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Animation

First Ever Black-Owned Animation Network to Launch this Summer

Although the critical and commercial success of animated films like Soul and Hair Love has opened the door to amplifying Black voices in animation, the industry is largely exclusionary.  According to a recent report, only 4% of the field is made up of Black animators. Directors, studio owners, and producers are even more sparse.  Jermaine & Whaketa Hargrove […]

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams to Invest $13 Million to Gain Ownership of UK Football Club

Serena Williams knows what it’s like to dominate one sport — now she’s looking to stake her claim in another, but this time as an owner.  Forbes recently reported that the prolific businesswoman has plans to join a U.K. bid to buy Chelsea Football Club. The successful Football Club is currently owned by Russian billionaire Roman […]

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Real Estate

Black Woman Blazes Trail for Grenada’s High End Real Estate Market

Grenada, known as one of the Spice Islands, has always been known for its crystal clear waters, vibrant culture and hospitality. There’s one Black woman however, who wants to add to that narrative.  The island also offers fantastic opportunities for investment, with its unspoiled landscapes — and thanks to the powerhouse that is Kandace Douglas, […]

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Coca-Cola

Black-Owned Independent Coca-Cola Bottler Named Best Managed Company in U.S.

Coca-Cola Florida, one of the largest Black-owned businesses in the U.S. and the largest in Florida, has been selected as a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company. Founded in 2015, Coca-Cola Florida is the third-largest privately held and sixth-largest minority-owned business in the state. The company, headquartered in Tampa, covers 47 counties in the state as well […]

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Fresh Mink Pets

Black Woman Launches All-Natural Pet Care Line, Fresh Mink Pets

Maria Lee-Driver, an accomplished entrepreneur from North Carolina, is the founder of Fresh Mink Pets, a Black-owned line of all-natural pet deodorizing products including pet fume, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and sage. All of her company’s products are 100 percent free of harmful chemicals. In the summer of 2021, Maria received an invitation to attend SuperZoo in […]

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target

Target Doubles the Number of Black-Owned Brands on Its Shelves

In an update on its progress to invest $2 billion in Black-owned businesses by 2025, the retail giant Target announced it’s increased the amount of money it’s spent with Black-owned companies and suppliers. According to a Target release, the retailer has increased its investments in Black-owned brands, companies and suppliers by more than 50 percent compared to 2020. […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

Black Businesses in Marjorie Taylor Greene’s District Fear They Won’t Be Heard

Georgia bookstore owner Julia Davis has felt the sting of racism. Sometimes, it’s been subtle, like when people assume she’s the hired help and ask to speak to her boss. Other times, it’s more pronounced, an in-your-face reminder of the deep racial divide that still exists in Georgia. Since buying her shop in 2020, Davis has had […]

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Disney World

Disney World’s First Black-Owned Food Truck Promotes Health Diet

Robyn and Zak Wallace’s food truck Local Green Orlando has found a new home in Disney Springs as the first Black-owned food truck at Walt Disney World in Florida. Multi-platinum songwriter “Big Zak” and his wife Robyn first opened their Local Green restaurant in Atlanta in 2018 after tragedy struck both of their families. The weight of their family members […]

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Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson Joins Group Bidding to Purchase Denver Broncos

Magic Johnson aims to expand his ownership across the sports world. The former Showtime Laker has reportedly joined the group bidding to acquire the NFL’s Denver Broncos. Never one to shy away from sports (even if it isn’t the game of basketball), Johnson will join forces with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris in an attempt […]

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