Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The two guests, Mary Olushoga Assistant Vice President and Senior Business Advisor at Pursuit Lending and Dr. Theresa Martin Esq, CEO of Generational Wealth Zone LLC, touched upon the 5Cs; Cash Flow, Capacity, Credit, Character, and Collateral as important factors for lenders to determine if they will provide capital to a business.
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The topic of discussion for the next webinar being held on Tuesday, June 2nd is What is your Cash Flow Capacity Now During COVID 19? Register at https://qspfromthegroundup.eve
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Houston, TX Real estate entrepreneurs Lena Claybon and Kayela Ceron are looking to create a path to financial independence for more African Americans via their new website, RockTheRealEstate.com, which helps new investors get started in real estate investing.
"Rock The Real Estate was born out of our frustration with seeing so many people in our community suffering financially and not feeling they have any options other than a 9-5 job," says Co-Founder and CEO, Lena Claybon. "Right now, with so many unemployed because of COVID19, that leaves them feeling they have NO options." Claybon goes on to say, "What we hope to do with this platform is give people options."
Claybon, who is a house flipper, wholesaler and landlord, is optimistic about the venture but remains grounded in reality. "Real estate investing isn't for everyone. It takes dedication and a willingness to learn and put in the work. Also, we're not telling people not to go back to work or to quit their jobs and do real estate fulltime. There are some who just want to supplement their income and there are others who want to eventually replace their income so that they have the choice to work or not. Whatever your interest for wanting to learn the business, we want to be a catalyst for making it happen."
Las Vegas, NV After years spent in lucrative retreat from the spotlight, multi-faceted musician/singer Randy Hall is in the midst of a hot streak as a recording artist as hot as his home base: Las Vegas!
Randy Hall has enjoyed international chart-topping success with his solo single "How Do You Want Your Love" (co-composed with Kevin Toney, founding keyboardist of Donald Byrd's Blackbyrds band) which vaulted over superstars such as Charlie Wilson and Usher to hit the top of the U.K. Soul Chart and several others from Brazil to Germany. Next, Hall had the honor of hitting the top of those same charts with a song he originally wrote in the '80s for Al Jarreau to sing as a guest of Miles Davis on an album that was ultimately shelved for decades. That swingin' song, "I Love What We Make Together" (from 2019's jazz chart-topping posthumously released Miles album, Rubberband) also shot up the world charts.
Southbury, CT Shawn Rochester is an author, entrepreneur, investor and sought-after speaker who has spoken on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, the United Nations and lectured at leading universities about the staggering financial cost of discrimination against Black people in America and advocates for a new economic framework to help create the millions of jobs and businesses that are missing in the black community.
In his highly acclaimed book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, Mr Rochester shows how The Black Tax (which is the financial cost of conscious and unconscious anti-black discrimination), creates a massive financial burden on Black American households that dramatically reduces their ability to leave a substantial legacy for future generations.
Nationwide Meet Ebony Robert, founder and CEO of Ebony's Beauty Hair and Skin Care, whose handcrafted all-natural hair and skincare products are now available in Walmart stores nationwide. Ebony, a mother of five boys, launched the business two years ago, but says that her love for the beauty industry started at a very young age.
Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Ebony built her business from the ground up and continues to fulfill her dream of being a woman entrepreneur. Last year, she grossed almost $100K while working as a full-time teacher.
As a wife, mom, and a boss, Ebony has positioned her company to become a very popular household brand on the rise. In addition to her distribution deal with Walmart (in both the U.S. and Canada), she has also established a partnership with Amazon.
THIS BLACK WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR IS A COURT-APPROVED MEDIATOR THAT HELPS SETTLE DISPUTES OUT OF COURT AND ONLINE
Luling, TX While working online is new to many professions, it is the norm for Quornesha S. Lemon, owner of SaQred Dispute Resolutions. She is an online court-approved mediator that helps her clients settle their disputes out of court... without having to leave home. She handles child custody disputes, real estate disputes, mediation for intellectual property, and more.
Quornesha has been conducting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADP) sessions online since first being admitted to the Texas Association of Mediators.
