Saturday, March 14, 2020

Tech Genius' Platform Dubbed "LinkedIn of Africa"


Nationwide -- BomaLink, a web-based, professional networking working platform for entrepreneurs and business professionals in the African Diaspora just launched. The platform is the brainchild of Nigerian American tech genius and IT guru, Shola Salako

After extensive travels to Africa and meeting former African Union Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Shola recognized a need for all peoples of African descent to be informed about wealth building business opportunities on the continent.

Get in Early on Wealth Building Opportunities & Win Contracts on the African Continent

The African Union and other African based business leaders are always looking for skilled talent in the Diaspora. For so long they haven't had a great way of connecting with them.

BomaLink has been designed to change that. Business professionals that register on BomaLink and create a profile outlining their career experience and skills will be able to access business and job opportunity listings, inquire about them and bid on contracts.
How BomaLink Differs from Other Professional Networking Platforms -- Funding
BomaLink users show interest in opportunities through the platform (and win) will soon be able to apply for funding to cover the cost of fulfilling those contracts.

This funding will be similar to contract financing offered to businesses in the United States that bid on government contracts (and have to wait 30 days to 6 months to be paid) which can often cause cash flow issues for business owners. The Africa Boma Fund will be launched to help our members fund the completion of the contracts they win through our platform.

Black Millionaires Inspire New Online Community for Entrepreneurs


Nationwide -- Brother Bedford, best-selling author and creator of Conversations With Black Millionaireshas launched The Masters Of Business Network & Mastermind as an online community that provides lessons and training from successful Black entrepreneurs. The M.O.B. also provides the space for users to share their business experience, network and mastermind with brothers and sisters from around the world.

Bedford, who is the best-selling author and creator of Conversations With Black Millionaires, believes entrepreneurship is the answer to curtail the serious economic and social problems we have in our community. He is not alone.

According to the recent McKinsey Report, "Automation and Artificial Intelligence will disrupt -- meaning kill or replace -- 4.5 million jobs held by African Americans by 2030." The report goes on to say further that, "African American workers are at a 10% higher risk to losing their jobs from automation than the general population."

Al Sharpton And Highly Regarded Speakers Converge On The Cincinnati State of the Black Culture Event


Cincinnati, OH ( -- Vibe Cincinnati, presented by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce, has announced The State of Black Culture, July 23, 1-3 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The free event will feature Andre Perry of the Brookings Institute speaking on the "Devaluation of Businesses in Black Communities," followed by a keynote address on the "State of Black Culture" from the Rev. Al Sharpton.

"The State of Black Culture will explore the lifestyle, development and ethnology of our communities, families and businesses. It presents a unique opportunity for businesspeople, entrepreneurs and those who wish to start their own business to learn more about the challenges that face Black businesses and the solutions that can lift our region as a whole," said Eric Kearney, president and CEO of the African American Chamber.

"Black people represent 12.7 percent of the U.S. population, but only 4.3% of the nation's 22.2 million business owners. Nearly 96 percent of business owners in the United States are non-Black people. Mr. Perry and Rev. Sharpton will show us hard data as to why - and what we can do as a community to develop the next generation of business owners and leaders.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Couple Launch $100M Affordable Housing Initiative


Atlanta, GA -- Majesty and Elize are two career driven individuals who happened to match on a popular dating app. The pair quickly utilized Majesty's entrepreneurial prowess and Elize's marketing savvy to launch a successful real estate company.

Within their first year of business, their company, INTL Realty Partners, cleared over $1.5 million dollars in revenue. The now married couple focuses their efforts in property development by serving a greater purpose.

"I want to target metropolitan areas and improve the communities where African Americans reside. If we upgrade the environment, people will elevate their mindsets and make better decisions that serve their best interests," explained Majesty.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Engineer Develops Patented Solar Power Technology Being Used By HBCUs


Solar-powered workstations developed by Matthew N. Portis are already being used by several HBCUs across the country including Bowie State University and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). His other clients include Shell Oil Company and the City of Orlando Florida.

