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1 Mo

Dr. Travis Barber, Sr. founded 1 Mo Question Inc. in 2022, aiming to mentor young children in his community. In just a few years, the organization has become profitable, gathering support from community leaders and volunteers for activities such as food drives, speaking engagements, and the annual "Sons Day" event. Recently, Dr. Barber's mentoring program has partnered with local schools in Atlanta, GA, earning him recognition from the City of South Fulton with a dedicated day in his honor. 1 Mo continues it's mission through mentoring, job placement and more!

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Hart Note Productions

Hart Note Productions specializes in delivering top-notch results that meet the needs of their clients. Whether it's corporate A/V, Sports Broadcasting A2  or Documentaries, Hart Note Productions has the knowledge and expertise to bring your vision to life. Hart Note Productions offers sports broadcasting, engineering, podcasting, film and tv tech services as well as offering live events. They leaves an amazing impression on their clients all the way from pre to post production while offering the utmost in professionalism.  According to Hart Note productions, "You Tell The Story, We Set The

Tone."

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Covenant House

Covenant House stands as the largest privately funded charity in North and Central America, dedicated to offering immediate and long-term support to young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking. Operating 24/7 across various cities, our strengths-based programs empower youth, guiding them towards independence and a brighter future. Addressing the roots of the crisis, we advocate for justice, safety, and opportunity while relying on donations, philanthropic support, and strategic partnerships with businesses to ensure every young person's protection and empowerment.

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Trickster Company

Trickster Company, founded by siblings Rico and Crystal Worl, is an Indigenous-owned design shop with a mission to champion innovative Indigenous design. Their work reflects the rich tradition of Northwest Coast art while addressing contemporary themes and Native culture. They celebrate Northwest Coast culture and actively advocate for diversity in both community and civic engagement. Trickster Company offers products that honor Indigenous heritage, fosters cultural exchange, and showcases modern Indigenous life to a diverse audience.

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Soul Trak Outdoors

Soul Trak Outdoors, a D.C.-based nonprofit, is on a mission to bridge the gap in outdoor participation among communities of color. The organization connects people to the great outdoors while fostering a diverse coalition of outdoor leaders. Through hands-on and experiential programming, they engage youth, college students, and adults in activities like hiking, paddling, climbing, biking, and camping. These experiences serve as a classroom for outdoor advocacy, skill development, physical fitness, community engagement, environmental science, and leadership building. With a goal to dismantle barriers that hinder minority engagement in outdoor spaces, they focus on creating a more inclusive and representative outdoor community.

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Nichole M. Bess

Nichole M. Bess, a globally recognized fashion industry leader and the Founder of Noir Fashion Week, which aims to empower BIPOC designers by connecting them to sustainable resources and profitable opportunities globally for foundational success in perpetuity. Nichole M. Bess continues her legacy as she is set to launch the We Belong Here Global Master Class and Foundation by Summer '24, offering valuable support to budding BIPOC designers through global master classes in Paris, focusing on Higher Education, Capital, and Mentorship. Her innovative strategies continue to drive progress in the fashion world.

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Shea Radiance

By making products in a kitchen to solve dry skin and eczema problems, Shea Radiance was founded to help women achieve beautiful glowing skin at any age. Their products are sourced directly from women-run cooperatives to create  economic access through trade. Deemed "Women's Gold" in West Africa, Shea Radiance supports women making an income from processing shea nuts and butter to create a pathway of economic progress in their community. Shea Radiance continues to create products with their homemade shea butter that allows customers to feel beautiful and powerful so they can change their world.

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Black Girl Sunscreen

Women of color should have sunscreen that cater to their skin. That's why in 2016, Shontay Lundy created Black Girl Sunscreen, a 30 SPF lotion formulated for women of color. Made with melanated skin in mind, Black Girl Sunscreen products dry completely clear and protect melanin without the white-cast. From hitting the Target and Ulta to global expansion, this brand doesn't just provide sunscreen products but have started the conversation globally around sun safety to educate and protect melanin beauties worldwide.

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Dope Dads, Inc.

Standing on a mission to help men to optimize their growth as individuals, leaders, and fathers, Dope Dads, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting with fathers in a way that will increase the percentage of quality time spent with their loved ones. With "DOPE" representing Do Our Part Everyday, this organization seeks to help improve their physical, spiritual, and psychological health along with providing essential resources by benefiting the lives of our children, families, and the community.

