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Podcast Episode 9 Jamiah Dancil, CEO of MiaJay Foods

Janet Michelle interviews Jamiah Dancil, CEO of MiaJay Foods. I hesitate to say that black women are making a come back in the food industry, because if you check their history they always been at the forefront of meal planning and recipes that get passed down from generations to generations.   Recipes that have created world famous restaurants and products.  During my interview with Jamiah we talk about food, family, and spices.  Balancing life while providing a healthy meal for your family.  Listen to the podcast here. 78 SharesTweetShare78

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Podcast Episode 8: Bolaji Ajike, CEO of Afroganix

According to Nielsen, black spending power now hovers around 1.2 trillion dollars. That’s a lot to spending power. However, the length of time the black dollar circulates in the community is not nearly long enough. According to the Austin Weekly News, Black people in America have a gross national income of about $1.3 trillion.  Only 2 percent – or about $26 billion of those $1.3 trillion – is re-circulated in the Black community. So, platforms such as Afroganix are very necessary. They have the potential to impact the circulation of…

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Brand Poaching

Brand Poaching!  What it is and why it gets on my one last good nerve. Seriously though, it is often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. That’s all well n’ good until someone totally rips your product or idea and fails to give you an ounce of credit. I have noticed this, particularly amongst black beauty brands and creatives. Here recently, Sephora, Moschino, and Beauty Guru Jeremey Scott collaborated to produce a line of cosmetic items that look eerily similar to “The Crayon Case” a brand owned…

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Monday & Co.’s Cowork Pop- Up Event – Atlanta

Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a Cowork Pop-up Event at Monday & Co “located in Atlanta, in the historic Old Fourth Ward near MLK Park.”  The event was hosted by CEO, Candice VanWye and COO, Michelle Benjamin of  Brown Girl Bloggers. I have attended several conferences, but this was my first “cowork” type of event.  We were met with a well-appointed workspace, hot coffee and a delicious assortment of pastries; lunch was also provided.  Creatives were encouraged to bring their own equipment. Each working space seated four people and was equipped with electrical outlets.  As a…

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