Here's What We Can Do to Close The Wealth Gap In America

Here's What We Can Do to Close The Wealth Gap In America

According to Fast Company, our generation is the first with an opportunity to close the racial wealth gap in the United States. That means, if we play our cards right, closing that gap could be the biggest contribution we make to American culture. Read on to learn what Jamilah McCluney of Black Wealth Financial recommends.

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Mother Knows Best: 4 Mompreneurs Share Their Secrets To Success

Mother Knows Best: 4 Mompreneurs Share Their Secrets To Success

Being a mother is a full-time job that pays in hugs, kisses, and success for the little people you're raising. Today I want to introduce you to four women who decided to make their other full-time job  (the one that pays in money) work for them. Read on to find out how Kimberly, Genesis, Denise and Quiana have managed to find success in both motherhood and entrepreneurship.

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(James) Beard Gang: The Rise of Kitchen 713

(James) Beard Gang: The Rise of Kitchen 713

The last Black-owned business on our Founder's Fav's list is Kitchen 713. This is a spot I've visited more than a few times since my move to Houston in December 2017. I'm happy to say there hasn't been a single dish that didn't leave me with slight separation anxiety at the last bite. I was so excited to take my friends and family to Kitchen 713 for my official birthday dinner to enjoy the craft cocktails and delicious cuisine right along with me. Read on to learn more about how James-Beard-Award-Winning Chefs Ross Coleman and James Haywood continue to exceed their goals & dreams.

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Dear Momma...A Black Girl Made Your Card

Dear Momma...A Black Girl Made Your Card

Momma didn't raise no fool. Did you know that Americans spend $671 million on Mother's Day cards every year?! Well we do. And since we know that Black people are setting consumer trends in this country, it's time we made Black greeting cards a thing. This Mother's Day, in honor of Black art, Black women and good old Black excellence, we've brought you 2 businesses to get your gifts from if you want to make Momma proud.

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The Woman Behind Sweet T's Cupcakery

The Woman Behind Sweet T's Cupcakery

Since this is still my first year in a new city, I invited a few close friends from out of town to enjoy an Houston staycation with me. My goal was to spend the weekend doing my 2 favorite things: eating and #BuyingBlack.

And Heaven, it was. 

Stay tuned for the next few weeks as I share the stories of the Black entrepreneurs who helped pull my celebration together

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A Spring cleaning guide for the Entrepreneurs of the world

A Spring cleaning guide for the Entrepreneurs of the world

We have officially made it to Spring 2018...can I get an Amen? The snow is melting (hopefully), humans up north are coming out of hibernation, the Southerners are already in shorts, and the birds in the trap are singing McKnight in perfect harmony. Spring is the season of renewal, emergence, and transformation. Entrepreneurs, keep these tidbits in mind as you step into the new season.

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3 Shondaland Lessons to Carry into Women's History Month

3 Shondaland Lessons to Carry into Women's History Month

Genius producer Shonda Rhimes ended Black History Month and kicked off Women's History Month in a more profound way than any of us could have ever imagined.  Her double serving of Scandal/HTGAWM crossover episodes brought together the two most iconic Black-Girl-Boss characters on television today (Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope, if you haven't guessed)...and chile, they had some wisdom to share! Grab your notebooks.

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New york fashion...woke.

New york fashion...woke.

For generations, Black culture has had a profound influence on the fashion world (and every other creative avenue one could imagine). The influence could not be more evident than this year at New York Fashion Week, where Marvel's charity presentation - the largest of its kind - oozed Black excellence. We're beyond ecstatic to see how the concepts of Wakanda's expert costume team (led by Ruth E. Carter) will materialize on the racks of our favorite department stores. For now, have a look at the geniuses behind #NewYorkFashionWoke. See what we did there?

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Hey Black Child: 13 Books you should read with your babies

Hey Black Child: 13 Books you should read with your babies

We can all agree that the books our children read at a young age have a huge impact on their development. We want our babies to know that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. That's why it's so important to expose them to stories that they can identify with. Take a look at this list of dynamic children's books written with our beautiful Black babies in mind.

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Can I Be Real: Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Can I Be Real: Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Can I Be Real, the brainchild of IU Alum Marc Hardy, elaborates on the Black experience in America and discusses ways to begin healing some of our country's biggest wounds. While the book addresses a White audience, each chapter ends with suggestions and action items that I feel are useful for all races. We all have an opportunity to impact the three main environments that make up our lives: the crib, the career, and the community. I've broken down my favorite action items to serve three key points of every American's life. 

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I SLEIGH: 10 Brands That Lit My Christmas Tree This Year

I SLEIGH: 10 Brands That Lit My Christmas Tree This Year

“If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?!”

That was one of the most irritating questions to hear as a child. It was also one of my
favorite questions to ask as a child…go figure.
Decades later while writing my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Official Black Wall
Street
, I could hear my 6-year-old self asking grown-up me that same question. I
discovered so many incredible Black-owned brands to add to my list that I had to do
more than just talk about them. I wanted to get closer. So I went to my Official Black
Wall Street app and got my Black Santa on. Read on to learn about some of the
brands in my sleigh.

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