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Minority Report | *LIVE* KPFA Radio Interview with host Jovelyn Richards
I am usually the one interviewing, not the one being interviewed but when Jovelyn Richards, the host of Cover to Cover on KPFA Radio invited me to talk about blogging and Black Owned Businesses, it was a conversation I was excited to have. Here's the replay of that interview! If you are interested to learn more contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minority Report | *Facebook LIVE* Africons Unboxing! Check out my Black Panther Gear!
Not every company selling Black Panther apparel is BLACK OWNED. I got mine from https://www.AfriconsShop.com where you can get yours!
Minority Report | Oprah, Umar, Money & Power
Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globe Speech was incredible but it means nothing if we do not continue to discredit our leaders and fail to mobilize. APOLOGIES for the horrible internet connection!
Minority Report | Black Women are not boycotting Black Panther!
Black Women not supporting #BlackPanther is FAKE NEWS! We are going to see the movie and support Michael B. Jordan!
DC Comic 'Michele Sometimes' Goes Up Against Black Card Revoked
Trademarks and Copyrights are an Entrepreneur's best friend! Washington D.C. Comedian "Michele Sometimes" Gray's story is a valuable lesson to all of us about what happens when you don't legally protect your ideas. You can find out more about Brainy Girl Products by following Michele at https://www.facebook.com/brainygirlpr....
Black Owned Business Products "Empties" Edition Part 4
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Black Owned Business Products "Empties" Edition Part 3
I #BuyBlack and these are the empty bottles and containers from Black Owned Businesses I have been supporting lately. This is just the beginning I have more to show you so make sure you subscribe. Businesses show in this video: https://www.TwistedSista.com https://www.SurataSkincare.com https://www.JaneCarterSolution.com https://www.ILuvColors.com https://www.TraciLynnJewelry.com
Black Owned Business Products "Empties" Edition Part 2
I #BuyBlack and these are the empty bottles and containers from Black Owned Businesses I have been supporting lately. This is just the beginning I have more to show you so make sure you subscribe. Businesses show in this video: https://www.GarnersGarden.com https://www.menaturals.net
Black Owned Business Products "Empties" Edition Part 1
I #BuyBlack and these are the empty bottles and containers from Black Owned Businesses I have been supporting lately. This is just the beginning I have more to show you so make sure you subscribe. Businesses show in this video: https://www.JoycesSoulfulCuisine.com https://www.ChefJosephsKickSauce.com https://www.GarnersGarden.com
2nd Annual Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival with Chanel Turner, CEO Fou-Dré Vodka
I headed back to Washington D.C. for the 2nd Annual Black Owned wine and spirits festival, hosted by Chanel Turner - the first and only female to create a vodka brand. She is also the youngest! Hundreds of people diverged into The Showroom to indulge in good food, live entertainment, craft beer, wine and spirits from Black Owned Businesses. For more info about Fou-Dré Vodka, visit https://www.fou-dre.com.
Meet these vendors from the Black Owned Small Business Expo
If there is ever a black owned market place where you can be a vendor and make connections or attend and shop 'til you drop, I strongly encourage you to attend. I met these wonderful vendors and more. Check them out!
Black Owned Callwood Rum; From Tortola, British Virgin Islands to Arundel Mills, MD
Callwood Rum is a family owned business with a 200 year old history. Smooth and 80% proof, Callwood Rum is made in the Caribbean's oldest continuous pot distillery. Hear the family story and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CallwoodRumD...
Meet Christian Author Cortland Jones, Out of the Darkness
Ever wonder why we experience hardships in the presence of an all loving God? In this book, Jones shares his personal hardships and how they drew him closer to God through Jesus Christ. 'Out of the Darkness: A Journey into the Marvelous Light' is a resource for those walking in the newness of their personal relationship with Christ. You can purchase your copy at Amazon, https://goo.gl/p99GSe.
Episode 26 Is Gabrielle Union's Flawless for 4C Hair? [SPONSORED]
After seeing the social media campaign and not seeing a lot of models with 4C hair advertising Gabrielle Union's FLAWLESS hair care line for "textured & curly" hair, I decided to test it out! The results are amazing. This video is sponsored, but opinions are my own. You can purchase the FLAWLESS system at https://flawlesshair.com.
