Not only is the Black Panther symbol revolutionary, but so is black entrepreneurship. Why wait for a gem like the Black Panther movie to celebrate our culture every day?

We are on a melanistic journey this black history month. Not only does black empowerment start with ownership it means supporting our own and investing in each other's businesses.

I reached out to five black business owners who share a keep it 100 perspective of a having a sustainable black business in 2018.
 In this episode, you will learn:

  1. Giving Black. We don't do things ghetto.
  2. Black women shouldn't step on each other to make themselves look taller.
  3. Know your why
  4. Remove the stigma around supporting black businesses
  5. Supporting the diaspora means financial sustainability and cycle of building trust.

Featured guests:

  1. Germaine Williams, Owner - Red Bloom Spa (
  2. Chip Dizard, Owner - Chip Dizard Photography (
  3. Dr. Earle, It's What You Eat (
  4. Vernon Ross, Podcaster and Digital Strategist (
  5. Ms. Nail Glitter Lounge
  6. Zindszi


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Nina is the founder and host of Keep it 100 Girl, an internationally known storytelling podcast which discusses how to empower women and men to have open conversations in their lives with no filters. I want to make women laugh and encourage them to use their voice. When this relationship strategist is not talking about the art of keeping it 100 in your life, she's writing her new upcoming book, What Your Mother Didn't Tell You, But You're Girlfriend Did.

She is devoted to empowering women and men, who are in pivotal times of their lives to celebrate every facet of embarrassment. Nina speaks to young women about socially and sexually awkward topics related love, sex, dating, and sexual health.

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