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By Megan Kirk Actor and comedian Chris Rock released a film in 2009 centered around Black women and the beauty industry. Taking a closer look at the relationship between Black women and their hair, the film “Good Hair” uncovered truths about the significant role Black women play in the multibillion-dollar industry. It also helped to highlight the versatility of Black hair and why Black women dominate the hair and beauty business. In 2019, Essence magazine reported that African Americans spend $1.2 trillion each year on hair and that number

By Megan Kirk Detroit’s Black small business owners will soon see a new coalition in place to better serve their needs. Several Black entrepreneurs held a press conference to unveil a new partnership with help from TCF Bank. The Metro-Detroit Black Business Alliance will develop programs and initiatives that will help create revenue and sustainability for all Black business owners in the city. Created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the alliance highlights the specific and unique roadblocks Black businesses endure. Spearheaded by Charity Dean, founder of Dean

Hires solidify Real Times Media as a diverse, digitally focused media platform. DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM) is proud to welcome Mark Hayes and Andre Ash. In a heightened commitment to digital journalism, Hayes and Ash will work to curate online content for all Real Times Media subsidiaries.Hayes, based out of Atlanta, will lead national, high-profile content planning for the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune, and Who’s Who In Black Atlanta. Ash will focus on news and issues primarily connected to the Michigan Chronicle in Detroit, where