Layla's Closet Personal Thrifting Services, Lyric's Red Pen #BlackOwned
Meet Laneice Small, owner of 2 services you are sure to need: Layla's Closet Personal Thrifting Services & Lyric's Red Pen. Laniece describes how her unique services can benefit your wardrobe and bless writing/proofreading/editing needs! You can reach Laniece online at https://www.facebook.com/Laylascloset... and https://www.facebook.com/lyricsredpen/!
Stylish Sunglasses & Accessories from Baby Love Boutique
Tyler took over her mother's accessories business and has turned it into a youthful brand! If it's popular and trending, The Baby Love Boutique has it available or vows to get it for you.
Kiesse Kids, Ethnic and Diverse Party Supplies for Children of Color
Linda Kiedi saw a need and decided to fill it! Themed party products featuring children from around the world. I sat with Linda and she shared with me how she came to develop supplies for children of color. Have a party coming up? Get your supplies at kiessekids.com!
Wadiya Clothing for Modest Women
Malikah Shakur is the owner of Wadiya Clothing in Absecon, NJ. I stumbled into Wadiya's after a simple Instagram search and found a jem! Not only is this establishment woman-owned, Wadiya's Clothing carry's a line of modest clothing for all women, designed exclusively by Malikah. We had a great conversation about fashion, faith, style, culture, colorism and modesty. This is a preview of what you can expect when you visit! If you are not in the area, browse the online selection of affordable tunics, hijabs, abayas and more - WadiyaClothing.com!
Danie B. Jones hosts the Black Owned Small Business Expo
Hear from Danielle B. Jones, host and coordinator of the Black Owned Small Business Expo! She pulled together a bi-annual one-stop shop event where Black business owners can come together, turn a profit and support one another. Danielle is also the creator of the Black Owned online Marketplace at BlackBizPlace.com and ouryouth.co, her youth outreach program.
K&R Communications, Actions Speak Louder TV
Black Brand is the newly formed Chamber of Commerce in Hampton Roads, Virginia. I sat down with them to learn more about this organization and their passion for seeing Black Owned Businesses thrive while also participating in local politics. I meet with two of their members individually: Keisha Reynolds, owner of K & R Communications (http://www.knrpr.com) helping small businesses and churches build their brands and navigate social media. I also sat with Hendricks, host of Actions Speak Louder TV (https://www.facebook.com/actionsspeak...) shining a positive light on local youth.
Making Money w/ POTUS #45, feat. CJ Thompson of Capital Connoisseur Group
I sat down with Capital Connoisseur Group CEO, CJ Thompson to discuss financial planning and how to win in this Trump Era. CJ Thompson founded Capital Connoisseur Group to provide exceptional financial services to those specifically in under served areas. CJ combines is professionalism and personal touch to help you prosper. Full Service Financial Planning is available. Do not delay; contact CJ at 202-656-0306, capitalconnoisseur.com
Getting Your Signature Dish into Stores w/ Darrell Anderson
Want to be the next Patti Pie flying off Walmart Shelves? Meet Darrell Anderson, CEO of Chef Joseph's Kick Sauce - a line of mild/hot sauces, marinades, and rubs. Darrell isn't only in the business of adding a lil' kick to your favorite dishes, he also wants to help you make your most celebrated recipes "market ready" and sold in stores.
👔 Harrison Blake Apparel Review [Sponsored]
Harrison Blake Apparel is a monthly men's necktie and accessory subscription service. I am always excited to review products and services from Black Owned Businesses and HBA does not disappoint. Check them out here: harrisonblakeapparel.com!
Get your digital download of the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide for 20% your HBA purchase + 70 coupons from other BOBs!
