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Major American Retailers Pledge 15% Of Shelf Space To Black-Owned Brands

First Published - June 14, 2020 NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Sephora's Artemis Patrick and designer Aurora James, creator of the "15 Percent Pledge" to support black-owned brands. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Big companies like Nike, Amazon and Sephora have been expressing support for anti-racist activism with new...

Staying Safe is Your Neighborhood. Use These 5 Tools to Help.

How Safe is Your Neighbourhood? Use These 5 Tools to Find Out Take a drive around your neighborhood and take in at all that it has to offer. You might find parks, playgrounds, eclectic stores, unique restaurants and other neighborhood attractions that make it a wonderful place to live and raise a family. However, there might...

Shelf Space for Black-owned Businesses

POP-UPS It is crucial that black business owners gain wider exposure in mainstream stores. We recently put out a message to find out who would be interested in appearing in a pop up store at a major department store in the UK. The...

The Black Social Media Influencers worth Following in 2020

(Image via https://twitter.com/MKBHD) The Black Lives Matter movement has brought with it a whole host of people aiming to spread awareness and create change as a result. Support for the movement is certainly growing, highlighted by one-off specials like Channel 4 hosting a ‘Black Takeover Day’, but it’s really just the start. More needs to happen, and...

Two Black-Led Banks Just Merged to Form a $1 Billion Lender

First Published on August 26, 2020 By ShoppeBlack Two Black-Led banks, City First in Washington, DC and Broadway Financial Corporation in Los Angeles, CA announced today that they have entered into a transformational Merger of Equals agreement to create the largest Black-Led bank in the nation with more than $1 billion...

Silicon Valley has deep pockets for African startups – if you’re not African

By Larry Madowo in New York @LarryMadowo Last modified: Thu 6 Aug 2020 American venture capital and private equity is dominating Africa, but it’s mostly funding other white foreign founders as black entrepreneurs struggle to raise financing Jesse Ghansah: ‘The yardstick used to judge African founders is...

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Songwriter did not get his due.

By Lydia Hutchinson First published - May 1, 2017 For the last 50 years, that happy little word has been a universally recognized shorthand for the song known as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” From Pete Seeger’s version in 1952 (titled “Wimoweh”) to the Tokens’ No. 1 single in 1961...

Prince Harry: Social media is dividing us. Together, we can redesign it

BY PRINCE HARRY THE DUKE OF SUSSEX Amid a crisis of health, hate, and truth online, companies need to take a stand for a more compassionate digital world, writes Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. A little over four weeks ago, my wife and I started calling...

Channel 4 will host ‘Black Takeover Day’

Channel 4 will host 'Black Takeover Day' in 2021 with Celebrity Gogglebox, Countdown and Hollyoaks showcasing black talent 'on and off screen' as Big Breakfast returns for one-off special. Network to disrupt its regular schedule and reimagine some of its biggest shows Flagship programmes to star and be hosted by black talent throughout the day Bosses...

The First Black Managing Partner of a London City Law Firm

by Trevor James First published - October 9, 2017 He embarked on a journey from would-be rugby player to becoming the first black managing partner of a City law firm – Trevor James, tax partner at Morrison & Foerster, shares his career story as part of The Lawyer’s coverage during...