Kia Patterson, 36, is the owner of the first-ever black-owned grocery store in Compton, California. As an independent owner of a Grocery Outlet franchise, she has found much success, and the entire city of Compton is celebrating that success right along with her.
Patterson isn’t just in this line of business for the monetary gain, though. For her, providing good food choices that don’t hurt the pockets of those living in predominantly black and low income neighborhoods is a primary aim.
CarMarshal.com. is a black-owned digital platform where persons shopping for cars can find the best deals, and are sure to get value for their money.
The online service, founded by Tracey Watts, boasts an inventory of over 100,000 new and used vehicles and dealerships across America, and provide a plethora of options, along with individually-tailored service, for each customer.
Live and On-Demand streaming television service provider Sling TV has recently expanded its programming with the addition of AFRO, a polycultural Black television network. AFRO will join Sling TV’s “Lifestyle Extra” family, which includes BET, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, E!, FYI, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, LMN, Oxygen, truTV, VH1 and WE tv, among others.
Sling TV Lifestyle Extra customers will now have access to AFRO’s live stream, as well as non-stop access to exclusive and original Afrocentric movies and series on-demand.
Since the beginning of our existence in this world, black women have had to bear the brunt of life’s trials, the trials that are no respecter of color or creed, and then some; the “then some” being the trials that we uniquely face as black women; the ones hellishly tailor-made to target us, and we have dealt with it, with perfectly arched backs and an upheld chin, we have dealt with it, and have chosen to be beautiful in spite of it.
“La Frida” is a dope new project by a group of self-described “cycloactivists,” which combines biking and street art to promote sisterhood among black women, the raising of our collective voices, and to arouse the desire within us to positively fill more public spaces.
La Frida teaches girls and women how to ride bikes while simultaneously creating what has been described as a “moving home” for them to share art and poetry.
Her captivating smile isn’t the only thing that Tara Darnley has passed on to her children; she will be passing on the legacy of successful entrepreneurship, too.
Darnley is the creator and co-founder of Darlyng & Co, a company that sells her invention, the Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten, and she is currently at the top of her business game, since she’s just landed multiple deals nationwide with Babies “R” Us and several other international distributors.
A recent list comprising 20 of world-wandering experts’ favorite destinations includes two Caribbean islands.
The collection, compiled for CNN by Danae Mercer, featured Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, and was based on recommendations that came from a variety of sources, including travel photographers, tour operators, pilots, hospitality professionals, and travel writers.