Zaa Box Unboxing [Sponsored]
Get into this ZAA BOX, the monthly subscription luxury spa-in-a-box service that features 5 all-natural full-size artisan products from Black creators. This is the perfect self-indulgence gift full of pampering products that do not disappoint. Visit ZaaBox.com to subscribe. This video features:
Surata Skincare 3.5 oz. Cooling Bar Soap
Pontie Wax 4.0 oz. Soy Candle
Phillip Ashley Chocolates - Namaste, Curry Coconut Cardamom & No.9, French Lavendar Vanilla
Luv Naturale 4.0 oz. Air/Fabric Refreshener Spray
Bella Chic 5.0oz. Yoni-Tox
*Special Thanks to ZaaBox.com for sponsoring this video! All opinions are mine.*
Beech Companies, Phila., Pa
Meet Kenneth Scott, President/CEO of Beech Companies, North Central Philadelphia's community foundation providing funding and entrepreneurial support. Learn more about the services Beech Companies offers at www.BeechInterplex.com
Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide Promotional Video
The Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide is an innovative way for consumers to shop all year-round with discounts from several BOB’s while honoring Black Love – love of the Creator, oneself, our biological family of loved ones as well as the Black Community as we represent the entire Black Race. Businesses like shes2shic.myshopify.com, garnersgarden.com, gregorysylvia.com, aunkh.com, babeuntamed.com, harrisonblakeapparel.com and MORE are participating!
Discounts vary. Each coupon code is valid for one year, to be used at check out for online purchases from the business' website. This code is exclusive to those who purchase the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide. Order this EPIC coupon book. The Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide is only $3.99 for various discounts from 70 different Black Owned Businesses! Click the link to purchase http://bit.ly/2nI0kTX
Casket Sharp Fashions with DMV Comedian Teezus
Comedian Teezus brings to you Casket Sharp Fashions, a customized necktie line for men, women, children, babies, seniors... EVERYONE! In this hilarious interview, Teezus also shares how the power of word of mouth marketing has helped him successfully brand his business and gives timely advice for entrepreneurs who are just striking out on their own. Follow him on IG @CasketSharpTeezus for fashion tips and when and where you can catch him on stage.
Meet Black Brand, VA's new Chamber of Commerce
Black Brand is the empowering voice of group economics in Hampton Roads, Va. This newly formed Chamber of Commerce is a co-op if Black Owned Businesses advocating for social justice and economic development for entrepreneurs. Learn more about the benefits of African-American Chambers and how you can become a member: blackbrand.biz
🎮 Geometry Kawaii Dash
Gaming with Jalen is always fun especially when we are reviewing game apps made by Black app creators! Geometry Kawaii Dash is our latest addiction! Check out this review and give it a try. Available at the Google Play and coming soon to iTune stores.
Black Love Day with Founder/Creator Ayo Handy Kendi
Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder of the African American Holidays Association and creator of #BLACKLOVE DAY discusses why people from the African Diaspora need holidays, celebrations and rituals that promote unity and healing. Black Love Day is one of many days of recognition created that is not rooted in the false idea of white supremacy or consumerism that drains our communities of resources. Celebrating Black Love Day is an alternative to Valentine's Day - 24 hours to celebrate Black Love – love of the Creator, oneself, our biological family of loved ones as well as the Black Community as we represent the entire Black Race. Learn more about Mama Ayo and how you can show love in action on February 13th and beyond.
Celebrate Black Love by circulating the Black Dollar! The Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide is only $3.99 for various discounts from 70 different Black Owned Businesses! Coupons expire 2/12/18 Click the link to purchase http://bit.ly/2nI0kTX
A. Diva Cosmetics Product Review
(WATCH NOW) For $10 each, you cannot beat A. Diva Cosmetics matte, bold, or shimmer lipstick. Which is your favorite color? I tried 6 different pigments and loved each one. Treat yo'self and get a few of your own at www.adivacosmetics.com. Of course, this company is BLACK OWNED! A. Diva Cosmetics was established in 2015. It was created to start a movement in cosmetics to state A Diva can wear whatever she wants! Wear A. Diva Cosmetics fabulously is the only rule.
Sexy Diva - vibrant red (matte)
Chic Diva - rosey pink (matte)
Flirty Diva - dark rose (bold)
Foxy Diva - brink red (matte)
Natural Diva - peach (shimmer)
Sophisticated Diva - toffee (matte)
(WATCH NOW) *I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC* This video is a review of the LUMIX DMC-SZ10 camera made by Panasonic for bloggers and vloggers on a budget!
