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These 10 Books Will Transform Your Business

Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is an option for anyone regardless of their education level, socioeconomic status and more. It may be hard for some to believe, but there is legitimacy to becoming successful with just a dollar and a dream . There are many testimonials out there of people who have gone from rags to riches, sharing stories on how they turned their ideas into a real business with hard work and determination. The best business books are the ones that not only share a success story, but also teach the reader how they can write a success story of their own. Many of the books below are also written by Black authors who specifically highlight the past and present struggles of Black Americans leading successful businesses. Discover which of these books is the most inspiring or resonates the most or combine the knowledge from them all to put to good use in the industry. Here are 10 of the best business books that tell these stories and help inspire anyone to...

Jan 26, 2024

Newly-Released Book That Teaches Black Children About AI Makes 'Best Sellers' Lists On Amazon

This author isn’t skipping a beat on teaching young readers about what’s happening in the technology space.

Jul 6, 2023

Colin Kaepernick Releases First Children's Book To Serve As Representation For Black And Brown Youth

In 2021, a Netflix series titled “Colin in Black and White” was released, which explored the life of Colin Kaepernick. Now, his journey of growing up being adopted has been transformed into a children’s book. People reports that the football player and activist’s book, “I Color Myself Different,” was inspired by a transformative moment in his childhood. View this post on Instagram A post shared by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) “When I was 5-years-old, I was given an assignment in school: ‘draw a picture of yourself and your family.’ I drew my white adoptive family with a yellow crayon and then picked up a brown crayon to draw myself,” he said, according to People. He continued: “This revelatory moment taught me an important lesson about embracing my Black identity through the power of self-love and eventually helped me to understand how my brown skin was connected to my Blackness. Above all, I hope that I Color Myself Different can inspire young people to embrace their power, love...

Apr 11, 2022

Book Bans In Schools Are Said To Be Targeting Black Authors, Report Says

Book bans are affecting Black writers at alarming rates. According to a recent report by NBC News, there have been dozens of Black authors who have had their works of art pulled from school libraries due to conservative groups and their stance on critical race theory. Censorship has been taken to an all-new level with the ban of certain books across the nation and should make us all wonder at what point is enough, enough?

Jan 14, 2022

June Sarpong To Amplify Underrepresented Authors With New Imprint Under HarperCollins Publishers Division

This is for literary enthusiasts! According to Harpers Bazaar, June Sarpong is here to help give underrepresented authors a voice through her platform at HarperCollins Publishers. She’s teaming up with HQ, a division of the publishing company, to spearhead a new imprint that aims to promote and celebrate the work of underrepresented authors who do not have agents. The author and broadcaster is committed to giving a voice to those with disabilities, those from minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from a working-class background. “It is such an honour to be able to offer a platform for new voices from diverse backgrounds, there are so many stories that are yet to be told from worlds that have so much rich content to offer a mainstream audience, ” said Sarpong in an official statement. “I look forward to embarking on this exciting journey to discover this untapped talent.” Working with HQ is not new to Sarpong who has published three books with the company. Her work includes a new...

Jul 2, 2021

Klutch Sports Group Founder Rich Paul to Release Debut Memoir Under Roc Lit 101 Publishing

Today, Roc Lit 101 — the publishing division of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and an imprint of Random House — announced it has acquired Klutch Sports Group Founder and CEO Rich Paul’s debut coming-of-age story, “Lucky Me.” In his first memoir, Paul — who’s known for representing NBA stars such as LeBron James, Anthony Davis, John Wall, Ben Simmons and Draymond Green — pens the story of him growing up and becoming a leading figure in the sports world. The upcoming book details his upbringing in Cleveland, Ohio, his relationships with his community and family, as well as life lessons he learned that helped shape him into who he is today. “Lucky Me is more than my story,” Paul shared in a statement. “‘Lucky Me’ is the story of every young Black man who grew up like me. I want to use my story to uplift and inspire those who lived this and educate those who didn’t. I cannot tell you what it means to partner with my friend and mentor Jay-Z on this project. Lucky Me was the name of the book before I...

Mar 17, 2021

Entrepreneur Damon Brown is on a Mission to Help Us Decide Our Own Fate Through His New Book

You already have everything that you need to be successful! Damon Brown is a self-made entrepreneur on a mission to help people use the resources that they already have in order to build the life of their dreams. In his new book, “Build From Now: How to Know Your Power, See Your Abundance & Nourish the World,” Brown helps others choose their fate by taking more of an intentional approach than the average self-help book. Brown sat down with AfroTech to chat about his intention behind his latest book, how to utilize the resources that you already have, and even gives us a sneak peek through an excerpt from the book available now at AfroTech: Describe Damon Brown in three words. Brown: Hmm. I would say that personally, I’m intense, intimate, and relationship-oriented which is also reflected in who I am as an entrepreneur. I always say that when people found companies, their DNA is in the company. AfroTech: Tell us what you mean by “how to know your power, see your...

Feb 13, 2021