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Industry BuzzZ Creator Lutonya Lang| Inspiring Our Youth Through Film and Media

IndustryBuzzZ Media Network was created by an energetic young woman who set out to inspire others while following her dreams. Lutonya Lang uses her platform to inspire, encourage, and entertain. She has interviewed a large array of successful African Americans from small business owners to actors.  She learns and pulls inspiration from every interview she …

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From 1000 Black Girl Books to the Youngest 30 Under 30 Recipient for 2018

Marley Dias is moving mountains and breaking glass ceilings and she’s 12 years old. Marley is the founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks, which was a campaign that set out to donate 1,000 books featuring Black girls as main characters. After completely demolishing that number and collecting more than 10,000 books, Dias secured a book deal and …

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Lebron James Turned Down $14 Million to Invest in Small Franchise and It’s Paying Off

Although he has millions Lebron James chose to invest in himself. He turned down a guaranteed $14 million deal with McDonald’s to work toward building his own franchise and it looks like it’s paying off. He talked about why he made the decision to invest in Blaze Pizza instead of the million dollar McDonald’s contract: …

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Dwayne Wade’s Cousin’s Innovative Deodorant is Also Environmental Friendly

Antoine Wade is working his way into the deodorant market. Yes you guessed, he is related to Dwayne Wade, they are cousins. He has worked with his famous cousin in many ways over the years as business consultant on products, endorsements, and commercials. He also ran Dwayne Wade’s fantasy camp for several years. “When I …

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Mom Creates a Swim Cap to Accommodate the Diversity of Black Women’s Hair

Many of us have heard countless jokes about black women and our hair. Yea it’s true many of us don’t like getting our hair wet but our rigorous hair regimens can be exhausting. Who wants to dedicate hours, daily, to doing their hair? Not me. Now avid black female swimmers can swim as often as …

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Nigerian Sisters Create Sunscreen Customized to Protect Black Skin

Nigerian sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa collaborated to create beauty products specifically for black skin. To give black women and women of color more beauty options these sisters created the Bolden skincare line. One of their products includes a sunscreen which will not leave a white film on black skin. In an interview with OkayAfrica, Chinelo Chidozie …

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15 Year-Old Taking his Company to the Next Level After Partnering with the NBA

Moziah “Mo” Bridges snatched our attention in 2014 when he and his mother, Tramica, appeared on Shark Tank to market his company, Mo’s Bows, and gain financial backing. He was only 12 years-old when Daymond John, the creator of FUBU, invested in Mo’s Bows which specializes in creating handmade bow and neckties. Now fast forward …

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10-Year-Old Girl Bullied for Having Dark Skin Launches a T-Shirt Line

It was completely heart wrenching to hear 10 year-old Kheris Rodgers talk about how colorism affected her self-esteem. During a news interview, Kheris shared a troubling experience. She was in class and her teacher asked the class to draw pictures of themselves. As the teacher passed out crayons she handed Kheris a black crayon because …

Entrepreneurship

New Line at Sephora Launched by Young African American Woman

At 31 years old, Nancy Twine is the youngest African American woman to launch a line at Sephora. Twine got her start developing personal care products working with her grandmother in the kitchen where she learned to use toxin-free alternatives in soap and other household products. While none of the products in her line come …

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Self-Taught Engineer and Inventor is Empowering Other Africans to Follow in His Footsteps

Far too often we complain about our situations and do absolutely nothing to work toward change. Kelvin Doe lived in a community without power supply. Could you imagine working vigorously to complete your daily tasks before the sun went down? Well this was Kelvin’s life and he decided to help himself and his community by …