Victor George Vodka Owner Awarded $2.4 Million

Black-owned Victor George Spirits announced the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board voted unanimously to provide $2,450,000 to help fund construction cost of a 15,000 square foot facility that will house a distillery, restaurant, cigar bar, whiskey lounge, co working space and a rooftop bar and lounge located on historic Sistrunk Boulevard.

StatusPRO Aims To Set Sports Standard In XR

StatusPRO, a sports technology and gaming company that combines player data and XR (augmented reality and virtual reality) to create a suite of training and fan engagement products for enterprise and consumers, today released the list of strategic investors and industry leaders that have joined KB Partners, TitletownTech, Greycroft, Verizon Ventures, Haslam Sports Group, 49ers Enterprises, and SC Holdings in investing in StatusPRO. LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Drake, Maverick Carter, Jimmy Iovine, Paul Wachter, and a host of professional athletes round out those named. These strategic investors reflect the range of industries and sports that StatusPRO’s technology is positioned to impact.

Abbott Launches New Initiative to Drive Diversity in Medical Research

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to help create a more inclusive clinical trial ecosystem through new approaches to training, education, and improving the clinical research infrastructure within the U.S. This effort builds on Abbott’s commitment of engaging populations who have historically been under-represented in medical research and will improve health by increasing access to innovative treatment options available within the trials process and increasing insights around how different groups respond to new therapies.

Savoy Magazine Announces The 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Savoy magazine announced the release of its 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors listing in the upcoming fall issue. Savoy’s fall issue features a directory of 704 directors serving on the boards of public companies. As the leading business magazine reporting on African American success and achievement, Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate directory is a prestigious listing of executives, influencers, and achievers active on the boards of the world’s leading corporations and organizations.

Marketing and PR Firm speaks to the culture

Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam took their years of experience in marketing and public relations and created Ten35 in 2016. The marketing and public relations firm speaks to the culture by reflecting it in its employees.

Traveling Black Women Founder Urges Black Travel Influencers

The fear of travel among members of the Black community is deeply rooted. Historically, safety concerns coupled with a lack of representation created the narrative that Black Americans were excluded from leisure travel. As that narrative now shifts, Traveling Black Women Network founder Dr. Nadine C. Duncan is urging Black travel influencers to venture beyond the spoils of social media and curate tangible travel opportunities for the people closest to them.

More Than Brunch: Brown Skin Brunchin’ Launches App

Social group Brown Skin Brunchin’ has launched their selftitled app. The social group’s app is dedicated to social and professional networking by offering monthly brunch events. It also highlights restaurants and businesses around cities across the U.S. The app also features lifestyle content by bloggers who will write and produce content exclusively for the app. Brown Skin Brunchin’s app was created to be a one stop shop for its members – current and future.

Author Helps Self-Published Children's Authors Expand Reach

While the artistry of entrepreneurialism is certainly an accomplishment for anyone, being an author is very similar to running your own business. With the product being your own writing, you grow comfortable in your craft and begin publishing your work. It's essential to build your credibility with amazing reviews. Of course, it's imperative to write a piece that is worthy of praise, but building integrity amongst your readers encourages new people to join in with turning the pages as well.

Nailah Ellis-Brown Is Claiming Her Spot At The Top

Nailah Ellis-Brown is the owner of Ellis Isle, Inc (formerly Ellis Island Tea), a Detroit- based beverage company and maker of Ellis Isle Tea and Wet Shuga that has made headlines as a business to watch. Ellis-Brown started the company from the trunk of her car and is now bottling her family recipe for retailers like Amazon and Target.

Pandemic-Induced Uncertainty Sparks Unprecedented Growth

For many Americans, the pandemic has triggered a great reassessment of their careers. Facing a threat like COVID-19 has led many people to re-evaluate what they want, what they enjoy, and what makes them happy. As a result, people are quitting their jobs in record numbers. According to a Wall Street Journal analysis, Americans are starting new businesses at the fastest rate in more than a decade, with 3.2 million applications for employer identifications numbers this year.

WarnerMedia Celebrates National HBCU Week

In celebration of National HBCU Week, WarnerMedia is saluting its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) graduates and talent from across its portfolio of brands, including CNN, Cartoon Network, HBO Max, HLN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Sports, WarnerMedia Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Television.

Lecrae Partners With Experian

Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Lecrae, has partnered with Experian North America, a leading information services company, to present, “Protect The Bag,” a six-part web series, that provides viewers with a blueprint for building a financial legacy.

Lil Yachty And Terrell Owens Invest in PlantFuel®

PlantFuel Life Inc. (CSE: FUEL) (OTC: BLLXF) (FSE: BR1B) (“Plant- Fuel” or the “Company”), the scientifically focused plantbased wellness company, today announced that Lil Yachty and Terrell Owens have made a strategic investment in the emerging sports nutrition brand coming to market in early September. The commitment of Lil Yachty and Terrell Owens to the Company and its innovative, premium plant-based brand further strengthens PlantFuel’s breakthrough into the nutritional retail sector.

Fanbase Appoints Sheraun Britton-Parris As New Advisor

Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform today announced the appointment of Sheraun Britton- Parris as an Advisor to its team. Founded by Isaac Hayes III, Fanbase’s core mission is to upend the deeply rooted issues Black creators face in the creator economy while providing streamlined monetization capabilities for all users of the platform. Sheraun is a global executive with more than 20 years of corporate marketing experience within the aviation, beauty, consumer packaged goods, financial services, and travel loyalty industries - conceiving, creating, and launching growth strategies and building high-performing teams.

Apple selects 15 Black- and Brown-owned businesses

Apple today unveiled its first class of 15 Black and Brown-owned businesses on the cutting edge of green technology and clean energy, who will join the company’s Impact Accelerator to support equity and opportunity in the environmental sector. Part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, this program will help to combat systemic barriers to opportunity, while also advancing innovative solutions for communities most impacted by climate change.