Fort Washington, MD -- SolGreen is the first and only Black-owned and operated company to develop and bring to market innovative clean technology solutions for communities internationally. Founded by inventor and engineer Matthew N. Portis, the company has installed their Evoida Solar Power Workstations at several HBCUs including Bowie State University and UDC, and they have just recently installed their 80th workstation at Park of the Americas in the City of Orlando, Florida.

The Evoida Solar Power Workstation is a commercially available green energy technology serving as a sustainable renewable energy solution for everyday on the go device users. This renewable energy solution is a groundbreaking net zero technology, being a commercially available solar powered workstation that delivers safe, reliable and long-lasting grid-free clean energy for powering on the go digital devices.

Evodia solar power workstation combines extraordinary photovoltaic power with exceptional user comfort and ease of use. This durable system has survived a Category 4 hurricane (Irma 2017), up to three feet of flooding and over 140 MPH winds.

The fabricated steel and fiberglass structure are custom developed for long term durability and off the grid power collection, storage and distribution. SolGreen Evodia uses fabricated built-in user interface software and patented PVSE system to provide a reliable safe experience with safety sensors that automatically shut down power to all power outlets once impending weather conditions are detected via the Evoida's rain sensors.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Black-Owned Financial Tech Firm MoCaFi Raises $3 Million To Help Close Racial Wealth Gap


Newark, NJ -- Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), a financial technology company that is committed to bringing financially underserved communities in the United States into the digital banking economy, has closed $3.5 million in a Series Seed funding round. Wole Coaxum, founder of the company, is an African American former Wall Street and insurance industry executive.

The Series Seed round was led by Radicle Impact Partners with other institutional investors including Newark Venture Partners (NVP), Partnership Fund for New York City, Social Venture Circle of Philadelphia, SustainVC, WinWin, Portfolia, and Capital Access Holdings. Several family offices participated as well. Winston & Strawn served as Company counsel.

"MoCaFi delivers high quality, appropriately priced products and services to communities across the country," said Coaxum. "Financially vulnerable people, especially communities of color deserve the opportunity to bank smart and build their credit.

The funding that we have received will be utilized to focus on expanding opportunities for traditionally underserved communities, bringing more people into the financial mainstream – lowering their cost to borrow, increasing their access to quality products and services, and providing a resource in the journey of creating wealth."

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Checkout How To Vote For These Young Authors Inspiring Other Young People To Travel And Become Authors

 Vote For These Young Authors Inspiring Other Young People To Travel The World And Become Authors

Nationwide -- Based in Atlanta, Jennaye Fennell and her three children are on a mission.  Jennaye and her 3 children are  all successful published authors.

Combined, they have written 7 books in total, and most of their books are based on a series called Fennell Adventures that encourages young people to take an interest in traveling.

They are looking to inspire other young people to travel and become authors.  Traveling helps to broaden a person's scope and view of the world.

Great leaders like Malcolm X, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and Gandhi among many others, all became more enlightened thinkers in part from traveling.  Recently the Fennell family has entered the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest to help them expand their operations.  You can vote to support them by March 8th.

To help them inspire other young people to read, write, and travel you can vote for them for the FedEx Small Business Business Grant Contest if you please click here

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How it all started

During a family trip to Hawaii, Jennaye's 9-year old son, Jace, told her that he wanted to write a book to inspire other children to enjoy reading and traveling just as much as he does. After returning home, he got started immediately and soon after released his first book entitled Journey through Hawaii with Jace. He later wrote a second book, Journey through Cuba with Jace.

This made a huge impression on Jace's younger brother, 8-year old Merl; He quickly became inspired to become an author just like his big brother. Merl said, "Mom, I go on these trips too. Can you help me write a book like Jace?" Soon after, Journey through Texas with Merl was added to the Fennell Adventure series. And since then, Merl has written another book entitled Journey through New Orleans with Merl.