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Hey Girl Hey!: Check Out Oprah’s Favorite Holiday Buys For Your Bestie | Black Enterprise |
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Hey Girl Hey!: Check Out Oprah’s Favorite Holiday Buys For Your Bestie | Black Enterprise |

The holidays are a time of reflection and gratitude. In hindsight, there is no way we would have survived such trying times without our tribe and support systems! Whether you refer to that special person as your bestie, co-worker, or cousin, he or she deserves something special this year… like something recommended by the world’s most influential gift giver—Oprah Winfrey. Yes, the Big O has curated a list of gifts that sincerely say “Thank you for being a friend.”  And guess what? They’re created by Black small business owners! Check out Oprah’s Favorite Things to drop in your Amazon cart now. Bossy Cosmetics 4-Lipstick Luxe Gift Set  This gift is perfect for the glamour queen because nothing says camera-ready like a bold, pouty lip! What makes this vegan brand stand out is its hydrating ...
Candace Owens Raises Almost $250K For Cop Fired For Supporting Kyle Rittenhouse | Black Enterprise |
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Candace Owens Raises Almost $250K For Cop Fired For Supporting Kyle Rittenhouse | Black Enterprise |

Candace Owens presented fired Norfolk Police Lt. Bill Kelly with a check for $202,000 last week, after a fundraiser she had set up for him more than doubled its initial goal. The conservative pundit first voiced her support for Kelly with a Twitter rant on Nov. 20. According to Newsweek, Owens stated that she felt that Kelly did nothing wrong when he contributed $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse‘s defense fund. “All police officers have a right to privately support issues and causes they care about in their off-duty time,” she wrote on the Give Send Go page she created for Kelly. “In this particular circumstance, Lt. Kelly was supporting the truth. Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent. So is Lieutenant Kelly.” The Norfolk Police Department had terminated his employment in April for being one of several mem...
Don’t Renege! Five Black-Owned Games That Will Keep the Competitive Family Members Happy | Black Enterprise |
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Don’t Renege! Five Black-Owned Games That Will Keep the Competitive Family Members Happy | Black Enterprise |

It’s no secret that playing Spades or Bid Whist in the Black community or Craps can cause an uproar among family members. Family game night can get real, REAL and it’s something Black folks take quite seriously, while also having fun and gathering with loved ones. So we’ve made it easy for you and compiled a list of Black-owned games that will certainly start a fuss while keeping the party hopping. 1. Urban Trivia Game – Black Trivia Card Game for The Culture!  Urban Trivia Urban Trivia Game – Black Trivia Card Game for the Culture! Fun Trivia on Black Culture, TV, Movies, Music, Sports, & Growing Up Black! Great Trivia for Adult Game Nights and Family Gatherings. This Trivia Game Can Be Played Individually Or Up To 4 Teams. 2. Black Legends (KultureGames) Black Legends KultureGames ...
If You Missed Black Friday, Support These 25 Black-Owned Businesses on Cyber Monday | Black Enterprise |
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If You Missed Black Friday, Support These 25 Black-Owned Businesses on Cyber Monday | Black Enterprise |

Black Friday is the most popular sales day of the year in the United States. Small Business Saturday is also a huge sales day, and Cyber Monday is the most popular day in the states for online sales. Every year during this weekend (which follows the Thanksgiving holiday), retailers generate billions of dollars in revenue from anxious customers looking for the best deals. Sadly, Black-owned businesses are not as well supported. Here are 25 Black-owned businesses that you can support this year: Haircare/ Skincare: #1 – Adwoa Beauty, baomint curl defining cream: A creamy + rich cream that will leave your strands shiny, silky, and smooth just the way you like it, this product was formulated to be adaptable! based on the density and the desired volume of your curls, feel free to use more or le...
Peddle Your Way To Better Health With This Under-Desk Exercise Bike | Black Enterprise |
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Peddle Your Way To Better Health With This Under-Desk Exercise Bike | Black Enterprise |

