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BlackConnect.com is the missing link in social media that connects social interaction and business networking for millennials and connects Black business owners, entrepreneurs, and consumers in a universal way. BlackConnect.com is a distinct business community that provides tools for business owners, consumers, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs to engage across all areas of the network to promote their business, sell products and services, build partnerships and more while connecting on a professional and personal level. The mission of Black Connect is to elevate existing Black-owned businesses and to encourage millennials and successive generations to pursue entrepreneurship.The network fills the void left by other social media platforms by connecting business owners, entrepreneurs, and consumers in a holistic way. Download the Black Connect mobile app for Android in Google Play and IOS in the App Store.
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My work is dedicated to leveling the economic playing field for African-American entrepreneurs and business owners by making it easier to meaningfully connect, collaborate and compete in the American market on a local and national level. Whether through my litigation management firm or my philanthropy, I enjoy helping others WIN.
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"When I finished the book, I felt such a rejuvenation of my spirit. . ." Zane, I felt the same after I read the book for the first time. Keep on writing and being a part of the solution. (heart)
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State and local elections are equally, if not more, important than the presidential election. Just the other day, the NY police commissioner made the comment that the NYPD is not racist. He should ha...
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by August 12, 2019
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Why You Need These 7 Personalities On Your Team If You're an Entrepreneur Every entrepreneur and business owner needs the right people on their team to be successful. It doesn't matter how viable your business idea is. Without the right team, your idea could never come to fruition, or your business might not reach its maximum potential. A winning team has the right mixture of individuals with different personalities, skills, resources, and work styles. For a team to be successful, each person ...
by March 10, 2019
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Are we done chasing those conjoined twin unicorns known as Diversity & Inclusion? Or nah?  For those of us that never fell for the okey-doke and cringe every time those two words are uttered together like peanut butter & jelly, you will breathe a breath of fresh air to know that an attorney in North Carolina has called bullshit on the facade that is called diversity and inclusion at her workplace. The lawsuit filed by a Black attorney, Sharika Robinson, against her Charlotte, North Carolina fir...
by September 9, 2019
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I stumbled upon the internship opportunity with Black Connect while I was surfing different internship websites to find something to fill up my summer. I hoped that I would not only valuable to the company — in fact, I was looking for an opportunity that would be of equal value to me.  I am a recent graduate of Chapman University, receiving my B.A. in English and journalism. I have taken on many challenging roles throughout college. What I loved about interning at Black Connect, is that I was a...
by December 31, 2019
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Integration of the races and placating tactics like affirmative action, diversity & inclusion, and body cameras for police officers have led Black America to become complacent or turn a blind eye to the disparities that the civil rights movement vowed to eradicate.   The racial wealth gap is persistently widening, police brutality and racial animus is on the rise, and schools are becoming increasingly segregated to the detriment of our Black students. These disparities in economics, education, ...
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by July 27, 2019
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Luxury brands are associated with a high price and superior quality.  Brands like Gucci, Porshe, and Rolex come to mind when someone mentions luxury brands. Because of their high price tags, consumers often align with luxury brands as a pronouncement of their financial success or social strata.  A brand is termed luxury when it is desirable more than necessary.  Luxury brands offer exclusivity, superior craftsmanship, sophistication, and innovation with careful attention paid to details in desig...
by March 19, 2019
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By:  Angela Majette Owner of Just Write Legal www.justwritelegal.com   I’m a mom, creative spirit, analytical thinker, beach bum, and introvert.  All of these realities contribute to the fact that for the last 17 years, I have been a proud member of the micro business club.  It’s an affordable club anyone with focus and determination can easily join.  If you have just started your new micro business – welcome to the club!  If you have been thinking about making the move, the good news is tha...
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Are we done chasing those conjoined twin unicorns known as Diversity & Inclusion? Or nah?  For those of us that never fell for the okey-doke and cringe every time those two words are uttered together like peanut butter & jelly, you will breathe a breath of fresh air to know that an attorney in North Carolina has called bullshit on the facade that is called diversity and inclusion at her workplace. The lawsuit filed by a Black attorney, Sharika Robinson, against her Charlotte, North Carolina fir...
by June 5, 2020
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Right now, America is seeing its most dramatic shift in its social climate within modern American History. For the first time, people of all races are stepping up on the frontlines of nationwide protests in order to protest police brutality against African Americans. Also for the first time, people of other races and especially white people, are witnessing first hand the sinister nature of police brutality, as since protests began police have been documented using extreme force against peaceful ...
