Mielle Organics co-founder Monique Rodriguez lands historic investment

CHICAGO, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Mielle Organics, the #1 fast-growing, Black-owned, and community-focused natural hair care company, announced today that Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based firm, has made a significant investment in the company. Berkshire typically makes equity investments of $100 million to $1 billion in size. The financing will support Mielle’s growth plans and […]

YouTuber Lynn Spirit reflects on his journey to self-acceptance

Since the early 2000s, social media has provided a place for unique, creative and thought-provoking talent. Marcus Oglesby — affectionately known as Lynn Spirit — has thrived in the digital space. His methods are simple: he showcases who he is and is unapologetic about it. His journey began in Greensboro, North Carolina. Diagnosed at birth […]

Alexis Stanley created UniQurl hair products to save women time and money

Alexis Stanley is a beauty entrepreneur who developed a one-of-a-kind hair care brand after doing the big chop and experimenting with various concoctions on her natural hair. After testing countless recipes in her kitchen, Stanley’s patience paid off as her hair regained its luster. Stanley founded UniQurl in 2018 to support the natural hair community […]

Blac Chyna says she is ‘not proud’ of her past actions

Blac Chyna admits she is “not proud” of some of her past actions as she reflects on life. The 30-year-old model has hit the headlines several times in the past after her tumultuous relationship with Rob Kardashian, with whom she has two-year-old daughter Dream. The relationship came to an abrupt end in 2017. Chyna took it a […]

Reflections on safe places for 2019

On this last Sunday of 2018, take the time to reflect on the many twists and turns we found ourselves in that caused us much discouragement. At the end of each year, we declare we are leaving the people behind who hurt us and discarding everything that brings us pain and no longer serves us. […]

Ray J reveals the moment he got serious about being respected as a businessman

It took some time for the world to respect Ray J as a serious businessman — and with good reason. When he first arrived on the scene, he was known as Brandy’s little brother, the young kid who was more concerned with appearing like a baller than actually being one. But one day, something apparently clicked […]

3 ways to grow customer loyalty before Black Friday

The kickoff to the holiday shopping season is approaching in just a few days, and the more familiar a customer is with your brand, the more likely they will be willing to spend money with your brand. Read on for three tips to build customer loyalty. 1. Start teaching now. Potential clients will always remember […]

DJ Sense speaks about being label president of Generation Now Ent.

DJ Sense has been creating waves in the music industry for years. Now the president of Generation Now Ent., the roster includes Lil’ Uzi Vert, DJ Drama, Skeme Lyquinn, and Dope by Accident. Sense is the tour manager for platinum selling artist Lil’ Jon, a partner in Mean St. Studios in Atlanta, and DJ for Shade […]

5 podcasts to help grow your business

  Podcasts are an easy form of entertainment and learning on-the-go. Whether looking for book reviews and suggestions, entertaining pop culture reviews, or even business centered self-help, there’s a podcast for it. If you’re looking for ways to get tips on growing your business and building better functioning relationships, some of these podcasts may be […]

Minister Robin Ware says comparison breeds discontentment

At 5-foot-1, I’m the shortest in my family, extended family and circle of friends. It’s never really bothered me but it’s probably the one thing that everyone points out to me. Sure, I can’t reach a lot of things and I have to pull my seat almost to the steering wheel when I drive, but […]

‘Five Star’ addresses the meaning of manhood and personal growth

Keith Miller’s hard-hitting drama “Five Star,” hits theaters today and the film provides an honest and unflinching look at life for a grizzled gang veteran in East New York who’s trying to guide the son of his slain mentor as the younger man comes of age in an environment throttled by violence.

Elle Varner isn’t sweating K. Michelle, Iman Shumpert or gossip

Elle Varner is doing just fine. The L.A. girl is finishing up her sophomore album, 4-Letter Word, the follow-up to the well-received Perfectly Imperfect. Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Varner has become the sultry chanteuse of R&B, and she’s had to learn quickly how to handle the spotlight.

Aio Wireless’ Gary Mariner talks professional growth

Gary L. Mariner II Aio Wireless, retail sales manager Tell us a little bit about your professional background. I worked for four years in NYC as a car salesman, then two years as a customer service professional. I then took a position within AT&T as a sales consultant working my way up towards a management […]