Category: Local Monitor News

Driver’s Seat: Female Auto Shop Owner Empowers Women, Gives Back To Community

Hilda Mera’s story defines the classic immigrant experience: She came to the U.S. with nothing — but worked hard and became a successful businesswoman. In eight years, Mera and her husband Jose Masache transformed a rundown building in Newark, New Jersey, into a thriving enterprise — S&A Auto Repair — that had gross sales of

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Togolese College Student, Burgeoning Luxury Brand Owner Finds Success Via Social Media  

A college student from the West African nation of Togo has a side hustle that is starting to set fashion trends. Hogoe Elimiera Ivana Kpessou’s luxury womenswear brand HK — named after herself — is “an empire of uno [one]” for now. But the entrepreneur-designer is motivated toward greater success. For her, that means a better life

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Combate Global And Univision Have Been A Winning Combination

A unique partnership between a mixed martial arts company and Univision, a leading Spanish-language television network, is making a strong showing in the Nielsen viewer ratings. Combate Global, an MMA property that features primarily young Hispanic fighters, aligned with Univision in July, with the network acquiring what has been described as a “significant” equity stake

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THE BIG, THE BLACK and THE BLOCK of Digital Money

As AFRO-Humans move into a natural space of nothingness, the cosmic exchange of things is in the funkiest vibe of all NFT’S. CROWNMAG delivers a great perspective into the world of blockchain relationships.~ SDMNEWS/Staff Written by: cee sandoArt: GammyKillz I am sure I do not have to convince you of the erasure of Black people

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Haitians Concerned Over Lack Of US Assistance To Homeland In Crisis

A political crisis followed by natural disasters have left the Caribbean nation of Haiti — already one of the poorest countries in the world — without stability and crucial resources. Haitians worldwide, including some 2 million in the United States, worry the situation will worsen for their homeland and its 11 million citizens. Following the

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58 is the Magic Number for Newsom

Roughly 58 percent of registered voters in California say they would back Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) against a recall vote slated to take place next Tuesday, according to a new poll. A Suffolk University poll released Wednesday, which surveyed 500 registered voters, found 41 percent of respondents said they are in favor of a recall, while 57.8 percent of

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A Playbook For Success: 10 Key Leadership Lessons 

As a young girl, Dana W. White absorbed key lessons that would shape her worldview. Her education began at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Tribune, a weekly black newspaper started by her grandfather, Randolph Lewis White, in 1954. She worked cutting ad sheets, processing black-and-white photos and writing stories at the press, but the experience shaped her career. One

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Two Black Fathers Look To ‘Break Curse’ Of Familial Abuse Through Clothing Line

Xavier Elder-Henson and Roy Williams Jr. have a bond born of their chaotic childhoods and an altruistic, therapeutic desire to end familial cycles of abuse. Together, Williams and Elder-Henson are traveling a cathartic path and have transformed their childhood trauma and personal substance-abuse issues into an inspirational “Family Unit” clothing line. “With ‘The Family Unit,’

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