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by August 12, 2019
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Why You Need These 7 Personalities On Your Team If You're an Entrepreneur Every entrepreneur and business owner needs the right people on their team to be successful. It doesn't matter how viable your business idea is. Without the right team, your idea could never come to fruition, or your business might not reach its maximum potential. A winning team has the right mixture of individuals with different personalities, skills, resources, and work styles. For a team to be successful, each person ...
by September 9, 2019
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I stumbled upon the internship opportunity with Black Connect while I was surfing different internship websites to find something to fill up my summer. I hoped that I would not only valuable to the company — in fact, I was looking for an opportunity that would be of equal value to me.  I am a recent graduate of Chapman University, receiving my B.A. in English and journalism. I have taken on many challenging roles throughout college. What I loved about interning at Black Connect, is that I was a...
by June 10, 2020
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Enslaved by a color that condemns human life to accept unpaid labor, racial slurs and, aggression as the only reality of the Black life in America, the pressure is building to break free, breathe easy and be whole. It has been a long wait since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr led the historic non-violent protests for civil rights in the 1960s. Mobility inched upwards at snail’s pace and it has always been a tight bargain for life, dignity, and a righteous share of prosperity. The world makes progress...
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by July 27, 2019
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Luxury brands are associated with a high price and superior quality.  Brands like Gucci, Porshe, and Rolex come to mind when someone mentions luxury brands. Because of their high price tags, consumers often align with luxury brands as a pronouncement of their financial success or social strata.  A brand is termed luxury when it is desirable more than necessary.  Luxury brands offer exclusivity, superior craftsmanship, sophistication, and innovation with careful attention paid to details in desig...
by September 9, 2019
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I stumbled upon the internship opportunity with Black Connect while I was surfing different internship websites to find something to fill up my summer. I hoped that I would not only valuable to the company — in fact, I was looking for an opportunity that would be of equal value to me.  I am a recent graduate of Chapman University, receiving my B.A. in English and journalism. I have taken on many challenging roles throughout college. What I loved about interning at Black Connect, is that I was a...
by March 10, 2019
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Are we done chasing those conjoined twin unicorns known as Diversity & Inclusion? Or nah?  For those of us that never fell for the okey-doke and cringe every time those two words are uttered together like peanut butter & jelly, you will breathe a breath of fresh air to know that an attorney in North Carolina has called bullshit on the facade that is called diversity and inclusion at her workplace. The lawsuit filed by a Black attorney, Sharika Robinson, against her Charlotte, North Carolina fir...
by October 16, 2019
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As we work hard to develop our professional lives, it is important not to let our own wellness fall to the wayside. Self-awareness is key to the overall success of our businesses and communities. This kind of self-sustainment is how we close the racial wealth gap.   Responsibility is the bane of adulthood.  ‌ Without it, we’d all seemingly be filled with joy, full breath of life and pure euphoria over the lack of stress and commitment.  However, that is not the dream life many of us experience...
by August 4, 2019
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Administrators at Narvie Harris Elementary School in Georgia are coming under fire after a poster featuring and targeting Black children is used to depict "appropriate" and "inappropriate" hairstyles for students. The school's dress code prohibits clothing, jewelry, tattoos and piercings that "disrupt the educational process or endanger the health or safety of other students."  The dress code is silent on hairstyles.  A parent of a student at Narvie Harris Elementary School shared the photo wi...
by June 17, 2019
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Launching a startup is a daunting undertaking. Even if you have the best product or idea, it is challenging to bring your idea to the market, gain traction and attract the attention of investors. The two most common challenges entrepreneurs face when launching or growing a startup are limited capital and exposure in the market. Participating in pitch competitions is one way to overcome these challenges.   What Is A Pitch Competition? A pitch competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to...
by August 19, 2019
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Last week we discussed the 7 personalities you need on your team to grow your business.  Now you're amped and ready to start putting your dream team together.  However, if you're asking yourself:  Where do I start?  How do I find these different personalities and persuade them to join my team?  Start here. Networking is one of the currencies of the 21st century. If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to grow your network. Your network is as essential as your business itself. ...
by August 26, 2019
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  Last week we shared 5  Tips to Grow Your Network and Build Your Team as an Entrepreneur.  The central theme woven throughout that article was integrity - "your character becomes your business reputation."  Integrity has been at the heart of recent events that have been the subject of national discussion and debate. Jay'Z's recent announcement of a partnership with the NFL and statement that "we're past kneeling" appeared to many to be an about-face from his widely publicized allegiance to fo...