Helping people has always been her goal. Prior to becoming an accredited ADR mediator, she trained as a cognitive behavioral life coach, counseling and advising clients on setting and achieving goals.
Although Quornesha has practiced online mediation since first being certified, she knows this is a unique delivery medium for many. Her clients, who are often embroiled in emotionally charged disputes, have often commented on how much less distressing it is to be able to conduct the mediation and negotiations in the comfort of their own home.
Recognizing the emotional distress that comes with challenging
FIRST BLACK-OWNED ALCOHOL BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LAUNCHES IN GEORGIA
Nationwide -- Scot G. Forte, founder and CEO of Forte International Spirits Inc./Direct Distributing, is the first African-American to launch an alcohol distributing company in the state of Georgia. The innovative company which has been making waves in the beverage industry this year has been embraced by suppliers worldwide.
The industry that will continue to grow and perform well, even during the current crisis, is the alcohol and beverage industry. Add to this the new wave of Black entrepreneurship, and times look good. The apparent reason is a large number of people at home, and the relief from stress that alcohol provides. As per the latest market data, the global alcoholic market will grow at a CAGR of around 4.09% until the year 2025.
The Black-owned market has received a boost with new entrepreneurs urging customers to 'Buy Black.' The latest entrant here is Forte International Spirits Inc., a distributor located in Georgia, which is looking at serving a global market, apart from being a Black-owned business.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Monday, May 25, 2020
Discover Essential Strategies On How Single Moms Can Raise Successful Sons From Counselor Nijaah Howard
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Nationwide -- A new song about the Coronavirus is infecting Black America with some very powerful, hard-hitting lyrics. The song, written and sung by a father whose own son was denied a test, hits home for thousands of Blacks in the U.S. and the UK that can relate to racial disparity and discrimination when it comes to being treated and even being tested for the virus.
The singer says in one verse:
Doctor doctor. I'm not feeling well.
He took my temperature and said he can tell.
Can you give me a test? He said you don't qualify.
He wrote a prescription and sent me home to die.
In another verse, he sings:
What does it mean to be self-quarantined?
I'm fighting something that can't be seen.
If I get infected or maybe you.
How we gonna tell who infected who?
Nationwide -- The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to Black communities across the country, and the salons and barbershops at the center of these communities are suffering in unprecedented ways. Black hair salons and barbershops are the backbone of Black entrepreneurship in our communities. With mandatory salon closures across the country, these small businesses have lost all means of income. Financial support for them at this time is critical.
In order to help the stylist community stay afloat during these difficult times, Mayvenn, a Black-owned supplier and distributor of high quality beauty products, has launched their #SaveTheSalon campaign to raise money to provide $500 for stylists across the country via their GoFundMe page. Every $1M will help 2,000 stylists in need. Mayvenn's #SaveTheSalon campaign plans to raise at least $2M to provide $500 for 4,000 of their stylists.
"We recognize the overall cracks in our economic systems often put Black stylists into vulnerable positions, with or without COVID-19. Mayvenn is exploring not only how to support stylists in this difficult moment, but to be a better partner in the long term," says Diishan Imira, CEO and Founder of Mayvenn.
Learn How Highly Regarded HBCU Grad And Brand Wiz Sterling McKinley Shows You How To Recession Proof Your Biz
Nationwide -- Sterling McKinley, a leading marketing and branding consultant, announces the release of his latest book, Binge Worthy Branding. Sterling is recognized as one of America's most innovative marketing and branding minds, and with his new book he steps away from the traditional way of branding to share insights on how minority business owners can create a brand that attracts a cult-like following and unflinching customer loyalty.
Binge Worthy Branding reveals how anyone can build a brand strong enough to survive in this noisy and competition-driven economy. The book explains how anyone can use AI to build customer loyalty and outpace the competition, as seen in top brands like Netflix, Starbucks, and Amazon. Binge Worthy Branding is an introduction to a new era in branding, as it focuses on helping business owners understand how their customers think as well as their expectations.
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Nationwide -- The eagerly webinar called 'Cashing out on Cannabis Social Equity' has moved online, and will be held as a virtual event. Cannabis financial planner Cimone Casson is pleased to welcome everyone to what she calls "the dopest" online business event to be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 between 7-9pm EST.
