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It’s Black History Month and the Homage Hotel Group is giving you a chance to become a part of making Black History in the Travel and Leisure Industry. Homage is seeking to make a change in the American hotel industry, in which African Americans own less than 1% by opening a new hotel in downtown Oakland, CA. Though the vast majority of black owned hotels are a franchise of Marriott or Hilton, the Oakland hotel is slated to be independently and black owned.

Recently winning $20K in Miller Lites’ Tap the Future startup competition, Thomas Mitchell knows a thing or two about the billion-dollar sneaker industry. As an active member of the sneaker culture since a teenager, Snktrd (Sneaker + Trade) was founded in 2011 after Thomas’ personal frustration with having eight plus tabs open searching the web for sneakers. “It is my goal to create a space online where sneakerheads can co-exist in one space for hours.”

Top Five: Instagram Accounts Helping You Get Black To Business

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and these five Instagram accounts are taking the celebration of being black in business to the next level. If you were ever wondering where to start when looking for a black-owned business to support your needs, these accounts got you covered.

If you’re anything like me, then your phone is probably filled with screenshots of quotes you’ve seen on the internet that speak to you about your career, relationships, family, or any other aspect of your life. I’d like to share 51 quotes from my arsenal of motivational quotes. Enjoy and feel free to share some of your favorite motivational quotes with us. 

You are who you know.Miss Ify has always known that she wanted to be her own boss. So unlike most of her graduating class, Miss Ify decided to dive headfirst in the world of entrepreneurship after college graduation. She transformed her love for entertainment, culture, and making a difference to create District Affiliates, LLC- an event production that specializes in producing events catered to those interested in music, arts, culture, and social responsibility.


Over 5 years later, Miss Ify continues to produce one-of-a-kind events encouraging culture and humanity. A few of those events have included: