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Couple Turned Co-Founders Went From $300K In Debt To Seeing 529% In Growth Over 3 Years

In 2020, Yve-Car Momperousse and Stéphane Jean-Baptiste represented Haiti on national television. The wedded couple and co-founders of Kreyol Essence made an appearance on season 11 of “Shark Tank,” according to The List. The eco-friendly beauty brand sells products made with pure Haitian Black Castor oil that promotes hair growth, healthy skin, and more.

Aug 24, 2023

Fearless Fund Invests In First Black-Owned Cream Liqueur, LS Cream, At A $10M Valuation

A leading venture capital fund for women-of-color businesses has made yet another groundbreaking investment.

May 17, 2023

After Immigrating From Haiti Nearly 20 Years Ago, 26-Year-Old Lenny Pyrrhus Says Upskilling Landed Him A $130K Salary

After establishing himself in America 20 years ago by way of his Haitian family, Lenny Pyrrhus has made a name for himself and continues to thrive one new skill at a time. According to CNBC’s “Make It” series, Pyrrhus’ immediate family made the trek to the states after his uncle, who was also a well-known musician (Ti Pierre), was killed during a political protest in 1991. His family settled in the northern region of the U.S., and the then-26-year-old does not take the things they endured to get here lightly. “My family went through so much suffering before I was even born, and then for me to have gotten that kind of opportunity in America, I tried to figure out how to make the best of it,” he shared with CNBC.

Aug 9, 2022

First Black-Owned Cream Liqueur With A National Presence Is On Its Way To Quintupling Its Revenue From 2020

This Black-owned cream liqueur brand with a national presence has announced a whole new brand identity! According to a press release, LS Cream Liqueur — inspired by the iconic, traditional Haitian drink known as “cremas” — is on track to quintuple its revenue from last year. The brand’s overall mission is to place the founder’s authentic family recipe in the hands of the modern drinker. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LS Cream Premium Liqueur (@lscreamliqueur) They’re also looking to transform the way that people enjoy cream liqueurs outside of just the holiday season. “LS was first inspired by my grandmother’s cremas recipe that we’ve enjoyed at our family celebrations for decades,” said co-founder Stevens Charles in an official press release. “We managed to capture the taste of cremas and put it in the form of a traditional cream liqueur to make it more versatile for cocktails and easy sipping since the homemade version is usually a thicker recipe. We’re excited to...

Nov 5, 2021

Lil Baby To Join Haiti Native Jackboy To Build A Hospital Following Earthquake Devastation

This famous Haiti native is working to give back to his country after a devastating loss. Rapper Jackboy, born Pierre Delince, continues to give back to his home of Haiti following a deadly earthquake that hit the country last month. Despite the fact that the emcee moved to the U.S. at the age of six, he’s been known for using his success to reach back and help his birth country. On Aug. 14 approximately 2,200 people were killed during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and over 12,000 people were injured, the U.S. Embassy revealed. While aid is slowly but surely reaching those who need it, there are still several parts of the country that aren’t able to get the assistance that they need due to their remote nature. With this in mind, Jackboy wants to help as many people as possible get the help that they need. According to Complex, during a recent visit back home, he donated $100,000 to Haiti but knew he had to do more when he witnessed firsthand the extent of the conditions. View this...

Sep 2, 2021