7 Things To Know Before Starting Your Own Business


By Michelby Coco Whitehead

January is all about new beginnings and executing ideas. For many women, that means finally saying bye-bye to the 9 to 5 and starting their own business. The National Women’s Business Council reports that there are over 1,500,000 black-owned female businesses in the United States. While sisters have always been capable of doing it for themselves, every new business owner will discover entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. Here are seven things to consider before you fire your boss!

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4 Ways To Hold Companies Accountable When Consumers Of Color Feel Disrespected



By Michelby Coco Whitehead

At the 75th Golden Globes Oprah said something that will carry us all throughout the year no matter what we are facing. She said “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” Therefore, it's only right that H&M and any other racist companies feel our wrath in 2018. Since the explosion of consumer outrage on yesterday morning, the controversial advertisement of a Black boy in hoodie has been removed from its website and H&M has issued an apology. However, the sad reality is this could happen again with another company. To "stay woke" is to stay ready. Here are four ways we can speak truth to power the next time consumers of color are disrespected.

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5 Ways A'mara la Negra Has Inspired Us To Rock Out in 2018!


A'mara le Negra
By Michelby Whitehead

If 2017 was the year of Cardi B, then one can only nod in agreement that 2018 will be the reign of A'mara la Negra, the breakout cast member on Vh1's Love n Hip Hop Miami. I don't know about you, but the way A'mara's skin glows makes me want to say "Hey girl! Can you be my life coach? Because obviously you're doing something right!" While we wait on the beautiful one to take us under her wing, here are 5 ways A'mara la Negra has inspired us to rock out in 2018!

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