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Number two is one we all need

There’s no denying that African American women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. In less than two decades, Black women-owned businesses have increased by 322%. And in almost every industry — from sustainable food to renewable energy to honest media to smart retail to community connections — Black women are choosing to fix what they see is broken. But with fewer resources being allocated to Black women, how are our startups, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations growing in count and outperforming our peers? Simple: Black women use optimism as a competitive advantage.

1. We are happier building our own futures and betting on ourselves, which in turn reduces founder stress

As business owners and…


More than 313,000 Georgia voters could lose their registration

Georgia voters are experiencing a déjà vu.

Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, living up to his promise, is preparing to cancel the registrations of over 313,000 voters (4% of all registered voters in the state) by December 24. The widespread purge of voters is a tradition that was started by Raffensperger’s predecessor, Governor Brian Kemp, who perfected the art of aggressive purges during his eight years as secretary of state. Between 2012 and 2016, he purged some 1.5 million voters. …


As I step into a new role where I can provide support for people of color, I recognize philanthropy’s faults

I was not raised with ambitions of becoming a philanthropist or an understanding that a system existed to incentivize people to give their wealth under the guise of helping others. I grew up in a household that didn’t need those incentives. We just gave. My parents were the first two people in their respective families to immigrate to the U.S. from Nicaragua, and with that came a responsibility to open our home to those making the journey to this new country.

My mom was one of the first homeowners in her family, making our kitchen counter, our living room, and…

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