Saturday, May 11, 2019

Checkout How The B.E.S.T. Networking Group Launches New Website To Empower Community Businesses

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The B.E.S.T. Networking Group's New Website BESTeList.net Further Establishes Their Commitment To Community Economic Development

By Kamau Austin With Marsha Duke - Founder BEST Networking Group

B.E.S.T. Networking Group, the emerging go to business networking, support, promotion, and training organization in Jamaica or Southeast  Queens, and the Greater New York City area - has completed its new highly interactive website.  The digital platform www.BESTeList.net, is the organization's latest creation to harness the power of the Internet to empower and create more viable businesses in the area.  B.E.S.T. stands for Building Business Entrepreneurs Strong Together.

While the organization has had a significant online presence on social media sites it didn't have an exclusive platform to showcase its rich offering of services for the development of entrepreneurship in the Jamaica and Southeast Queens, New York communities.  However, the BESTeList.net website has an important array of features and functionality.

The visionary and service orientated Founder of the BEST Networking Group, Marsha Duke, weighed in on the importance of the website's purpose and goals.  She affirms "One of the key elements in business development is marketing. It cultivates brand awareness, builds exposure and establishes the business presence. The ultimate end goal is to increase profitability.  One specific marketing tool is the internet, the first place consumers look for a business."

Friday, May 10, 2019

Black Designer of Baby Products Introduces a New Fashionable, Handmade Baby Sleeper

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BLACK DESIGNER OF BABY PRODUCTS INTRODUCES A NEW FASHIONABLE, HANDMADE BABY SLEEPER

Colorado Springs, CO -- Tiny Toes and Tiaras, a 100% Black-owned upscale online children's boutique, introduces a new handmade couture sleeper for babies, the Nestie. Available in many beautiful patterns, the baby mat or bassinet can be converted for sleep time, nap time, tummy time, co-sleeping, and floor play. With Nestie, babies not only dress in the best styles, but they also sleep in style.

"Fashionable baby items do not have to be limited to just clothes," said Shambrica Washington, Owner of Tiny Toes and Tiaras. "We're changing the luxury baby goods game with our new baby mat, the Nestie.”

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Atlanta Black Business Conference to Engage Bold Innovators

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2ND ANNUAL BLACK BUSINESS CONFERENCE TO ENGAGE BOLD INNOVATORS, THOUGHT LEADERS, AND ENTREPRENEURS

Atlanta, GA -- Beginning on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, The epiMediaGroup, LLC (epiMediaGroup) a global public relations conglomerate, will present the second annual epiConference (epiC) taking place at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton (located at 2780 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339). The epiConference will be held for 2 days, preceded by a meet & greet reception on Friday, October 25th at 7pm.

epiC is specifically designed to help bold innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs take inspired action toward propelling their businesses to higher levels. The event will feature main stage presentations, master classes, and panel discussions where attendees can ask questions that will be answered in real time with additional demonstrations. Unlike any other conference of its kind, The epiConference will bring together some of the nation's leading professionals who are making an impact in their respective industries.

The topics that will be covered are:

* Growing Your Business
* Shifting to a Millionaire Mindset
* Knowing Your Worth & Add Tax (Effective Negotiating Skills)
* Launching 101 (How To Launch Your Product)
* Marketing
* A Recipe for Miracle Millions (A blueprint to earning your 1st Million in business revenue)
* Love Jones (Why Successful Women struggle in their ROMANTIC relationships)
* Coinology Think Tank (Pitch Contest)

Cleveland Gets First Black Woman-Owned Retail Store Selling Chalky Paint

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FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO OWN A LINE OF CHALK PAINT CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF HER RETAIL LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND

Nationwide -- Coco, as the founder and creator of Coco's Chalky Paint Powder has come to affectionately be known by not only her children - who gave her the fun moniker - but also by her beloved clients, is proud to announce the opening of the first retail location for her innovative chalky paint powder. The 17 thousand square feet of retail and event space can be found in the Architectural 5th Street Arcades in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

Coco is the first Black woman to own a chalk paint line of products and retail store to showcase them.  Coco's story is as impressive as her product.

A philanthropist and painter, Coco found herself assuming the role of scientist when it came to develop Coco's Chalky Paint Powder. With the help of a German chemical engineer, who was renting a room at her house, and whose work entailed working with chalk paint ingredients, Coco measured ingredients; tested product batches; learned about the ordering process, and managed to formulate a mixture that came to be known as Coco's Chalky Paint Powder.

