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Here's How Entrepreneurs Can Flip Their Followers Into Financial Gains

Whodini’s legendary 1984 hip-hop single “Friends” is a coming of age story. “Friends” and the concept of a coming of age story is what came to mind during a text conversation with a friend who is an entrepreneur. We were discussing writing and topics for his entrepreneur/small business blog, when one idea that I’ve grappled with internally found its...

Why Side Hustles Can Be A Means Of Survival, Not Just A Pursuit Of Passion

The enslavement of Africans in the Americas has had profound physical, psychological, social, political, and economic impacts that are so embedded into the fabric of civilization that generations today still feel its effect. Upon emancipation, granted by governments that still benefited from this form of caste system, many Black slaves were limited in the options made available to...

What My Journey To Spiritual Growth Taught Me About Millennials And The Black Church

I am a Christian, more specifically I am a Baptist church kid. I have grown up in the same historic Cleveland Baptist church of three generations prior. Currently, a good portion of my friends come from having grown up in church together. As a youth, I was in Cherub Choir, a youth usher, a Guild (junior trustee), president of the Baptist Youth Fellowship, an annual volunteer for...