If there's one announcement you need to read today, it's THIS.
Drum roll please…
The first ever ‘Black Entrepreneurs Day’ – a celebration of black business, is coming!
The night will be highlighted by Game Changer Conversations, where I will broadcast 1-on-1 conversations with black businesses leaders and cultural icons including:
- Shaquille O’Neal
- Gabrielle Union
- Jamie Foxx
- Robert Johnson
- LL Cool J and others
Musical superstars, Chance The Rapper and Questlove will also take the stage and perform live(!!) and DJ Diesel aka Shaquille O’Neal will host the official Afterparty presented by Pepsi.
Black Entrepreneurs Day presented by Chase for Business will be broadcasted on October 24th at 7pm on my Facebook Page and across Facebook channels. The stream will also be simulcasted by LiveXLive across 20+ other platforms including: LiveXLive, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Twitter and more.
But this isn’t just about entertainment.
Although 2020 has been a challenging year for so many, it has also created tremendous opportunities for people throughout the country to rise up to be heard. I had to honestly ask myself ‘how can I take ACTION to make a difference’ and ‘how can I call upon my network to help make that difference.’
Black Entrepreneurs Day is the answer to both of those questions. So I have teamed up with Chase For Business to create Black Entrepreneurs Day in order to celebrate small businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives me and so many others, like you! The people and partners who have signed on to participate with me in this event are a testament for the need to create change within the Black community.
October 24th is the next step of many to support our entrepreneurs and is a tremendous endorsement that the world’s most celebrated entertainers, athletes, musicians, and brands will help lead the way.
Apply for 1 of 7 grants
In addition to providing guidance and inspiration to the next generation of rising entrepreneurs, our partners have made it possible to award $175,000 in grants, via the “NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant.”
Black entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country should apply now for the NAACP Powershift grant via www.BlackEntrepreneursDay.com - applications are open now through October 12th.
As trying as 2020 has been, it’s also been very powerful to see so many people band together to create impactful change! I wouldn’t be able to do this without my partners and I can’t possibly thank them enough for making this possible - TYIA to all of our guests performers and partners; Chase for Business, The General® Insurance, Pepsi, Cisco Webex, Quickbooks, Yappa, Robinhood and Medium Rare!
Don’t forget to add this event to your calendar now.
It won’t be re-broadcasted and it’s not something you can miss!
Can't wait to see and celebrate YOU!