Kia PattersonKia 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 founderCarMarshal.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. 

AFRO TVLive 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. 

black girl joySince 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. 

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“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. 

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According to findings published in  NIH’s U.S. National Library of Medicine, black men pose a higher risk of developing, and possibly dying as a result of prostate cancer, when compared with white men. This has led some researchers to believe that race-based screening guidelines are important. 

tara_darnley_mompreneur_yummy_mitt_teething_mittenHer 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. 

la maison michelle jenkinsHusband and wife entrepreneurial team Michelle and Guy Jenkins spent six years perfecting their plan to open up a luxury resort on a Caribbean island.

The product of their hard work is Villa La Maison Michelle, located on Barbados’ west coast, and is the only African-American-owned private luxury resort on the island. 

entertainment-insurance-jamaicaThe government of Jamaica is hatching plans to establish an entertainment insurance plan for the local music industry and its artistes.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, stated that the plan will be supported from the sales of the ‘Jamaica 55’ commemorative album. 

Trinidad & TobagoA 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.