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Mansa Musa, Ancient African Ruler, Named the Richest Man Ever by Celebrity Net Worth

by Caribbean Events' Staff on

Mansa Musa the 14th century emperor of the West African kingdom of Mali is the richest person ever. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mansa Musa was worth a staggering $400 billion, after adjusting for inflation.... Read full article

The Newest Black-Owned Grocery Store on the Block -- Owned By a Former NFL Player

by THE BLACK AND MINORITY BUSINESS BLOG on

Former NFL superstar, Tyrone Legette, played for the New Orleans Saints and several other teams before retiring in 1998. Now he is another kind of superstar -- he is an entrepreneur who recently opened his own grocery store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.... Read full article

Kamala Harris Wins Race, Becomes 1st Black to Represent California in U.S. Senate

by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw - L.A. Watts on

Harris becomes the second Black woman elected to the Senate and the sixth Black U.S. Senator in the country’s history. She is also the first Black and third woman to represent California in the U.S. Senate.... Read full article

Meet Robert F. Smith — The Black Billionaire Who Made a $20 Million Donation to the AA Museum

by Jacksonville Free Press on

“I got hooked on technology. The excitement of figuring a complex problem out creates a eureka moment. It’s one of the best moments in life.” Roberts said. ... Read full article

Texas Elects Its First Black Female Sheriff

by Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor on

“You know I love this community. I grew up here,” Stephens added. “I have experience both in a municipal police setting and the sheriff’s department, but I’m also still a police officer today.”... Read full article

Russell Simmons Aiding Digital Diversity

by Lisa Respers France - CNN on

"All Def Digital is going to have a social justice platform and it won't be a news platform, it will be a social justice platform," said Simmons. "I'm an occupier. I run a network and the All Def Network is a progressive network. . ."... Read full article

How Theaster Gates Is Revitalizing Chicago's South Side, One Vacant Building at a Time

by Natalie Moore - Smithsonian Magazine on

“There was no grand ambition. When you root in a place, you start making things better. I wasn’t on some divine mission,” he says. Two years later he bought the building next door for $16,000. That became the Archive House, ... Read full article

Black Female Entrepreneurs Shine on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

by Brandon Andrews - Black Enterprise on

The full potential of black female founders has yet to realized. Black women are, perhaps, the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America.... Read full article

Black-Owned Pr Firm Helps Businesses Grow By Tapping Into Buying Power

by Black News on

The agency is currently partnering with brands seeking to tap into multicultural demographics' growing buying power, and helping them to develop initiatives that not only resonate with urban audiences but also result in deeper loyalty. . .... Read full article

New Minimum Wage Is a Victory, But Challenges Remain

by Erick Johnson - Atlanta Daily World on

“It phases in over time to provide flexibility for employers to adjust and minimize any impact on their bottom line. At $13 an hour, no one will get rich. But that pay will help people pay their bills.” Preckwinkle said. ... Read full article

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