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Morgan Price makes history as first HBCU athlete  to win a national collegiate championship in gymnastics

Morgan Price, a sophomore at Fisk University has made sporting history. She claimed an all-around title at the 2024 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships in West Chester, Pennsylvania during the weekend. Price is the…

By Preta Peace Namasaba April 16, 2024
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Meet Julia Collins, the first Black woman to co-found a unicorn company

Although Black women are America’s fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs, their ingenuity is often underestimated and overlooked at the nexus of money and power in Silicon Valley. Most entrepreneurs dream of founding a unicorn, a privately…

By Preta Peace Namasaba April 15, 2024
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Westbound Equity Partners announces $100 million fund for underrepresented founders

Westbound Equity Partners, a Black-led venture capital firm, has recently closed a $100 million fund to support Black, Latin, and diversity-driven founders. The establishment of Fund II marks a significant step towards addressing the historical…

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America’s only Black Catholic HBCU has raised more than $100 million in centennial fundraising campaign

Xavier University of Louisiana, America’s only Black Catholic historically Black college and university (HBCU), has achieved a significant fundraising milestone. It has raised more than $100 million as part of its Centennial Campaign which aims…

By Preta Peace Namasaba April 13, 2024

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Meet Tope Awotona, one of only a handful of Black tech billionaires in the US

At the age of 12, Tope Awotona witnessed his father get shot and killed in a carjacking. He was parking his car in front of the family house in Lagos, Nigeria when the unfortunate event…

By Preta Peace Namasaba April 12, 2024
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First HBCU team to win a national championship finally gets White House moment

The tradition of sports teams visiting the White House dates back to 1865 when President Andrew Johnson welcomed the Brooklyn Atlantics and Washington Nationals amateur baseball clubs. During his presidency, Ronald Reagan made the practice…

By Preta Peace Namasaba April 11, 2024
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Pan-African venture capital firm Verod-Kepple closes first funding at $60 million to grow tech companies

Pan African venture capital firm, Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures (VKAV) has announced the closure of its first fund at $60 million. This recent capital injection follows previous rounds in 2022 and last year supported by various…

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Why Hanahana Beauty founder Abena Boamah-Acheampong is allowing customers to own equity in her multimillion company

With Black women receiving less than 0.5 percent of the total venture capital spent in the US, founders have to look for alternative startup funding. So why not give the most important people, the consumers…

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