Thursday, September 19, 2019

Award Winning Business Leader Velma Trayham Introduces The Millionaire Mastermind Academy "Pioneer Curriculum"

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Velma Trayham Introduces Millionaire Mastermind Academy ‘Pioneer Curriculum,’ The World’s #1 Entrepreneur Program

Program Made for Minority Entrepreneurs, With Unique Insights and Real-World Guidance

Atlanta, GA – September 17, 2019 – Millionaire Mastermind Academy introduces its carefully-designed ‘Pioneer Curriculum,’ the program that assists minority entrepreneurs in getting their businesses off the ground. The program, created by award-winning entrepreneur and founder, Velma Trayham, aims to provide the know-how business schools tend to leave out, and supplies its students with valuable information based on personal entrepreneurial experience. Velma was inspired to create the program after witnessing the dire effects of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history.

“While more and more colleges and universities now offer degrees in entrepreneurship, the Pioneer Curriculum is more practical, affordable, and has real-world applications to help the next generation of entrepreneurs and new-business owners get off the ground, creating jobs within their communities and  stimulating their local economies, ” states Rachael Cicconi, Corporate Partnership Director for the Academy. “This program is designed to help entrepreneurs get their business dreams off the ground in 90 days or less and turn their small business ideas into reality”

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and support the growth of women-owned businesses. Mentoring to more than 4,100 women within the first 15 months of the program and helping 21 women entrepreneurs launch successful businesses. Some of the new businesses have already surpassed $50,000 in total revenue over a 14-month time period, this program continues to help many start, and importantly, grow their businesses.

The program consists of 13 learning modules, featuring topics like ‘Developing a Mindset for Success,’ ‘Defining Your Vision and Values,’ ‘Identifying Your Target Market,’ ‘Deciding What You Offer and How,’ ‘Setting Up the Essentials,’ ‘Effective Branding,’ ‘Choosing the Right Price’ ‘Setting Up an Effective Marking Plan,’ ‘Launching Your Business,’ ‘Tracking Your Progress,’ and more.

Vick Allen's Hot New Album "Untouchable" Hits Urban AC Airwaves

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VICK ALLEN'S HOT NEW ALBUM "UNTOUCHABLE" HITS URBAN AC AIRWAVES

Nationwide -- Fresh off winning the 2019 National CD of the Year Award at the Jackson Music Awards, Vick Allen is back with a soulful new album that is already gaining airplay internationally. Some music industry executives hail the new Untouchable album by Vick Allen on Soul 1st Records, as a modern day Urban/So version of Michael Jackson's historic Thriller album, in that each of the 11 tracks groove with full bodied/rich production, lush a rhythmic arrangements all blended with the tenor/falsetto velvet vocals of Vick Allen. 

More importantly, each song is a masterpiece within itself.
"It blew me away!" says, former Interscope music executive, Tommy Marshall, who is also helping on the promotion side. "I told Soul 1st President, Reg McDaniel, Untouchable rank as the most impressive urban soul album in the last 10 years, so jumped on the opportunity to be involved and I screen my projects very carefully."

For those not familiar with Vick Allen, he has been bubbling und the radar for a while. His first release on Soul 1st Records in 2009 spawned No. 1 hits in the genre labeled Southern Soul with "Forbidden Love Affair," "If They Can Beat Me Rockin," "I'm Hooke" and "I'm Thankful For My Woman on the Side."

ATL Black-Owned Clinic Helps With Pain Relief

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FOUNDER OF BLACK-OWNED HEALTH CLINIC CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF HELPING PATIENTS DEAL WITH PAIN

PT Works, an Atlanta-based clinic owned by HBCU graduate Teresa Bristol, offers holistic physical therapy to help patients manage chronic pain.

Atlanta, GA -- Offering a unique diversity of care by treating patients from birth to seniors as well as both common and rare conditions, PT Works offers holistic physical therapy services in its growing Atlanta office. When owner Teresa Bristol launched her career two decades ago, she was given the rare opportunity to manage a full pediatric case load in an outpatient clinic, and now creates customized plans for children through adults. She specializes in issues such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy and torticollis as well as sports-related injuries including ACL tears, ankle sprains, shoulder and back issues and more.

