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HIP HOP ARTIST LUPE FIASCO CREATES NON-PROFIT TO TEACH INNER-CITY YOUTH HOW TO BE STARTUP ENTREPRENEURS! (ARTICLE )

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Chicago born “conscious” hip hop artist and urban intellectual Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his on stage persona of Lupe Fiasco, is now becoming an activist, recently he co-founded a non-profit organization with his partner Di-Ann Esinor in Brownsville, Brooklyn to help creative and innovative inner-city youth get involved in entrepreneurship and assist them in forming their own startups.

The mission statement of the nonprofit is: β€œa neighborhood-specific fund to support entrepreneurs and start-ups from under-served areas,” and to β€œprovide access, network, workshops, mentoring and of course funding.”

The nonprofit will be based out of the Dream Big Foundation’s new entrepreneurship center and cafe starting in January 2016.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://financialjuneteenth.com/lupe-fiasco-creates-non-profit-organization-for-entrepreneurs-in-brooklyn/

Additional information :
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/14/lupe-fiasco-neighborhood-start-fund

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TWO SISTAS WITH A BUSINESS PLAN FOR WOMEN IN AFRICA! ( ARTICLE )

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Two young ladies, Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei are spreading economic empowerment and feminism in Sub-Saharan Africa.

They have started a company called SheLeadsAfrica.org (She Leads Africa) to help African women, get the tools needed to be successful in entrepreneurship, which is on the rise in Africa.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship monitor 2014 global report: “Africa leads the world in the number of women starting businesses.”

She Leads Africa has partnered with tech giant Intel, to host several educational workshops in cities all over the world’s 2nd largest continent.

They so hosted their first She Leads Africa entrepreneur showcase in Nigeria, an event that showcased Africa’s up and coming women entrepreneurs and introduced them to investors, accelerators and business mentors.

For additional information use the link below :

http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/09/15/two-young-women-help-african-women-entrepreneurs-become-influential-global-leaders/

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN ARE FASTEST GROWING GROUP OF ENTREPRENEURS IN THE COUNTRY! (ARTICLE )

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BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

It is pretty safe to say that if there is ever going to be economic prosperity in the African-American community, which has not been seen since the days of “Black Wallstreet” or the “Harlem Renaissance” of the 1920’s. That economic rebirth will be fueled and powered by the African-American woman.

In the 2015 state of women-owned business report by fortune magazine stated that businesses by African-American women had grown a massive 332% since 1997.

Which means the African-American women are the fasting growing group of new entrepreneurs in America.

For additional information use the link :

Black Women Represent Fastest-Growing Group Of Entrepreneurs In U.S.