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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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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 per...
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 f...
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...
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 t...
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by March 19, 2019
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By:  Angela Majette Owner of Just Write Legal www.justwritelegal.com ...
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 f...
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 ...
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 su...
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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...
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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 ...
by April 23, 2020
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Everyone knows by now that Bernie Sanders has officially suspended his presidential campaign. However, as a Bernie supporter, I’m not ready hang my support up just yet, and maybe you aren’t either.  So, here’s a few thoughts and important pieces of information that provide a glimmer of hope for those of us who were rooting for Bernie.    Everyone should know that Senator Sanders is still on the ballots in all 50 states. He will cease to hold rallies and debates against Joe Biden, however h...
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...
by December 10, 2019
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Black McDonald’s franchisees are at a systematic disadvantage.Larry Tripplett, the head of McDonald's black franchisee group, the National Black McDonald's Owners Association (NBMOA), said in an internal letter earlier this year that "the trajectory of the treatment of African American Owners is moving backwards.”   Black franchisees make hundreds of thousands of dollars less a year, on average, than their white counterparts.  Surviving as a franchisee has become increasingly difficult for...
by December 9, 2019
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Socialism is en vogue and trending with Black millennials.  Many relate to millennial Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Corte, who proudly calls herself a “democratic socialist.”   Capitalism is often considered the most effective economic system because it is linked with economic progress. For those in America who were allowed to freely participate in the economy,  capitalism has delivered many of those people out of poverty, improving their standard of living and multiplying their wealth wit...
by December 5, 2019
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Today, George Zimmerman, who was tried and acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin filed a lawsuit in a Florida court seeking over $100 million dollars alleging defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy.   Zimmerman is suing Martin’s family, the Martin family attorney, Ben Crump, HarperCollins, the publisher of a new book written by Crump, prosecutors and others involved in the case claiming that the evidence presented in his 2012 homicide trial for the fatal shooting of Martin ...
by November 4, 2019
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By Courtney Thornton The hardships of Black people in the United States are well documented throughout American history. From being enslaved, oppressed and denied civil and economic rights, to experiencing the election and re-election of America’s first Black president, Black people have remained resilient and vocal about injustice and inequality in America.  However, we, as a community, do not view the observance of Black Solidarity with the reverence it deserves.  Other cultures and comm...
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 su...
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 phot...
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 l...