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=SPACE is Providing Free Digital Resources to Black and Brown Founders

Black businesses have taken a huge hit due to COVID-19, but some are taking action to support other Black business owners during this time. =SPACE , a Black-owned co-working space for multicultural entrepreneurs, has just launched its new digital programming nationwide to provide resources for those affected by the health crisis. This new digital programming streams weekly on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram in the form of meditation and wellness sessions, skill-building workshops around securing funding, marketing, and content creation, and other interactive services for business owners to take part in. According to a press release, Medina, founder of =SPACE, said: “=SPACE has created a response to COVID-19 that brings access and resources to our community. There has never been more of a need for us to assist small businesses of color in developing new tools, 1 on 1 coaching and guidance through available funding options. As the founder of =SPACE, I know that it takes three times...

Njera Perkins

May 27, 2020

Actress Tika Sumpter and Media Exec Thai Randolph Launch Startup for 'Modern Moms of Color'

Minorities have fought for inclusion in the media and entertainment industry for years. The content we’ve become accustomed to seeing has been plain and uninspired, but in recent years we’ve begun to see a  shift in the landscape. Media platforms are becoming more personalized and purposeful in the content they deliver for and about minorities. Actress and producer Tika Sumpter took notice of this shift and wanted to contribute in her own way for her community. Now she’s teaming up with media executive Thai Randolph, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud digital comedy brand, to form a new lifestyle brand called Sugaberry . On Monday, Sumpter and Randolph launched The Suga podcast in partnership with Stitcher, and a part of Sugaberry , their media startup centered around motherhood for women of color. According to Variety , the idea grew from Sumpter’s frustration with the lack of online content and sense of community for Black moms. During her...

Njera Perkins

Mar 26, 2020