Category Archives: Urban Business

Millionaire Venus Opal Reese Goes Home to Shoot Documentary

Millionaire Venus Opal Reese Goes Home to Shoot Documentary

Dr. Venus Opal Reese
*From living on the streets of Baltimore to Stanford PhD to millionaire, Dr. Venus Opal Reese has “monetized her messy” life. She is returning to her roots in Baltimore to capture footage about her life and teach other Black Women entrepreneurs how to become 7-figure earners. Thirty top book-publishing houses turned down her book proposal, The […]

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T.I. Harris Brings Art of ‘The Grand Hustle’ to BET Networks

T.I. Harris Brings Art of ‘The Grand Hustle’ to BET Networks

Tip 'T.I.' Harris
*BET Networks, in partnership with Grand Hustle Productions, is excited to announce the premiere of “The Grand Hustle” a fierce new reality competition series, featuring 16 business minded men and women vying for an opportunity of a lifetime! Created and Executive produced by Grammy-award winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur and the King of the South himself, Tip […]

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William Allen Young to Host Celebrating Diversity in Hollywood

William Allen Young to Host Celebrating Diversity in Hollywood

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*On Friday, April 27, 2018, award-winning actor, William Allen Young of the CBS hit show Code Black, will host the opening gala celebration, “A Great Day in Black Hollywood” at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center to kick off the 24th Annual African American Film Marketplace (AAFM) and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase held April 28 – […]

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Black Women Elevate Los Angeles Event Coming April 21

Black Women Elevate Los Angeles Event Coming April 21

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*Los Angeles event Black Women Elevate will be taking place on April 21st  at the Beach House Hotel — Hermosa Beach. Arizona’s Master Coach brings her magic on tour. Her stop in Los Angeles will include powerhouse guest speakers from the Southland. Tickets are available at www.BlackWomenElevate.com. The Black Women Elevate Arizona event Sold Out! This one-day Leadership […]

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International Classical Recording Artist Audrey DuBois Harris Releases New CD ‘God Bless America’

International Classical Recording Artist Audrey DuBois Harris Releases New CD ‘God Bless America’

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*Millions know Audrey DuBois Harris for singing for President Barack Obama and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Now Harris has released her new CD, “God Bless America,” with longtime collaborator and music maestro, Damien Sneed. The five-song EP features the title track along with classics and contemporary compositions: “Amazing Grace,” “God Can Do Anything […]

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McDonald’s Triples Crew Tuition for Restaurant Employees

McDonald’s Triples Crew Tuition for Restaurant Employees

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*The McDonald’s corporation  announced it will allocate $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program. This investment will provide almost 400,000 U.S. restaurant employees with accessibility to the program as the company will also lower eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and drop weekly shift minimums from […]

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Tirrell D. Whitley Teams up to Executive Produce ‘Brian Banks’

Tirrell D. Whitley Teams up to Executive Produce ‘Brian Banks’

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*Fresh off the groundbreaking marketing campaigns for Marvel’s Black Panther and USA Network’s Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G., marketing executive Tirrell D. Whitley  is now in the Executive Producer’s chair for “Brian Banks,” the biopic of the wrongfully imprisoned, high school football star, directed by Tom Shadyac (Patch Adams) and written by Doug Atchison (Akeelah And The Bee). Producing […]

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5-Year Old Entrepreneur Kennedy O’Neal Teaches Investing

5-Year Old Entrepreneur Kennedy O’Neal Teaches Investing

Kennedy O’Neal
*She may only be 5-years old, but this kindergartener, Kennedy O’Neal already understands the importance of saving money at a young age. Her fascination with money actually started while she was still in diapers. As a toddler, she began stashing money away in her piggy bank and would always on the prowl for loose change in […]

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‘More Than a Fraction’ Book Tour Adds September 15 at Edmondson Branch of Enoch Pratt Library

‘More Than a Fraction’ Book Tour Adds September 15 at Edmondson Branch of Enoch Pratt Library

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*Baltimore author Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs’ book tour in support of her creative non-fiction account of her enslaved ancestors who lived at the Smithfield plantation in Virginia, adds another date. The new “More Than a Fraction” book presentation date is Saturday September 15, 2018 at the Edmondson Avenue Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in […]

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Capital One Sued For Discrimination Against Blacks and Latinos

Capital One Sued For Discrimination Against Blacks and Latinos

*The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Houston Branch (“NAACP”), League of United Latin American Citizens, District VIII (“LULAC”) and a former bank employee have filed a major federal racial discrimination lawsuit against Capital One Bank, a publicly-traded national bank. The suit alleges Capital One has engaged in a conscious and deliberate plan […]

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