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Disney’s latest live-action remake, The Little Mermaid, has been engulfed in controversy ever since the casting of singer Halle Bailey was announced. The film’s trailer has been flooded with 1.5 million dislikes from angry “fans” – despite YouTube removing the dislike counter, the numbers are still available through an extension. During a recent appearance at the D23 Expo, Bailey herself reacted to the release of the clip and called the moment “surreal.” “I’m so excited about this film,” she said. “You know being here today is so surreal. I definitely

Non-profit organisation, National Business League (NBL), is ramping up their efforts to empower Black entrepreneurs by unveiling new plans to digitize 1 million Black-owned businesses by 2028. The National Business League, founded by Booker. T Washington in 1900, is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the US that directly empowers the Black community. After over ten decades, the organization is still committed to championing invest and advancement of Black-owned businesses for centuries. Their motto which is: ‘The revolution won’t be televised; it shall be digitized’ is a symbol of

Forbes has released the world’s most influential CMOs list to recognize some of the most powerful changemakers in the marketing industry.  According to Forbes, the platform conducted a data-driven analysis to select this year’s finalists. Research insight provided by Sprinklr, and supplemental data supplied by LinkedIn, helped Forbes narrow down 50 pioneers that are actively spearheading brands and communities in the marketing sector.  The people in the list represent companies with over 8 million employees globally and have acquired over $5 trillion in market capitalization.  So, let’s meet some of

Black developer, Meka Knepley, has announced the launch of her social shopping app, ReUp, described as a crossover between TikTok and Amazon.  The app, expected to launch this October, will allow users to watch videos and shop simultaneously, with one click. Like apps such as Instagram and TikTok, users will have the ability to scroll through content and products endlessly.   Community through shopping ReUp provides users with an innovative shopping experience that benefits businesses and shoppers alike. The video feature aims to make it easier for people to discover small, upcoming businesses

“My success as a Community Manager requires a certain level of autonomy, and that can be scary for brands,” says Mercedes in an interview with Forbes.  Streaming service Tidal was founded by Jay-Z in 2014 who has managed to build an online audience and platform that profoundly resonates with its target audience. Melanie Mercedes has been one of the most significant forces behind developing TIDAL’s social strategy and building a solid worldwide online audience.  Over the past two years, Mercedes has been actively growing the streaming services’ online presence. TIDAL has raised

Natalie Madeira Cofield, the assistant administrator for the Office of Women Business Ownership at the US Small Business Administration (SBA), has stepped down from her role to pursue a new venture.  Cofield, recognized as one of the high-ranking Black women in the president’s administration, was also the first Black woman to hold that position and head a female business ownership office.  According to Bloomberg, the Executive Director of the National Women’s Business Council Tene Dolphin praised Cofield for her hard work in a recent statement.  “Her tireless efforts during her tenure

Black-owned blockchain platform, Lumachain, has raised $28.3 million in a Series A funding round.  The funding round, which VC Bessemer Venture Partners led, will help the organization revolutionize how beef, chicken, and pork products are produced globally.  Perseverance, hard work, and ambition Lumachain is a testament to the perseverance, hard work, and ambition of its founder, Jamila Gordon. Gordan, who was selected as one of the world’s most inspiring and influential women in 2021, has won significant accolades for her work in the industry. Not only was Gordons selected as

A new Chicago Business Bulletin report has revealed that not enough has been done to support Black and Latinx startups.  Compared to other top startup ecosystems, Chicago has higher share capital deals. Additionally, Chicago leads significant startup ecosystems in the share of venture capital funding garnered by underrepresented founders.  Since 2019, 5.1% of Black and Latino-founded companies have participated in a venture capital deal, compared to 2.5% nationally.  “This report is intended to raise awareness of the strategic movement underway in Chicago to drive greater, more equitable investment by and among VCs

In a recent TikTok video, former Beauty and Style Editor at Essence magazine, Blake Newby, opened up about her journey into venture capital after spending many years working within the editorial and digital realm. After one year as Beauty and Style Editor at Essence magazine, Newby has set her sights on a new journey: helping small Black beauty brands excel to new heights.  “So, as of Friday, I am no longer a Beauty and Style Editor. I know that I have detailed the volatility of the editorial industry – I’m

Global Tech Advocates Black Women In Tech has launched their first ever Voices In The Shadows festival, which will take place in London, UK this October. The festival has been sponsored by industry giants including Google, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Discovery+, and more.  Inspired by The Voices in The Shadow books, which was first published last year, the program will showcase the journeys of 51 Black women in the UK who have impacted the tech industry.  The event aims to provide all attendees with an intimate setting to help them connect

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