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girls

Afrocentric Empowerment Dolls Changing the Way Black Girls See Beauty

After watching her 4-year-old have a meltdown over her hair, Múkami Kinoti Kimoth created a…

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Hair Love Charecters (Image: VashtiHarrison)

Director Matthew Cherry Leverages Twitter to Fundraise ‘Hair Love’ Film

Cherry's aim is to promote hair love among young men and women of color

“You don’t see the black family dynamic that often in mainstream animated projects. I hope…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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crowdfunding

#BE30DayChallenge Week 4: Manage And Cultivate Your Audience

You need to stay on top of your campaign regularly once it launches

Crowdfunding is a viable alternative to the traditional route used to raise capital to start…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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perks

#BE30DayChallenge Week 3: Offer Great Perks at Reasonable Cost

The benefit of offering perks via your crowdfunding campaign

You need to pull all stops running a crowdfunding campaign. In part 1 of this…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Shemar

Actor Shemar Moore’s Journey to Independent Filmmaking

Moore's film, 'The Bounce Back,' proves that dependence on the Hollywood machine is no longer necessary for bringing creative content to the big screen

Rather than turning to the Hollywood machine to back his film, the 46-year-old sexy heartthrob…

By Selena Hill

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crowdfunding

#BE30DayChallenge: 5 Prep Steps to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

For the next four weeks, we will outline how to help you reach your goal and raise capital through a successful, reward-based crowdfunding campaign. First, follow these five critical steps to start securing funding for your venture

Here is a 30-day challenge to help you launch a successful rewards-based crowdfunding campaign. Each…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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kickstarter

This Kickstarter Raised $25,000 in an Hour

Here's their secret to power-crowdfunding

A smart home hub that allows you to control other smart, connected devices with gestures,…

By Samara Lynn

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comic book

New Jersey Educator Launches STEM Comic Book

An African American superhero is the protagonist in a new comic book that's a Sci-Fi thriller and designed to teach STEM skills

Nat Cummings is a talented computer hacker using his skills to pay his college tuition.…

By Samara Lynn

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Travel Pillow

Black Entrepreneurs Introduce the Last Travel Pillow You Will Ever Buy

The Journey Pillow, Anthony and Candace Williams' innovative product, helps travelers relax and get comfy

Recently, entrepreneur siblings Anthony and Candace Williams successfully kick-started their premium travel product, the Journey…

By Chanel Martin

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Levitating CUP

The Perfect Levitating CUP for Harry Potter Fans

Levitating CUP is a new Kickstarter project that really has no point, but is so much fun

It’s always risky to write about Kickstarter tech projects. First, there is always the chance…

By Samara Lynn

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tardisk

How to Easily Double Your MacBook’s Storage

TarDisk solves the tricky problem of upgrading MacBook storage in a unique way

Additionally, there are no tools required to install TarDisk nor need to open up…

By Samara Lynn

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Minute Weave Raises Over $15,000 On Kickstarter

This black family business got 101 backers for their hair weaving system in 30 days using crowdfunding

Minute Weave is a quick-weave installation and styling system founded by a family of engineers,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Here’s How Ugly Things Get When You Don’t Deliver on Kickstarter

Here's how not to manage your Kickstarter campaign

“…they came up with the somewhat misguided idea to charge customers who had not yet…

By Samara Lynn

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Meet the Engineer with a Revolutionary Idea for ‘Smart’ Plants

Aja Atwood is co-founder of everblume, a smart solution poised to change the way we grow plants

Everblume is a futuristic way to grow plants, no matter what natural environmental conditions the…

By Samara Lynn

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Entrepreneurs Raise $2.8 Million On Shark Tank And Kickstarter

Luggage line receives highest valuation in show’s history at $28 million

Trunkster is a new innovative luggage concept that offers zipperless entry, USB ports for charging,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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low expectations

Amazon Partners With Startups To Sell Crowdfunded Products

Online retailer to help entrepreneurs market and distribute orders from their crowdfunding campaigns

Online retailer to help entrepreneurs market and distribute orders from their crowdfunding campaigns.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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$9 Computer Surpasses Kickstarter Campaign Goal

C.H.I.P. is a motherboard that connects to peripherals and is a low-cost option for your computing needs

The makers of a $9 computer have already surpassed the goal of raising $50,000, pulling…

By Joel Lyons

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Report: Repeat Crowdfunding Leads to More Successful Fundraising Campaigns

Kickstarter data shows increased success with each successive crowdfunding campaign

A recent report proves that repeat crowdfunding reaps returns for entrepreneurs.

By Joel Lyons

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Black Inventor Seeks $12,000 for Dental Product

Techpreneur Victor Prince's Zip Rings offers an easier and better way to floss

Techpreneur Victor Prince has invented a better way to floss with his Zip Rings, which …

By Carolyn M. Brown

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TLC to Fund Final Album Through Kickstarter Campaign

Living members Chilli and T-Boz ready to make a music comeback

R&B group TLC announces new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of their…

By Courtney Connley

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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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