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Ariane Kirkpatrick Opens the First Minority Owned Marijuana Business in Ohio

Ariane Kirkpatrick

The marijuana business is a multi-billion dollar industry. And it is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. Already 36 states in the country have approved cannabis for medical use. One of those states is Ohio, which is home to long-time Cleveland construction entrepreneur Ariane Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick got her start in [...]

October 18, 2021 Miles Kelley Cannabis 1

Black Entrepreneurs Are Closing the Gap in Raising Venture Capital in 2021

High Street Equity Partners

In the US, only 1% of venture capital funded startup founders are Black. But 2021 is showing a slightly different story. Black startup entrepreneurs are smashing venture funding records this year. In the first half of 2021, Black founders raised nearly $1.8 billion. That is more than four-fold increase over [...]

October 18, 2021 Miles Kelley Entrepreneurship 0

Nailah Ellis-Brown went from selling tea out of her mother’s basement to partnerships with Kevin Hart

Nailah Ellis-Brown

“Growing up in Detroit, I knew nothing was going to be handed to me. I expected doors to be closed and knew I would need to work hard and never take ‘no’ for an answer. I’ve heard ‘no,’ but I haven’t let that stand in my way. There is always [...]

October 14, 2021 Miles Kelley Branding 0

African Jewelry Designer Penny Clarke is Seeing $50,000 a Month in Sales

Penny Clarke

Penny Clarke was born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia and immigrated to the United States in October 1986 at age 16 to attend college. She founded Millie's International Creations after a 2015 visit to Cape Town. It was during this visit to South Africa when she decided to bring her passion and [...]

October 13, 2021 Miles Kelley Branding 0

Byron Allen Continues to Add to His Media Empire.

Byron Allen

Byron Allen is one of the wealthiest Black men in entertainment today. The media mogul is the owner of 24 television stations in 20 markets. But this isn't where he plans on stopping. Allen has recently submitted a bid for TEGNA, a local TV news company that currently has 64 [...]

October 12, 2021 Miles Kelley Media 0

Rihanna’s Beauty Empire Continues to Grow


The Bad girl RiRi continues flexing her boss moves. Everyone already knows that Savage X Fenty has made Rihanna a billionaire. But what you may not know, is that she is showing no signs of slowing down. According to Bloomberg, the beauty mogul is planning to bring her lingerie line to [...]

October 12, 2021 Miles Kelley Beauty 0