Let's be real, there are many different factors that impact the financial land. Trust funds and generational wealth are not afforded to us all, and life can always shake up one's financial plans for retirement. While how we handle, acquire and perceive money is greatly nuanced, one thing remains true: you can't spend money you don't have. Read the entire article here.
Not only is The Queen continuing to sell out stadiums on multiple rounds of her amazing Formation World Tour, but her management company Parkwood Entertainment has also invested $150,000 in the tech startup selling her tour merchandise. The investment in Sidestep, an app for streamlining the process of buying concert merchandise, now adds the already-mogul to the running list of artists who are also tech startup investors.
Who runs the world? Clearly Beyonce, and I'm here for it! Check out the article here.
We, too, are obsessed with Luke Cage! Check out the breakdown of the Black literature featured in the Netflix original here, and continue to immerse yourself in the greatness of the series.
From janitor to shoe developer to coffee industry entrepreneur, Ian Williams' creativity and drive knows no limits. In fact, the man truly embodies the definition of embrace the process. While making the leap from doing odd jobs to developing shoes for Nike seems like almost an impossible feat, it wouldn't be the last time Williams would break new ground despite the odds against him. Read his story, check out what makes coffee shops so special in building communities, and learn more about the history behind Portland, black-owned coffee shops here.
Such an inspirational story about taking the great leap of faith in your career. Read the entire article here.
Other Reads + Gentle Reminders
I'm not exactly sure where to place this, but you should definitely check it out:
I discovered How I Built This after listening to an old episode of Ted Radio Hour on a flight this weekend. If the stories behind the unorthodox journeys of entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers are your jam too, then definitely make sure to listen! My favorite episodes: VICE: Suroosh Alvi, Radio One: Cathy Hughes and Spanx: Sara Blakely.