Economic justice was the last major crusade that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched in the United States before his assassination on April 4, 1968. Sixty years later, it is a critical campaign that we must re-launch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.