Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Get The Scoop On How Distinguished Petrophysicist Essi Kwabi Becomes The Latest Investor For The Dream Exchange

Dream Exchange Welcomes Distinguished Petrophysicist Essi Kwabi as a New Investor

Dream Exchange is excited to welcome Essi Kwabi, a distinguished Petrophysicist and philanthropist, to its circle of passionate investors who want to make a difference in the world. This marks a significant stride in Dream Exchange's journey to becoming the first minority-owned and operated stock exchange.

As an esteemed member of Rotary International, financial enthusiast, and devoted mother, Essi brings much experience and commitment to enhancing equity in finance. "I am excited and honored to help support and elevate Black-owned businesses through the Dream Exchange efforts.

Access to capital is quite a challenge and a limiting factor to growth for many black-owned small businesses, and with Dream Exchange, we can break this barrier and change the narrative while building a new and equitable legacy for many generations. I couldn't be prouder to be part of this opportunity to change the lives of these business owners, their employees and their families, and the community at large." -said Essi Kwabi.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

See Why The Black-Owned Stock Exchange The Dream Exchange Promises To Expand Black Investment in Public Companies

The Dream Exchange Will Exponentially Expand Black Participation in
Public Companies

Chicago, IL. - Out of over 6,000 public companies based in the U.S., less than 15 are Black-owned or 0.1%. The Dream Exchange, the first majority Black-owned stock exchange in formation, intends to change that.

The Dream Exchange is being spring boarded by two seasoned executives Joe Cecala, Founder and CEO of Dream Exchange and Dwain Kyles, Esq, Managing Member, DX Capital Partners.

Early-Stage Growth Companies or ESGC's are the hidden gem that have historically only been accessible to a very tight-knit network of ultra-wealthy individuals. As a result of these opportunities not being widely accessible, the wealth gap widens.

Unless you are connected to the circle of high-net-worth angel investors or venture capital firms, you are outside this particular “wealth creation” ecosystem. Those on the outside are oblivious to the next unicorn startup company, until it is already public, and worth billions of dollars. These early-stage growth opportunities have, for the past 30 years, been where the majority of wealth gets harvested in public offerings.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Get The Scoop On Why Cassaundra and Joko Brownell Are An Awesome Team Addition To The Dream Exchange

Dynamic Duo Cassaundra and Joko Brownell Join Dream Exchange Investor Community

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Cassaundra and Joko Brownell Join Dream Exchange Investor Community

Cassaundra and Joko Brownell

CHICAGO, The Dream Exchange, the first Black-owned and controlled stock exchange in formation proudly announces the addition of Cassaundra and Joko Brownell to its esteemed group of investors. This power couple, with a track record of entrepreneurial success, brings a wealth of experience and innovation to the Dream Exchange investor community.

Cassaundra Brownell, a distinguished entrepreneur and marketing expert, earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Oral Roberts University followed by an MBA from Dallas Baptist University. Cassaundra has dedicated over a decade to sales and consulting, becoming a driving force behind three logistics companies, a design and construction firm, and currently serving as the Chief Revenue Officer for a cutting-edge startup specializing in leadership technology.

"I've come to understand that my life's purpose revolves around assisting individuals in earning a living doing what brings them joy. In investing in Dream Exchange, I see a pathway to continue this mission," stated Cassaundra Brownell.

Joko Brownell holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Oral Roberts University. He established a successful real estate firm in Colorado Springs before venturing into logistics in Maryland.

Reflecting on why he chose to invest in Dream Exchange, Joko stated, "The Dream Exchange stands as an unwavering commitment to dismantling the ordinary and disrupting the status quo. Dream Exchange and I have a shared commitment to forging a path toward the extraordinary, creating an ecosystem where passions flourish and dreams find their wings."

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Get The Scoop On The War on African American Entrepreneurs By Highly Regarded Financer and Entrepreneur Gary L. Smith

The War On
African American Entrepreneurs


By Gary Smith

We've witnessed the War on Poverty and endured the War on Drugs, but the ongoing War on Black Entrepreneurship is a different battle altogether. The assault on black entrepreneurs, traces back to the late 1800s when black landowners, primarily farmers, were either cheated out of their land or forcibly expelled.

The Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a thriving hub of Black-owned businesses known as Black Wall Street, exemplified the prosperity of black entrepreneurs with over 35 city blocks of shops, hotels, and theaters in the early 20th century.

Similar vibrant black economies existed in various cities across the nation, like Black Bottom in Detroit, only to face destruction, such as the demolition, for a freeway. Despite the passage of time, the struggle persists into 2024, with systemic barriers disproportionately affecting Black entrepreneurs.