by October 21, 2019
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Purposeful people act in ways that are personally meaningful and socially beneficial.  It gives a unique feeling of accomplishment when you contribute to a cause that aims to transform lives. And there’s no better way of achieving this than volunteering for a nonprofit organization. As little as an hour of your time devoted to volunteerism could have a positive effect on your community, career, and sense of purpose. Volunteering for a nonprofit organization goes beyond a single donation to supp...
by August 28, 2020
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From a young age, I had always stuck up for those that were being bullied or mistreated. My older brother is mentally disabled and I hated seeing people laugh at him or make fun of his disability. This led me to be overly protective of those that were being bullied in any way especially at school or on the playground. I would always step in to try and defuse the situation or stick up for the person that was being bullied. I always had to say something. It wasn’t until 2016 that my passion for s...
by July 16, 2019
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Top 10 HBCUs For Aspiring Entrepreneurs Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are iconic features in the United States higher education landscape. They came into existence before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The essence of establishing these institutions was to serve the African-American community. There are several HBCUs that offer entrepreneurship as a major. These institutions will train you to become a full-fledged entrepreneur. In this post, we have researched the top 10 HB...
by October 7, 2019
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photo credit: Steven Lee It was spring, the second semester of my freshman year. I had chopped off all of my chemically processed hair, and I was doing the damn thing. I mean, my fro was out in all of its glory. The sun made my melanin shine bright. I needed a new parking sticker, and I was headed into the Public Safety office. And that's when it happened. A car full of white men roll the window down and yell "Nigger!" and sped away before I could even process what had just happened. I walk int...
by December 11, 2019
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Netflix made awards show history by dominating the 2020 Golden Globes nominations, scoring its first-ever Best Picture nods for four of its films. The streaming service led the nominations in both film and television, with a total of 34 nods.   However, despite widespread acclaim, Ava DuVernay’s Emmy winning Netflix series “When They See Us” was completely ignored by the Globes.  In fact, the lack of melanin was obvious and telling.   Academy Award winner Mo’Nique has been outspoken against ...
by September 3, 2019
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In last week's blog, we asked: "Are We Past Integrity?" We posed this question, in part, because of Jay-Z's announcement of a partnership with the NFL and the ensuing backlash.  Previously, Jay-Z declined to perform at the Super Bowl and encouraged other entertainers to do the same after the NFL's mistreatment of Colin Kaepernick.  Kaepernick protested police brutality against African-Americans by kneeling on the football field during the national anthem. When asked about his abrupt change i...
by September 22, 2019
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It is undeniable that social media plays an important role in impacting our culture, our economy and our overall view of the world.  Social media has had a huge impact on today's society - both positively and negatively, and African-Americans are digital leaders, with 91% accessing the Internet on a mobile device.   Despite their confirmed status as digital leaders, African-Americans exist as a subculture on large social media platforms.  Black Twitter refers to Black people who use the social...
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The Silent Non Violent Protest - The Power of The Black Dollar - Can Change Things Black Loyalty Marketing System is taking the Black Out day to another level, Connecting Every Small Black Business Together Under One Virtual Roof.    The Silent Non Violent Protest, Because Enough is Enough ,We Have Been Marching sense Dr. King or Malcolm X, We Can Not Keep doing the same things expecting a different result.    ...
by March 19, 2019
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By:  Angela Majette Owner of Just Write Legal www.justwritelegal.com   I’m a mom, creative spirit, analytical thinker, beach bum, and introvert.  All of these realities contribute to the fact that for the last 17 years, I have been a proud member of the micro business club.  It’s an affordable club anyone with focus and determination can easily join.  If you have just started your new micro business – welcome to the club!  If you have been thinking about making the move, the good news is tha...
by July 8, 2019
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We have all heard the phrase, "work smarter, not harder." This nugget of wisdom should be the credo of every small business owner.  Forming strategic partnerships is one way that small businesses can work smarter.  Strategic partnerships can have a significant impact on small businesses.   Forming partnerships (or alliances) is a business strategy that every business should consider. It is often challenging for small businesses to gain traction in the market, but if you are strategic in your m...
by July 20, 2019
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Today, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic (and widely disbelieved) moon landing on July 20, 1969.   But few people likely think of the Americans who questioned whether NASA’s space program was worth the trouble, and the cost.  On this day, Black Americans are reminded of the poem by Gil Scott-Heron that rhythmically expressed Black America’s scorn of NASA using tax dollars to fund an egotistically driven trip to the moon while families and communities of color liv...