"Dreams of success nestled in my head at a tender age when resources and exposure were extremely limited. Perseverance, commitment and dedication to develop, nurture and expand my expertise helped me create the thriving physical therapy practice of my dreams. I'm doing what I love and loving what I do," said Bristol, who has an undergraduate degree in physical therapy degree from Florida A&M University as well as a doctorate in the philosophy of physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University.

Bristol recently launched a new website at http://ptworks4pain.com, offering the latest on her customized services and information for new patients.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Checkout The Country’s First Entrepreneurial Workshop Returning To Queens to Teach How to Grow a Profitable Business

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Workshop in Business Opportunities, Inc. (WIBO) Ramps UP It’s 54th Year Providing Their Highly Regarded 16 Weeks Program On “How to Build a Growing Profitable Business” In Southeast Queens.

Workshop in Business Opportunities, Inc. (WIBO) begins it’s 54th year of teaching their 16 weeks “How to Build a Growing Profitable Business” at Rochdale Village Community Center in Rochdale Village.

New York, NY September 3, 2019 -- Beginning Wednesday, September 18th, Rochdale Village Community Center, Workshop in Business Opportunities also referred to as WIBO, will launch their 54th year of workshops teaching new and existing entrepreneurs how to build profitable, successful businesses in 5 New York City locations.

WIBO helps individuals who want to build profitable businesses to provide for themselves and their families via their business. This often applies to:

  • women
  • individuals recently released from prisons
  • individuals from communities that lack access to knowledge, networks, and capital and
  • African Americans and Latinos trying to close the historic wealth gap.

Starting or growing a business is something that many people struggle with and this entrepreneurial workshop helps individuals overcome various obstacles as well as guide them to a successful path in starting or growing an existing business.

Workshop in Business Opportunities was developed in 1966 by Walter Geier and Mal Woolfolk to enable small business owners from underserved communities obtain financial success by starting, operating, and building successful businesses that develop economic power, provide jobs and improve communities.

Since the 1st workshop that graduated 12 African Americans in Harlem, WIBO has graduated more than 18,000 entrepreneurs where 75% of WIBO grad’s businesses were up and running within a year of taking the program, and 42% of businesses saw an increase in revenue after taking the WIBO program.  Some WIBO graduates are running their businesses for more than 25 years, a testament to how valuable the WIBO workshop is for its participants. 

The New York workshops are taught in:
  • Harlem (where WIBO began)
  • lower Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens and
  • Bronx communities.

Some of the business building topics that entrepreneurs will experience during this 16-week course include:

  • how to conduct market research to identify ideal customers
  • promoting the business
  • making a profit
  • creating a pricing strategy and...
...other actionable and detailed steps that are excellent for a new or startup business. 

This semester new WIBO participants will take part in a new groundbreaking online course created as part of WIBO’s new Entrepreneur Mindset Program (EMP). WIBO’s EMP was developed to assist new entrepreneurs with developing the personal development skills and thinking needed to be successful in business.

The online course titled Training for Entrepreneur Success will lay the foundation for WIBO participants to grow successful companies by helping them enhance their strengths, identify and work on the habits that can negatively prevent them from being successful.

There is a cost associated with the workshops. However, WIBO offer scholarships to people who are earning less than $50,000, veterans, NYCHA residents, and individuals who have been recently incarcerated.

You can begin registering now for the workshop and can do so by going online to register at: https://www.wibo.works or call 646-400-0566.

Space is limited for the workshops so, if you’ve found your life’s passion, and want to create a thriving business doing what you love; then the WIBO 16-week workshop is for you, be sure to act fast!  Go to: 
https://www.wibo.works


Checkout The Insightful Book 100 Questions Black People Should Ask Themselves

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JOHN HALL AND J.D. SMITH ANNOUNCE NEW BOOK, "100 QUESTIONS BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD ASK THEMSELVES"

Las Vegas, NV -- African Americans have struggled with issues of upward economic mobility, violence and mass incarceration for decades. The time has come to start asking the right questions to find permanent solutions to the troubles facing people of color.