The events that have unfolded during the past year and a half have forced a sizeable amount of the population to take a step back with their fitness goals. Although gyms have started to reopen their doors, there’s still a valid hesitancy to return to what was once normal pre-pandemic. Company-enforced work-from-home orders have also presented challenges to those looking to maintain their fitness goals. Steps accumulated during the day around the office have been significantly reduced. And if you’re one of the people who either walked or biked to work, then… Whether you’re back in the office or still working from home, the LifePro FlexCycle Under Desk Exercise Bike will either help you sustain already-established fitness goals or create new ones. For a limited time, it’s available for only...
Gabrielle Union Explains Why She Doesn’t Like The Term ‘Step-Parent’ | Black Enterprise |
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Gabrielle Union Explains Why She Doesn’t Like The Term ‘Step-Parent’ | Black Enterprise |

Gabrielle Union takes on a lot of roles in her life. She’s a successful actress, entrepreneur, author, and mother. But one thing she’s not is a “step-parent”. The Bring It On star is the second wife of Dwyane Wade, a three-time NBA champion who already had three kids plus his nephew prior to marrying the actress. Despite technically being the stepmother to Wade’s children, Zaire, Zaya, Xavier Zechariah and his nephew Dahveon Morris, Union does not accept the ‘step-parent’ terminology. “The stepparent label was put on me by the kids’ school because you have to describe yourself: Who are you if you’re not their mother?” Union explained on the “We Can Do Hard Things” podcast. “It’s very annoying. It’s not a word that I use.” Union was fully aware of the role she was taking on when marrying W...
Second Netflix Employee Who Pushed For Chappelle Protest Quits, Shares Resignation Letter | Black Enterprise |
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Second Netflix Employee Who Pushed For Chappelle Protest Quits, Shares Resignation Letter | Black Enterprise |

Terra Field, the Netflix employee who was suspended then almost immediately reinstated for attending a meeting meant only for senior executives following the release of Dave Chappelle‘s special, has left the company. Field had drawn attention for a social media thread in which she criticized both Chappelle and Netflix for the harm his special, The Closer, was doing to the trans community. “I resigned from Netflix yesterday, you can read my resignation letter below,” she wrote on Nov. 22. “I’m not happy that this is how things turned out, but I do think this outcome is the best for all parties involved.” In the letter Field indicates that, on some level, her resignation is an act of solidarity with former colleague B. Pagels-Minor, who was fired from the company in October. Pagels-Minor, w...
Antwain Fowler’s Mom Opening Restaurant To Honor ‘Where We Bout To Eat At’ Viral Success | Black Enterprise |
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Antwain Fowler’s Mom Opening Restaurant To Honor ‘Where We Bout To Eat At’ Viral Success | Black Enterprise |

Christina Burns, the mother of young viral star Antwain Fowler says she hopes to honor her little boy’s legacy by opening a restaurant named after the phrase that made him an internet sensation. Speaking to TMZ, Burns said she plans on launching a “Where We Bout To Eat At” restaurant, which will feature a versatile menu with items named after the many funny food-related catchphrases Fowler shared with fans through his YouTube and Instagram videos. Its a dream she says she briefly considered after the family’s original viral moment. However, as the mother of two other children in addition to Fowler, who was diagnosed with Auto-immune Enteropathy shortly after birth, she simply couldn’t find the time. Burns plans on using money that has been donated to a GoFundMe account she created for Fow...
Meredith Corporation Selects Three Black-Owned Business Among Five Good Impressions Grant Recipients | Black Enterprise |
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Meredith Corporation Selects Three Black-Owned Business Among Five Good Impressions Grant Recipients | Black Enterprise |

Multi-platform media company Meredith Corporation has selected three Black-owned brands among five small businesses gifted with an award package valued at $100,000. The grants are a continuation of the company’s Good Impressions program, launched in February to boost growth for BIPOC and LGBTQIA business owners through mentorship, increased awareness and support. According to People, which is owned by the corporation, the selected businesses will receive free ad space across the company’s multiple platforms and marketing consultation services. “We are so pleased to announce and showcase these award winners just in time for Small Business Saturday,” said company president Catherine Levene in a statement. “We encourage people to support these innovative businesses during this holiday shoppi...