Business runs through Dionne Mahaffey’s veins. Her father was an entrepreneur as she grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. So, it was almost inevitable that Mahaffey, a business psychologist and self-described “techie,” would develop WhereU. It’s in her DNA. Mahaffey’s app works as a search engine and GPS-driven directory. Its “near me” function helps users find black-owned businesses in dozens of U.S. cities. Consumers can search among 17 categories of African-American-owned companies, including business services, arts and entertainment, health care, real estate and automotive.

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Aug. 24, 2016: The U.S. says there are six Caribbean nations where members of the Rastafarian faith feel they are being discriminated against. That’s according to the latest International Religious Freedom Report for 2015 from the US State Department. While the US government found the Caribbean is mostly free when it comes to being able to practice one’s religion, it cited several countries whether the government’s practices impinge on the beliefs of Rastafarians there. Here are the six countries cited in the new report:

For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building. â€œI could leave my daughter a portfolio of real estate and a business to run, but I couldn’t leave her a job at Essence,” said Greenwood, who was then editor-in-chief of that popular magazine. She chose the bed and breakfast business because she loved staying at inns and thought she had the perfect personality for it.  â€œYou have to have a heart of service and genuinely like people,” said Greenwood.

"At the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), there will be a healthy dose of peer-to-peer exchanges to flush out ideas and best practices. There is no doubt that Caribbean hotels and destinations which adapt to change and are prepared to deal with uncertainty are better positioned to come out ahead." - Karolin Troubtezkoy, President, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

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