Saturday, October 24, 2020

Discover How Rayki Tai Turned Debilitating Illness into Groundbreaking Natural Hair Care Brand

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NYC ENTREPRENEUR RAYKI TAI TURNED DEBILITATING ILLNESS INTO GROUNDBREAKING NATURAL HAIR CARE BRAND

Nationwide  -- Wholesome Hair Co, founded by Jamaican/Nigerian entrepreneur Rayki Tai, emerged onto the natural hair care scene with a vegan product line in February 2020. Customer feedback prompted Rayki Tai to address what sets Wholesome Hair Co. apart from others in the natural hair industry. Her story is profound.

In the 1980s, Rayki went from a haunting conversation about hair with her mother right before she died, to living in a Nigerian boarding school struggling to manage her own hair. Rayki’s subpar hair grooming violated school standards, and one day Rayki was berated in front of the entire student body by the vice principal, who decided to shave Rayki’s head bald. As an unwilling twelve year old, Rayki creatively negotiated a deal with the vice principal to let her keep her hair.

After returning to the United States years later, Rayki had an unfortunate incident with a lighter that left her near bald. Desperate for a way to regrow her hair quickly, Rayki tried many products with big claims of fast hair growth. However, the growth was gradual.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Checkout How Author Lorisa Bates Pens An Exciting New Book On A Black Hairstylist Turned Secret Agent

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YOUNG BROOKLYN HAIRSTYLIST FINDS HERSELF IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME IN THE KICKOFF TO THIS ACTION-PACKED URBAN SERIES

New York, New York -- Urban Books Media is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Benita Renee Jenkins: Diva Secret Agent (Kensington Publishing Paperback Original - ISBN-13: 9781645561255). Brought to you by entertainment veteran and author, Lorisa Bates, this action-packed page-turner is filled with intrigue, romance, and twists - a perfect read on those crisp cool fall nights!

Growing up in "Do or Die Bed Stuy" Brooklyn, Benita Renee Jenkins has a great job, loving family, loads of friends, and the hope of one day becoming a crime scene investigator. She has everything going for her until she unknowingly crosses paths with Miguel Perkins, a hot secret agent working for a clandestine agency created to throw the book at the most untouchable of bad guys. He is hell-bent on having Benita infiltrate the life of an ex-gangbanger who has built his music empire on corruption.  To order click here or for more info see below...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Learn How Filmmaker Brandi Webb Puts The Government On Trial In Upcoming Documentary

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FILMMAKER’S DOCUMENTARY PUTS GOVERNMENT ON TRIAL FOR OPPRESSING BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES

New York, NY -- Filmmaker Brandi Webb is the director of an experimental documentary that indicts the U.S. Government on 18 charges, for crimes committed against Black and Brown citizens. Ms. Webb’s documentary, Betrayal of a Nation, is a two part series that intertwines scripted courtroom dialog with out-of-court real-life interviews with experts and witnesses.

These interviews highlight oppressive acts such as the destruction of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK and the execution of Civil Rights leaders carried out by the government. These interviews are used as testimonies and serve as trial evidence.

Previously, Ms. Webb held a crowdsourcing campaign with Go Fund Me, to raise money to complete the film. She is thankful to all of her donors. Nearly reaching her goal, she was able to complete this compelling project.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Learn How Visionary Black Business Empowerment Pro Danielle Douglas Can Help Your Company Build Capacity For Lucrative Contract Opportunities

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Black Business Owners Forum Will Ignite Necessary Changes For Black Business Enterprises To Grow Their Capacity To Win  Lucrative Government And Corp Contracts

QUEENS, NY | October 6, 2020 - Despite MWBE legislation creating a framework to catapult strong minority businesses, Black businesses have not benefited from the laws as much due to limited networks, lack of access to capital and limited contract opportunities. The Inspire Enterprise Black Business Owners Forum 2020 "Primed4Success" will ignite necessary change to this dynamic.

This one day virtual event on Thursday, October 15, 2020 will help Tri-state Black Business Enterprises get contract-ready for contract opportunities.  To sign up click here
 
Danielle Douglas, visionary of the Black Business Owners Forum 2020 and President of Inspire Enterprise, Inc. stated “This premiere virtual event will provide a vital and valuable platform that empowers Black business owners in construction and professional services, while connecting developers, government agencies and private organizations to future industry leaders."

Danielle Douglas, Business Empowerment Pioneer And President Inspire Enterprise, Inc.

BBOF2020 Sessions will feature a power-packed lineup of authoritative panelists, presenters, speakers and topics include:

  • How to Determine Your Working Capital Needs for a Contract
  • How to Respond Competitively to an RFP and Still Make a Profit
  • The Power of Joint Venturing: How to Form an Effective Collaboration
  • Equitable Procurement Leadership Panel 
The Black Business Owners Forum 2020 “Primed4Success” will also offer VIP Opportunity Lounges exclusively for VIP registrants to virtually meet one-on-one with developers, primes, private institutions and/or agencies to discuss current and/or upcoming contract opportunities.  You can sign up now click here 

“I understand the vital importance of the old adage, "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." That's why Inspire Enterprise is launching the Black Business Owners Forum,” affirmed Douglas, an MWBE Consultant who works with MWBEs in critical areas such as MWBE Certification, capacity building and access to capital.

See How Award Winning NY and Long Island Business Leader Phil Andrews Empowers Black Businesses

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Chamber Executives States “Chamber Development and Leadership Development Vital To Black Business Growth Across America”

By Phil Andrews

National News – Chamber Executives States “chamber development and leadership development is vital to black business growth Across America” during COVID-19 Crisis, and Post COVID-19.  It is no secret that Black Businesses in America have suffered a tremendous loss during this recent pandemic.

Chamber development and leadership development plans and strategies must work in parallel together to foster business growth in the Black Community in a sustainable manner many years into the future.  Corporate support of diversity initiatives in the Black Community will continue to play a vital role in leveling the playing field in America.

“As President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. we have seen the direct correlation between chamber development and leadership development in the business sector as an opportunity to not only return businesses to prior levels, but help them to fuel their growth to the next level.”  Phil Andrews, President – Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – New York State’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce and the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration.

Coincidentally, our chamber launched our campaign to Retool, Refocus and Rebuild Black Business in New York State in November of 2019 prior to the Covid-19 crises. At that time we decided to  raise the bar for what it means to be a black chamber in New York State. As chambers of commerce such as ours continue to evolve we believe that it will result in significant growth of Black Businesses across a variety of industries.

Since our chamber was founded we have actively provided a wide variety of programs and activities geared towards increasing our member’s capacity to grow their respective business enterprises to the next level.  The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. stands firm on our chamber’s ability to impact the scope, size, and growth of small business owners in our region for many years into the future.  See information about Wish & LIAACC: The Wish Local Empowerment Program below!

Friday, September 25, 2020

Checkout How Jackson Room In Southeast Queens Is Digitally Streaming Live World Class Jazz Globally

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After Jackson Room Brought World Class Jazz Back To Southeast Queens It Now Takes Jackson Room Artistry Global With Streaming Digital Technology During Pandemic

Southeast Queens -- Jackson Room Jazz Club Owner Ed Jackson is asking our community and now also the world: "Are you ready to tap into the power of digital technology to hear more lit Jackson Room jazz hits?"  Ed Jackson, has been bringing an all star cast of jazz musicians, usually showcased in Manhattan and in music venues throughout the world, to St. Albans, Queens, NY located Jackson Room jazz club.

Ed Jackson, his Quartet, and other standout special guest jazz groups have made his club Jackson Room, an epicenter of jazz reminiscent of the legendary jazz greats who once lived in the area like John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Lena Horne, illinois jacquet, and many others.  Ed and his highly regarded Ed Jackson Quartet, are now looking to introduce and immerse the world into the electric Jackson Room sound with live streams over the internet. 

This Saturday, September 26th, at 8:30 pm ET and 5:30 pm PST you can hear Jackson's Ed Jackson Quartet in his 2nd live performance from the Jackson Room streamed online.

"At Jackson Room we've worked for years bringing world class jazz to our community," chimes in Jackson.  "We will stay true to our mission and look to be a motivating presence in this global pandemic and tough social times to bring you the best in jazz performances" states Jackson.  You can register now free for this live video event streamed online.

Jackson Room and The Ed Jackson Quartet are determined to perform outstanding and motivating music for you and our community of supporters in tune with the rich legacy of our classic musical artform Jazz - according to management at Jackson Room... 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Checkout This Online Directory for NYC Black-Owned Businesses

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ONLINE DIRECTORY PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON NYC BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

New York, New York -- The Big Black Book NYC social media small business directory launched its new website in celebration of black, brown and women-owned businesses. The website launch date also coincided with the directory’s 3rd anniversary. The directory is a rolodex of entrepreneurs who provide a series of services and products.

Currently there are 125 listed businesses in 27 different categories (e.g. cleaning services, home security, fitness, authors, financial services, apparel, fashion, mental health, and youth & education services to name a few). The listed businesses are both profit & non-profit located in NYC, Long Island, CT, NJ, PA, GA, FL, and SC.

The Big Black Book NYC’s websiteTheBigBlackBookNYC.com, provides small business owners with another platform where their visibility in the NYC area community & beyond can be accessed especially in these uncertain times. Our entrepreneurs need all the limelight they can get so they can continue bringing economic stability and power to our communities.