The Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program was created to provide financial and technical assistance to qualified for-profit small businesses that are approved for funding. This program has allowed small owned and operated businesses the opportunity to interact with local government under favorable conditions, and this relationship will ultimately bridge the gap between the two entities.

ESSENCE has a new home.  Essence Ventures, an African-American owned comp any founded last year by Sundial Brands founder Richelieu Dennis has acquired Essence Communication s.  Sundial Brands is a hair care and skin-care company.  The deal the Liberian-born entrepreneur engineered reestablishes Essence magazine as a totally, Black and independently-owned entity.  The 48-year-old lifestyle publication focuses on African-American women.  Essence Communications Inc. is a venerable multi-platform media firm whose assets include the popular Essence Festival

bernard tyson(Black PR Wire) New York, NY – January 23, 2017 - Last week, more than 50 speakers of diverse cultural background, representing four dozen major corporations, prominent business and community organizations and leading universities and over 300 conference participants attended the second annual Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR) “The New Majority: Igniting the Future through Inclusion and Partnerships,” held at the Venetian, Las Vegas.

All-Star Panel Set to Discuss Diversity in Design Arts and Architecture. 

Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 24, 2017) - The second installment of the “Diversity in Design Arts” panel discussion, a presentation and interactive discussion on Black Art, Architecture and Design, will explore the idea of a “Black Aesthetic”. It is slated for Saturday, February 4, from 11:00AM - 3:00PM and will feature five of South Florida’s premier authorities in design, including newly added architect Victor Hayes. The discussion will be moderated by event organizer Marsha McDonald of Seacrest Designs and Decor, a luxury interior design studio.

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