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Spendwith Is Allowing You to Become An Investor

Title III, Regulation CF rules, allows a private company to raise money from anyone through equity crowdfunding

Not only is the company allowing its users to spend with culturally relevant companies, but…

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Flaky Bakes Founder Lateshia Dowell on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Flaky Bakes’ CEO Lateshia Dowell on Making ‘Piekies’ Pies and Being a ‘One-Woman Show’

Bringing the joy of baked goods to everyone and remembering Grandmommy

On Episode 11 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Lateshia Dowell pitched her business, Flaky Bakes—a metro Detroit…

By Brandon Andrews

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Chanivia Patterson

Meet The Educator Changing the Face of Failing Schools in Detroit

How to create a "beating the odds" school

Recognized as a 2017 Michigan Administrator of the Year by Michigan Association of Public School…

By Kandia Johnson

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Hurricane Harvey

Minority Auto Dealers Group Raising $1M for Harvey and Irma Victims

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) is assisting families in Texas and Florida

To help victims of the historic storms, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD)…

By Selena Hill

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Kevin Liles’ Discovers Next Big Voice In Hip Hop Through Hashtag Challenge

The iconic hip hop executive signed a local rapper from Chicago who won the #freestyle50 competition

After launching a national freestyle competition earlier this year, music mogul Kevin Liles has found…

By Selena Hill

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When a Relative Dies and You Can’t Afford the Funeral

The Money Coach tells you what to do if a relative passes away and the burial costs are out of your budget

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells you what to do if a relative passes away and…

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Admit It; Some of You Will Spend $1,000 for Apple’s New iPhone

Has Apple gone too far?

Many industry watchers are predicting Apple will unveil the latest iPhone—with an unprecedented price tag…

By Samara Lynn

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Louis Carr and Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. How to Become a Mogul (Image: File)

How to Become A Mogul

The head of sales at BET says being a mogul is to be loyal, disciplined, and committed

Some people equate becoming a mogul to being rich, famous and successful but, Louis Carr,…

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black restaurant week

How This Dynamic Duo Launched Detroit’s First Black Restaurant Week

Event highlights the owners of black-owned dining establishments in the Metro Detroit area

Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, founder of the Strange Roots Box, and Lauren Bates talk launching Detroit’s first…

By Kandia Johnson

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How Floating Down a River With Keri Hilson Taught Me to Appreciate the National Park Service

You probably live near one where you can hike, de-stress, and commune with nature

Keri Hilson, the singer, song writer, and actress, is an ambassador for the National Park…

By Robin White Goode

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With Board Service Comes Responsibility

"It is not your job to sit quietly on the board...."

I’m here to challenge all black board members with the specific responsibility to voice issues…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Beverly Daniel Tatum revises her classic book and takes race beyond black and white

Yet, as Tatum points out, “No one ever says, ‘if Jared Kushner hadn’t gotten into…

By Robin White Goode

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Keeping It Real: Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Hired

You're waiting and waiting for a call back that may never come

The number one question I get from professionals is – why am I not getting…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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quarter

How to Plan For Success in Your Next Quarter

Tips to make your next quarter spectacular

When it comes to running a business, the end of each quarter is the perfect…

By Kandia Johnson

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Social Media

4 Ways to Determine Marketing ROI for Social Media

Businesses need to determine the value of social media marketing by measuring the ROI

Companies often spend large budgets for social marketing without attaching a value to their efforts.…

By Sherron Washington

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school

Working Their Way Through School

Chicago Technology Academy uses internships to help its students reach higher

Chicago Technology Academy is a contract school—similar to a charter. The high school uses month-long…

By Robin White Goode

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6 Strategies to Strengthen Boardroom Diversity to Advance African Americans

Advice from two of the most powerful African Americans in corporate America

John Rogers and James Bell not only represent two of America’s most astute corporate directors…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BP

BP Names Black Woman as CEO of its South African Division

Historic appointment makes her the first black female CEO at BPSA

Late last month, British Petroleum (BP) made Priscillah Mabelane the chief executive officer of BP…

By Selena Hill

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In NYC Schools, Free Lunch, if Healthy, Could Mean Better Learning

 Will higher test scores follow?

The results? The healthier the lunches offered, the higher the end-of-year test scores. Brookings says…

By Robin White Goode

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Floyd Mayweather

How Floyd Mayweather’s Final Fight Echoes 12 Great Business Lessons

There are many business takeaways from the recent Mayweather match

Apply the business lessons of “The 48 Laws of Power” by watching Floyd Mayweather promote…

By Preston Charles

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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