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Beauty Bakerie

Cashmere Nicole founded Beauty Bakerie in 2011 with the mission to be sweet and sweeten the lives of others. During a challenging, but successful fight with breast cancer, Cashmere became extremely health conscious and research-driven about the products we put in and on our bodies, therefore, The Beauty Bakerie brand was created as a direct reflection of Cashmere’s perseverance and passion for both high quality, healthy ingredients that enhance the beauty in everyone, every day. Beauty Bakerie continues to grow, now being sold in over 1000 locations worldwide!

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Charles Mag, LLC

Founded by Charles Magee in 2014, Charles Mag is not just another cheap accessory, but stylish bags made by hand with a guarantee for satisfaction. After only three years of dominating the Atlanta market, Charles Mag LLC has expanded their client base nationwide. Charles has dedicated himself to socially conscious art and using his platform to promote social change. He continues to expand his mission of inclusivity, art and equity by collaborating with local artists and local donors to fund mural art in the local Decatur area.

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Women On The Rise

Launched in 2013, Women on the Rise is a grassroots organization led by women of color who are targeted and/or impacted by the legal system. Standing on their mission of educating, healing, and empowerment of one another, and our communities to demand justice, dignity, and liberation for all. Led by Women of Color, this organization envisions a world where women, families, and communities are safe, whole, and free. To bring that vision into existence, they work to transform lives, laws, and social institutions. Throughout their inception, Women on the Rise continues to grow their base and enhance their leadership of over 300 formerly-incarcerated women.

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Chinye Enurah

Chinye Enurah, an Atlanta-based REALTOR® and Luxury Collection Specialist, brings years of experience in real estate, leadership, and client services. With a background in Communications and Public Administration, she excels in marketing, research, and negotiation. Chinye is known for her dedication to clients, utilizing both traditional and technical strategies to ensure smooth transactions and exceptional results. Beyond real estate, she is active in volunteer work, advocating for voter rights, affordable housing, and human rights.

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LaTonya Askew, Esq.

LaTonya R. Askew, founder of Askew Law & Mediation, LLC, is a highly qualified legal professional with a Juris Doctorate from Florida A&M College of Law. Specializing in family law, she personally oversees cases involving divorce, child custody, support, and more. With experience in criminal, civil, and bankruptcy law, Ms. Askew brings a unique touch to each case. Beyond her legal practice, she has been an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University and actively engages in community service. A proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Ms. Askew is dedicated to both her professional and community roles.

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Shelley Zalis

Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, pioneers gender equality through co-branded research, content campaigns, and Equality Lounges®. A trailblazer in online research, she collaborates with Fortune 500 companies, impact organizations, and global leaders, embodying an intersectional, inspirational, and inclusive approach. As the first female CEO in the research industry's top 25, Zalis mentors women worldwide, authors a Forbes column for virtual mentorship, and co-founds #SeeHer with ANA to enhance women's portrayal in media.

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Community Change

Community Change is a national organization committed to grassroots empowerment and social justice. With roots dating back to 1968, they have championed the cause of marginalized communities, focusing on those most impacted by injustice, including people of color, women, immigrants, and those facing economic hardships. With a mission revolving around bolstering the influence and capacity of low-income people, they strive to create a just, equitable, and inclusive society, where the leadership of those directly affected by injustice plays a central role.

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Helen Rose Skincare

Founded by Day Bibb, who also currently serves as the CEO, Helen Rose Skincare, is a brand established in 2019 as a tribute to my his mother, who passed away that same year. As a mother of two daughters, and a domestic violence survivor, Day Bibb created Helen Rose Skincare to specialize in handcrafted, all-natural, vegan, and eco-friendly skincare products that focus on moisturizing, healing, and restoring damaged skin while incorporating aromatherapy for emotional well-being. With their hero product being their Cupuacu Whip Moisture Butter, which was created to cater to individuals with allergies to tree-nut ingredients. By noticing a gap in the market for these types of products, Helen Rose Skincare continues to offer its customers a holistic wellness experience.

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Ami Colé

With a mission to celebrate the essence of clean beauty, a beauty that unveils your innate excellence—rich, profound, and boundless, Ami Colé was created. With a dedication for achieving beauty that transcends boundaries, Ami Colé stands strong on their "designed by us, for us" approach. Recognizing the gap in products that truly cater to melanin-rich skin, their experienced team embarked on a journey to create skincare formulations infused with deep understanding and care. As they continue to go beyond the surface, while creating a vibrant community, Ami Colé products not only elevate your skin but also your state of mind.