Costs less than $90 on Amazon. Great audio, video and picture quality.
She is Shic & Urban Snob
(WATCH NOW) Meet Dimitra Diggs, owner of Urban Snob and Sheena Lansanah, owner of She is Shic! These ladies invited me to hang out at their POP UP shop event to enjoy champagne, cupcakes, and conversation. Dimitra and Sheena are fierce women in business!! You can find fashion, accessories and footwear at facebook.com/UrbanSnob and facebook.com/SheS2Shic. Shop now, there is something for every woman.
Black Owned Business
(CONTEST CLOSED) I have tried a few more product from BOBs and I want you to try them too! November 30th will be #WinItWednesday and one lucky subscriber will get everything you see in this video.
🍲 J. DELAWCIOUS Food Seasoning... YUMMM!
(WATCH NOW) Lawd, yasssss. J. Delawcious food seasoning, created by none other than Black Youtuber JerseyIsNaked1, is the truth!! Her signature mix of spices helped me flex my culinary skills! You can find her signature line at www.jdelawcious.com. Follow her for more great recipes!
Cure By Aleesha B.
Looking for a black owned nail polish or a black owned full service salon in Washington D.C.? Look no further! I reviewed vegan Cure by Aleesha B. Nail lacquer and Studio Chique in N.W. D.C.! The full review can be found under Bloggin for Bosses. Don't forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE!
🍗 Joyce's Soulful Cuisine Shark Tank Watch Party
(WATCH NOW) The Beard Sisters, creators of Lu Lu Bang Sauce and Marinade, were recently on ABC's Shark Tank competing for the Sharks to invest in their business! I celebrated their success with them at their Watch Party in Philadelphia, Pa. You can purchase Lu Lu Bang sauce online, visit www.joycessoulfulcuisine.com!! #BangEverything
FOU-DRÉ premium VODKA
(WATCH NOW) The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival is an event you will not want to miss. Hosted by Chanel Turner, creator of FOU-DRÉ premium VODKA, BOWSF features various alcohol brands from Black Businesses in an industry where we exist but are underrepresented! Learn more about the festival, FOU-DRÉ, and the woman behind the brand. Get your bottle at www.fou-dre.com.
Cultural Essence: Holistic Products for Men & Women
Meet the Barnes Family - Precious, Derik, and Akisha! They own and operate Cultural Essence, a bath & body company out of Maryland! They pride themselves on offering affordable, organic, all-natural personal care products. If your are interested in making a purchase, please visit www.culturalessenceinc.com, Facebook.com/CultrualEssence, Instagram.com/Cultural_Essence. Phone: 253-271-9268 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rise Women Empowerment Conference Review & SWAG Bag Reveal
(WATCH NOW) Rochelle Graham, CEO of Alikay Naturals & Angela Walker, Founder of TheNstitute hosted The RISE Women Empowerment Conference. As a VIP guest, I had to opportunity to attend the private meet and greet with the hosts and panelists as well as pick up a great swag bag filled with products from Black Owned Businesses. This was a heavily attended networking event complete with resources to help women in business compete, rise, and engage with others flexin' their #BossGirlMagic.
Mobile Optical Service
(WATCH NOW) Meet David K. Jackson of Mobile Optical Service, serving the DMV area. He provides eyeglasses for th elderly, underinsured, disabled, and immobile individuals. Custom frames and perscription sunnies can also be made availble just for you. Give David Jackson a call and he will come directly to your home or business! 410-664-4508, email@example.com OR mobileopticalservice.com
Jalen's REVIEW of Markus Prime's B.R.U.H.
(WATCH NOW) Inspired by Markus Prime's book B.R.U.H. Black Renditions of Universal Heroes, my son Jalen wanted to write his own script and share his thoughts about these sketches with you! Markus Prime is challenging norms of anime by recreating well-known characters and giving them full lips, round hips, and afros. Keep in mind that Jalen's an artist and he's sensitive about his... Give him a big thumbs up! This is my baby!!
