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Nothing creates a distraction from cold temps like planning ahead for longer days and warmer weather. Seasonal transitions are the best excuse to add the latest fashion trends to our wardrobe and the forecast from the runways of the spring fashion shows and lookbooks appear to be Y2K-Inspired, complete with low-rise waistlines, high-rise hemlines, halter tops aka crop tops in lightweight fabrics, and brightest boldest colors. No one will be wondering which designer reflects your personal style a

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This is the best time to give a meaningful holiday gift, and there are many meaningful reasons to patronize Black-owned businesses during this holiday shopping season. Over the years, I have rounded up great Black brands to shop and this year is no different. Below, you'll find everything from baked goods to earbuds, something for everyone. Keep scrolling, share with a friend, and bookmark for later.

Gifts for Her

Brand Ave Clothing specializes in all things for HUSBANDS AND WIVES. Because she lo

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Once you get to a certain age, women start to recognize signs and symptoms for vaginal issues almost immediately. They range from redness, dryness, itching, odor, pain during intercourse, painful urination, and discolored discharge can wreck a woman’s day, week, or month depending on how long the irritation persists. To make matters worst, over-the-counter products are usually promoted in a manner that exploits our insecurities. We shouldn’t be made to feel our genitals look weird, taste funny,

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The Black-Owned Wine and Spirits Festival returned for the 5th year after a hiatus due to COVID-19. It is the premier event for tasting the best in Black-owned liquor from brands from across the country. Whether you are still sheltering in place or if you are "in these streets", the BOWSF is where you want to be if you want to re-stock the bar, buy gifts for the upcoming holidays, or buy inventory for your venue. 

I went on a mini shopping spree and grabbed a few bottles for myself. Allow me to b

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There are a gang of online stores, Instagram boutiques, and websites where you can buy affordable trendy fashion. The popular sites include Fashion Nova, boohoo, PettyLittleThing, SHEIN, Missguided, Zara, and NastyGal.


Sir. Ma'am. These sites are far from being the only places to find affordable style-conscious clothes. We Buy Black over here, so it should be no surprise I have a list of budget-friendly Black-Owned alternatives to cheap fashion without sacrificing quality for each and every bad

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Some businesses are 100% Black-owned and operated, like this platform. These brands outright identify as having Black founders and CEOs. Brands I love like Capital City Mambo Sauce, Uncle Ray's Products, and clothes from Black Vibe Tribe or hair care products from Black Naps (Natural and Proud Sistas).


Then some brands are majority-owned. Consider Tristan Walker who sold his multimillion-dollar men's grooming brand Bevel to Procter & Gamble in 2018 yet still remains the company's CEO. Rockstar

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Never been to a Sistahs in Business Expo (SIB Expo)? Well, there is still time. With stops in the DMV, Atlanta, and Newark, the SIB Expo is the country's only multi-city small business expo created specifically to celebrate and empower entrepreneurial women of color, the largest and fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the nation.


Created by founder and CEO, Aisha Taylor Issah and team established the SIB Expo to celebrate, enhance and advance the numerous achievements of entreprene

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Certain smells and scents can literally impact my mood. The part of our brain that processes smell just so happens to also stores our memories. The scent of sugar cookies reminds me of my Nannie. Woodsy earthy scents are sensual and remind me of a certain ex. Just like a fond memory can change your mood, an aroma can also change the atmosphere. The scent that lingers in my home is so important to me. More than just a way of eliminating odor, home fragrance is also a means of self-expression.

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Where are my storytellers, educators, and writers? Whether you are drafting an e-book or your autobiography, a professional editor and self-publishing strategist on your team will enhance your writing and prepare it for your intended audience. CaTyra Polland, CEO of Love for Words came on Minority Report featuring Black-Owned Businesses as a featured guest.
Not only did CaTyra lend her editing expertise and writing tips for
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Need help managing meetings? Looking for more daily motivation? Want your children to learn how to manage the money they earn? Want to network and meet new people? There's an app for that - a Black-owned app! A great way to support Black creatives is to download and utilize the apps they create. Below are 16 Black-owned apps you can use today. 



