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Jai nice of Kloset Envy

When Instagram users log onto the platform they are usually bombarded with hundreds of copycat fashion stores and ads. But through all the noise there is one voice that stands out from the pack. Jai Nice, the owner of the successful fashion company Kloset Envy, has never been conventional. From recreating pieces in her closet…

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Immigrant. College dropout. No previous experience. These are not the words that come to mind when you think of entrepreneurship but it is the dynamic story that has transformed Vivian Kaye into a business powerhouse. Founder of the Canadian-based natural hair extension company KinkyCurlyYaki, Kaye has always stayed authentic to who she is. This transparency has…

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From cornrows to high-top fades, history has repeated itself with the most eccentric styles in the beauty industry. Unfortunately, the talented professionals behind these iconic hairdos have struggled to find and maintain their footing. Power couple Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell saw this gap between advancing from the kitchen to the salon and created the…

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Leader. Speaker. Real talk connoisseur. These are just some of the titles that describe Bärí Williams, the head of business operations management for StubHub’s North America division. From serving as a practicing attorney to previously running a legal department at Facebook, the Oakland, California, native has learned many valuable business lessons that are helping her teach…

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Long days, stressful nights and trial and errors are part of many entrepreneurs’ experience. But oftentimes, dreamers enter the entrepreneur world unprepared for the tough journey of owning their own business. Allyson Renee Scrutchens, the founder of Forward Planning Inc., knows a thing or two about overcoming struggles. That’s why she strives to help business owners grow…

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With over 900 employees, Radio One has grown to be the largest African-American owned broadcasting company in the country. Planted right in the heart of Silver Springs, Maryland, the bustling business is surrounded by the highest percentage of Black millionaires and successful African-American neighborhoods. As entrepreneurship continues to rise, cities such as the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia metropolitan area…

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So, 2017 hasn’t been the best year for creative ads and natural hair care company SheaMoisture is the latest business to receive backlash for insensitive marketing. Despite the fact that African-American women spend $7.5B annually on beauty products, this core group is still underrepresented in the cosmetic industry. Last week, SheaMoisture released a new ad on…

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