It's time for everyone to join the 'Green Rush'. The cannabis culture and the Black and Brown communities intersect and that's where this year's event will shine its focus. Attendees will get to know powerful strategies and tools by which to invest, brand, finance and leverage their businesses and close the wealth gap as they go about creating multi-generational wealth.
Other featured speakers include:
* Seun Adedeji, the 25-year old founder and CEO of the Elev8cannabis brand. He is the youngest Black man in America to own a retail cannabis dispensary.
* Dr. E. Lance McCarthy, a nationally recognized economist and investment advisor with a specialty in urban development. His is also the co-founder of 1000 Jobs, an initiative that has developed a platform of coordinated efforts to create 1000 Jobs in Ferguson
*Jewel Jones, the youngest politician to ever be elected in the state of Michigan. He won a landslide victory by winning 64 percent of the vote against Republican Robert Pope.
Fort Myers, FL -- Tamairo Moutry, a successful real estate broker and the first Black woman to own four real estate companies in four different states, has launched two fundraisers (one on Facebook and one on GoFundMe) to help raise funds for those who are taking the lead in fighting COVID-19. Her initiative is called the Down Payment Housing Assistance Program (DPHAP) and will help provide home ownership options for front line healthcare workers and others who are risking their lives everyday.
Tamairo comments, "These people are risking their lives for us, our families, and theirs. Without their help, we would not be able to successfully fight the coronavirus. This is why I wanted to create a program that could help them as well, and give them some needed assistance."
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
See How The UpLIFTing BlaQue Resource Network Spearheads Healthy Food Give-Aways During COVID-19 Crisis
Nationwide -- A new Black-owned collection of plant-based, organic beard products is taking the hair care industry by storm. The company, Organic Black Hair Care, was launched in early 2020 and is already a well-known brand. Their goal is to promote healthy, chemical-free hair care products that improve your appearance - without jeopardizing your health!
"Your best weapon against any sickness, virus, or infection is your lifestyle," the company says via their web site. "Avoiding the use of harmful chemicals in hair care products can help to keep your body strong and resistant."
All of their beard and other hair care products are biodegradable, vegan, chemical-free, toxin-free, plant-based, and paraben-free. Also, they have not been tested on animals.
Atlanta, GA -- Kenneth Braswell, Atlanta-based CEO of Fathers Incorporated, has authored two children's books, Daddy, There's a Noise Outside and Daddy Can I Cry? to specifically help parents talk with their children about sensitive issues such as losing friends to gun violence, police brutality and the resulting protests that are a natural occurrence to a majority of these issues.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and another reminder for African Americans, their mental health is in a constant state of threat. The horrific incident of Ahmaud Arbery and the trauma inflicted through the viral video on top of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn have negatively affected many people's mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness. In a recent KFF poll, nearly half (45%) of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the virus.
Following the Black Lives Matter movement in 2016, parents, educators and librarians around the world have been looking for ways to talk to children about race, justice, and privilege.
Nationwide Chaymeriyia Moncrief is a tech entrepreneur from Alabama who is the founder and CEO of prepaid wireless carrier, Tesix Wireless Network. She turned down a $4.4M takeover offer, raised over $5M, and ended the 2019 year with a $10M valuation. Now, she is taking on an even bigger technology sector: smartphones and electronics.
As a wireless carrier, it is ideal to sell the most popular and latest smartphones under your brand. Wanting to remain a standout Millennial focus carrier, Chaymeriyia was determined to become the first African American woman to launch her own line of smartphones, and eliminate selling other mobile brands.
With a mission to "create to inspire a forward culture," Chaymeriyia decided to name the electronic brand NSPRE (Inspire) Electronics featuring smartphones and other electronics.
Nationwide Qiana Cannon and Ashley Marie Knight, two best-selling authors and military veterans, have parterned to launch a vibrant pop-up store on a Texas military installation called Words Unite Bookstore and Event Center LLP. Their motto is "Words Have the Power to Unite Us All!" It was this very concept that motivated them to come together in unison to bring forth an environment that unites the community through literature.
