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Access To Capital Remains A Problem For Most Black Businesses

By: Kevin Michael Briscoe

By Kevin Michael Briscoe By many accounts, access to capital has stunted the ability of minority business owners to maintain cash flow and cover operating costs. In fact, more than half of black business owners polled in a recent national survey cite lack of access to cash as the main...

NFL Week One Playoff Preview with Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Shaun King

By: Percy Crawford

By Percy CrawfordShaun King is among the most decorated football players in Tulane University history. He led the Green Wave to an undefeated 12-0 record in 1998, including a Liberty Bowl victory over Brigham Young University — and set an NCAA Division I-A single-single record for passing efficiency. Thanks to...

Iconic Show Host Ready to Provide Culturally Conscience Content with or Without Viacom

By: Percy Crawford

By Percy CrawfordJason Lee’s grit, determination and unwavering passion have made him one of Hollywood’s most sought-after entertainment visionaries. The entrepreneur has been CEO, event producer and brand ambassador for more than a decade. His sideline as celebrity relationship connector for The Conglomerate Group included big names like Chris Brown,...

From Pigskin to Podcaster: Brandon Marshall Keeps it Real on ‘I AM ATHLETE’

By: Percy Crawford

By Percy CrawfordBrandon Marshall ate defensive backs for lunch during his 13-year NFL career. The 6’5″ former All-Pro receiver conquered entire defenses. Now he aims to conquer the podcast and fitness lanes. Growing by leaps and bounds, I AM ATHLETE is in its second season. Other former NFL standouts—Chad “Ochocinco”...

Mario Barrios: One Step Closer to Junior Welterweight Supremacy

By: Percy Crawford

By Percy CrawfordMario Barrios (26-0-0 with 17 KOs) remained undefeated on Halloween night with a knockout of Ryan Karl (18-3-0 with 12 KOs) in front of a Showtime pay-per-view audience. The WBA 140-pound champ stopped Karl in the sixth round on what may have been the card of the year....

Director Eric Drath Brings Story of Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho to Life

By: Percy Crawford

By Percy CrawfordEmmy Award-winning director/producer Eric Drath is known for capturing stories about the entertaining sport of boxing. His 2010 film “Assault In The Ring” captured an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary. Drath has since produced other acclaimed films, including “No Mas,” which revolved around the controversial ending of the...