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'I Could've Been A Crackhead' — But Daymond John Says His Mom Ruined It And Put Him On A Path To Millions Instead

In 1997, we were introduced to the sibling trio of Teri, Maxine, and Bird — the Joseph sisters. Like many families, they were a tight-knit group that navigated life’s challenges and moments in what they believed were the most appropriate ways. With spouses, children, and close friends all a part of the ecosystem around the siblings — their mom was at the center, holding them all together. If you haven’t figured it out yet, “Soul Food” is the story, and it’s a “blassic” (Black classic) about the power and influence of Mama Joe and how the lessons she gave her girls served as generational wisdom that was deeply rooted in tradition. Familial relationships range in closeness and health, but moms frequently have a special place in the hearts of children. When growing up, your mom’s advice may seem nerve-racking and annoying, but when the perils of adulting start to kick in, her wisdom is always clutch. Millionaire Daymond John is a testament to such wisdom and support. John is likely...

Nov 1, 2022

How Sugaberry Co-Founders Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph Launched a Lifestyle Brand to Uplift Black Moms

One year ago, co-founders Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph found themselves launching Sugaberry — a forward-thinking lifestyle brand created by and for modern moms of color — at the peak of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Today, they celebrate one year of maintaining said brand to connect a community centered around Black women’s wellness and motherhood. The idea behind Sugaberry’s digital platform originally came from famed actress, producer and entrepreneur Sumpter who took note of the lack of representation for Black moms and expecting mothers online and in media. “The seed for [Sugaberry] started with me feeling like there wasn’t a place for Black moms or women who were interested in maybe having a child to go to,” Sumpter shared with AfroTech. “There was no thought or care put forth for us. I just felt like the joy of motherhood wasn’t really offered to Black women as far as what we see in media.” From there, she came up with a business proposal that she approached Randolph with —...

Mar 23, 2021