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02/21/2019
MAKERS

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#blkwomanintech #blkexcellence #changemaker

Stephanie Lampkin was told that she β€œwasn’t technical enough” when applying for an Analytical Lead role at Google. She then went on to become the CEO & Founder of Blendoor, an app that uses #AugmentedIntelligence and people analytics to hire and manage a diverse workforce. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿#MAKERSConference

12/15/2018
Global Citizen

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#NextGenInnovation

This teen created an app that could literally save lives.

Take action: http://glblctzn.me/2nVPxI0

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12/13/2018
Afrotech

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Walker & Company Brands, the beauty brand started by Tristan Walker, has just been acquired by Procter and Gamble. Walker will move the company to Atlanta, where one of the company's largest customer base resides.

11/17/2018

We did it!! Sincere apologies for the delay for our faithful listener. After experiencing unforeseen technical difficulty, we were able to release our final episode of this season!

On this episode of @nxtgenlifestyle, we chat with Tra'Shelle "DJ Bombshell" Brown (@djbombshell_ky), Kentucky's #1 Female DJ!! Tune in as she shares about her journey as a creative entrepreneur balancing the male-dominant music industry and motherhood! That's what I call true legacy lifestyle! Check it out at NextGenlifestyle.co! Link in the bio!

Connect with Tra'Shelle Brown at:
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Instagram: @djbombshell_ky
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This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎβ€œIn the workplace, we aren’t all just women. We aren’t all Hillary Clintons. Some us are Shirley Chisholms....
10/15/2018
Does Leveraging Whiteness in Corporate America Mean More than Supporting Women of Color?

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β€œIn the workplace, we aren’t all just women. We aren’t all Hillary Clintons. Some us are Shirley Chisholms. We have to break ground before we can break glass ceilings. We have to worry about our pantsuits and our edges. We have to get our foot through the door and hold it open for women like us while also securing our seat at the table.” - Minda Honey

#securetheseat #powerandpriviledge #blkgirlproverbs #hometownhero

I spent a decade in corporate America learning that working with white women often meant learning how to work around them on my way up the next rung of the ladder. Here's what else I learned.

09/28/2018

🚨🚨#newepisodealert🚨🚨
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In this episode, we chat with Jaron Jones (@coachjaronehb), co-founder of WildThing$ clothing brand (@wild_things_ ). Tune in as he shares his founder journey from Pro Basketball player to streetwear apparel aficionado.

Connect with Jaron Jones at:
Instagram: @coachjaronehb

Learn more about WildThing$ at http://www.wildthingsbrand.com
Instagram: @wild_things_​

Sponsored by:
Creative Spirits Behavioral Health - creativespiritsonline.com/
Twitter: @CSNetworksInc

Greater Works Design Studio - greaterworksds.com/
Instagram: @gr8terworks

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎCheck out this article from Courier Journal:Have black restaurants been left out of Louisville's food con...
09/16/2018
Have black restaurants been left out of Louisville's food conversation?

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Check out this article from Courier Journal:

Have black restaurants been left out of Louisville's food conversation?

Louisville's black-owned restaurants are serving food that speaks to the city's history. So why aren't they getting more recognition?

Culture Code Louisville
09/13/2018

Culture Code Louisville

Great News! It's almost time for the next #CultureCode event and we need you to SAVE THE DATE! Get your tickets today to be apart of the next conversation with local entrepreneurs within the Retail Tech Space. They will share their lessons learned from scaling their startups and will also provide advice for other startups looking to scale their e-commerce or consumer product (CPG) business.

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09/06/2018
Colin Kaepernick Nike Commercial | FULL VIDEO

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β€œDon’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if there crazy enough!”

Still gives me chills!

#iconic #kudosnike #nextgenlifestyle #changemaker #greaterworks

Watch Colin Kaepernick in the new Nike commercial more on this story: https://abc13.com/4154309/ Don't forget to subscribe to our channel. Follow us for more...

