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Real Housewives of Atlanta Partner to Support Black Businesses

Seagram’s Escapes is partnering with Real Housewives of Atlanta stars and entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey, who helped create Seagram’s Escapes Peach Bellini flavor, and her celebrity friend Eva Marcille to promote Black-owned businesses, help drive sales and award small business grants. Real Housewives of Atlanta star and co-creator of Seagram’s Escapes Peach Bellini, Cynthia Bailey is teaming up with the brand on its newest program, Seagram’s Escapes Holiday Marketplace: Featuring...

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LLC v. Federal Trademark

By Kyona McGhee In a day and age where genius ideas, heart-tugging art, and groundbreaking business concepts are flooding our timelines every second of the day, it is more important than ever for creatives, and entrepreneurs alike to protect their intellectual property. Unfortunately, most creatives and entrepreneurs don’t realize the importance of protecting their stuff until they’re hit with a cease and desist letter themselves, or a bigger influencer...

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Stone Solutions Owner, Chandell Stone Sources Talent From Africa to Support Small Businesses in US and Europe.

By Racquel Coral, Chicago Defender After recognizing the high unemployment gap amongst millennials in Kenya, educator, HBCU, and Harvard University graduate, Chandell Stone, founded Stone Solutions. In its second year, Stone Solutions has successfully leveraged talent across Africa to provide the United States and Europe with virtual assistance and consulting services. Racquel Coral (RC): What was the motivation behind Stone Solutions, and how did you get started? Chandell Stone (CS): Stone Solutions...

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Digital women empowerment course “The Pink Pill” passes $1 million in sales

Black entrepreneur Christelyn Karazin has launched a digital empire with her online courses developed specifically for the empowerment and advancement of black women. Her series of digital courses, The Pink Pill, has surpassed $1 million in sales revenue less than two years into the launch of her original flagship course. The Pink Pill, The Pink Pill For College and The Pink Pill For Business are comprehensive online courses developed by Christelyn Karazin and...

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Distribution deals bring Black-owned whiskey brand ‘Guidance’ to store shelves in 5 states

NASHVILLE—Black-owned brands are suddenly in demand, and serial entrepreneur Jason Ridgel is in high spirits after sales of Guidance, a whiskey brand he owns, skyrocketed in recent months. Guidance is making a name for itself as one of the few black-owned premium craft small-batch whiskey brands available for purchase online and in stores in Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia and California. It’s part of a growing black-owned spirits movement. Since launching...

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Wells Fargo announces Gigi Dixon as new head of External Relations

NNPA NEWSWIRE—Georgette “Gigi” Dixon has been named Wells Fargo’s new head of External Relations, which is part of the bank’s Government Relations and Public Policy team. Dixon, who currently serves as senior director of External Relations for National Constituents, has been responsible for leading engagement with major national nonprofits, advocacy organizations and other key stakeholders. She’s also a key adviser to executives for diversity and inclusion issues, according to...

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