Category Archives: Urban Business

10-Year-Old Gabrielle Goodwin Invents the Perfect Hair Bow

10-Year-Old Gabrielle Goodwin Invents the Perfect Hair Bow

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*Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin is now selling her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows in 50 Once Upon a Child stores in 16 states across the US. With the help of her mom Rozalynn, the 10 year-old CEO solved the age-old problem of disappearing girls’ hair barrettes by inventing The Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY. Gabrielle […]

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Charlene Crowell: Coalition Demands Access to Housing and Mortgage Credit

Charlene Crowell: Coalition Demands Access to Housing and Mortgage Credit

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*As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace — not abandon– its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. In a June 6 letter […]

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Mambo Sauce Founders Win Family Business of the Year

Mambo Sauce Founders Win Family Business of the Year

* The owners of a company that successfully commercialized Mambo sauce — the original wing sauce in the DMV – were honored recently with the Family Business Award by Black Enterprise, the premier business, investing and wealth-building resource for African Americans. “It feels kind of surreal. We never won an award recognizing how much work […]

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Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

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*The first and only African-American so far to hold a patent for a natural hair care product is Detroit native Gwen Jimmere. She wanted to create a solution for black women that would reduce the amount of time they spent washing and conditioning their hair. Not only that, she wanted it to contain natural ingredients. […]

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More Stars, Celebs Added to Essence Festival Daytime Line-Up

More Stars, Celebs Added to Essence Festival Daytime Line-Up

*Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® announces additions to its incredible daytime line-up of the nation’s leading speakers, influencers and artists at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 30-July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.  Essence Festival Attendees will be inspired and empowered to affect change in their communities while experiencing […]

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SpaceLab Detroit Offers Affordable Co-Working Office Space

SpaceLab Detroit Offers Affordable Co-Working Office Space

*WHO: SpaceLab Detroit, the newest co-working facility for professional business owners WHAT: A grand opening and tour of SpaceLab’s 5,200 square feet of modern office suites, design library, conference rooms, project display areas, and a community kitchen, all designed to accommodate architects, interior designers, engineers, real estate professionals, artists, community development organizations, other entrepreneurs and service-providers WHEN: 6pm […]

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Bam Crawford Announces the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference 2017 ‘The Plan: Dream It. Plan It. Do It.’

Bam Crawford Announces the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference 2017 ‘The Plan: Dream It. Plan It. Do It.’

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*Dr. Beverly “Bam” Crawford, Founder/President of The Company International and Pastor, Bible Enrichment Fellowship International will host along with Co-Host, Gabrianna Crawford, a.k.a. Punky G, Vice President, The Company International’s 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference held on Thursday, June 1 thru Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1775 E. […]

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RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of ‘Like Cotton Twines’ & ‘Knucklehead’ (Video)

RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of ‘Like Cotton Twines’ & ‘Knucklehead’ (Video)

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*Following the 20th anniversary of the Urbanworld Film Festival, RLJ Entertainment is set to release Leila Djansi’s (Where Children Play) compelling new feature film, “Like Cotton Twines.” The film, which screened in the World Narrative Category at this year’s festival, follows Micah (Jay Ellis, The Game, HBO’s Insecure), an American volunteer who teaches in a […]

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Agent Hollywood – Screening at Ocean City Film Festival – Third Project of Imagination Lunchbox

Agent Hollywood – Screening at Ocean City Film Festival – Third Project of Imagination Lunchbox

 *Agent Hollywood, the third film project of film production company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC, will be screened at the Ocean City Film Festival on Sunday June 11, 2017. The total film festival will be held throughout the weekend from June 8 – 11th. Imagination Lunchbox is the company of Baltimore prodigy Anthony Michael Hobbs an award […]

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Nigerian-American Artist Olufemi Ibitayo Launches African Art Gallery in Los Angeles

Nigerian-American Artist Olufemi Ibitayo Launches African Art Gallery in Los Angeles

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*Afr-i-can Contemporary Art gallery, an informal and unconventional African art viewing experience, has its grand opening in the iconic American Cement Building on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and the viewing will remain open until June 30, 2017. The inaugural show, Presentation 001, will highlight the works of nine contemporary Nigerian artists including Sam Ebohon, whose […]

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