Repost by Black Hedge Fund GroupBrian Brackeen, CEO of Kairos Facial Recognition, Named Our August 2018 Tech Innovation ...
08/22/2018

Repost by Black Hedge Fund Group

Brian Brackeen, CEO of Kairos Facial Recognition, Named Our August 2018 Tech Innovation Entrepreneur of The Month
by Philip Green
Miami
The ancient Greek word β€œkairos” refers to that perfect moment where chance and opportunity collide β€” what the more romantic might call serendipity. It is also the name of the facial recognition software company founded by would-be lawyer and workaholic Brian Brackeen.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Q: What was your first job?
My first job was a bus boy at the now defunct West Mill Inn in Flourtown, Penn., where I grew up. I was 14, and I have been working ever since.

Q: What's the best career advice you've ever received?
The best career advice I ever received was not at work at all. It was from my bus driver in eighth grade. I was the last stop, and we inevitably had 15 to 20 minutes a day to chat. Paul was a retired gentleman, maybe 63 years old. On the day of his retirement he told me, "Brian, I can already tell that you're special and you're going to go on to great things, as long as you believe that. If you believe in yourself and your own abilities, the sky is the limit. You have what it takes already, and you're just a kid." Then he closed the door and I never saw him again, but he left me with that gift. I will never forget him. Thank you, Paul.

Q: What do you look for when you hire?
A thirst for knowledge of our field. A person who wants to work for Kairos so badly that they would pay us. A person who cares so deeply for their fellow humans that it's second nature to praise, love, support, teach, etc. Someone full of focus, intellect, and empathy.

Q: What's your favorite job interview question to ask and why?
My favorite job interview question was no question at all. Interviewers who listen more than speak are the best.

Q: What's the biggest misconception about the business climate in South Florida?
Well, that there is not one. I think people imagine Miami and think South Beach (and for good reason, it's an amazing place) but we have so much more to offer potential employees: great mentors, great cultural institutions, a growing and bustling downtown, a increasingly walkable city.
It's a new Miami.
- Brian Brackeen

Brian Brackeen, Miami, founder, CEO, Kairos Facial Recognition Software
https://www.kairos.com/
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https://www.instagram.com/brian.brackeen/

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β€œAs always, a brilliant young black man emerges upon the scene to change the world. For the better.”
Kairos Facial Recognition Technology by Brian Brackeen, Miami

2018, The Black Hedge Fund Group

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎAwesome to see my city work towards engineering new models of wealth creation and upward mobility! #upwardand...
08/16/2018
Louisville Metro announces $5M grant for Russell initiative - Insider Louisville

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Awesome to see my city work towards engineering new models of wealth creation and upward mobility!

#upwardandonward #howthewestwaswon #investwest #startuplou #greaterworks

Louisville Metro joined Cities United and the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust in announcing the creation of an initiative called Russell: A Place of Promise.

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08/08/2018
Meet 105 Black & Latino Founders Who Raised $1mm+ in VC Funding ($2.7bn Total)

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β€œThere is something to be said that 6 of the top 10 firms have diverse GPs, but only 3 of those 6 have diversity-focused thesis. There is no reason that larger more established funds should not be on this list.”

The Harlem Capital team set out to find the top 100+ founders of color w/ VC raised... and the results are eye-opening. Read and share widely!

What Is This?

07/27/2018

🚨NEW EPISODE ALERT🚨

In episode #5, we chat with Hannah L. Drake, world-renowned poet, author, spoken word artist, and social justice activist as she shares about her journey as a creative entrepreneur.

