black infants showcases the virulent brutality of institutional racism. Recent data collected by the US government has found that black babies are twice as likely to die as white babies. And, according to reporting done by ProPublica in 2017, black mothers are 243 percent more likely to die of pregnancy or childbirth-related causes…

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LeBron James’ “I Promise School” Really is The First of its Kind

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Akron’s public schools have a major problem; its at-risk students are falling well behind the rest of the K-12 population in the classroom. The question the district faces now is whether LeBron James can fix that. James’ I Promise School opened Monday to serve low-income and at-risk students in his hometown, and the public school could be an agent of change in…

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Number of Black Owned Beauty Stores on the rise

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Temika Morris says customers are usually surprised when they see her, but it brings them a sense of pride to see a black woman owning a beauty-supply store that serves people like her. The 37-year-old turned her passion for hair into a reality by creating, along with her daughter, Ms. Melanin Beauty Supply and Salon…

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SoLo Raises $1.2 million to Take on the Peer-to-Peer Lending Industry

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is disrupting the financial industry via online platforms that provide individuals and businesses with more innovative lending and borrowing options. Options like SoLo, a mobile peer-to-peer lending exchange that provides affordable access to low-value funds. We spoke with CEO/Co-founder, Travis Holoway to find out more about the company and its plans. What inspired you to create…

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17 Black Owned Businesses in Ohio

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Ohio is home to some amazing Black owned businesses. Check these out and let us know which ones we missed! Black Owned Businesses in Ohio Island Frydays is a casual destination for Jamaican jerk chicken, along with seafood, sandwiches & sides. Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles specialty is Chicken and Waffles but they also have a unique lunch…

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LISNR: The Black Owned Business that Raised over $10 Million and is Disrupting the Mobile Technology Industry

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I have a huge appreciation for disruptive technology. That’s why I was excited to discover LISNR, a Cincinnati based business that is easily one of the most disruptive companies within the mobile communication industry. I chatted with Rodney Williams, the co-founder and CEO of LISNR.  This is what he had to say: SB: What is…

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