The aftermath of the Great Recession saw the top 20% wealthiest Americans gaining wealth, while 80% of black families fell behind, illustrating the deep-seated inequities.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, people of color, women, and rural Americans encountered barriers hindering entrepreneurship. Disparities in wealth, limited access to funding, and systemic biases in loan approval processes persist, intensifying the challenges faced by Black and Latino entrepreneurs.

The pandemic further exacerbated these inequities, revealing the racial, gender, and geographic disparities in access to government relief and the subsequent closure of businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color.

Get The Scoop On How New York Is Closer To Reparations

Senator James Sanders Historic Reparations Bill Signed into Law: New York State Charts Path to Healing and Justice

New York, NY – December 19, 2023 – In a momentous victory for advocates of racial justice, Governor Katchy Hochul today signed into law the (S.1163-A/SANDERS Same as A.7691/Solages), a groundbreaking bill sponsored by Senator Sanders that establishes the “New York State Community Commission on Reparations Remedies.” The Commission will research the harm from slavery and after slavery, including racial discrimination, in New York and recommend remedies and reparations. This legislation marks a historic turning point for the City of New York and the State of New York  and sets a powerful example for the nation to follow. 

Senator James Sanders Jr.
, Chair of the NY State Senate Select Majority Task Force on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, and Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages, Chair of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, are both Chief Sponsors of the legislation. In 2020, California created a task force to study reparations. New York is the second state to study whether to issue reparations.
                                
"This is a day that will be etched in the annals of our state's history," said Senator James Sanders, who has championed reparations for years. This commission marks a crucial step towards acknowledging that pain, understanding its present consequences, and finally taking action to build a more equitable future.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Get The Scoop On Why Farmland Is a Good Investment For Black People

Why Invest in Farmland?
By Gary L. Smith

Many African Americans have ties to farmland either through inheritance, or through some form of ancestral rights. Whenever the word “farmland” comes up most of us immediately envision images of dirt roads between fields of crops, with beautiful sunsets. But have you ever considered such an investment as a strategy for creating wealth?

You may be surprised to learn that investing in farmland may indeed offer the kind of stability and consistency you’ve been seeking. Farmland in the U.S. is highly fragmented, typically with family-owned farms passed down from generation to generation. These farms make up a large portion of the farmland market, and with these valuable assets controlled by multi-generational families, it’s exceptionally difficult to access (there’s that word again) the growth potential of farmland investing.

Access to information is the gap we have in understanding potential investment opportunities that are literally within our grasp. An investment in farmland is an effective strategy for hedging against inflation and volatile markets. In fact, farmland is known as a low volatility asset. With many assets as consumer prices rise with inflation, the value of the asset decreases. But with farmland, the value tends to rise right along with consumer prices.

As a non-correlated asset, farmland investors are not handcuffed to the uncertainty of the stock market. Regardless of the stability or instability of the current market, farmland can continue to produce income and rise in value. Since farmland has only become scarcer over the years, a trend that is likely to continue, capital appreciation will likely continue to grow as well.

The Holidays are rapidly approaching, so before you pass the turkey, and share gifts, share and pass this information along. This is a subject worth discussing if there is farmland in your family. Having said that, any potential investor should conduct their own due diligence first and seek out and consult with the most knowledgeable and experienced investment advisor you can get. For the best results, choose someone who specializes in farmland to gain the most from your investment (inheritance).

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Get The Scoop On The Innovative Wearable Health-Tech Fitness Fashions of Jeanette Ortegon And A'LuaR Wearable

Jeanette Ortegon Creates The Cutting Edge A'LuaR Wearable Fashion Line To
Empower Fuller Figured Women
With Health & Fitness Diagnostics


Jeanette Ortegon, is a persistent serial entrepreneur, but her current foray into business feels like a divinely inspired innovation.  Ortegon's emerging fitness and health monitoring undergarment company for full figured women A'luaR, is looking to center its products in the wellbeing of its customers.

A'luaR Wearable, looks to install small, discreet, but effectively smart health and fitness diagnostic monitors in women's bra undergarments.  Jeanette is looking to to accommodate the unique clothing and undergarment needs of full figured women while encouraging them to empower themselves towards greater awareness of their health and fitness stats in real time.

Jeanette Ortegon, is ahead of a trend in society to accept different body types in a healthy way.  However, it taps into the increasingly enduring concern for health and fitness.  I pursued the driven Founder and CEO to do an exclusive interview with me.

The insightful CEO with a military background shared some insight about what drives her visionary brand and inspires her fashion foray into wearable health and fitness technology.  You can see her provocative interview below...