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Support Black Colleges is a clothing brand that highlights the importance of historically Black colleges and universities. The brand features hoodies, T-shirts, baseball caps and more. Co-founded in 2012 by Howard students Corey Arvinger and Justin Phillips, its mission is to uplift, inspire and encourage people to support and attend HBCUs. The brand quickly took…

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While in the midst of a nationwide quarantine, Jordyn Woods, in a sense, had her coming-out party. Millions watched the reality series “The Masked Singer” as a performer dressed in a kangaroo costume flawlessly sang “Dancing On My Own” with the defiance of a pugilist determined to fight until the final round. Taped weeks earlier…

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Black College Expo™ is an 11-city tour that encourages education and entrepreneurship among African American teens and young adults across the nation. Tyeler Reign, season five winner of “The Rap Game,” Jermaine Dupri’s music competition show on Lifetime Television, had signed on to be an ambassador for Black College Expo™ until all tour stops this…

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McDonald’s, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, surprised an unsuspecting teen with $25,000 to grow her budding business. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Nia  Nia Phillips-Harper, a 17-year-old Houston native, and her mother Dedra, an author and professor, were guests on a segment of the “Tamron Hall Show” titled “CEO at Sweet 16.” Last year,…

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Lip Doctor, cosmetic dentistry, black doctors

Long Island native Dr. Nicole Bell, also known as “The Lip Doctor,” has risen to success as a result of fusing dentistry and advanced esthetics. After graduating from Baldwin Senior High School, Bell attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, on a full academic scholarship. Her dental career began with studies at Meharry Medical College…

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Azureblue White is an Atlanta entrepreneur with a one of a kind mobile bartending company, Table Top Services. White graduated from Fort Valley State University, which is where her love for curating cocktails began. After college, she went to work in corporate America, where she held several leadership positions, sharpening her relationship-building skills. Throughout her…

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Nate Yohannes is the product leader of artificial intelligence and mixed reality engineering at Microsoft. After a stint with the Obama administration on the Broadband Opportunity Council and SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation developing policies to improve the U.S. government investments in technology, Yohannes entered the private sector serving as an executive adviser on…

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Black women are leaving their day jobs behind and conquering as entrepreneurs. We spoke with Black female entrepreneurs at the ESSENCE and Target Holiday Market about why they made the choice to be self-employed. Candace Mitchell Harris of Myavana – “I chose entrepreneurship because I want to create generational wealth for my family. I also…

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Felicia Phillips is excited about recent headlines suggesting that African American women are leading in entrepreneurship and executive leadership opportunities. Rolling out spoke with her about that and her MogulCon conference taking place Oct. 24-26, 2019, in Atlanta. How is MogulCon different than many of the other female entrepreneurship conferences? Most conferences geared toward women are…

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Mowbray and Cherina Rowand are the husband-and-wife team behind ONE STOP Taxes LLC, a company that offers virtual income tax preparation services and franchise opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Both graduates of the University of Memphis, Mowbray Rowand uses his bachelor’s degree in business administration and background in marketing and sales to lead the company as…

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Salon Plaza, the nation’s leading salon suite franchise for independent cosmetologists, recently secured a multi-unit deal with five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey “Mr. Big Shot” Billups. Launching the flagship store in Detroit’s nearby suburb of Southfield is apropos because the city is a renowned hair capital. The oasis of beauty offers private, spacious suites for independent…

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Barbara J. Barnes

Millennials today are making their mark in the marketplace. Barbara J. Barnes is living proof that success for a single, African American mom of two daughters in a highly competitive industry is not an impossibility. At age 24, an extremely unpleasant experience with a real estate agent during the purchase of her first home provoked…

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Taylor Danielle is a 27-year-old serial entrepreneur. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College and a master cosmetology license from Aveda Institute Atlanta. In 2017, Danielle opened Taylord Styles Beauty Loft, a boutique salon specializing in hair, makeup, lash extensions and nails. She is passionate about empowering women, whether that be by…

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