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Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK – The formation of the marketing communications industry’s first wholly minority-owned holding company was announced on Tuesday (Oct. 14th).

Determined to “transform the industry” is a group trailblazers who formed Commonground/MGS. The partnership unites the strengths of eight multicultural companies covering several disciplines.

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ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

The holidays are fast approaching, which means that we will have days filled with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and pies and Christmas. While enjoying the feasts of the holidays remember those waistlines will ultimately pay the price. But have no fear, even if you over do it on the portions. Jack Douglas is waiting in the wings to train you – before or after. With years of experience and a physique that would rival men half his age, Jack practices what he preaches.

Carlee McCullough: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.
Jack Douglas: I am a father, grandfather and husband. I have been a personal trainer for 15 years and a fitness instructor for 25 years.  I am a certified fitness trainer and personal trainer through AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.  I currently train 48 clients in the personal training studios of Forever Fit located at 6745 Lenox Center Drive, Suite 112 Memphis, Tennessee 38118.

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ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One funeral at a time

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One funeral at a time

Unfortunately this month I experienced the death of my mother. As her only child I had the responsibility of preparing her “home going.” As someone who never attended funerals, I was absolutely clueless regarding the process and procedures. But with the help of a great funeral home taking me by the hand, what could have been disastrous was made to be more than beautiful.

During my planning and grieving, I was surprised by the many businesses that participated during the various phases of the farewell to Anne McCullough.

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One bar of soap at a time – Part 2

One bar of soap at a time – Part 2
Soap has come a long way from its original state. Today it comes in almost every scent imaginable. Kimeli Wade has developed a product that is chemical free with skin soothing properties. This week she continues the story of her journey in Part 2.

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From Cabrini Green to cultivating ‘A Rose In Concrete'

From Cabrini Green to cultivating ‘A Rose In Concrete'
The first impression you get when meeting with the Soulsville Foundation’s newly installed CEO Calvin Stovall is that they’ll probably have to bury him with the building. He’s that excited about the position and the responsibilities it brings.
 
Selected to replace outgoing CEO Mark Wender, Stovall has a varied corporate background in branding, development and hospitality with several major corporate brands. A real nuts-and-bolts experience was when he moved to Memphis to become the assistant general manager for the Embassy Suites hotel on Shady Grove. The hotel was then part of the Promus Companies, formerly based in Memphis, and also owner of the Harrah’s casinos. He also served as vice president of Global Brand Training at Hilton Worldwide (Memphis).

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  • Written by Tony Jones

Common Thread Of Failure In Black Businesses Revealed

Common Thread Of Failure In Black Businesses Revealed

Atlanta, GA — A recent study conducted by the Entrepreneurs Incubator Institute revealed that black businesses fail at a rate 18 times higher thanthat of their white counterparts with the exact same qualifications.

The report cited that blacks are unfairly expected to achieve at the same levels as whites due to the broad stroke comparisons. Devin Robinson, business and economics professor and founder of EII stated, “The failure in black businesses often starts from the owner’s youth and discriminatory factors. Most blacks are only motivated to become entrepreneurs when corporate America rejects them. This rejection is often due to a criminal conviction, culture disconnect, underperforming aptitude or something that happened to that person as a youth. In addition, schools often put more energy into high performing students, leading to even better performance out of them. Average or underperforming students are rarely given enough attention and development, leading to worse performances.”

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