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13 Nov 2019

KK Emmay: This Small Business Owner Pushes Buttons With Big Ideas

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10-year-old CEO, Kayana Williams, raises money for charities through a family-run social enterprise.

11 Nov 2019

The 3Skills Every International Student Needs

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Tobi Oluwole’s Nigerian parents sent him to Canada at the age of 15, hoping to give him a chance at a “better life”. But the road to that bright future they envisioned for their young son, was not as easy as it seemed.

29 Oct 2019

The Hustle Is Real - The Risk And Reward Of Being Your Own Boss

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Photo: Leilah Dhore/How She Hustles In honour of Small Business Month, ByBlacks spoke with Emily Mills of How She Hustles about what it really takes to successfully build your own business. Mills is fresh off the launch of her latest project - the Startup & Slay Digital Series sponsored by CIBC, Futurpreneur Canada and Ryerson University.

27 Oct 2019

Soulful Image Magazine: Words That Change Lives

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Tracey-Acadia and Allister Thomas are the husband and wife team behind Soulful Image Magazine, with Tracey as the Editor-in-chief and Allister as the Creative Director. Soulful Image is a ministry magazine dedicated to encouraging, uplifting and inspiring people from all walks of life.

10 Oct 2019

Meet The Montrealer Behind This Multi Million Dollar Brand: Exclucity

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“I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” - Jay-Z (Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix)

07 Oct 2019

Carl Cassell Makes Artistic Exit From Harlem Underground

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If you’re reading this, you were probably just as shocked as I was to hear that Harlem Underground was closing for good. The place has been known for the soul food and unforgettable Caesars, but it’s also been a hub for black culture in Toronto for the past ten years. It’s one of three restaurants successfully owned and operated by cultural icon, Carl Cassell, over the past 18 years. The decision to close didn’t come easily but, as Carl puts it, he’s “ready for something new.”

24 Sep 2019

This Montreal Hairstylist Is Giving The Kind Of Workshop Every Curly Girl Needs In Her Life

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Nancy Falaise has over 18 years experience as a hairstylist, with a particular passion for curly hair. She’s on a mission to eradicate the stigma associated with the Afro/curly texture. It is a passion born out of hardship and loss. As a young Black Canadian girl she was constantly rejected for being biracial, with extra insult added because of her tight curls. It would take a life altering experience to make Falaise take a deeper look at herself and see the beauty of her natural curls.

22 Aug 2019

How Vivian Kaye Turned Her Hair Care Needs into a Multi-Million Dollar Biz

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More and more Black women are going natural and embracing their kinky-textured hair. But this was not always the case.

20 Jun 2019

Arcade Gaming Makes A Comeback With Denthreesixty

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Growing up black in the ’80s and ’90s, most of us can remember times of playing video games with our friends for hours on a Saturday afternoon (of course, only if our mom let us!). Back then, hours would pass like minutes. Deeper friendships were formed, and pacts were made to do it all again next weekend!

12 Jun 2019

Carnival Entrepreneurs: Building Businesses Through Culture and Creativity

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For section leaders, artists, DJs, and promoters alike, carnival season is big business. Blood, sweat, and tears literally accompany each and every year of carnival preparations for the professionals that make it what it is, and you truly can’t imagine a carnival season without the pillars of music, mas, and fetes.

13 May 2019

Black Canadian Couples In Business: Moses and Patricia Mawa Are Changing Lives Through Media

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The Principals Of Silvertrust Media and Afroglobal Television Are Also Making A Difference Through The Transformation Institute For Leadership And Innovation.

30 Mar 2019

"We want to put our money where our mouth is. That's the point of the store really."

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Imagine walking into a store where everything on the shelves is made by a black person. Such a store is a reality, thanks to Michael and Mak, proud owners of Melanin MRKT in Pickering, Ontario.

15 Jan 2019

Four All Ice cream - A Business Born from a Heatwave

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Ajoa Mintah, daughter to Ghanaian immigrants and founder of Four All Ice cream in Kitchener, Ontario, started off her career in what was a stable, secure field as a licensed engineer doing product development in the automotive industry. After about six years of working in that field she moved into consulting. Almost a decade later she made a major shift.

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