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Design Mindset

 

 

Design centered companies informed by a design thinking mindset

When you think about design, what words or pictures come to mind?

  • Cool looking stuff!
  • Things that pop!
  • Beautiful and functional.
  • Mashup between art and science…

At the end of the day, the majority of people have a difficult time looking past the elegant, beautiful, prettiness of design. Some companies understand (regardless of not condoning this) that people really do judge books by their covers. Honestly, it’s hard not to.

It’s Time To Support Black and Brown Mothers

If you are a Black woman, The 1-Hour Workweek will help you build wealth, provide you a steady stream of monthly passive income, remove you from poverty and help you acquire affordable health insurance.

First, I’m going to describe to you what economic inequality is like living as a Black and Brown woman in America.

Finally, I’m going to discuss our FREE 2-step solution to combating these issues so that you can live the American Dream with a peace of mind and a life of prosperity.

As a Black woman, you are a growing part of the American workforce. You are among 80 percent of black mothers who are the primary earners for your family. As history has recorded, you will continue to face daunting wage and opportunity gaps.

Will Black People Continue To Use Gucci As A Symbol Of Status After The Blackface?

Will Black People Continue To Use Gucci As A Symbol Of Status After The Blackface?

Gucci has become the latest designer to upset the masses of black people with it's latest apparel. About a year ago or so it was H&M who had blacks in an rage when displaying an ad with a little black child in a garment which had referenced a monkey on the front of it. Many blacks called and agreed to boycott H&M to send a message of disapproval. This incident with Gucci is very different in many ways.

Top Safety Tips for Marijuana Packaging by Flower Power Packages

Top Safety Tips for Marijuana Packaging by Flower Power Packages

The packaging of a product is always important. Every business has a plethora of reasons that packaging is useful but when it comes to packaging Cannabis, safety is always a primary concern. Since Cannabis is used as a medication and likely has the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, it is essential that it is kept safe and out of the hands of children.

 

Poverty And Discrimination Couldn't Stop This Black Billionaire

Poverty And Discrimination Couldn't Stop This Black Billionaire

Growing up during the 60s in a racially divided and segregated small town of Clinton Missouri was tough. With the country in the battle to desegregate tempers and violence ran high. David would do his part to further change by being a participant of a small group of black teenagers who integrated the local white only swimming pool. 

There Is No Such Thing As Black Spending Power

There Is No Such Thing As Black Spending Power

African Americans are one of the largest consumer groups on the planet. With a willingness to "stunt" and "front", we will spend boat loads of cash to impress our peers or fulfill the need to boost our confidence and self image. A fresh pair of Jordans, a Gucci belt, designer clothes, some bling, and we are ready to pop bottles and throw money in the club.

The Son Of A Haitian Immigrant Owns One Of The First Black Wine Companies In Oregon

The Son Of A Haitian Immigrant Owns One Of The First Black Wine Companies In Oregon

Bertony Faustin is the son of Haitian immigrants who made a home for themselves in New York. His in-laws owned a wine vineyard just outside of Portland Oregon and had been selling their products to local wineries for years. Then one day Bertony had an idea about creating his own brand.

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That's Why I Don't Support Black Owned Businesses

The title of this article makes a bold statement. You would assume that the statement is made by racist, narrow minded individuals, but that assumption would be incorrect. It is usually uttered by someone who is Black or of African decent. When hearing that statement there is usually two common statements that follow. Either "I know what you mean" or "There goes another one."

The National Negro Business League

The National Negro Business League

The National Negro Business League can be considered as the first National Black Business Directory. It was founded in 1900 by Booker T. Washington in Boston Massachusetts. It was the belief of Mr Washington and other founding members of the NNBL that economic success could provide opportunities and help improve the lives of all blacks living in the United States.

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Why COVID-19 is the Blessing-in-Disguise Trump & Co. Planned For

On March 30, our commander-in-chief made a pretty routine phone call. Dialing in to Fox & Friends to discuss the federal stimulus bill passed by Congress, he whined about provisions that Democrats had tried including in the package that would have made voting easier. 

“The things they had in there were crazy,” complained Trump. “They had levels of voting, that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”

 

Yes. In what has now become such a common occurrence you could set your clocks to it, 45 has told on himself, and his party, once more.

Arlenda’s Connect The Dots of Texas

Arlenda’s Connect The Dots of Texas

Arlenda’s Connect The Dots of Texas- TOWA advocates for community, individuals, and people with disabilities by providing answers through our business advocacy model. Our services are nontraditional and unlimited for poor minorities. We cultivate initiatives for black business owners and communities with projects, resources, and action by applying T.I.M.E.! This program was designed with the disabled minority families in mind, within our communities. 