Authors John Hall and J.D. Smith are doing something about the situation in their new book titled 100 Questions Black People Should Ask Themselves. The purpose of the book is to trigger conversations among African Americans about dealing with the major issues they face.

It's a well-written book from two experienced people, who understand the importance of inspiration. Their message helps build a sense of empowerment and increased determination for positive change. The book is available on Amazon as a Kindle eBook and Paperback.

First Black Woman to Lead Genealogy Organization

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LABRENDA GARRETT-NELSON BECOMES THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD FOR CERTIFICATION OF GENEALOGISTS
LaBrenda Garrett Nelson
Nationwide -- The Board for Certification of Genealogists is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 as a professional credentialing body for genealogists. LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is the first African American elected to lead the organization.

At its semi-annual meeting held on the 7th of September 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) elected officers for the coming year. Those elected were:

* President - LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL
* Vice-President - Angela Packer McGhie, CG
* Secretary - Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL
* Treasurer - Scott Wilds, CG
* Executive Committee Member at Large - Laurel T. Baty, CG
* Executive Committee Member at Large - Sara Anne Scribner, CG
Continuing as trustees for the coming year are Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG; Stefani Evans, CG; Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG; David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL; Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL; Allen R. Peterson, CG, AG; Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL; Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA; and Karen Stanbary, CG. Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG, continues as General Counsel to the Board, and Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, continues as Executive Director.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

More Women Working A 9-5 Are Launching Their Own Business

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Women On The Rise Galvanizes “Get Inspired, Get Empowered, Get Equipped”

Queens, NY September, 2019 -- Marsha Guerrier, CEO of the Women On The Rise NY network is hosting her 6th Annual Women on the Rise Forum & Expo Oct. 18 & 19th at the NYC LaGuardia Hotel. The Theme this year is “Beyond the 9-5 Business Conference”.

According to the 2018 State of the Women Owned Business Report by American Express Women of color own 47% of women owned businesses and women of color own 64% of all newly launched women-owned businesses. The purpose of this conference is to provide quality resources for those women who face the challenges to build a successful business and to allow women to “Get Inspired, Get Empowered, Get Equipped”.

Last year over 125 business women attended the two-day conference. Many who attended were micro-influencers, community leaders, clergy, marketing mavens and so many more. This year will be no different with each of the guest having the same mission to encourage other women to soar and succeed.


Innovative Woman Entrepreneur, Develops Insightful Football Training App

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BLACK WOMAN-OWNED TECH FIRM LAUNCHES FOOTBALL TRAINING APP

Nationwide -- The Quarterback Equalizer, a unique gaming app created by a Black woman techpreneur named Kathy Tomlinson, is designed to teach football players (specifically quarterbacks) their position in a fun and cognitive way. The app, developed by her Dallas-based company, Equalizer Games LLC, allows players to transfer what they learn to the field.

"The Quarterback Equalizer is a game that addresses the need of fulfilling the off-field learning curve," says Kathy.

"I've spent more than 25 years as a football coach. In that time, I’ve seen the struggles that quarterbacks go through when juggling game plans, defensive pressures, and the speed of the game, all while trying to prepare for an opponent. The Quarterback Equalizer was created to equip and enforce the rules all quarterbacks should have in their mental make-up each time they drop back to pass. It’s all about his eyes!," says her husband, Coach John Tomlinson, who is CEO of Equalizer Games LLC.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Law Firm of CNN's Don Lemon, Racist Accusations

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LAW FIRM FOR DON LEMON ACCUSED OF RACISM AND 'POTENTIAL PERJURY'

Nationwide -- The law firm that represents CNN's Don Lemon - Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP - is being accused of running a "racially charged sham" investigation and "lying in sworn affidavits" to smear Don Lewis, a former partner who is African American. Lewis says he learned about shady financial dealings, said something to the boss, and was retaliated against through a nationwide smear campaign.

Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson LLP (Michael Yim) and Littler Mendelson PC (Sylvia Jeanine Conley) allegedly assisted with the vicious attack and are also being sued by Lewis. In this classic David v. Goliath battle, Lewis says the three law firms engaged in a conspiratorial cover-up.


Ghanaian Princess Launches Historic Traditional African Return of the Royals Wedding in Denver, Colorado

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GHANAIAN PRINCESS LAUNCHES HISTORIC TRADITIONAL AFRICAN RETURN OF THE ROYALS WEDDING IN DENVER, COLORADO
Denver, CO --  On September 28, 2018, His Excellency Ghana President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo launched the "Year of Return, Ghana 2019" inviting all peoples of African descent to come to visit Ghana. The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is a historic tourism campaign targeting African Americans and the Diaspora and marking 400 years since the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown, Virginia.

In addition to the Hon. U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and key members of the Congressional Black Caucus, celebrities including Danny Glover, Samuel Jackson, Colin Kaepernick, Boris Kodjoe, and Steve Harvey have visited Ghana as part of the U.S.A. 400 Years Commemoration of the first landing of Africans in America in August 1619.

Honoring this historic occasion, Her Excellency Rev. Dr. Princess Asie Kabuki Ocansey founded Royal Return Ghana, an enriching homecoming experience devoted to adopting African Americans into Ghanaian families. In honor of the African ancestors who were not allowed to marry during the first 250 years of U.S. slavery, Royal Return Ghana will bring 400 African American couples to the Motherland of Ghana to marry or renew their vows. As the princess of the Ocansey Royal Family of Ada, Ghana, she will also lead a renaming ceremony at the Royal Ocansey healing waters of Ada.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

See What Drives This Successful Online Innovator To Lead The Nation's Premier Business Workshop

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After Building And Selling A Number Of Multi-million Dollar Businesses Mogul Stephen Jackson Reboots The Premier Business Workshop WIBO To Continue To Empower Economically In The Digital Age 
Internet Innovator and Present CEO Of WIBO Stephen Jackson

By Kamau Austin, Publisher of The Southeast Queens Scoop.

Southeast Queens, NYC --  If you want to be successful in business it makes perfect sense to learn from other successful business people.  This is no doubt the reason Internet innovator Stephen Jackson, was tapped to take the nation's premier entrepreneurial workshop WIBO, started in NYC, into the digital marketing age potentially giving the nonprofit organization an international reach and impact.

Jackson is the present CEO of the highly regarded Workshop In Business Opportunities (WIBO).  Stephen took over the entrepreneurial training workshop about a year ago after being a volunteer and major contributor to the business training powerhouse for many years.  WIBO has trained over 18,000 aspiring entrepreneurs in its 54 year history!

Stephen Jackson, is one of the pioneers of digital marketing to major corporate brands on the Internet.  He was also a visionary in using video production in online marketing space long before YouTube became a household name and digital platform reaching billions.

Queens Center Of The Arts Hosts 1st Ever Multi-Genre International Film Festival

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Queens Center Of The Arts Hosts 1st Ever Multi-Genre International Film Festival In Jamaica, Queens, NY

Queens, New York -- Queens Underground 718 is proud to announce the 1st Ever Multi-Genre Film Festival In South Jamaica, NY. The Queens Underground International Film Festival 2019 is being hosted by Queens Center Of The Arts.

With categories for:
  • Filmmakers
  • Performers (singers, rappers, musicians, poets, and dancers), and...
  • Small Businesses/Entrepreneurs

The next and final deadline for submissions is September 15th.

The Live Screenings will be held from October 17th - 20th at The Southeast Queens Chamber Of Commerce; 115-42 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11434.

The week will be filled with an amazing schedule of screenings of projects from all around the world, panel discussions with the judges and other industry professionals, and the awards night announcements. Students are welcomed to submit their projects, as well as non-profits, social organizations, and community groups before the September 15th deadline.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Black Spending On Health And Beauty Care Product Dollars Can Serve As An Economic Boom For Our Community

By Phil Andrews, Southeast Queens, New York - It is no secret that African Americans spend a huge amount of money on Health and Beauty Products. A recent article suggests that African American spend to the tune of $437 million in the ethnic hair and beauty market.