"My goal was to develop a wonderful chalk paint at a fraction of the cost of store-bought brands," said Coco. "Coco's Chalky Paint Powder is a natural paint additive that can be mixed with any brand or color of flat latex or acrylic paint to make chalk like paint that is perfect for crafting, d├ęcor and antiquing furniture.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Black-Owned App Delivers on Demand Lawn Service

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BLACK-OWNED TECH FIRM DELIVERS ON DEMAND LAWN SERVICE WITH NEW APP

Lansing, MI  Lawn care and maintenance are now just a few taps away with the Mowr Technologies app. This innovative idea allows you to order and schedule services with ease, such as mowing, and leaf and snow removal. It offers fast and efficient service that will shorten your spring cleaning to-do-list, and extend summertime fun.

"We noticed a need for these services by the amount of people seeking lawn care providers on Facebook and other social media sites," says co-creator and co-founder of Mowr Technologies, Gray Taylor. "Lawn care is a necessity for most people, so we created a simple app to offer assistance with the work."

With increasing popularity, Mowr Technologies is most prominent in the Midwest among commercial and residential clients. Opportunities to earn extra income are available by applying to become a Mowr Technologies Partner. Mowr Technologies Partners are independent contractors who provide the services and required to pass a background check.


2-Time Black Woman Survivor Shares Journey of Healing and Hope

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TWO-TIME SURVIVOR, JACULIN H. JONES, RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND COMPELLING MEMOIR TO SHARE HER JOURNEY OF HEALING AND HOPE

Nationwide -- There's an urgency that makes independent recording artist and self-published author Jaculin H. Jones, want to do more. After overcoming an aortic dissection and triple-negative breast cancer, the two-time survivor is returning to her first love; the Arts. Her solo single "Urgency," released January 2019, and her compelling memoir, "And It Is So: The Power of His Promise" will release this Spring.

"I became more fearful of not doing what God moved me to do, than the fear that was keeping me from doing it," says Jaculin.


In 2014, Jaculin nearly lost her life after suffering an aortic dissection. Fifteen months later, following a miraculous cutting-edge surgical procedure to repair her aorta, she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. Prior to these life-threatening events, her creative genius opened opportunities for her to write, act, sing, produce and co- produce theatrical productions, one of which featured at the Publick Playhouse in Landover, Maryland. Her artistic creativity afforded her the opportunity to showcase her artwork at The Mansion at Strathmore in Rockville, Maryland.


Houston Author to Host Annual Financial Literacy Event for Teens

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   HOUSTON-BASED AUTHOR TO HOST ANNUAL     FINANCIAL LITERACY EVENT FOR TEENS
 

Nationwide  Financial author Lonnie R. Mathews has traveled a long and difficult road to realize his passion in life, armed with degrees in finance and accounting Lonnie has worked as a financial analyst and planner but struggled with his own personal finances for a long time. With persistence and determination, Lonnie continues a process of self-education that has distinguished him as an authority on personal finance and the process of getting out of debt.

DJ Produces Hit Reggae Song, Now in Demand

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ECHOSLIM IN DEMAND AFTER PRODUCING HIT REGGAE SINGLE WITH JAMAICA'S KOFFEE

"To work with one of the hottest reggae artists is always a good feeling for me. Especially early in her career. She's extremely talented and I believe with consistency, she's going to be one of the greats," said EchoSlim. "I was honored when Walshy Fire of Major Lazer told me that Koffee liked my track when he played it for her. I have been working on a lot of different projects and traveling doing DJ gigs, but I knew this was something I had to focus on once Walshy gave me the news."

Echo Slim recently released his own EP, titled "Frens Fi Years" with his production crew by the same name, and has been on an upward trajectory ever since including; releasing a house track called "Groove" that he co-produced with Kenyan born Minnesota based DJ, The Real Jeilah, which they have licensed with renowned house record label Soundmen on Wax. His other recent single titled "Ask For What You Want," a smooth afrobeat inspired, Sade-esque song, featuring singer / songwriter Alexander Star, is also making waves internationally. Receiving radio play in Canada, Nigeria and the UK among many other countries. EchoSlim has also kept busy through his work, DJing all over the globe.

Black Foundation Gets Funding From Verizon to Bring Virtual Reality into the Classroom

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BARON JAY FOUNDATION AND GRX IMMERSIVE LABS RECEIVE GRANT FROM VERIZON TO INTEGRATE VIRTUAL REALITY INTO CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

Los Angeles, CA  Verizon has selected the Baron Jay Foundation and GRX Immersive Labs for a grant as part of their Verizon Innovative Learning initiative.

The Baron Jay Foundation, committed to increasing computer literacy in at-risk youth, partnered with VR company GRX Immersive Labs to offer immersive education through Virtual Reality storytelling. By exposing youth in underserved communities to innovative digital technology, the collaborative will be preparing these students for a wide range of careers in STEM.

