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14-year-old couldn’t find a job, now he’s the CEO of his own business

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When 14-year-old Ajayi Jackson couldn’t find a summer job, he created one. Jackson is the proud owner of Pop’s Pizza, a homemade pizza palace in Pittsfield, MA. He hand-makes the pizza himself and then delivers it right to customer’s doorstep. 

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.

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Harlem teen opens first ever sneaker pawn shop

16-year-old Chase “Sneakers” Reed made history when he became the first person in the world to open a sneaker pawn shop. Reed, a 10th grader at Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, says high-end kicks are becoming the currency of choice in New York.

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13-year-old philanthropist, author & entrepreneur Maya Penn wows audience with TED talk

13-year-old Maya Penn is the CEO of Maya’s Ideas 4 The Planet. She sells her own knit scarves and hats online, and recently gave a TEDtalk on entrepreneurship. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast that showcases some of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference. The conference allows the world’s leading thinkers and […]

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Restaurant forced to stop feeding homeless after complaints from other business owners

A Lafeyette, Ind. restaurant has been forced to stop feeding the homeless amid complaints from fellow business owners. The Buttery Shelf, a small eatery owned by Cherrie Buckley, fed as many as 70 people a free meal each Thursday. But the restaurant’s good deed has since stopped for good.

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Jay Z responds to protest urging him to severe ties with Barney’s

Jay Z has finally broke his silence about the controversial Barney’s deal. In light of two African American shoppers’ claims of racial discrimination by Barney’s & the NYPD, critics have been urging Hov to cancel his multi-million dollar arrangement with the department store.

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Meet Kellogg’s new CEO: La June Montgomery Tabron

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has selected La June Montgomery Tabron to be the foundation’s next president and CEO. Montgomery Tabron is currently the executive vice president of operations and treasurer. She will become the 12th leader of the 83-year-old foundation, and will replace Sterling Speirn.

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Jay Z’s deal with Barney’s: should he drop it?

Should Jay Z discontinue his partnership with Barney’s? Some folks think so. Ever since news broke of 19-year-old Trayon Christian’s lawsuit against the department store, Jay Z has been feeling the heat. Christian filed a lawsuit against both Barney’s and the NYPD after he was wrongfully arrested in April.

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Ursula Burns, Rosalind Brewer, Shonda Rhimes listed among ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’

Fortune’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in business” has been released. As we may expect, there aren’t a lot of women of color on the list, but three were mentioned. CEO & President of Xerox Ursula Burns, Sam’s Club CEO & President Rosalind Brewer and Creator and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes made the list.

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Hampton U Business School Dean Doubles Down on Dreadlock and Cornrows Ban

Although the outrage over a Hampton University business school program’s no-dreadlock-or-cornrows policy continues, the school has once again doubled down: “These students choose to be in this program and aspire to be leaders in the business world. We model these students after the top African-Americans in the business world.”

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