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Angel Gregorio Bought A $1M Property To Open A Strip Mall For Black-Owned Businesses

The saying “lift as you climb” is often heard among entrepreneurs. However, in addition to the importance of building fruitful connections, Angel Gregorio is amplifying the imperative need for affordable commercial space for Black business owners, especially Black women.

Jan 17, 2023

As One Of A Few Black Women In The Spirits Industry, Mary J. Blige Takes On New Role To Diversify It

Mary J. Blige is becoming a wine connoisseur and diversifying the industry in the process. AfroTech previously reported that the R&B singer-turned-actress and businesswoman debuted a new wine called Sun Goddess Wines last year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @sungoddesswines Now, according to Rolling Stone, Sun Goddess, an Italian wine with two varietals (so far), is part of Blige’s efforts to help diversify the notoriously monolithic wine and spirits industry. But more than just launching her own vanity brand, the music legend has joined forces with Reserve Bar to launch their newly-formed Spirited Change Initiative as an investor. Other investors in the initiative include Sean “Diddy” Combs and Thirty Five Ventures, the investment firm founded by Brooklyn Nets star and newly-minted Olympic gold medalist Kevin Durant and his longtime manager, Rich Kleiman. Mary J. Blige is not only one of the few Black people in the wine and spirits industry, but she’s one of the few...