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On the first #JobsDay of 2017, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that 156,00 jobs were added to the U.S. Economy in December 2016 bringing the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent and the number of unemployed persons to 7.5 million. This report is last of the Obama...
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Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States of America. We need everyone here. During the 2016 Presidential Campaign, many Americans who could not fathom living in a country with Donald Trump in the White House distilled their anger, bewilderment, and concern into a...
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In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, this post celebrates black female entrepreneurs from this season of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” while highlighting the value of African American women as small business owners in the American economy…  ...
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On October 13, 2016 I moderated the Millennial Week “Just the Facts: Challenges & Solutions for Millennial Entrepreneurs” Session at 1776 with Carol Cone on Purpose Founding Partner Elizabeth Davis, BAE App Co-Founder & CMO Justin Gerrard, Wells Fargo VP Kayla...
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On October 12, 2016 I moderated the Millennial Week Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing, & Backing Your Startup session at 1776 with Nicecream CEO Sandra Tran; Cofound/Harlem Founder John Matos, and Ben Bruce, Small Business Leader at Wells Fargo #MWDC16 [View the story...
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October is National Women’s Small Business Month #NWSBM. There are at least 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Women-owned firms employ 8.9 million people, and generate receipts of $1.4 trillion according to the Survey of Business Owners (SBO). Black women...
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As Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to discuss “America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America” in the first Presidential Debate of 2016, Millennial entrepreneurship is key to all three topics. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump are old. In fact, barring an...
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Tulsa and Charlotte are grappling with the all too familiar reality of black men being killed in recent police involved shootings. As Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for the first 2016 Presidential Election Debate, the nation is — again — asking why. In the past week,...
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The stark reality about entrepreneurs of color is that their brilliance, ingenuity, and grit are boundless. Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. In 2016, we hosted 12 casting calls in...
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