Black Hair: Boomin' Billion Dollar Industry

Fueled by African American women’s desire for eye-catching tresses, the Black hair care industry is worth an estimated $10 billion to date.  And that’s not including synthetic and human hair sales.

Madame C.J. Walker gained a place in the Guiness Book of Records in 1910 as the first American female to become a self-made millionaire.

The world had changed and was ready and waiting for her line of beauty and hair products for black women. 

  

In 1971, Johnson Products, the maker of Soft & Sheen products, became the first African American owned firm listed on the American Stock Exchange.

Until the 80’s, black owned hair and skin product lines prevailed in the market, primarily due to large white owned companies ignoring needs of the black consumer and the power of their spending dollar.

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UFCCI Offers Black Businesses Success Share Program


SuccessThe United Fellowship of Community Churches, Intl., invites Black owned businesses to share their good news and company milestones with our online readers. This is accomplished through www.CommunitySteeple.com.

 

This is how it works. Send us a press release of awards your company or staff may have received recently. Your company may have reached a milestone, or maybe you survived being in business for three years, five years, or something like that. Maybe you participated in a fundraiser to help the homeless or school kids or something of this nature. You know, something that you are proud of. We will get the word out to the community.

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Why We Don"t Need Another Walmart In West Orlando

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

Okay, I read the articles in various media outlets about a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store coming to Washington Shores. They all talked about Washington Shores being a food desert and welcomed the market to the neighborhood.

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Why Do 95% of Entrepreneurs Fail?

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

Entrepreneurs and owners of small business startups, are very courageous people. They face the massive odds, trying to provide for their families with little real outside support other than family and friends. Generally they have an idea about a product or service or they have what they consider a major improvement on an existing product or service.

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Walmart:Community Genocide

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

Even as employees from all around the country are on strike while planning the largest Black Friday boycott in the history of the company, Orlando City officials and local community leaders will break ground to start construction of a 40,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart Neighborhood grocery store.

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