With over 30 categories to choose from, this charades-inspired game combines comedy and culture, makes for one a helluva game night! Created by

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If you happen to be on a weight loss journey, eliminating sugar from your diet may assist you to achieve your goals. How much weight can you lose if you adopt a sugar-free diet? That determination is going to be based on your current weight, metabolic rate, and the amount of physical activity you participate in.

Eliminating sugar completely sounds insane given it's literally in almost everything from condiments to processed foods. The good news is you can find allulose in foods like figs, raisin
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3828603081?profile=originalBlack business owners are creating businesses at a higher rate than any other demographic, according to The numbers also showed that those businesses had less long-term potential and were less likely to continue operations, due to lack of financial resources or because their environments were less favorable for business promotion.

In “Black Business Success Model: Countering the Myths of our Perceived Weaknesses,” Janneh K. Wright offers a guidebook for creating a new model for th

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The FBI's War on Black Bookstores

[By Joshua Clark Davis - Feb. 19, 2018]
In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 
 1956 to combat communists, should focus on preventing the rise of a “Black ‘messiah’” who sought to “unify and electrify the militant black nationalist movement.” The program, Hoover insisted, should target figures as ideologically diverse as Black Power activist Stokely Carmichael 
(later Kwame Ture), Martin Lut
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In my search for more Black Owned Businesses, I often have entrepreneurs reach out to me! Some of them are so magnetic, upon hearing their stories and their inspiration it's impossible not to share. Arielle's transition from fashion to fitness is one of those stories. Her ability to overcome and encourage others is detailed here.


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Styles of Imagination
Styles of 2017 Fall Collection

According to Fashion Designer Diane Linston, fashions should always be high-key, up beat and fashionably fun. Sequins fashions is still a hot trend for the 2017 fall season and Linston has her finger on the pulse of glitz and glamour with style creations that transcend from business casual to red carpet glamour. If you still think that sequins are only good for a night out, then Diane Linston, creative director of Style of Imagi

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3828591099?profile=originalCITY BUZZ LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT - Black Woman Starts First Black-Owned Crowdfunding Platform

Buy The Block - A Space for People to Invest In Real Estate with Their Peers

Having successfully launched Buy Black Economics (the World's Largest Digital Info Product Store dedicated to Black Businesses,) as well as other enviable movements, Lynn Da is excited to announce the creation of Buy The Block, an initiative that will allow groups and individuals to pool funds, share knowledge, vote on p

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3828528623?profile=original Zuleika Hasbrouck, Founder


( -- Lovelei Cosmetics, LLC, launches its first product line, an exotic lip shine called Tootsee Gloss. With its distinctive bright magenta candy wrapper packaging, the new gloss is fun, trendy, and retro. Specifically formulated for women of color, and those with tan or golden skin tones, the line introduces four novel shades: cocoa pink, sweet raisin, candy apple, and peach kiss. The product is made with high quality ingredients, organic when avail

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-- Tour patrons will experience Ghana's culture, night life, shopping, networking, business, investment opportunities and more. --

Group picture of the last tour to Ghana in July 2011

( -- Africa for the Africans Tours & Investments is a black-owned Atlanta based international business enterprise specializing in Africa tours and investments services. According to them, "the African slave trade has completely divided our people globally and as a result we have been disconnected fro

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Buying Black Isn't Racist; It's Necessary

Buying Black Isn't Racist; It's Necessary Black America Is Still Playing Catch-Up

Pepper Miller John and Maggie Anderson of Oak Park, Ill., made headlines in December when they pledged to help jump-start the economy by exclusively supporting Black-owned businesses for an entire year beginning Jan. 1. As reported in the Chicago Sun-Times: The Andersons, who plan to spend about $10,000 a month ... will move their checking account to and refinance home and car loans with Black organizations. Th
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