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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17 Oct 2016

Millennial Week 2016 – Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing & Backing Your Startup Recap

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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12 Oct 2016

31 Brilliant Black Businesswomen to Support During National Women’s Small Business Month

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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26 Sep 2016

Clinton and Trump Should Speak to Black Entrepreneurs in the First Presidential Debate

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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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 – Miami

For 6 seasons, ABC's Shark Tank has provided critical support for entrepreneurs, and wowed viewers across the country. In 2015, I joined Values Partnerships in organizing a nationwide tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to the show.
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