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Southern Black Girls

Southern Black Girls has become a disruptor in grant-making and is positioned as a catalyst to fundraise and provide greater resources toward underfunded organizations that, intentionally, support and empower Black girls and women in the South. Fed up with reports confirming that Black women and girls receive less than one percent of the $4.8 billion in philanthropic investments in the south, Southern Black Girls launched the Black Girls Dream Fund to embody their mission and raise $100 million over the next decade to financially empower the goals of Black girls and women.

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SaVonne Anderson

SaVonne Anderson is the Founder and Creative Director of Aya Paper Co., a sustainable stationery brand that creates greeting cards and gifts to celebrate the people and moments that matter most. Inspired by notes of encouragement received by friends and family over the years, SaVonne created a line of stationery that brings an authentic sense of joy and celebration to life's daily moments. SaVonne continues to create high quality, sustainable products that represent the diverse Black experience.

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Trevon Sailors

Trevon Sailors is the Founder of Sailor's Brew Coffee, an online coffee distributor that encompasses the true essence of quality coffee. Trevon finds motivation in all that he does and uses this motivation as the driving force and inspiration for navigating coffee culture. Through his journey of joining the US Army and law enforcement, Trevon believes in taking risks in his life in order to achieve his version of ultimate success. Trevon believes that "life is a voyage" and embraces every second of it.

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Dr. Aisha Baron

Dr. Aisha Baron is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon practicing in the Atlanta area. As a Spelman College graduate of Biology, Dr. Baron followed the path of greatness by obtaining her medical education through Meharry Medical College and excelling in the highly competitive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was the first African-American female resident in plastic surgery. She now runs her successful private practice, Breast Body Beauty Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Marietta, GA where she continues to deliver “Natural But Noticeable” results.

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Dr. Olatomide (Tomi) Familusi

Dr. Olatomide (Tomi) Familusi is an Ivy league and fellowship trained plastic and reconstructive  surgeon with an eye for well-balanced aesthetics and a passion for building genuine relationships with her patients. She brings her expertise in body contouring, aesthetic, and reconstructive breast surgery, including complex revisional breast surgery to Breast Body Beauty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She continues to demystify facial rejuvenation by educating her patients on the importance of facial harmony and graceful aesthetic refinements.

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Kizzmekia Corbett

Hailing from Hillsborough, North Carolina, Kizzmekia "Kizzy" Corbett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kizzmekia was a postdoctoral scientist of the VRC's COVID-19 Team where she aimed her research efforts towards the COVID-19 vaccine. In February 2021, Corbett was highlighted in the Time's "Time100 Next" list under the category of Innovators. Kizzmekia shows no signs of slowing down in the medical fields as she continues to educate the public on being cautious and respectful of one another post-pandemic.

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The Honey Pot®

Co-founded by Bea Dixon, The Honey Pot is the first complete feminine care system powered by herbs®. After suffering with bacterial vaginosis for 8 months, Bea had an ancestor come to her in a dream and gifted her with a vision to heal herself. Since it's inception, The Honey Pot offers clinically tested and gynecologist-approved feminine products that alleviate feminine issues such as Bacterial Vaginosis. They even offer a 2% donation from their sales to charitable organizations in an effort to continue educating people all across the globe on feminine care and beyond.

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch, consisting of approximately 550 individuals from over 70 nationalities, investigates and exposes global abuses. With a diverse team, including country experts, lawyers, and journalists, Human Rights Watch focuses on protecting the most vulnerable, from wartime civilians to refugees and children in need. They advocate for change by directing efforts toward governments, armed groups, and businesses, urging them to enforce just laws and policies while maintaining independence. With collaborators worldwide, Human Rights Watch supports embattled activists while seeking justice for victims and holding abusers accountable.

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Backlot Coffee

In the heart of Evanston's "Backlot" community, Backlot Coffee emerged in 2016 on Central Street, offering a laid-back and creative space. Founded on the belief that open spaces foster connections, the coffee shop expanded to Chicago's Old Irving Park in 2017, aiming to enrich the local community. Inspired by a passion for bringing people together, the team started roasting their own beans in 2018, enhancing the coffee experience. With a dedicated Roastery and Coffee Lab since 2019, Backlot Coffee continues to evolve, fostering diverse connections and creating a welcoming space for all.