STEM is the new frontier, revolutionizing business and the world as we know it. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (and Art) will soon serve as the core base for a majority of careers, drawing talent from all around the world. In the United States, there is a critical need to ensure our educational systems fully prepare today's students to thrive in tomorrow's fast-paced, tech-driven economy. Unfortunately, not all schools are created equal.

HBCU Students to Study Abroad in Russia

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CIEE AWARDS FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO DIVERSE COHORT OF STUDENTS FOR SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS IN RUSSIA

Nationwide -- As part of their efforts to expand access to study abroad to underrepresented groups, CIEE has awarded full scholarships for summer study abroad programs in Moscow or St. Petersburg, Russia, to 17 students who attend either an Asian American Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution, or an HBCU.

The scholarship winners, selected on the basis of academic achievement, Russian language study, and essays describing how a summer in Russia would advance their career goals, are:

• Antonio Rernandes, Lehman College
• Augustine Egan, University of Houston
• Ayesha Alam, Lehman College
• Catherine Louise Ruev, University of New Mexico
• Glenn Elvendahl, University of New Mexico
• Hoai Depp, University of Massachusetts Boston
• Kyra Miller, University of New Mexico
• Liam Philip, Queens College
• Margaret Vatter, University of Massachusetts, Boston
• Paul Vaughan, University of Houston
• Peter Monegro, Hunter College
• Rebecca Hentges, University of Houston
• Riley Connolly, University of Illinois Chicago
• Sonya Gupta, University of Illinois Chicago
• Sophia Williams, Howard University
• Tyler Gentry, Howard University
• Witold Peebles, Queens College

"At this critical juncture in U.S. and Russian relations, we're excited to help increase global harmony by sending a group of young ambassadors to Russia who reflect the diversity of our country," said James P. Pellow, President and CEO of CIEE.  Recipients of the scholarship will continue their study of the Russian language, and can take courses in Russian history, film, literature, and US-Russian relations. They will live with local Russian families, and take part in co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding. There are also opportunities to engage with the community through volunteer work with local organizations.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Learn How This Investor Is Teaching People To Start Investment Clubs

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INVESTMENT CLUB SEMINAR TEACHES AFRICAN AMERICANS HOW TO START AN INVESTMENT CLUB
Attorney Kevon L. Chisolm will be teaching a seminar on starting an Investment Club Click Here For More Info 
Nationwide -- Black WallStreeter Consultation Services, LLC, has announced that an Investment Club Seminar will take place in Chicago, IL at University Cowork located on 6127 S. University Ave. This important financial investment event is being run by Kevon L. Chisolm, Esq., a well-respected investment club advisor to help people understand how an investment club can and will change financial futures.

The event is free with the purchase of his ebook entitled Financial Legacy: Building Wealth Through Investment Clubs. The book can be purchased online at www.theblackwallstreeter.com.

It is no secret that living in the USA has become more expensive and that people are worried about their financial future. Many people the following unanswered questions. How are they going to afford to purchase their first home?


When will they be be able to retire from their job? When will they pay off their student loans? That is why millions of people each year try to invest their money and other financial schemes but sadly with little or no results. However, investing with like-minded people who also want financial success and with shared knowledge can be a very rewarding experience. That is why for some, investment clubs have become popular again.


Black-Owned Food Manufacturer Expands to 3,000 Kroger Stores

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BLACK-OWNED FOOD MANUFACTURER, NEILLY'S FOODS, TO EXPAND NATIONWIDE DISTRIBUTION TO MORE THAN 3,000 KROGER STORES

York, PA --  Neilly's Foods, a York-based company have announced that they will expand the distribution nationwide of 6 SKUs of their all-natural and easy-to-prepare Rice Mixes. The expansion is to include Kroger Nationwide and other Kroger's banners like Fry's, Food4Less, Ralphs, QVC and more. Kroger is the second largest general retailer in the United States with over 3,000 locations nationwide.

Included in the expansion are Neilly's Zesty Rice and Red Beans Mix, Jerk Rice and Black Beans Mix, Cajun Gumbo Rice Mix, Coconut Rice Mix, Jambalaya Rice Mix and Brown Rice Jambalaya Rice Mix. The national retailer already carries Neilly's Line of Healthy and Multicultural Rice Mixes in about 600 locations.

