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

EXPECT TO SEE MORE BLACK ENTREPRENEURS ON ‘SHARK TANK’ SEASON 8

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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06 Jan 2017

December 2016 Jobs Report Snapshot

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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01 Aug 2015

National Urban League Small Business Matters Summit 2015

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27 Jul 2015

Shark Tank Tour – San Francisco

On July 22nd we brought the casting team for ABC’s Shark Tank to San Francisco, California for the sixth and final stop in a nationwide tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to the show. Values Partnerships hosted an all day casting event at the Nasdaq...
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13 Jul 2015

Shark Tank Tour – Philly/NAACP

On July 11th we brought the casting team for ABC’s Shark Tank to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the fifth stop in a nationwide tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to the show. Values Partnerships hosted an all day casting event at the National Association for...
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19 Jun 2015

Millennial Week 2015 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Recap

On June 18, 2015 I moderated the Millennial Week DC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum at 1776 with Greg Vetter, co-founder and CEO of Tessemae's; Terah Lyons, Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House; and Chris Galang, Small Business Diverse Segments Leader at...
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17 Jun 2015

Millennial Week 2015 – Entrepreneurship

On June 18, 2015 I will moderate the Millennial Week Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum at 1776 in Washington, DC. In advance of the event, I am taking a look at what it means to be an millennial entrepreneur and/or millennial innovator.   They are Who We Thought They...
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07 Jun 2015

Millennial Week 2015 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

  I am excited to moderate the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum during Millennial Week 2015! RSVP – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/millennial-week-dc-2015-registration-14500636795 Now in its second year, Millennial Week is a first-of-its-kind conference produced by...
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