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Connect with Hannah Drake at:
Website: http://www.hannahldrake.com/
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Instagram: @hannahdrake628
Twitter: @hannah.drake628

Sponsored by:
Creative Spirits Behavioral Health - http://creativespiritsonline.com/
Twitter: @CSNetworksInc

Greater Works Design Studio - http://greaterworksds.com/
Instagram: @gr8terworks

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎFor those that have heard me ripe on my soapbox of changing the face of entrepreneurship and redefining the...
07/24/2018
Five Questions About Opportunity Zones With Ross Baird

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For those that have heard me ripe on my soapbox of changing the face of entrepreneurship and redefining the very nature of capital markets to reflect the ever-expanding, new class of entrepreneurs hidden in plain-sight, check out this video post by Access Ventures of Ross Baird, founder of Village Capital & author of the Innovation Blind Spot share the very same sentiment in discussing #opportunityzones

#issamovement #equityisapriority #newwayofinvesting #changethenarrative #inclusiveentrepreneurship #nextgenlifestyle #greaterworks

Ross Baird answers five questions about Opportunity Zones and what role they can play in helping underestimated entrepreneurs change their communities.

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07/13/2018
Investors Said My Business Was Insane. I Raised $3 Million Anyway

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β€œI know technology can create better models for government. The purpose of technology is innovation--it's supposed to be a transformative tool, not just a tool to feed you ads or surveil you and arrest you. But if we don't use it to change the human condition, it will never be a positive force.”

Inspiring story by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, founder of Promise. #BlackxBrownTechMatters. When typical pattern-recognition leaves blind spots within the tech innovation ecosystem, diverse perspectives can produce promising solutions outside of the dominant culture perspective!

#wearethekey #youaretheplug #greaterworks #nextgenlifestyle

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins's startup, Promise, created an app to help solve prison overcrowding.

07/13/2018
The Root

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In America today, for every $100 of white family wealth, black families only have about $5.04.

It’s a direct result of centuries of racist banking policies and practices that systematically kept black Americans from opportunities to prosper.

#nothingnewunderthesun #reclaimingourtime #greaterworks #nextgenlifestyle

In America today, for every $100 of white family wealth, black families only have about $5.04.

It’s a direct result of centuries of racist banking policies and practices that systematically kept black Americans from opportunities to prosper.

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎβ€œThe biggest part of funding is access. And sometimes, if you’re not part of that community, it’s hard to g...
07/10/2018
What this 34-year-old learned going from a six-figure salary to $100K in debt running his start-up

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β€œThe biggest part of funding is access. And sometimes, if you’re not part of that community, it’s hard to get access. It’s hard to fly into get Silicon Valley and get access, it’s hard to fly into New York and get access. You can fly into Cincinnati and get access!” Rodney Williams

The Power of Silicon Prairie! The Midwest is rising! Been following Rodney Williams amazing founder story for quite sometime! Super inspiring and a premier example of a #nextgenlifer!!

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#blacktechmatters #pocintech #nextgenlifestyle #lisnr #accessmatters

Rodney Williams says life was good β€” and easy β€” at Proctor & Gamble. But it was also boring. So he left to build his own company, Lisnr, that's now worth over $60 million.

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07/06/2018
SheaMoisture Founder Launches $100 Million Fund for Women Entrepreneurs of Color at Essence Festival

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So crazy, my #NextGenLifestyle guest, Angel Rich gave him an ultimate shoutout on the show today! And today the one and only, Richelieu Dennis shifts the culture yet again!

#monumental #investinblk #changethefaceofinvestment #equityisapriority #diversityisstrength #pocintech #nextgenlifestyle #greaterworks

Recently at Essence Festival 2018 in New Orleans, Lousiana, Richelieu Dennis made an official announcement surrounding the New Voices Fund that he'd been prepping for the past year. The New Voices Fund is now at $100 Million and Dennis has already started making investing.

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎChanging the face of investment!! Cracking the code for the culture! #nextgenlifestyle #greaterworks #thisc...
07/04/2018
Silicon Valley's Newest Venture Capitalist Is... Jay-Z

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Changing the face of investment!! Cracking the code for the culture! #nextgenlifestyle #greaterworks #thiscouldbeyoubutyouplaying

Jay-Z's latest venture will be called Marcy Venture Partners, according to a California regulatory filing.

06/16/2018
BlackNews.com

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11-year old educating others about stock markets and day-trading!

Great news interview with The Truth Jones, an 11-year old entreprenur who owns an investment firm, and trades on the U.S. stock market!