OMG, My Bad Black Owned Business Experience
IT'S STORY TIME! I had an extrememly bad experience with a Black Owned Business. Downright shameful! But that isn't going to stop me from #BuyingBlack. What can we do when you don't feel valued as a customer? Drop me a line!
JCNA Financial, LLC
WATCH the latest interview w/ Financial Planner Justin Coleman, President/CEO of JCNA Financial, LLC. We discussed financially preparing for the future, wealth creation, retirement & more!
Attorney Roy Galloway
(Watch Now) On this episode of Minority Report, I met with Justin Coleman, President and CEO of JCN Financial, LLC & Attorney Roy Galloway, Esq. Galloway's firm specializes in Family Law, Criminal Defense and DUI Defense. We discussed crowdfunding funerals, how to make the law work for you, & more! Don't forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE!
Amma Jo Showroom
(WATCH NOW) I met with such a phenomenal woman, Amma Johnson, and had the honor of covering the Grand Opening of her dream come true – the Amma Jo Showroom, in Harrisburg, Pa. This flagship store offers the Amma Jo signature handbags, accessories, home decor and more.
Check out the blog post: http://bit.ly/1WlBzsh
Roshe' Cosmetics, B.E.A.T. School of Make Up
With a Prestige Cosmetics and Botanical Skincare Line, Roshe' Cosmetics, is a BLACK OWNED cosmetics line equipped to service all of your beauty, skincare, and grooming needs. Products are available for men and women of all skins types. Roshe Anthonyis also the owner/instructor of the state certified B.E.A.T. School of Make Up Artistry in Maryland. Visit roshecosmetics.com and beatmakeupschool.com.
Pastor Jamal Bryant,
Empowerment Temple Kwanzaa Mall
(WATCH NOW) Black Friday, I spent the day at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center in Baltimore, MD with Pastor Jamal Bryant and over 50 black owned business vendors! It was an opportunity for us to discuss the #BuyBlack Movement and Kwanzaa. #BeBlack #ThinkBlack #BuyBlack
Itiba Skin Care
(WATCH NOW) Here is a product review of another great Black Owned Business. Discover Itiba, all natural skin care products from the island of St. Croix! Visit www.itibabeauty.com to treat yourself to the finest nutrients from plants, fruits and essential oils, minus the fillers, parabens or animal products to pamper your skin.
Products in this video:
Itiba Body Polish - Papaya 15.0 oz.
Itiba Body Spray - Carib Lime 8.0 oz.
Itiba Body Lotion - Crucian Spice 8.0 oz.
Itiba Body Butter - Midnite Rain 8.0 oz.
Itiba Soap - Tranquil Sea 5.0 oz.
Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry
Juanita Grant, Founder and CEO of Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. (CRAM), is the poster child of "Another Chance". She is a successful ex-offender whose pre-prelease and re-entry services are changing the lives of an underserved population. Please visit www.craminc.org to learn more about this nonprofit organization and consider donating to the $250,000 HUB capital campaign through Go Fund Me.
(WATCH NOW) To celebrate reaching major milestones on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, & YOUTUBE, I gave 3 of my supporters some amazing products from black owned businesses!
Giveaway Product Prizes are from:
The Wealthy Mindset
Practice Ways to Save
Here are a few ways I am spending less money to improve and grow personally and financially!
Straight Outta Compton
What you can learn about being in business from The World's Most Dangerous Group - N.W.A.
I Am Noir TV
Black YouTuber Community
I'm excited about being part of a groups that Lorraine Hansberry would definitely define as being YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK! #YTNoir #BlackBizVlogger #BeBlack #ThinkBlack #BuyBlack www.facebook.com/youtubenoir
Valerie Ross, owner of Inertia Massage talks to Minority Report about being in the business of holistic healing. You won't want to miss this! Visit www.massageharrisburgpa.com/ to schedule an appointment TODAY.
Cakes by Patrice
Patrice Chisholm's edible art is on full display for your viewing pleasure. She had some great advice for anyone balancing a business and full time employment. DIY-ers, there is a decorative demonstration at the end you'll want to check out and maybe try yourself. Inquiries and cake orders can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org!