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One woman's mission to 'buy black' on Black Friday

November 26, 2017 - 
On Black Friday, Candy Lowe won’t be joining the crowds lining up outside a big department store to grab a deal before dawn. Instead, she will visit a local clothing shop called Curvy Girls, pick up gift cards from Body Temple and purchase oils at African Extravaganza -- all small businesses, all black-owned.
“We have to keep these dollars in our co... Read more

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'2nd and Second' bringing 24-hour dining back to St. Petersburg

 November 27, 2017 - A new 24-hour diner is set to open next month in St. Petersburg, assuming they can hire enough people to run the place. Although Perrier and co-owners Reno Cowez and Jeremy Declut are no strangers to the downtown restaurant culture, running a 24-hour restaurant is. One of the biggest challenges they’ve discovered is finding enough people to fill the jobs. &ldquo... Read more

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NBC News, MSNBC Sign Eric Deggans to Contributor Deal

November 27, 2017 - Eric Deggans TV critic for NPR, has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor.
He is expected to discuss issues related to media and television across the news units’ various outlets and will also contribute to a new team devoted to media-industry coverage that the NBCUniversal unit unveiled in September. A formal name for the initiative has... Read more

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Turning the Tide: Nonprofit Helps Black Female Entrepreneurs Compete With White Men

November 27, 2017 - 
Social entrepreneur Alfa Demmellash may be a married mother of two but she knows the plight of single mothers intimately. Raised in part by a single mother in her native Ethiopia at the height of the devastating Derg regime in Ethiopia, Demmellash—who escaped violence that killed family members when she immigrated to the United States at age 12—will ... Read more

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Florida's local shops see holiday boom as malls struggle

November 28, 2017 - As some of the state’s shopping malls struggle, many of Florida’s neighborhood shopping districts are experiencing a renaissance. Business district leaders, shop owners and real estate professionals say crowds are flocking to more eclectic collection of retailers and shops. More from the Orlando Sentinel. Visit for full article.
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Congratulations to Delquanda S Turner for acceptance to USF Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership

November 30, 2017 - MAKING MOVES: Congratulations to Delquanda S Turner for acceptance to USF Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership. The St Pete native and mother of 2 is currently employed as Community Engagement Officer for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete. ... Read more

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#BuyBlack: ESSENCE List of 89 Black-Owned Businesses to Shop for the Holidays

December 4, 2017 - This Christmas, ESSENCE wants you to #BuyBlack! According to a ESSENCE/Nielsen Report, Black buying power is close to an  impressive $1.3 trillion! So, why not use your hard-earned money to make an impact in the community? While checking off your list of loved ones on your gift list, spread the holiday cheer and support these Black-owned businesses that need your h... Read more

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25 Black-Owned Businesses to Support on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

December 12, 2017 - Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but very little of this sales revenue goes to Black and minority-owned businesses. In fact, according to federal statistics, Black-owned businesses continue to grow in numbers, but their annual revenues and number of employees continue to lag. Visit for full listing.&nbsp... Read more

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Colin Kaepernick tweets that he wants to join Diddy in buying the Panthers

December 27, 2017 - Just a few weeks ago, Diddy was saying he wanted to buy the entire NFL. That, of course, was never realistic, but with the Carolina Panthers suddenly up for sale, you’d have to think the rapper/entrepreneur would be interested, right? Actually, Diddy has a two-part plan in mind: Buy the Panthers, then sign Colin Kaepernick. When he learned of Diddy’s p... Read more

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Meet the 29-Year Old Entrepreneur Who Spike Lee Wants to Work With

January 3, 2018 - Chad Sanders, a 29-year old tech entrepreneur and rising star, is partnering up with Spike Lee for a new TV series inspired by no other than himself. The series entitled Archer is a sociological thriller with a pinch of dark comedy that revolves around the life of a character described as a "young black Zuckerberg." Visit for full article.... Read more

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