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In her 20 year career as a photographic artist, Asia Hamilton cultivated a talent for capturing raw composition as a reflection of her authenticity. The Detroit, Michigan, native specializes in portraits, landscapes and texture photography and curates spaces that allow herself and other Black artists to professionally exhibit their work. She is the founder, director…

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Meet Kei Davis: the powerhouse behind The Inn Crowd, a travel tribe for millennial women of color.  Davis is a process improvement analyst by trade, with four years of corporate experience helping businesses run efficiently while increasing their profitability. In the last two years, she also has built an international travel brand designed not only to empower…

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The Rucker sisters possess beauty, brains, Southern charm, and relentless drive. We first met the sisters on WE tv’s “Love Thy Sister” that premiered in January of 2015. Ione Rucker-Jamison, Ellen Rucker Sellers and Ruby Rucker-Cooper are part of a prominent family from South Carolina. Ione, who graduated from Spelman College and Ellen, who graduated from the University of…

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    It was all a dream, no she didn’t read Word Up Magazine but Milani Taylos did dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Starting at the tender age of 15, entrepreneurship has always been in her blood. From the opening of her first store in Cleveland, Ohio to her product being seen on VH1…

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Kijafa Vick, Executive producer of VH1's Baller Wives, and entrepreneur

Kijafa Vick is much more than a “baller’s wife.” The wife of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, Kijafa is using her professional skills and entrepreneurial mindset to create opportunities. Quietly, she is proving herself as a show producer. Her first experience came as the executive producer of “The Mike Vick Project,” and now alongside her…

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Being a mother is a full-time job; add running a business in the mix and it can become quite stressful. There are women around the world that are trying to balance a family and following their professional dreams. We interviewed Arjia Thomas and Tammy Robertson; both are mothers and business owners. Here, they give advice and…

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Some would say that it’s cliché for a woman to own and operate a beauty salon and fashion boutique. We live in a world where opportunities and ideas are endless. Many times females may not explore the many options presented to them today. In this article, we will discuss alternatives to start up businesses. Whether…

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Mattie Rock is grooming and connecting entrepreneurs. A serial entrepreneur, the founder of Rock Networking Unlimited Inc.-Techno Media Films is confident that her knack for connecting people and negotiation can be bottled and sold. Rock has an informative, energetic and witty testimony that’ll get you fired up. All the movers and shakers retain her company to…

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Chavonne Anderson, mompreneur, listened to a higher power and is heeding the advice of economists who say that the economic crisis is as good a time as any to start your own business. Anderson, a wife, mother and entrepreneur, has stepped out on faith and has taken her team sports apparel and embroidery company, CMA…

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