We need to reconsider areas such as these where we are spending a substantial amount of money as potential opportunities to expand employment and wealth. The strength of African Americans as a community needs to parlay into using our collective will, collective consciousness, and spending purse to have our dollars remain in areas of our community to support existing businesses in the health and beauty industry.


Recently, the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the Southeast Queens Scoop, began to work with ButterMEssentials, a Natural Hair Care and Body Company which has produced a variety of products which cater to women, men, and children so there is something for the whole family. Quality Business partnerships such as these will yield tremendous success in the Black Community.

 To visit ButterMEssentials online just click here to view their entire catalog of products or make a purchase today.

One of the first thing we need to do is to identify where we spend our dollars as community daily, and then come up with a comprehensive plan of how we can redirect our dollars in a way that will lead to building sustainable communities across America. We also need to understand that ideas are not only sources of pleasure, but can be turned into sources on power and economic wealth.

The Southeast Queens Scoop, serves as a anchor publication for a rich demographic of wealthy Blacks in New York and is also a business that should be supported in the community through subscriptions and advertisements. As a leading online digital news source it serves as a conduit for the start of effective change by putting good ideas out to the masses in our community, and at the same time exposing the community to quality Black Owned Products and Services.

Small Business Owners and Professionals are encouraged to contact Southeast Queens Scoop to offer their products and services to one of the wealthiest Black communities in the nation." Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
New York State's largest African American Chamber of Commerce supporting a Black-owned Business in Southeast, Queens, New York It is my goal and plan in the future to host meetings such as how to open a storefront in the community, how to pool assets together as community for inside first, then outside community development, and how about a black venture capital fund.

Access to capital forums, conferences and expos are also on the agenda to make a difference in our community in the area of economic empowerment. As President of the New York State’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and situated in the largest business market for African Americans in the Queens County, we can’t sit back and be idle about the possibilities we can create if we work together as a community. Over a period of time we will continue to look at different segments of the economy where are dollars a flowing out of the community and begin to look at how we can redirect our spending in a positive manner.

We can apply this idea and concept to communities across Black America! About: The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – The LI African American Chamber of Long Island is New York State’s largest African American Chamber and currently serves the counties of Kings, Nassau, Queens and Suffolk.

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has appeared on WABC Here and Now and NBC’s Positively Black and has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine for the work they are doing in the area of Economic Empowerment.

About Phil Andrews: Phil Andrews is the President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. an affiliate of the US Black Chambers, Inc. and Past President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island.

Mr. Andrews is also the President-Emeritus of the Black Public Relations Society-New York an affiliate chapter of the National Black Public Relations Society.

Mr. Andrews has appeared on WABC Here and Now and NBC’s Positively Black. Mr. Andrews is a Black Enterprise BE Modern Man.


Phil Andrews is also the 2019 Small Business Champion for the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration.

To join the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. today log on to www.liaacc.org

California is 1st State Sued by Black Patients Matter

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CALIFORNIA BECOMES FIRST STATE SUED BY BLACK PATIENTS MATTER (BPM)

Washington, DC --  A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against multiple members of the MBC Medical Board of California and investigative police force HQIU (Health Quality Investigative Unit) for allegedly targeting doctors treating patients of color (Federal Court Central Division, Case No. 2:19-cv-03056-PA-JC). The jury trial has been assigned to the Honorable Judge Percy Anderson of Los Angeles.

Black Army Vet Shares Near-Death Experiences in New Book

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RETIRED ARMY VETERAN & AUTHOR SHARES HIS NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON LIVES

Nationwide --  How would you approach life if you were declared dead at the age of six after suffering from tragic car accident? What about if you were in Iraq being attacked with mortar rounds intended to explode when landing near you, only to survive?

