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PROFILES - BUSINESS
13 May 2019

Black Canadian Couples In Business: Moses and Patricia Mawa Are Changing Lives Through Media

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Given “power couple” status by CNN in 2013, Patricia and Moses Mawa know that two is better than one. With 4 regularly scheduled magazines, a 24-hour TV channel, and multiple television programs on 3 other major networks in Canada, with globally syndicated content, the Mawas are the founders and principals of Canada’s largest black-owned media organization.

30 Mar 2019

"We want to put our money where our mouth is. That's the point of the store really."

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Imagine walking into a store where everything on the shelves is made by a black person. Such a store is a reality, thanks to Michael and Mak, proud owners of Melanin MRKT in Pickering, Ontario.

15 Jan 2019

Four All Ice cream - A Business Born from a Heatwave

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Ajoa Mintah, daughter to Ghanaian immigrants and founder of Four All Ice cream in Kitchener, Ontario, started off her career in what was a stable, secure field as a licensed engineer doing product development in the automotive industry. After about six years of working in that field she moved into consulting. Almost a decade later she made a major shift.

06 Jan 2019

Jibola Fagbamiye: Art, Business & The "African" Canadian Experience

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PHOTO CREDIT: Katherina Limo You could write a novel length interview on someone like Jibola Fagbimye. An entrepreneur and artist of Nigerian descent who immigrated to Canada at the age of 21, he seems to be constantly juggling all the parts of his being in a successfully rhythmic orbit.

26 Nov 2018

Black Owned Virtual Reality Arcade Opens In Ontario

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Jamaican-born Chedwick Crieghtney has always been the entrepreneurial type. It’s not unfamiliar to find him looking for opportunities to use his wealth of business knowledge and experience to build something unique and fresh from the ground up.

29 Oct 2018

Geekspeak Emerges As Industry Leader in eCommerce Tech

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2017 was recorded as the worst year for traditional retail shopping in the U.S., with more than 6,700 brick and mortar stores closing their doors.

24 Oct 2018

Unlocking Big Cities With Urban Explorer Peter Odle

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Peter Odle is a busy guy, a native Torontonian who makes his living making big cities like Toronto, Montreal and New York more accessible for clients.

22 Oct 2018

Smells Like Black Girl Magic - Halifax Duo Team Up On Vegan Perfume Line

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What began as a coffee date, turned into an instant friendship and then a perfume business. Edwina Govindsamy was new to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, and her mother thought it would be a great idea for her to meet Ariel Gough, a co-worker who she thought had a lot in common with her daughter.

01 Oct 2018

Love Your Feet With KYSO

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Believe it or not, socks are a big market. Just ask Marisa Walcott, an experienced fashion buyer who used to work for Sears.

17 Sep 2018

African Inspired Activewear: A Design With You In Mind

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What started out as a search for the perfect leggings, opened a door to a journey Claudia Amoah never planned for. Already settled in her career as a fitness trainer, Amoah did not expect to add fashion designer to her resume.

02 Sep 2018

The Get Fresh Company Makes Its Mark On Queen West

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Jebril "Fresh" Jalloh is the CEO and founder of 'The Get Fresh Company'.  At age 15, he was hanging out with friends one day when he had a vision.

10 Aug 2018

Eco Designer's New Collection Inspired By Ghanaian Water Carriers

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Toronto based fashion designer Asia Clarke has made hundreds of jewelry pieces over the years, many of which have been featured in music videos, magazines and photo shoots.

01 Aug 2018

When Tech Meets Fete: Candice Dixon Has Mas Appeal

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Candice Dixon has always wanted more. More than a 9 to 5, or simply meeting the status quo. When asked about her foray into the fashion industry she laughingly admits she failed miserably when trying to please her Caribbean parents.

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