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Author: Nekesha Burrell (Nekesha Burrell)

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Black woman – owned business represents children of color 

Black woman – owned business represents children of color 

Children’s party planning is a booming industry, yet representation is not there when it comes to children of color. Andrea Lyons, founder and CEO of Anna+Pookie, a Black woman-owned start-up offering a line of party supplies for children of color, wants to change that. The company’s goal is to help mothers celebrate their children with a...

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Black Mompreneur and her 4 kids launch successful gourmet popcorn brand

Black Mompreneur and her 4 kids launch successful gourmet popcorn brand

Meet Shaunese Alexander and her four children — Destiny, Trinity, Serenity, and Joshua — the founders of Popcorn Munchies, one of the fastest-growing Black-owned gourmet popcorn brands in the country. Their Maryland-based company’s most popular specialty is their caramelized pecan flavor. How they started out It all started when the kids, especially Joshua, realized that they...

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Black author provides eight audacious actions to empower women in business

Black author provides eight audacious actions to empower women in business

Markiesha Wilson announces the release of her book, In the Climb: Eight Audacious Actions to Overcome Life and Climb the Corporate Ladder with Joy, available here. In the Climb provides eight audacious actions which can empower new and established women professionals to tenaciously persevere as they pursue joy in their careers and life. As a management consultant, leadership coach,...

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$500K Scholarship fund that supports black women entrepreneurs

$500K Scholarship fund that supports black women entrepreneurs

The fastest-growing entrepreneurship accelerator program helps women-owned businesses get to the next level. Award-winning entrepreneur Dr. Velma Trayham has launched a $500,000 scholarship fund to support Black women entrepreneurs across the country. The fund, which is a part of her upcoming Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Accelerator Program this spring, is being offered by means of Dr. Trayham’s Millionaire...

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Princeton University summer program for black teen girls now available online

Princeton University summer program for black teen girls now available online

The program celebrates over 10 years of empowering minority youth to be global leaders Black excellence and effective leadership are essential for a thriving African-American community to survive any world crisis. Jacqueline Glass-Campbell, CEO of At the Well Conferences, Inc. (ATW), celebrates molding the masterminds of tomorrow by introducing At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy’s Online...

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16-Year old launches poetry and art competition

16-Year old launches poetry and art competition

Isabella Hanson, a 16-year old student from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, launched the “I Matter” poetry and art competition in 2020 to provide a platform for youth to express their feelings on the important issues of racial justice and equality. The competition, which raises awareness and promotes dialogue, calls upon students around the world to create poetry...

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Black advocate pleads for more support

Black advocate pleads for more support

In 2010, by presidential proclamation, January was declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Since then, twelve presidential proclamations have followed. These proclamations not only raise the profile of the issue, but they are also snapshots of global trends and challenges, and significant U.S. anti-trafficking policy achievements. Some highlights include: • In 2012, the...

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10 – year old author who just published her 2nd children’s book

10 – year old author who just published her 2nd children’s book

Rhea G. Madison James from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, is on her way to becoming a young successful author. She has already sold over 700 books, and now the 10-year-old U.S. Virgin Islander is back with another runaway adventure entitled The Runaway Avocado, after publishing her first book, The Runaway Watermelon. When asked why she decided to write...

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English teacher launches new magazine

English teacher launches new magazine

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” — Mr. Samuel Cornish and Mr. John B. Russwurm, Freedom’s Journal. It is with that moving spirit and energy that motivated Cydny A. Neville, an English teacher from Triangle, Virginia, to launch The Virginia Black Lifestyle Magazine, LLC (VBLM). Having watched countless...