What if were commuting back to your military base on a highway, and fell asleep at the wheel only to awaken to your vehicle spinning out of control, coming dangerously close to an 18-wheeler and a compact car?

Well these are some of the things Alton Pete has encountered. A retired Army Veteran; Pete was led to pen his life's journey in a book entitled Life Is So Precious.

Having evaded death numerous times, through 18 chapters, Pete's words encourage, heal and reveal. In starting his journey as an author, he states that his inspiration came from his mother and sister who have passed.

"They are my soul purpose for fulfilling this dream," he says. Knowing they'd be proud and want him to put his hardships to good use, in 2014, Pete decided to move forward in telling his story.

South Side Chicago, New Comedy Central Podcast

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WBEZ CHICAGO AND COMEDY CENTRAL COLLABORATE ON GROUNDBREAKING NEW PODCAST, 'SOUTH SIDE STORIES'

Chicago, IL -- Building on the success of Comedy Central's hit scripted comedy series, South Side, which debuted this summer to universal praise, critical acclaim and ratings success, WBEZ Chicago and Comedy Central now are partnering to introduce South Side Stories, a new podcast that celebrates the real-life people and places that inspired South Side.

South Side Stories marks the first collaboration between a public media organization and a cable television partner on a podcast production, bringing together the #1 brand in comedy with Chicago's award-winning NPR station and leading podcast producer. The podcast trailer and first two episodes - "Money or Merch" and "Englewood" are now available. New episodes will be available on WBEZ's website and app, on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, or wherever listeners get their podcasts.

The companion podcast is hosted by Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, the creators, executive producers, writers and stars of South Side. It offers listeners laughs, plenty of real talk, and proof that what you see on the news is only a small slice of a big city -- covering topics from stepping to parking tickets in conversations with local Chicagoans.

Black Invention Blows Away Traditional Hair Dryers

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ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPS NEW HAIR TOOL THAT BLOWS AWAY TRADITIONAL HAIR DRYERS

Nationwide --  A newly designed hair tool known as the MC Professional Hot-N-Happy Hair Tool with Secure Combs will be launched in the United States. Developed by entrepreneur Peggy Williams, it is the first ethnic hair drying and styling tool specifically for women and men of color worldwide. MC Hot-N-Happy Hair LLC announces its innovative new hair tool that works much like a hand held dryer but with attachments that attach securely eliminating unnecessary duct tape/accessories.

Peggy discovered that the current U.S. hair industry's hair dryers will work on ethnic hair, but there are none specifically designed for ethnic hair developed for the multicultural community. With over thousands of different hairdryers on the market and millions being sold in the country, this new tool will be great addition to the hair care industry.

Black Jewelry Artist Releases New Collection

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BLACK JEWELRY ARTIST RELEASES UNIQUE NEW COLLECTION FOR WOMEN

Nationwide --  Jamal J. Ifill is a Barbados-based jewelry artist and the owner of Crystal Forms. Well known for his creations for royalty and government officials, for a few months a year he also offers his pieces through Crystal-Forms.com to the general public.

There is something quite stunning in all of the right ways about crystal jewelry. When an artist combines their skill, and artistic vision, with what nature offers for materials, real magic can certainly occur. Jamal is a complete master in this area, working out of his Crystal Forms workshop. In exciting news, Crystal Forms is making their jewelry available online through their website's Lookbook. The collections are available for only a few months a year.

Why Jay-Z Can't Solve Our Problems

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WHY ATHLETES AND ENTERTAINERS LIKE JAY-Z CAN'T SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS

Nationwide -- The big controversy about Jay Z and the NFL is a perfect example of why we can't rely on our athletes and entertainers to solve the major problems in our community. Athletes and entertainers are just that, athletes and entertainers. They've spent their productive lives perfecting their skills, in order to be the best at what they do.

They're not as conscious as we think. We expect them to come together and pool their resources together, in order to create opportunities for our community.

Unfortunately they don't have a mindset like that. For one thing, they get their money from people outside our community, which causes them to have a self-preservation mindset.

