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Georgina Bailey of Teas by G builds cannabis drinking company one teabag at a time | The Light Series

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It has been a busy year for Georgina Bailey who launched CDB beverage company in Harlem. The mompreneur and creative keeps her grind going one teabag at a time. Now as Ark Republic’s first small business partner, we hope you enjoy her beverages as much as we do.

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Kenneth Miles of 3rd Space Cowork talks about opening their doors to Newark Entrepreneurs | The Light Series

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All entrepreneurs need a space to operate their business. The growing landscape of cowork spaces give plenty of options. Now, its about finding the right fit. Here is a boutique space with character and good bones.

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FAMU architecture student found calling creating decadent cheesecakes | The Light Series

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Once upon a time Khari Hairston-El, a STEM prince, was steeped in mile-high books, studying formulas to be an architect at Florida A&M University. Then one day, a cheesecake genius showed him a recipe that brought smiles to many.  Now, the prince of science is the King of Cheesecakes in a modest Kingdom right outside the L.A. empire.

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House Judiciary Committee votes in favor to pass articles of impeachment | Peach is the New Orange

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Following 14 hours of contentious debate on Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve the articles of impeachment against President Trump, on Friday morning.

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Percussionist and deejay, Phae became an event aficionado as an answer for struggling artists | The Light Series

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Gig-after-gig, Jazmyn “Phae” Whyte grew tired of the hard grind to make ends meet. So she decided to curate events to empower artists rather than exploit them. Guess what? She has an ugly sweater party coming. Join in the fun.

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A beautiful birthing experience shed clarity on Monique Cowan’s purpose as a doula | The Light Series

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Motherhood is sacred and the work of Monique Cowan, a doula, ensures that it remains that way. Focusing her practice to help Brown mamas, as a doula she works to reinstate the concept of the village must rear the babies. For her, the village must be about harmony.

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Slc’s Sacred Gemz: Adorning our ‘Already Beautiful’ existence | The Light Series

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As creative beings, there is always the need to interpret the world as we see, hear, feel, and live it.  So, how do we articulate our love for existing in all its simplicity and its ambiguity?

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Returning to Chicago from Africa, Safia Rashid decided to feed her people literally, so she launched an urban farm on the Southside | The Light Series

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Living in Ghana, West Africa, was transformative for Safia Rashid and her family. When they returned to the US to live in Chicago, the urban farmer, educator, consultant and land steward, instituted, Your Bountiful Harvest Farm, on the Southside to expand her philosophy of community and nation building.

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Reflections on entrepreneurship | The Light Series

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Being an entrepreneur is not an easy road. The glitz and glamour seen in media is a far cry from the daily business owner. Captured in Joe Dafney’s brutally honest essay on how he realized the sacrifices of an entrepreneur stripped him of his ego. Now, he reinvents himself.

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‘V’ Lynn combines plant practices with justice to run her all natural company | The Light Series

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Using “homemade, handmade and heartmade” approaches to whip up some of the best body care and fermented kombucha drinks, Victoria “V” Lynn keeps the dirty south clean in mind, body and soul.

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