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Lauren Good Day

Lauren Good Day, the acclaimed "Good Day Woman," is a multi-award-winning Arikara, Hidatsa, Blackfeet, and Plains Cree artist and sought-after fashion designer. She represents the Three Affiliated Tribes and the Sweet Grass Cree First Nation. Lauren's artwork has graced prestigious Native American shows and museums worldwide, earning her numerous accolades, including the Best of Tribal Arts award. Her creative journey encompasses beadwork, quillwork, ledger drawings, and fashion design.

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Charlie Mitchell

Chef Charlie Mitchell made history in 2022 as the first Black Michelin-starred chef in New York City and only the second Black executive chef in the nation to achieve this prestigious accolade. Inspired by his grandmother's culinary passion, Charlie has embarked on a journey into the world of fine dining. Since his journey began, he's taken over the Clover Hill restaurant in Brooklyn Heights which initially opened in 2019 and regained acclaim post-pandemic. Clover Hill's upscale American cuisine earned a Michelin star, drawing increased reservations while maintaining a commitment to top-notch service and ingredient-focused dishes. Charlie aspires for his success to encourage more people of color to open businesses in the area, marking a significant shift in culinary diversity and inclusion.

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Hip Hop Public Health

Founded through an unexpected partnership formed in New York City to address health disparities in 2006, Hip hop Public Health was formed by Dr. Olajide Williams, a neurologist and health behavior expert at Columbia University, and Doug E. Fresh, the hip-hop artist known as "The Original Human Beat Box." Driven by Dr. Williams' firsthand experiences with underserved communities and their low health literacy levels, they recognized the need for a fresh approach to health communication and behavior change. To date, they've developed over 200 resources while forging community-oriented programs and partnerships.

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Binta Niambi Brown

Binta Niambi Brown is a music executive at Keep Cool/RCA Records and founder of omalilly projects, an artist management and production company. Not only has she had experience as an international corporate lawyer and human rights advocate but is a stellar graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Columbia University School of Law. When she's not pioneering the entertainment industry, Binta is a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities, and speaks and writes regularly about culture, politics and policy, the movement for Black life, women's issues and of course, music and the creative industries.

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Dress For Success

This global non-profit organization empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Starting in 1997, Dress For Success has expanded to 143 cities in 23 countries and has helped more than 1.3 million women work towards self-sufficiency. Supporting their vision of a world where women are economically empowered and inspired to create change, this organization shows no signs of slowing down.

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Sixco

Sixco is an apparel company dedicated to being more than your average business. Instead of being a traditional transactional business, they have partnered with various non-profit organizations to build clean water wells after every 30th purchase of our products in an area where water is scarce. When customers purchase a product, after 30 orders total have been placed, they notify long-timer partners, Paani Project to construct a well which will provide clean drinking water to approximately 50 people permanently.

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4Kira4Moms

As a result of losing his wife, Charles Johnson, founded 4Kira4Moms in 2017 after losing her during a routine C-Section at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, California. The overall goal of this organization is to be a voice for other mothers and families facing unnecessary maternal loss while putting an end to the maternal mortality health crisis. Research has found that Black women are disproportionately affected by this epidemic, where they are 3x more likely to die from pregnancy than white women, therefore community-based organizations like this are neccesary!

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Camouflage Me Not

Camouflage Me Not (CMN), is a new initiative, designed to create a social awareness to enhance the transition process for women and minority veterans. Meaning “Don’t Hide Me” or “Don’t Throw Me Away,” CMN takes a community approach to alleviate transition stress by conducting needs assessments, focus groups, etc. to lobby for policies impacting the lives of veterans and their dependents. CMN believes there is a call to action to address the systemic issues that hinders veterans and their dependents from successfully transitioning.

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Ten Wilde Jewelry

Ten Wilde is an all gold jewelry line designed in Los Angeles, always aiming for versatility through trendy yet timeless pieces, with the ever-evolving, infinite, multi-faceted woman. Established in 2016 by Tenisha Wilde, Ten Wilde is a direct reflection of her personal style, which embodies her love for many styles found across the world. With a range of gold plated, gold filled, and solid gold, each Ten Wilde jewel is offered at an affordable price in the form of versatile hoops, layering chains, pendant necklaces, signature waist chains and more. Their belief is that a gem for every gem.

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