They will only go so far in trying to support our community. This is what makes what Kaepernick did so significant. How many of the Black players supported him on the field. 

You can only do so much when you're afraid of losing your job or endorsements. This is what I mean by not having a Black conscious.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Flashcards Feature Black Millionaires, Billionaires

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ENTREPRENEUR CREATES FLASHCARDS THAT TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT BLACK MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES

New Orleans, LA -- New Orleans-based media company, Raising Black Millionaires, has just released the first volume in their series of Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards, to empower parents and educators of Black children with an effective and easy tool that builds self-confidence, high self-esteem, and limitless earning potential for all ages.  The once blog turned media company produces infotainment products and resources to help raise Black children to be wealthy and maintain wealth, and they're causing huge mental shifts for Black families and classrooms across the nation.

When asked what the motivation behind creating these cards was, Founder, Thiah Veona Muhammad said, "When Robert F. Smith announced that he was paying off the student loans for those graduates from Morehouse, everyone raced to google him and find out who this man was... this Black man, at that... who could even do something so big; and what in the world does he do to make all of that money? I think it's imperative that we, as Black people, know who our millionaires and billionaires are, more specifically those who are in business and are non-entertainers/athletes.

Showing them real examples of people who look like them, making millions in various industries will not only help them to identify themselves as people of greatness, but it will introduce them to industries that they likely have never been exposed to before, giving them more career choices."  With a weekly podcast and upcoming television show that familiarizes the world with some of our community's business giants, RBM foresaw that these flashcards could provide a roadmap for helping our youth discover their own greatness and build self-confidence through the discovery of that in others who are living in their greatness today.

Anthology Empowers Women, Girls of Color

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NEW ANTHOLOGY ADVANCES, CELEBRATES, EMBRACES AND EMPOWERS GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Jersey City, NJ -- The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the publication of their first anthology, Our Voices Ours Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. The edited anthology contains biographies, essays, poems, short stories and other writings authored by girls, teens, women and men of color.

The editorial team included Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, editor, and Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. Lisa Maria Culbreth, assistant editors.

The diverse national and international voices represented in the anthology focus on the psychological, emotional, physical and social issues, traumas and challenges experienced by girls, teens and women of color. The writings will encourage society to understand what it means to be a girl, teen and woman of color living in a society that does not always listen to hear their voices or their stories.

Talented Actor/ Filmmaker Celebrates 15 Years in Hollywood

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LEWIS T. POWELL FEATURED ON SEPTEMBER COVER OF THE BOSS MANN MAGAZINE

Nationwide -- Lewis T. Powell, the multifaceted actor, filmmaker, screenwriter and musician graces the September cover of The Boss Mann Magazine.

Celebrating 15 years as a working actor in Hollywood and seen sharing screen time with Halle Berry and Daniel Craig in the movie "Kings" (available on Netflix), Lewis is also a producer, composer, writer and director currently working on his award-winning passion project, "Padlock Men".

The short film, created as a television pilot teaser (available on Amazon Prime), is a fictional story about the historically secret band of vigilante civil rights soldiers known as padlock men and is set around actual events against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. It is now being developed into a television mini-series after making the rounds at film festival circuits worldwide.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tax Franchise Giving $112 Million to African Americans

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AMERICAN TAX GEEKS IS GIVING $112 MILLION TO AFRICAN AMERICANS TO START THOUSANDS OF FRANCHISES

Nationwide -- American Tax Geeks is known as the franchise company that pays all of the startup costs for it's franchise owners. But now they're specifically giving $112 million to African Americans to start an American Tax Geeks franchise.

They pay your startup costs, provide employee training, and much much more. Their popular franchise model of paying for the startup costs of their franchise owners has allowed them to become the fastest growing franchise ever, with 10,000 locations for next tax season.

According to Derrick Smith, Director of Operations, "We have received a tremendous amount of applicants that want to become American Tax Geeks franchise owners, but we want to see more diversity with our franchise owners. We have apportioned specific amounts of resources for all minority franchise applicants and specifically we want at least 20 percent of our franchise locations to be owned by African Americans.