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Black Gaming Couple Create Doll Game Full of Melanin

C&D Turner

Ciara and Dejon Turner, shake up the tech world by infusing mobile gaming with positive characters of color. The Doll House Family app arrived late June on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. In the digital space, where only 3% of the industry includes Black developers, BBCorpWorld LLP changes the [...]

September 11, 2021 Miles Kelley Tech 0

April Ross now OWNS the TV station that she used to intern for.

April Ross

In January 2017, April Ross stepped unto her very first news scene as a digital reporter. She started out her journalism career using a cell phone and Facebook Live. April was a student majoring in communications when she began interning at WJCN. After graduating in 2001, she began working as [...]

September 10, 2021 Miles Kelley Community 0

Samia Gore becomes the first Black woman with a supplement line in Vitamin Shoppe.

Samia Gore

Body Complete RX began as just a goal to lose weight. But eventually grew to much more. It is now a successful vitamin company. Samia Gore, of Detroit, is the first Black woman to have a line in The Vitamin Shoppe in the store's weight loss category. She launched her TRIM line, which includes plant-based [...]

September 8, 2021 Miles Kelley Entrepreneurship 0

Do you know about the 15 year old CEO who retired his mother?

Trey Brown

Growing up in Philadelphia, Trey Brown knew at a young age that violence was consuming his city. It's easy to turn to crime when the options are few. He also knew that he didn't want himself or any of his friends going down that route. Young Trey was able to [...]

August 23, 2021 Miles Kelley Business Start-Up 0

CurlMix turned down $400K from Shark Tank and are now worth over $12 million

CurlMix owners Kim and Tim Lewis

Chicago natives Kim and Tim Lewis started CurlMix six years ago. Initially it was a subscription box service for people with curly hair. But after two years of stagnant sales, the couple went back to the drawing board. They hired advisors, and revamped their business model. In order to improve [...]

July 23, 2021 Miles Kelley Branding 0

The story behind Uncle Nearest’s $50 Million Venture Fund will inspire you…

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed researching this story. I've always heard stories about the slave that actually taught Jack Daniel about whiskey, but I never thought to learn more. And yes, I am referring to THAT Jack Daniel. The man in question was Nearest Green, a Tennessee slave. [...]

July 10, 2021 Miles Kelley Community 0