They say that their collaborative efforts are inspired by their military service, community connections, and the power of influence that great written content has on the population.
Nationwide A new program has been launched that is targeting African American female entrepreneurs who want to work from home in the travel and lifestyle industry. Despite the global Coronavirus pandemic, millions of people are still expected to travel this summer and during the upcoming holiday season this winter.
According to the program's web site at BlackTravelAgents.com, interested women can learn for free how to get paid while simply helping others find the best travel accommodations, enjoy life-changing experiences, and make travel a regular and safe part of their lifestyle.
These entrepreneurs, however, will be more than just travel agents. Although they will be able to work at home and on their own schedules, they will ultimately be working for a lifestyle company that markets highly-desired travel-related products to the masses, and is a leader in the leisure travel industry.
Discover The Story Of "Beatrice’s White Horse Extraordinarily Amazing Supernatural Visionary Powers," by Elaine Campbell 2020
HBCU ECSU Dr. Charles L. Singleton Writes About Author Elaine Campbell’s Viking Pride!
The Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter (AMAC) is sincerely proud of the national bestselling books written by Dr. Charles L. Singleton, ’68, Javon Brothers, ’70 and Beatrice Elaine Burke Campbell, ’76. Elaine’s special mentor and guardian was the renowned and internationally acclaimed research scientist of entomology and zoology. "Dr. Herman Glenn Cooke (1918-1977), a genius and Professor of Biology, Elizabeth City State Teachers College (1961-1963-1977), was truly a discoverer of the previously unknown species of Tendipedidae (Tanypodinae Chironomidae) non-biting midges near the capital city of Madison, Wisconsin in 1962, subsequently named in his honor.” The ECSU Alumni Today 2014.
Dr. Herman Glenn Cooke touched the Lives and successfully influenced the careers of many for his former students, respectively, ECSU graduates: educators, Kenneth Cutler, ’77, Thomas Evans, Jr., ’68, Nathaniel Grant, Jr., ’68; dentist, Dr. Leroy Sutton, ’68; co-founder: Argle B. Whitfield, ’65, the Trey Whitfield Foundation, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, and a plethora of other college students at both HBCU Hampton University (HU) Hampton, Virginia, and HBCU Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
See The Video Interview about "An Impeccable Bestseller, "Beatrice Elaine Burke Campbell ECSU 1976:
Saturday, May 16, 2020
See These Successful MWBEs Entrepreneurs Share Strategies To Finance Your Business During The COVID-19 Crisis
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Florida-based non-profit is donating and distributing approximately 700,000 units of personal protection equipment ("PPE") to Coronavirus outbreak hotspots around the country. These hotspots include hospitals and healthcare workers in New York, Washington State, California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Florida, and Michigan. The donations include some of the most crucial PPE equipment such as surgical masks, N95 masks, face shields and hazardous material protective coveralls.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
See How These Insightful Business Leaders Can Help Your MWBE Pivot And Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Many Blacks across the country are making real life decisions at gas stations, debating which is more important during the Corona shut-in, gas or their student loan. Sadly, after four years, Black graduates have almost twice as must student loan debt as their white peers at $53,000. During freshman year, nearly 9 in 10 Blacks borrow federal loans to attend four-year colleges, compared to 6 in 10 whites. Even students from well-off, college educated, two-parent homes experience the same disparities.
Her idea, Mainstreet Mondays, is a new platform for discovering, supporting, and rewarding small businesses. The platform partners with brands to create challenges for small businesses and rewards them for sharing their stories and making their communities brighter.
MAGAZINE FOR BLACK CEOS, SPEAKERS, AND AUTHORS RELEASES 3 FREE "LOCKDOWN" ISSUES NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
"Speakers who planned in-person events in February, March and April suddenly had to cancel, postpone or change the delivery method of their events," said Pam Perry, publisher of the publication.
Zoom, StreamYard, Hopin and other video conference platforms are becoming the new normal. "Since the mandated lockdown quarantines across the country, our featured speakers and cover stories have figured out ways to get their message out via online media or streaming," said Perry.