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There Are 32 Black-Owed Products To Celebrate During Black History Month --And Beyond
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There Are 32 Black-Owed Products To Celebrate During Black History Month –And Beyond

Black-owned companies should be celebrated all year round, and if you’re looking for a few new products here are some ideas. 1. Coisas de Cabo Verde The Coisas de Cabo Verde collection was created out of a desire to provide high-quality, portable souvenirs. All items are designed or curated by Joli Moniz Design and handmade […]

Meet Serial Entrepreneur & Professional Choreographer Ekandem Essiet
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Meet Serial Entrepreneur & Professional Choreographer Ekandem Essiet

International Entrepreneur Ekandem Essiet has his hands in a variety of successful business endeavors — including charity efforts, with an organization entitled Miami Dancers Relief, a multifaceted entertainment label BNW Entertainment, and even leads a hand in global education, a thriving actor and professional choreographer/dancer. Miami Dancers Relief is working to bring hope, light, and […]

NYC Launches 'Curtains Up NYC' For Shuttered Venues Grants
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NYC Launches ‘Curtains Up NYC’ For Shuttered Venues Grants

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Anne del Castillo of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment recently announced the launch of Curtains Up NYC, a program to provide application assistance to live-performance venues, organizations and workers applying for federal relief. This new program, a partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and […]

First-Ever Free Credit-Building App For Students
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First-Ever Free Credit-Building App For Students

Michael Broughton was coming into college at USC, he was $10,000 short on his tuition. He was the first in his family to go to a school like that. He went to a bunch of lenders and they all said the same thing — your family’s finances aren’t great, and you have no credit. The […]

Dermatologist Dr. Camille Verovic Creates Hair Care Line For Natural Hair In Protective Styles
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Dermatologist Dr. Camille Verovic Creates Hair Care Line For Natural Hair In Protective Styles

Dermatologist Dr. Camille Verovic is the founder of Girl+Hair, an innovative personal hair care brand. Because of her busy schedule, Verovic often turned to protective styling to deal with her natural hair. For years, she’s worn protective styles, but she struggled to properly maintain her hair while wearing hair extensions or braids resulting in extensive […]

Long Island African American Chamber Of Commerce Blazes New Partnership To Keep African American Small Business Owners Afloat Amidst Pandemic
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Long Island African American Chamber Of Commerce Blazes New Partnership To Keep African American Small Business Owners Afloat Amidst Pandemic

Many small business owners and members in the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. were underserved during the first rounds of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans due to inequities and delays in getting to details to the African American community. At the same time, many large companies had the […]

Meet Artist And Healer Nzingah Oniwosan
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Meet Artist And Healer Nzingah Oniwosan

Nzingah Oniwosan is a Haitian-American inspirational speaker and holistic health consultant. As an award-winning visual artist, classically trained pianist Oniwosan’s creativity is expressed through custom made jewelry, writing, and dance. She has merged her art with healing holistically. In 2005, she founded Sankofa’s Child. The focus is to use the arts to engage, build, inspire, […]

Kirk Douglas Gibson SG Signature Model Marks Second Guitar Collab Between Guitarist Of Hip-Hop Group The Roots And Gibson Guitars
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Kirk Douglas Gibson SG Signature Model Marks Second Guitar Collab Between Guitarist Of Hip-Hop Group The Roots And Gibson Guitars

After more than century, Gibson artists, players and fans continue to experience Gibson rejuvenated. Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres for 127 years. Gibson recently announced the new Kirk Douglas SG signature guitar. The new signature guitar marks the second instrument collaboration with the American-made guitar brand and Captain Kirk Douglas, guitarist for […]

Comcast Teams Up With The African American Film Critics Association To Launch Black Experience Channel On Xfinity
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Comcast Teams Up With The African American Film Critics Association To Launch Black Experience Channel On Xfinity

Comcast NBCUniversal, in partnership with African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), has announced the launch of Black Experience Channel on Xfinity, a first-of-its kind destination of Black entertainment, movies, TV shows, news, and more. Curated by industry leaders, Black Experience will feature high-quality content from many of Xfinity’s existing network partners, at no additional cost, […]

Black Financial Freedom Organization Launches Online Courses To Expand Reach
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Black Financial Freedom Organization Launches Online Courses To Expand Reach

Recently, dfree, a financial freedom organization designed specifically for the African-American community, launched its all-new online financial lifestyle education platform. With a friendly-user experience and a plethora of helpful features, the organization has launched its online dfree Academy with new, fresh content and courses that are now mobile-friendly and can be taken from virtually anywhere. […]

Beth Turner, Publisher of Black Masks Magazine, Honored At New Federal Theatre at 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, January 17
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Beth Turner, Publisher of Black Masks Magazine, Honored At New Federal Theatre at 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, January 17

Queens native Dr. Beth Turner, playwright, professor and the publisher of Black Masks Magazine, will be honored by Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre (NFT) for her impact on covering Black theatre at the NFT 50th Anniversary Gala virtual event on January 17, 2021.  The Gala will be accessible to the public from the theatre’s website.   Dr. Turner […]

How Older Women And Minorities Can Play An Integral Part In Healing Divided Country
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How Older Women And Minorities Can Play An Integral Part In Healing Divided Country

Now that America has voted in Joe Biden, who will be the oldest president ever in the U.S., and Kamala Harris, who will be the first woman—and of color—as vice president, what message is Biden’s team sending by nominating 74-year-old Janet Yellin for U.S. treasury secretary and 68-year-old Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations? With a clear stand […]

'The Trend' Podcast Debuting 2021 With Host Justin A. Williams
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‘The Trend’ Podcast Debuting 2021 With Host Justin A. Williams

The new year, 2021, Justin A Williams will mark the launch of “The Trend with Justin A Williams Podcast.” As an extension of the historic NY Trend Newspaper and NY Trend Online, “The Trend with Justin A Williams” continues the legacy of engaging content that covers a variety of issues that permeate culture! Always professional […]

In Suffolk, Aid For Businesses, Residents Amid Covid
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In Suffolk, Aid For Businesses, Residents Amid Covid

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone has announced a program to assist business and residents — Bringing Assistance for covid-19 and Kickstarting Support to Operating Professionals – or BACKSTOP, will provide nearly 150 small businesses with grants up to $10,000 and distribute nearly $600,000 in emergency rental assistance to residents. Applications for the rental assistance program […]

Lobos 1707, A New Premium Tequila And Mezcal, Launches In U.S. And Mexico
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Lobos 1707, A New Premium Tequila And Mezcal, Launches In U.S. And Mexico

Here’s a new way to toast in the New Year. New independent spirits brand, Lobos 1707, has launched their full tequila and mezcal trademark in Mexico and the U.S. Lobos 1707, named after the Spanish word meaning “wolves.” The company was founded by Diego Osorio with early backing by sports and cultural icon LeBron James. […]