#blackbusiness
#blackowned
#youngentrepreneur

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎJust know that I’m super excited for what’s to come! #culturecodelou #staytunedπŸ“Ί #issavibeπŸ™…πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ #divtech #f...
06/06/2018

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Just know that I’m super excited for what’s to come!

#culturecodelou #staytunedπŸ“Ί #issavibeπŸ™…πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ #divtech #femalefounders #blacktech #latinxtech

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎA bridge to segregation? Englewood photographer introduces neighbors on opposite sides of ChicagoTonika Joh...
06/01/2018
A bridge to segregation? Englewood photographer introduces neighbors on opposite sides of Chicago

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A bridge to segregation? Englewood photographer introduces neighbors on opposite sides of Chicago
Tonika Johnson, creator of Folded Map
β€œFoldedMap compares mirror points of Chicago's map to reveal the impact of the city's segregation.”
The street names around her high school in Lakeview sounded familiar to Tonika Johnson but everything else made her feel like it was a world apart from her Englewood neighborhood.
As she commuted by train and bus to Lane Technical College Prep High School, she’d pass Paulina Street and Ashland Avenue, north-south streets that stretch to her South Side neighborhood. The route near school was dotted with occupied homes, shops, green patches of grass and flowers. But as Johnson neared home each day, she saw vacant lots, empty storefronts and a lack of greenery that made her question: How could these neighborhoods, just 10 miles apart, look so different?
Chicago Tribune

#mediapreneur #storytelling #nextgenlifestyle #FoldedMap

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Englewood artist and activist Tonika Johnson created Folded Map to show the disparities among Chicago residents while bringing people together to have a conversation.

This πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎInvest in the Change You Want to See in the World#impinv #soccent #gwventures #nextgenlifestylehttps://laun...
05/31/2018
Invest in the Change You Want to See in the World - Launch Tennessee

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Invest in the Change You Want to See in the World

#impinv #soccent #gwventures #nextgenlifestyle

https://launchtn.org/2018/05/social-impact-investing-kristina-montague/

By Kristina Montague, Managing Partner of The JumpFund and Investment Committee member, Next Wave Impact Fund US One of the Southeast’s most important investors on why social impact investing pays The face of angel investing is changing, and rapidly. Five years ago at the Angel Capital Association...

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05/08/2018
ABOUT DAMN TIME: A $36 Million Fund Exclusively for Black Women Founders

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#equityisapriority

Talk about a disruption. Last weeks announcement by Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of the venture fund Backstage Capital, that her new $36 million fund will invest exclusively in black women led startups, has caused more than a stir.

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05/01/2018
Why We Burn The Unicorn – Bryce Roberts – Medium

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β€œIf you don’t look like, act like, talk like, build like, raise like, live where, or work on what VCs typically fund your efforts are not any less worthy. There’s a space for you.” πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

I don’t even remember how the idea came up, but as soon as it did, I knew we had to do it.

04/27/2018

🚨#NEWEPISODEALERT 🚨
Episode #2 is officially live! In this episode, we chat with Alex Haynes, co-founder of the @glasscapitol as he tells the story of his journey from college student to founder and how @glasscapitol is making an invaluable impact by striving to become America's community lobbying platform.
https://www.nextgenlifestyle.co/podcast.html

#NextGenLifestyle #GreaterWorks #soccent #nextgenpolitics

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04/23/2018

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What’s better than 1 millionaire, 2!!!

#nextgenlifestyle #youngblkandboss

The youngest Chik-fil-A owner in history, at 26 yrs old Ashley Derby opened her first location and now a 2nd location on Thursday! I repeat, 26YRS OLD!!! πŸ˜²πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸŽˆ #TFG #Entrepreneurs #WomenEntrepreneur #restaurantowner #restauranteur #blackwomen

04/19/2018
NowThis Her

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"There shouldn't be an age limit on wanting to do something or wanting to be aware!” Naomi Wadler

#nextgenlifestyle #nextgenleaders #impact

Everyone needs to hear 11-year-old Naomi Wadler's powerful message about Black women in the U.S.

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