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Jay-Z Makes A Giant Move in Cannabis Industry

It is often said that Jay-Z does nothing small. Proof of that is his latest business move in the Cannabis market. The billionaire rap mogul and his cannabis company, The Parent Company, have acquired the Coastal Dispensary for a reported $56.2 million, with the additional option of equity in other stores bumping the…
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Issa Rae Partners with AMEX’s & the U.S. Black Chambers ByBlack Initiative

Staff American Express—in a joint campaign with the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC)— has announced the expansion of ByBlack with the first national certification program exclusively for Black-ownership designation. First created as a directory of Black-owned businesses, ByBlack provides businesses an approved accreditati…
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Shark Tank’s Daymond John Joins Lowe’s In Offering Small Businesses Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot

Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, is once again teaming up with Lowe’s Home Improvement stores for it’s “Making It” program, which offers businesses a once-in-a-lifetime shot to pitch their product to top Lowe’s executives. The product pitching competition strives to provide diverse entrepreneurs the opportuni…
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Final Round: Cal Small Businesses Can Apply for Up to $25,000 in New COVID Grants

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Lendistry, a Black-led-and-operated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), will be accepting applications April 28 through May 4 for a fifth round of funding in the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Late last year, the state selected the…
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What You Need to Know About Prop 19 & Its Impact on Wealth Generation for Minorities

Lisa Collins, Publisher It was billed as a way those 55 and older, severely disabled, or victims of a wildfire or natural disaster could move without being hit with a prohibitive property tax bill.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?  Better yet, was the assertion that a portion of the revenues raised from Prop 19 would provi…


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