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Entrepreneur Lorri Dotson Invests In Dream Exchange, The First Minority-Owned And Governed Stock Exchange

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Dream Exchange announced Lorri S. Dotson, a visionary leader, and trailblazing entrepreneur has decided to join a growing group of esteemed investors in the first minority-owned and governed stock exchange. Dotson’s journey began in Chicago, Illinois, where she grew up witnessing her parents’ entrepreneurial spirit and resilience. Her parents’ entrepreneurial legacy...

Preteens Hijack Mom’s Car After Having Electronic Devices Taken Away

By: Stacy Jackson

A 10-year-old boy and his 11-year-old sister hijacked their mother’s car after having their electronic devices removed as a punishment for “not using them appropriately.” Alachua police stopped the unidentified minors on a freeway near Gainesville, Florida, on Sept. 21 after their mother’s white sedan was reported missing, according to...

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Wants To Close The Youth Mentorship Gap

By: Jeffrey McKinney

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) is aiming to close the mentorship gap for Black youth as it looks to attract 1 million supporters. The effort comes as the organization reports there are 30,000 backlogged mentees waiting to be matched with a mentor. The BBBSA declares there are five...

Michelle Obama Cakes Up Nearly $750K With Recent Speaking Gig

By: Stacy Jackson

Michelle Obama just collected a nearly $750,000 check to give a speech on diversity and inclusion. The former first lady of the United States was selected to give a one-hour speech at the Bits & Pretzels Founder Festival in Germany on Sept. 25. She appeared at the tech fair in...

Russell Westbrook Pulls Up To Pensole Lewis College To Inspire Design Students

By: Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Russell Westbrook was a featured speaker at the first and only HBCU (historically Black college or university) solely dedicated to design, Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design. The school, located in Detroit, unveiled the Pepsi x Frito-Lay Refresh and Relax Lounge on Sept. 21, 2023, and was designed by...

Hooking Up Comes With A $499 Premium On Tinder Select

By: Nahlah Abdur-Rahman

Tinder is raising the price for finding true love. The company has introduced Tinder Select, an exclusive premium option for top-tier members to access innovative new features of the online dating platform. Announced on Sept. 22, the company stated that the rollout was offered to a small portion of Tinder’s...