Smokey Robinson Discusses His New Skin Care Line for People of Color

by Gwendolyn Quinn
Smokey Robinson is one of America’s most prolific songwriters of all time. With a career spanning five decades in music and entertainment and a catalog of more than 4,000 songs, Robinson is one of the most iconic figures in popular music.

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This New Fund Was Created To Help Black Entrepreneurs

loan fundby Carolyn M. Brown
A small business lending program has been launched to help African American and minority businesses create jobs and build community wealth. With a focus on bringing capital to underserved groups, the National Urban League’s Urban Empowerment Fund, Morgan Stanley, National Development Council, and Cuyahoga County have come together to offer the Capital Access Fund of Greater Cleveland (CAF).


Jay Z Launches Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Startups

Jay Zby Carolyn M. Brown
Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund according to a news report from Axios. Reportedly, Jay Z (Shawn Carter), will partner with the venture capital firm Sherpa Capital, which has invested in companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Slack. He also will partner with Jay Brown, a longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation. The fund is expected to focus on seed-stage funding of tech startups, which is similar to what the duo have been supporting for about five years as angel investors

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