How To Start A Business In Florida

How To Start A Business In Florida

Photo by Adeolu Eletu on Unsplash

Florida, better known as the sunshine state, is a tourist destination for most residents living in the USA. Miles of beaches, nature preserves, and lots of sun is a mixture that attracts out-of-owners to come and spend money. With the steady influx of cash injected into the local economies throughout Florida, it would make a lot of sense to own a business and get your piece of the pie.

Five Black Owned Law Firms In South Florida

Five Black Owned Law Firms In South Florida

Living in South Florida can is a dream for some, and heaven for others. Beautiful sun, fast cars, clubbing and nightlife makes south Florida the place where everyone wants to be. However with fun, sometimes you are bound to get into a little trouble that requires an appearance before a judge. Well there is no need to fear. Whether you need help with a felony, starting a business in the state, facing eviction, or deportation, we have many qualified Black owned law firms qualified to help 

Are Black Business Owners Walking The Walk, Or Just All Talk?

Are Black Business Owners Walking The Walk, Or Just All Talk?

The climate is changing in regards to black owned businesses. The topic being discussed more and more, is the need to patronize and support businesses owned by Black people. Through patronizing and sharing of information, black business owners and consumers have the ability to solve the problems of the neighborhoods in which they live.

Why Lebron Is The Greatest NBA Player

Why Lebron Is The Greatest NBA Player

Why is LeBron James the greatest NBA player? This question is debated so often by the masses on social media, in barbershops, in pubs, on street corners, in living rooms, and on television. Everyone seems to have an opinion on this matter. As LeBron battles in his eighth straight NBA finals appearance he has become more loved, and hated at the same time. He is constantly being compared to Michael Jordon, who also had to deal with the same debate as he was making

6 Black Healthcare Professionals That Can Help With Your Aches And Pains

6 Black Healthcare Professionals That Can Help With Your Aches And Pains

We have compiled a short list of Black Healthcare Professionals that can help when the body is aching and you decide its time to seek a professional help. As with every aspect of life Black business owners are excelling in every field. We have comprised a list of six professionals which could help with some of the problems you may be experiencing.

The Licking Wins On The Memorial Holiday Weekend

The Licking Wins On The Memorial Holiday Weekend

The Licking, formally Miami Finga Licking, Is one of the few black owned restaurant in Miami Florida which benefited from the tourists who visited the city during the "Memorial Day" weekend. Every year thousands of African Americans save their money to visit Miami for some sun and fun. Due to the popularity of South Beach as the ultimate tourist attraction, mostly all the black businesses are geographically cut off from the millions in revenue which is bestowed upon the region.

She Is Black And A HBCU Alumni  With A Net Worth Of Over Half Of A Billion Dollars

She Is Black And A HBCU Alumni With A Net Worth Of Over Half Of A Billion Dollars

How did she succeed with the deck stacked against her? First off she is Black, second she's is woman, third she was educated at a Historically Black College or HBCU for short, these were some details that defined her. So imagine her hurdles as a business owner in the late seventies when a white male was the leading image for business ownership.

Let's Create More Black Millionaires

Let's Create More Black Millionaires

Everybody knows the story of the Black Male Athlete. He grows up in an impoverished neighborhood, apart of a family which is struggling daily to survive and make ends meet. Thanks to extraordinary  physical abilities, effort and drive, he excels at a sport which may very well help him provide for his family in the future. As he avoids the pitfalls of crime, prison and death created by the environment in which he must live, he impatiently prepares for  Draft Day. When that day arrives, filled with emotions, he nervously waits for the moment to hear his name. The sound of his name creates a joyous and wonderful feeling, for now he has instantly become a millionaire. 

Can A Knowles Help Revive The First Black Social Platform

Can A Knowles Help Revive The First Black Social Platform

Black Planet is a social networking platform which was born in 2001. It was very popular among Black and African Americans as it was a platform which, as the name suggests, almost exclusively marketed to people of color. Black Planet was the first major social network that actually gave its users the freedom to be creative, allowed them to connect and engage with people socially.

Teaching Black Children Financial Literacy is a MUST!       

The surest path to financial success for anyone begins with learning economic principles at an early age. Historically speaking, adults instruct black children that the only path to financial success occurs via the securing of a collegiate degree and gainful employment. This old strategy has mostly expired as employers currently have no loyalty to employees who have enriched them via their labor. I posted that same question on my Facebook page. Two of the responses stated that they could not teach what they didn't know. My response was that we live in the information age and there is no excuse not to make sure that our children get a superb Financial Education.

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