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Two Creatives Turn Lack of Representation Into Business for the Culture

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Two Creatives Turn Lack of Representation Into Business for the Culture

"When you are the new kid on the block, sometimes you have to prove yourself and generate a buzz before people will take you seriously." - CultureVOLT "When you are the new kid on the block, sometimes you have to prove yourself and generate a buzz before people will take you seriously." Unwrapping with Takiela Langley and Arielle Lang,

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When Self-Care and Tech Intersect

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When Self-Care and Tech Intersect

These Co-Founders Turned Frustration into a Diverse Community of People Practicing Self Care - AfroTech Shine co-founders, Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey are just two of a small few women of color who have received VC funding - let alone raise over $10 million in venture capital. Embracing their power as unicorns at the intersection of venture capital, wellness, and technology, the dynamic duo is committed to cultivating relatable self-care experiences for a diverse group of people.

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Self-Care Business Emerges from Fog of Quarantine

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Self-Care Business Emerges from Fog of Quarantine

Trio realizes dream with House of Nailz Friends and co-workers Tahnee Reed, Ericka Rosas, and Samantha Mahoney dreamt of owning their own respective nail salons. For two years, the trio - with a combined 30 years' experience in the beauty industry - discussed how they'd make the jump from employees at Terés A Nail Bar in Old Town Scottsdale to business owners.

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The Natural Skincare Queen Turns 1!

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The Natural Skincare Queen Turns 1!

We were gonna wear our birthday suit to celebrate our 1 year birthday, but we decided to do a give-away instead and tell you a short story about The Natural Skincare Queen. In the Beginning In the beginning, there was this shy girl who with an ugly label who wanted to do business, but she was scared to put herself out there. She mustered up the courage to do her first public event, which was at the Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront. That day she got only 1 sale, and it was from her ex. Lol! But...that one day...

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Owner of Essence and Sundial Brands: This Is How I Work

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Owner of Essence and Sundial Brands: This Is How I Work

I'm Richelieu Dennis, Owner of Essence and Sundial Brands, and This Is How I Work Richelieu Dennis runs a family business. He, his mother, and his sister named their beauty brand SheaMoisture after the shea butter products that Richelieu's grandmother made and sold in West Africa. Richelieu built his company into Sundial Brands (acquired in 2017 by Unilever), which sells hair and skincare products primarily designed for black women.

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