SmartBrownVoices at the 23rd Annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner

The annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner – co-hosted by award-winning journalist Alicia Quarles – took place in New York City on June 13th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s honorees are private equity firm Founder & CEO of Grain Management, David J. Grain and wife Dr. Lisa Grain – who has dedicated her career to healthcare, education, and mentorship and currently sits…

Storyteller Amber Williams from PunkyFlair.com on Black Business

 In a post–Obama era where Blacks in America are still proclaiming “Black as the new Black,” it’s continuously surprising to see Black-owned businesses shy away from serving their own people. What European brands do so intently and without apology by showcasing imagery of only European models – Black businesses steer clear of such displays for fear of “limiting themselves.” Storyteller Amber Williams is at the forefront of the…

Teen Entrepreneur Journi Prewitt Black Butterfly Beautiful

Black Butterfly Beautiful, is a subscription box created by 17-year-old Journi Prewitt to empower, uplift, and encourage young people of color to embrace who they are. These boxes are sent monthly and curated based on subscriber age, gender and the month’s theme featuring books and other accessories from black-owned brands to help address underrepresentation, uncover…

Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents. Get out of debt!

Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents, a new platform, that helps people get out of debt years faster and save thousands in interest. Cents takes your spare change and applies it each month to either a student loan, credit card, mortgage and more. Jon also has a unique background having gone from a Human…

Annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner 2018

The annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner – co-hosted by award winning journalist Alicia Quarles – will take place in New York City on June 13th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s honorees are private equity firm Founder & CEO of Grain Management, David J. Grain and wife Dr. Lisa Grain – who…

Stress and Being an Entrepreneur w/ JaNaè Taylor

In this episode of SmartBrownVoices, Mike Street chats with JaNaè Taylor, founder of MindingMyBlackBusiness.com. Minding My BLACK Business is a movement and podcast dedicated to the mental health of Black Entrepreneurs. The goal is to engage, inform, and support other Black Entrepreneurs as they manage the business of work!

Black Panther: The New Age of Diversity

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartbrownvoices/Will_It_Black._Black_Panther_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   This week on “Will It Black” Mike Street and Everett Street discuss the recent Black Panther movie and its importance to the world of diversity.

Yann ilunga, Hosting Your Own Virtual Summits

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartbrownvoices/Yann.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYann ilunga is a polyglot speaking Italian, English, French, German and some Finnish. A web entrepreneur originally from Locarno, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, now living in Helsinki, Finland. After getting his master’s degree in social sciences with a major in Media…

Ep. 90 – Ofo Ezeugwu CEO of ‘Whose Your Landlord.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartbrownvoices/streetforce_Ofo_Ezeugwu.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOfo Ezeugwu is the CEO & Chieftain of WhoseYourLandlord. He graduated from Temple University (shout out to N. Philly!), where he was the VP of the student body and also the university’s youngest alumni convocation speaker in the school’s history. He’s a Techstars’…

Ep. 89 – Mario Starks founder of Soul Sense Box

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smartbrownvoices/streetforce_Mario_Starks_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Mario Starks is a Design Technologist and Creative Consultant. He has led the development of engaging online media projects for progressive media organizations including The New York Times/T Brand Studios, Washingtonian Magazine, TV One, and the Orlando Sentinel. In 2017, Mario founded…