Alturrick Kenney Discusses the Importance of Black Families Obtaining a Will

Alturrick Kenney Discusses the Importance of Black Families Obtaining a Will The legal ramifications of not having a will affect so many people of color that there has been recent outreach to try to educate people on obtaining a will so family members will be properly taken care of, in terms of assets. Part of… Continue reading Alturrick Kenney Discusses the Importance of Black Families Obtaining a Will

Legendary Music Executive Michael Mauldin Discusses the Importance of the Black American Music Association

Michael Mauldin Discusses the Importance of the Black American Music Association The word legendary is thrown around in such a way that it sometimes cheapens the meaning because not everyone who is labeled so deserves that title. But when it comes to music executive Michael Mauldin, that title fits him perfectly. He started his illustrious… Continue reading Legendary Music Executive Michael Mauldin Discusses the Importance of the Black American Music Association

Award-Winning Music Producer J Rhodes Sets His Sights in the Film Industry With his Film, ‘It’s A Wonderful Plight’

J Rhodes Sets His Sights in the Film Industry With his Film, ‘It’s A Wonderful Plight’ Transitions are necessary for this thing we call life. Some are good, some bad, but, yet, may be vital in order to be successful in what we do. Although it may be common for artists to switch between creating… Continue reading Award-Winning Music Producer J Rhodes Sets His Sights in the Film Industry With his Film, ‘It’s A Wonderful Plight’

What Drives Entrepreneur Janai Wray to Succeed in Multiple Businesses?

What Drives Entrepreneur Janai Wray to Succeed in Multiple Businesses? The difficulties one encounters when running a company can sink the organization if not run properly. Running multiple companies in different fields? It takes a remarkable mind, resilience, and faith in yourself to make sure the company succeeds. Brooklyn, NY’s Janai Wray, who started her… Continue reading What Drives Entrepreneur Janai Wray to Succeed in Multiple Businesses?

How Social Justice and Fashion Led Shara McHayle to Find Her Entrepreneurial Spirit

How Social Justice and Fashion Led Shara McHayle to Find Her Entrepreneurial Spirit Growing up multiracial many years ago wasn’t viewed as a good or positive thing in some circles because a person had, in theory, two identities that defined them. Although the conflicts were held within, one New York City girl didn’t allow either… Continue reading How Social Justice and Fashion Led Shara McHayle to Find Her Entrepreneurial Spirit

5 Questions With… Wayne Hartley

5 Questions With… Wayne Hartley You founded Hearts Pet Care while still working a 9 to 5 and decided to become a full-time entrepreneur during a pandemic. Why did you decide to jump out at this time and do you have any regrets?  I decided to take the leap into full-time entrepreneurship because I saw… Continue reading 5 Questions With… Wayne Hartley

David Mullings is on a Quest to Show Investors That Money Can Be Made in the Caribbean Market

David Mullings is on a Quest to Show Investors That Money Can Be Made in the Caribbean Market There are very few investment firms that are minority-owned yet they continue to build a portfolio of quality public and private companies. Blue Mahoe Capital is a black-owned investment firm that is owned by David P. A.… Continue reading David Mullings is on a Quest to Show Investors That Money Can Be Made in the Caribbean Market

Tiffany Rose Dean: ‘Hollywood Hair Bar is the #1 Black Beauty Brand Online’

Hollywood Hair Bar Owner Tiffany Rose Dean Proves Switching Careers Can Meet Entrepreneurial Goals Two years ago, celebrity stylist Tiffany Rose Dean started her own Black-owned beauty brand, Hollywood Hair Bar, and although the coronavirus pandemic hit the country hard, her business has done extremely well. With over 22,000 5-star reviews on her website, the… Continue reading Tiffany Rose Dean: ‘Hollywood Hair Bar is the #1 Black Beauty Brand Online’

Yvette N. Harris’ Passion for Community Shines During the Crises that Affect People of Color

Yvette N. Harris’ Passion for Community Shines During the Crises that Affect People of Color Being in business for yourself, you may often run into obstacles, downfalls, and unexpected surprises that may mess up whatever it is you are working on. But, this is where the strong survive and the stronger adapt in order to… Continue reading Yvette N. Harris’ Passion for Community Shines During the Crises that Affect People of Color

Krystle Watler Explores the Virtue of Leading an Ad Agency as a Woman of Color

Krystle Watler Explores the Virtue of Leading an Ad Agency as a Woman of Color As Managing Director of Virtue — an ad agency owned by Vice Media Group — Krystle Watler is one of the few women of color who is leading a general ad agency across several disciplines. After her appointment last summer… Continue reading Krystle Watler Explores the Virtue of Leading an Ad Agency as a Woman of Color

Creative Artists Agency’s Tory Dandy On the Rise of Black Sports Agents

Creative Artists Agency’s Tory Dandy On the Rise of Black Sports Agents Last year saw a seismic shift within the sports agency world when more than half of the players selected in the first round of the National Football League draft were being represented by Black agents. This was the first time that has happened.… Continue reading Creative Artists Agency’s Tory Dandy On the Rise of Black Sports Agents

April Silver: ‘I’ve Now Been Around Long Enough to Know That Every Dark Storm is Followed By a Bright New Day’

April Silver The 15th Annual National Black Writers Conference was scheduled to take place during its usual spring date earlier this year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed. It has been rescheduled to take place Wednesday, Nov. 11 to Saturday, Nov. 14 virtually. The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College… Continue reading April Silver: ‘I’ve Now Been Around Long Enough to Know That Every Dark Storm is Followed By a Bright New Day’

Sydney Margetson: ‘There’s No Better Feeling Than Breaking a New Artist’

Sydney Margetson As with many Howard University alum, Atlantic Records Senior VP of Publicity Sydney Margetson hit the ground running when he decided to pursue his career. Having interned at Mercury Records, Def Jam, Polygram, and then BMG, Margetson found his home at Atlantic Records. His longevity there has helped to guide the careers of… Continue reading Sydney Margetson: ‘There’s No Better Feeling Than Breaking a New Artist’

Dia Simms: ‘The Best Way to Make a Change Is Through Ownership and Entrepreneurship’

Dia Simms After running Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ company, Combs Enterprises, for two decades while overseeing brands Ciroc, Aquahydrate, Sean John, and the brand that started it all, Bad Boy Entertainment, former president of Combs Enterprises, Dia Simms, now controls the fate of her own brand, HANDS L.L.C. She and her partner, Erin Harris, also a… Continue reading Dia Simms: ‘The Best Way to Make a Change Is Through Ownership and Entrepreneurship’