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.

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.

How to Choose Between a Black Cruise and a Traditional Cruise

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HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A BLACK CRUISE AND A TRADITIONAL CRUISE

Nationwide -- If you search online, you'll find a lot of black cruises to consider for your next vacation. Black cruises have been around for a long time and have gained in popularity over the past 20 years.

The term "black cruise" typically refers to a large number of black passengers all booked on the same cruise ship at the same time, as part of the same group. What makes the typical black cruises unique is that they almost always include events that cater to a black audience, such appearances by well-known R&B singers who go along on the cruise to perform their hit songs in person.

Some of the best black cruises also have additional large group events such as white parties and step shows to keep their black audiences entertained.  Black cruises are popular, but there's a few important things you should know before booking one.

The information and tips below will help you decide whether to book a black cruise or opt for a traditional cruise instead. Reading this article will help you book a cruise that's right for you.

Family-Owned Biz Fed Up With Harsh Chemical-Based Products

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FOUNDERS OF BLACK-OWNED NATURAL SKINCARE LINE ARE FED UP WITH HARSH CHEMICAL-BASED PRODUCTS

Nationwide -- Starting a business is never an easy undertaking. Everyone's dream is to be successful but the inner city youth aren't often given the tools to get there or even shown the right direction to start off.

These are the factors that bonded the millennials at Ancient Cosmetics together as they took a leap of faith into the Beauty Industry.  Ancient Cosmetics is a Black family-owned business that was started after years of being fed up with harsh chemical-based products sold in our communities.

After many disappointing experiences with potentially hazardous synthetic products, they realized a natural solution was the only way.  After doing their due-diligence by researching natural oils and herbs from ancient times to the present, The team began vigorously working on creating natural products for individuals with sensitive skin.

This group of millennials turned an idea and a dream into a seven figure company.