• This Week In Black Fashion

    20 days ago - By Essence

    Essence Magazine By Kerane Marcellus · Updated January 13, 2023 Fashion week is looming, and we know that all the PR girlies are probably stressed over budgets and emails, but every season, there's usually lots of success reached, and the relief of a show ending smoothly allows for a deep satisfying sigh. This week there were many announcements that we did not see coming and some that were pleasantly surprising, from collaborations that will absolutely need to be added to each of your closets to some news that pays homage to a beloved late designer. Fashion can be fleeting, but this week I...
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  • Black-Led VC Firm Raises $58.1M To Help Low-Income Workers Become Business Owners

    Black-Led VC Firm Raises $58.1M To Help Low-Income Workers Become Business Owners

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    Todd Leverette, Founder Of Apis & Heritage Capital Partners By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 13, 2023 It's not easy transitioning from worker to founder. Fortunately, a Black founded investment fund is aiming to make the leap a smooth one. Apis & Heritage Capital Partners recently announced the final close of its first investment fund at $58.1 million. The investment fund was created to finance the conversion of companies with substantial Black and Brown workforces into 100% employee-owned businesses using a 100% employee stock ownership plan structure. “The whole A&H team is humbled...
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  • Rep. Barbara Lee Plans To Run For Senate In 2024

    Rep. Barbara Lee Plans To Run For Senate In 2024

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    By Melissa Noel · Updated January 13, 2023 Rep. Barbara Lee told members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday that she intends to run for Senate in 2024. The California Democrat shared her plans during a closed-door meeting of the caucus, however, she made clear she is still focused on the floods ravaging her state, according to NBC News. According to Politico , Lee has not officially announced her plans out of respect forSenator Dianne Feinstein , who has yet to declare her candidacy for re-election. Lee's remarks were said to be more of a response to her colleagues' questions...
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  • WATCH: Lori Harvey Celebrates Her Essence Cover

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    By Essence · Updated January 12, 2023 Lori Harvey is grown now! We celebrated the model turned entrepreneurs growth on for our Black Love edition of Essence. TOPICS: Black Love essence lori harvey Steve Harvey
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  • Struggling With Dry January? Black Woman-Owned, Mocktail Club Has You Covered

    Struggling With Dry January? Black Woman-Owned, Mocktail Club Has You Covered

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    By Dominique Fluker · Updated January 13, 2023 The new year inspires new healthy habits , including life> Dry January comes in. Dry January challenges participants to abstain from drinking alcohol for all 31 days of January and was created by a British organization called Alcohol Change UK. However, Dry January is mainly for the year's first month; the benefits of sobriety span beyond January. A study published in the BMJ Open shows that abstaining from alcohol in casual to moderate drinkers improves insulin resistance, weight, blood pressure, and cancer-related growth factors. Even if...
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