Black Girl Group Making History in Music

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THIS MUSIC TRIO -- AGES 9, 11, AND 12 -- ARE MAKING HISTORY AS THE YOUNGEST HIP-HOP/ POP GROUP IN THE COUNTRY

Philadelphia, PA -- The Royal Mix, a Philadelphia based Hip-Pop performance group, consists of three talented young ladies Saniyah Babb aka Jaye, Rashiyah Dennis aka Bronze and Giselle Martin aka Gigi. These urban princesses are a triple threat who promote music and lyrics that are positive and showcase young ladies who enjoy having fun.

The hottest track this summer will be The Royal Mix's new hit single "What You Know" which is now available across all music streaming platforms.  In addition, their new music video "What You Know" is available.  Please see their new video below...

Monday, May 6, 2019

Book For Black Boys Celebrates 25 Years

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POWERFUL BOOK FOR YOUNG BLACK BOYS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH A PLEDGE TO GET 1 MILLION NEW READERS

Nationwide -- Jerald LeVon Hoover is the published author of a Young Adult (YA) title, one of a few books targeted toward young Black and Brown boys ages 12 and up, My Friend, My Hero. This novella has become a staple, as recommended reading in elementary through high schools across the country and around the world. That is a distinct honor Hoover shares with a short list of African-American male YA authors including: Walter Dean Myers, Kevin Powell, Kwame Alexander, and Ralph Burgess.

My Friend, My Hero is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a commemorative edition that includes an addendum of book discussion questions and now available; a full curriculum with a companion Student Success Guidebook, Teacher's Guide, and Unit Assessments containing lesson plans. The goal is to promote Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom by providing strategies for students to make better choices and gaining much needed confidence to support unleashing their inner greatness.

Hoover states, "Exposing Black and Brown children to a barrage of negative imagery and expecting their positive self-image to remain intact is ridiculous, insensitive, unjust, and unfair."

3 Events for Authors, Writers and Speakers

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THREE MAJOR EVENTS TO EMPOWER BLACK WRITERS, AUTHORS AND SPEAKERS

Detroit, MI -- The May edition of Speakers Magazine has Dr. Abraham Shanklin, Jr. as the cover story. Dr. Shanklin owns a coach writing and publishing company, Scripts & Scribes Publishing. Meet him and other experts including Pam Perry, the publisher of Speakers, at the NCWCFR.

"This event will get you inspired to write, publish and promote your next book," said Shanklin. He is the opening keynote speaker of this 12th Annual Writers Conference which takes place May 17 and 18 at The Center of Transformation (TCOT), 1331 Ashton Road in Hanover, Maryland. Visit www.ncwcfr.org for details and to register.

The Black Speakers Network (BSN) founded by Brian J. Olds, is hosting its North American Book Tour and heading to Detroit in May. Speakers Magazine is the official magazine of BSN and part of the Amazon bestseller, Speak Up! The Ultimate Guide to Dominate in the Speaking Industry. It's an anthology of 32 authors with endorsements from black speaking legends, Dr. George Fraser and Les Brown. To find out about the tour, visit www.speakupthebook.com

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bank Calls Police on Black Mayor in His Own City

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BANKING WHILE BLACK: CHASE CALLS COPS ON MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS WHILE PROFESSIONALLY AND PEACEFULLY INQUIRING ABOUT MOUNT VERNON CITY'S SIGNATURE ACCOUNT
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas
Nationwide --  On Monday, Mayor Richard Thomas discussed how staff at JP Morgan & Chase summoned the police on him, his staff member, and a Mount Vernon Police detective as the Mayor sought to deposit a six figure check and get access to the City's online banking records. 

A Chase employee called the police on Wednesday, April 25, after Mayor Thomas was invited into a conference room and after Mayor Thomas had introduced the two people with him, including the police detective.

The response by the White Plains Police Department was resolved amicably after one of the responding officers recognized the Mount Vernon Police detective.


Mayor Thomas believes that race certainly played a role in the Chase employees calling the police. The two staffers who accompanied Mayor Thomas are black and Hispanic.

Meditation Expert Aims to Help Reduce Stress in the African American Community

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MEDITATION EXPERT AIMS TO HELP REDUCE STRESS, IMPROVE FINANCES, AND BUILD BETTER RELATIONSHIPS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Nationwide  Millions of people go to gyms every day to workout, build muscle, tone their bodies and lose weight, but few start off with exercising their mind daily. The mind is the most powerful factor in determining one's success and it must be worked out just as vigorously as the body. This is where the Meditation Mind Gym (MeditationMindGym.com) comes in.

The Meditation Mind Gym was founded by Walter Beckley, a meditation expert with over 40 years of experience. Walter developed The Meditation Mind Gym in the same fashion that a personal trainer develops a workout program for the body. His programs take participants through a series of mental workouts that result in conditioning their minds to achieve their goals in health, finance and relationships.