28 Jan 2017

President Trump’s Best Bet With Communities of Color

Supporting minority-owned and operated businesses may be his best opportunity to successfully engage communities of color In his inaugural address, President Trump said, “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore...
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12 Jan 2017


Latangela Newsome created “Grease Bags” after trying—unsuccessfully—to find a safe and easy way to dispose of used cooking grease. On Friday, Jan. 13, the “momtrepreneur” will pitch her business to the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. When she does, she will join an increasing number...
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21 Oct 2016

Black Female Entrepreneurs Shine on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

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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31 Aug 2016

The Stark Reality about Entrepreneurs of Color

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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08 Mar 2016

Shark Tank Tour 2016 Storify

Now in Season 7, ABC’s Shark Tank has provided critical support for entrepreneurs, and wowed viewers across the country. After a successful casting tour in 2015,  I am working with Values Partnerships to lead a nationwide tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to...
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