• WATCH | Culture, Fitness, and Soul

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    By Noel Cody · Updated November 18, 2022 We are profiling incredible entrepreneurs in honor of National Women's Small Business Month. Meet Tammeca Rochester-she is bringing culture and community to the wellness space like never before with her brand, Harlem Cycle .Looking around, Tammeca wasn't happy with what she was seeing in the market and decided to welcome in communities that had been kept out of the wellness space. “We are rewriting the script for generations who don't have to hold on to the burdens of their family , they can take a moment for themselves through self-care,” she says...
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  • WATCH | Showcasing Creatives of Color

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    By Noel Cody · Updated November 18, 2022 It's National Women's Small Business Month, so we're honoring it by introducing you to some fabulous Black women entrepreneurs like Michelle Cadore, the creator of Yes I Am Clothing and co-owner of Da Spot Boutique in Brooklyn, NY. After hitting a glass ceiling in her career, Michelle realized that, “I am who I say I am and no one will tell me how far I can go.” And just like that, Yes I Am Clothing was born-and later she joined business partner, NAME HERE, in opening the doors to Da Spot to help creatives of color showcase their work, gain...
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  • WATCH | Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

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    By Noel Cody · Updated November 18, 2022 In honor of National Women's Small Business Month, we want to introduce you to the woman who is changing the narrative around Black-owned businesses-Mandy Bowman, CEO of Official Black Wall Street .Always dialed into the businesses in her Brooklyn neighborhood, Mandy found inspiration in other entrepreneurs who looked like her and knew that's what she wanted to be from the age of 13. She took her desire to support local businesses and give them the support they deserved by recommending Black-owned businesses-first on a simple spread sheet, then on...
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  • WATCH | Ludacris Wants Everyone To Support Black Owned Businesses With New Google Initiative

    10 days ago - By Essence

    By Essence · Updated November 18, 2022 By: Okla Jones “A lot of people want to support Black businesses but they may not necessarily know how, and where to search. We're just trying to point people in the right direction,” the Grammy Award-winning artist says. Today, Google launched its 3rd annual Black Owned Friday initiative to encourage everyone to search, support, and shop Black-owned businesses this holiday season. The tech company has collaborated with Grammy award-winning artist, actor and producer Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and musician Flo Milli, on an original song and interactive...
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  • Black Owned Brands to Support

    Black Owned Brands to Support

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    By Kerane Marcellus · Updated November 18, 2022 As the holidays are approaching at what feels like a very rapid pace, gift shopping is now at the top of the list of things to do. While shopping for others can feel daunting, giving a good gift does more for your than you know; one thing about gift-giving for a fashion girl, whether she's the minimalist type or the kind of person who likes to stand out, these five in-person and online stores based in Brooklyn, New York should be go-tos even after the holidays. Black designers and fashion connoisseurs, just within our own families, have been...
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