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Gabby Union Chats New Fashion Line, New Pilot & the Secret to Her Latest Success on Today

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Gabrielle Union By Erickka Sy Savané You gotta love Gabrielle Union. Mama has been working in the entertainment business as an A-list actress for 25 years, she looks better than when she first started (she’s 45), and now she’s adding a new fashion line and pilot with Jessica Alba into the mix. How does she do it? How does her…

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7 Things No One Tells You About Starting Your Own Business

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Dionne Phillips of D’Lashes  By Erickka Sy Savané Call Dionne Phillips many things: Eyelash expert, celebrity eyelash extension guru, entrepreneur, wife, but stingy with her information? Never. Since launching ‘D’Lashes’ her Beverly Hills-based studio in 2005, prior to that she worked at a top Los Angeles salon, and before that, she was servicing African American and Asian clients in New…

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How Several Leaps Of Faith Led This Woman To Open Her Own Floral Boutique

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Itika Oldwine of Oldvine Florals  By Sharee Silerio In 2011, after working on “The Oprah Show” for eight seasons as an intern then employee, Itika Oldwine took a big leap of faith and traded in Chicago for Los Angeles to start a career in marketing. Soon after arriving, she started a marketing position at L.A. Live, an entertainment and sports…

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This Mom Started A Teeth Whitening Business Out Of Her Kitchen And Made Millions

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Ramona Griggie Founder of Express Smile Atlanta By Erickka Sy Savané It was 2015 and Ramona Griggie’s oldest son was graduating from Duke University. It was an extra special time because after years of wearing braces, he was finally getting them taken off. So as a gift, Ramona promised to get his teeth whitened. Unfortunately, prices were out of control, ranging…

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How A Simple Greeting Card Can Transform Mother-Daughter Relationships

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Luciana Gilmore: Founder of ‘Gilmore Girls Greeting’    By Kanisha Parks Some mother-daughter relationships form relatively easily and only grow more resilient over time into an unbreakable bond of understanding, love, and respect for one another. But the more common truth is that mother-daughter relationships can be difficult—and that’s an understatement. From infancy to adulthood, entire complicated histories are formed…

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