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 Lowell Hawthorne, left, who started the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery with a Bronx storefront, now manufactures his meat patties at a Bronx production facility. His son Omar, right, is the franchise development manager.

5 Easy Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses

Black-owned businesses need your support. In 2011, it was reported that by 2015, black buying power in the U.S. could reach $1.1 trillion. But that money doesn't always go back to the black community. If that's one of your priorities, giving back to black-owned businesses is a great way support black entrepreneurs.

My Dad Didn't Want to Give Me Money to Buy Makeup... Now I'm the CEO of My Own Makeup Company

14-year-old Zandra Azariah Cunningham is the president and CEO of Zandra Beauty, which sells "fun, fresh and natural" bath and body care products. Based in Buffalo, New York, this teen entrepreneur has found huge success making her own products by hand.


The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Now that L.A. Clippers owner is the richest sports owner for the second year in a row, his players shouldn't be afraid to ask him to share some of his pretty little green ones with them. Forbes says Clippers owner has net worth of $21.6 billion. He's 21st overall on the Forbes ranking of the 400 richest American.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz smacked his 498th homer vs. in a 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. A Federal Judge has ruled to remove all those penalties from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s tab and give back the team’s draft picks. Tom Brady and his Pats beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-21 in their Thursday night opener.


5 Nutrition Tips for Staying Strong and Healthy After 50

As the years pass by, many women find that the lifestyle that worked out in their 20s and 30s fails to achieve the same results in their 40s and 50s. As women reach their 50s, they have to compensate for hormonal, cardiovascular and muscle changes that may have not been prevalent in their younger years.

Etiquette Excursion with Mona Johnson

The holidays are times that most people share and spend with their family and close friends. It is also a time when you want to entertain and be relaxed but yet be on your best behavior. You want to have fun but you don’t want to be scrutinized for just trying to have fun. I think it is fair to ask for all of these requests to happen harmoniously.