Shea Moisture is the latest company to feel the public’s wrath after what was a hurtful marketing mishap. For those who missed it, Shea Moisture released a piece of video content on its social channels as a part of a campaign to “Stop Hair Hate”. The ad features a black woman with curly hair and … More Growing Pains: In Extending a Hand to New Audiences, Shea Moisture Rubs its Base the Wrong Way
On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Snap Inc., parent company to the photo-messaging app known as Snapchat, went public. Since its birth in 2011, Snapchat has grown exponentially to about 150 million daily active users. Initially perceived to be nothing more than a sexting app, Snapchat carved out a space of its own that allowed users … More Snap Inc. IPO: Pop or Flop?
Next in our series of Young, Restless, and Creative Black people in business is John H. Johnson, founder of Johnson Publishing, one of the largest Black-owned publishers in the United States.
… More For the Culture: The Story of John H. Johnson and the Birth of Modern Black Media
Let’s be honest, until recently Drake wasn’t typically associated with entrepreneurship. Drake gets more credit for his emotional intelligence, his exes, and various celebrity crushes than he does for his entrepreneurial aptitude. However, if you listen closely, Drake has been sharing his vision and knack for entrepreneurship throughout his career. His meteoric rise is a prime example … More Don’t Worry if he Writes Rhymes, he Writes Checks: Lessons from Drake’s Quiet Ascension to Hip-Hop’s Ultimate Hustler
Between the months of February and May 2015, you may have noticed a disproportionate number of Facebook and Instagram photos of the United Arab Emirates. If you were paying close attention, you may have noticed that the stars of these images were neither celebrities nor your Middle Eastern friends from college, but Black millennials—a subset … More #150UAEvenKnowIt: The Birth of the Black Gen-Y Travel Movement