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100 Black Men National Scholarship Program

The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. The organization's national scholarship program is operated at the local level through their 100 Black Men chapter network. The program provides scholarships to national applicants. The award is only open to 100 Black Men mentees, Collegiate 100®, or affiliates who are graduating high school seniors or college undergraduates enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must be: • Be a 100 Black Men Chapter mentee or affiliate as verified by the local Chapter • Be a U.S. citi

Natural Hair Takeover with Ariane Williams, BlackNaps.org

It's Time for Black People to Take Back the Black Hair Industry Like most of us wearing our hair they way God gave it to us, we are searching for the right products to help maintain our crowns. We are experimenting, enduring trial and error, and in many instances seeking professional help. It's that serious. And because it is that serious, Black Hair Care has become a $4.3 billion industry and er'body wants in. Reports are showing more extensions are coming out of China than India. Those billions, according to US BLACK HAIRCARE MARKET REPORT, don't include specialists, stylists, brushes, bonnets, hair clips, and headbands, wraps, wigs or weaves! There are literally billions of dollars on the

New Black Owned Business Coupon Book

If you are a faithful follower of Minority Report featuring Black Owned Businesses, then you are familiar with my favorite holiday - Black Love Day on February 13th. For those of you who are new to my platform, let me tell you... Black Love Day was created by Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder of the African American Holiday Association. Since 1989, AAHA has acted to preserve culture through traditional and non-traditional holidays, celebrations and rituals. I had the opportunity to interview her and discuss the value of American Descendants of Slaves having our own holidays and traditions. It was a great discussion and if you missed it, check it out below. As the 3rd observed African-American holiday

Find Black Love Event heads to Raleigh, NC

Find Black Love, a new African-centered event for Black singles, is shaking up the match-making industry and giving hope by connecting hundreds of revolutionary Black singles through dating activities centered on Black/African culture at the full-day event on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Ezra Conference Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. “We have decided to do something ground-breaking,” says Find Black Love co-organizer, Nataki Kambon, who is from the Washington DC Metro area. “It has been time for a new paradigm in terms of how Black love and relationships are approached, especially for those of us in the Diaspora…for those of us that have that knowledge of self and want to see it refle

Founder of Black-Owned Juice Brand Honored by the Governor of Texas

Tamala Austin, founder of J.I.V.E. Juice with Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas In his biennial State of the State address on Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott touted the state’s strong economy and workforce, highlighting the success story of J.I.V.E. Juice founder Tamala Austin. J.I.V.E, which stands for Juicing Is Very Essential, is the first juice company owned by an African American to be placed in Whole Foods, and Austin received a standing ovation by state leaders in honor of her accomplishments. “Inspiration, hard work and drive pay off in Texas; they paid off for Tamala,” Gov. Abbott stated, citing the growth of J.I.V.E. Juice from a home-based business into a retail success. “Let

Black Women Talk Tech Seeks to Inspire and Connect Female Startups with Investors

Black Women Talk Tech co-founders; and Essence Ventures CEO/founder of the New Voices Fund, Richelieu Dennis Black women startup founders CAN create billion dollar companies! That is the belief of three innovators – Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro, and Lauren Washington – who were inspired to create “Black Women Talk Tech,” a network of support and resources for Black Women tech founders. With research showing that Black women are the fastest growing group of female entrepreneurs, Black women in tech are no longer hidden figures; but there is a funding gap to support their innovation. However, this funding obstacle did not stop the three founders. They organized a conference in 2017 to provide

Bill to Support Black and Community Banks Introduced

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Il) New federal banking legislation,"H.R.41 - RESCUE Act for Black and Community Banks" was introduced by Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Il) on January 3, 2019. Creative Investment Research partnered with the Financial Services Innovation Coalition to draft this new legislation. The bill is designed to take a focused approach to saving and expanding the number of Black-owned banks operating in the US to meet the needs of the Black community, not just serve bankers. The bill, which has just started the legislative approval process, contains the following provisions: 1. Establishes in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency an office to be known as the "Office

Scholarships for Black History Month

Photo Credit: iStock Fastweb (www.fastweb.com), the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster network, focuses on resources for African American students in celebration of Black History Month. Fastweb encourages undergraduate, graduate and college-bound African American and all minority students to help fund their college education by applying for scholarship opportunities, available now. In their annual free resource – Scholarships for African American Students – students will find scholarships available in a variety of areas, including: engineering, radiologic sciences, nursing, planning and public policy, business and financial services, man

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