Congratulations to Betty Speaks & Overcoming Battles on being part of the Bshani Radio App podcasting family on her one year anniversary
Christy Rutherford (@christy.rutherford) An executive coach and busines advisor, Christy Rutherford assists women in leadership with getting promoted through office politics and self-care. Since June 2020, she assisted black women with earning $1.5 million in promotions, raises and bonuses. A Harvard Business School Alumna, Rutherford is also a certified Executive Leadership Coach from Georgetown University and has been featured in Forbes three times. She is Harvard Business School’s 2018 Launching New Ventures Pitch Contest Grand Master Champion. An author, Rutherford published five #1 best-selling books on Amazon in eight months. Rutherford is the 13th African American woman to achieve the rank of Commander (Lieutenant Colonel equivalent) in the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225+ year history where her demographic was .1%.
Amanda Gorman (@amandascgorman) Amanda Gorman is America’s youngest poet to write and recite a piece at a presidential inauguration at the age of 22. Last year, she graduated cum laude from Harvard college with a degree in sociology. Gorman has expressed her intention to run for president in 2036 and after reading her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration in 2021, Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for her aspiration. At 16, Gorman became the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles and the first national youth poet laureate three years later. Gorman’s art and activism focus on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora.
Gorman published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015.
Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) Stacey Abrams spent nearly 10 years building a Democratic political infrastructure in Georgia. First with her New Georgia Project and then with Fair Fight, the voting rights organization she founded after losing her campaign for governor in 2018.
When Georgia was flipped from red to blue, for the first time in nearly 30 years, everyone who is anyone knows that Abrams played a key role in making this happen. It’s estimated that Abrams’ team got more than 800,000 new people registered to vote, with 45% of them being under the age of 30 and 49% people of color. Her efforts continued when earlier this year, the Democrats flipped both of Georgia’s Senate seats from the incumbent Republicans.
Although Abrams was unsuccessful in her run for governor, she played a much bigger role in shaping and saving the democracy of this country.
Taurea Vision Avant (@visionavant) The founder of Show Your Success LLC and Book Profits Club, Taurea Avant has assisted over 5000 speakers, coaches and networkers with writing books to grow their businesses and build multiple streams of income. Avant’s non-profit Urban CEO Network was founded in 2019 to help empower and educate men and women from the Urban Community in a non-intimidating way. Avant is an author of more than 15+ books and the latest is "Don't Go Broke Trying to Be a Business Owner". She has been featured on ABC, Fox, CBS and more. A computer science graduate from Hampton University, Avant recently spoke on a TEDx stage, presenting her insight on “What Does Being Urban Mean to Me.”
Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) Despite being married to NBA player, Stephen Curry, Ayesha is making her own mark in the world as an actress, cookbook author, and cooking television personality. After guest roles in several television shows and movies, hosted her own show, Ayesha's Homemade on Food Network in 2017. Curry sits at the helm of a restaurant franchise, cookbooks, cookware and bedding brands, and a wine label that together have generated more than $25 million. Curry recently launched Sweet July magazine that puts people of color at the forefront and focuses on a black family lifestyle.
She cofounded the foundation, The Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation with husband Stephen Curry and to provide more than 300,000 meals a week to students and families impacted by Covid-19.
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Black Woman Creates App to Make Mental Health Care Affordable and Stigma-Free For Communities of Color - Bshani Radio News
The Y Combinator-backed startup founded by a Black female is inviting 1,000 wellness professionals to host groups on the platform and launching with a community-wide support group session on relationships.
San Francisco, CA — Meet Tamar Blue, founder and CEO of MentalHappy, Inc., a safe, affordable, online community that provides positive peer support groups led by health and wellness professionals, along with science-backed toolkits and other premium features. Her company is inviting 1,000 health and wellness professionals nationwide to join the MentalHappy movement. Experienced leaders and coaches can host their groups on a secure, wellness-focused platform where they can connect directly with their members, own their data, feature their products, and earn revenue — with zero initiation or membership fees for a limited time. Interested ones can apply to host a group, join a group or participate in the free community-wide groups.
“We know that 100% of us experience difficult life events that take a toll on our emotional wellness – whether it’s loss, injury, a breakup or financial hardship. But not everyone has access to mental health care — and the recent isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified individuals’ emotional health struggles. MentalHappy offers individuals—irrespective of race, gender or socioeconomic status — a positive place to turn in tough times,” states Blue. As a woman of color, Blue understands the unique challenges that Black and Brown communities face when it comes to emotional wellness and finding the right provider and so she has created a platform that is culturally sensitive — a place where individuals can safely talk about the challenges they face in their daily lives, and receive support from others who understand what they’re experiencing.
According to the Mental Illness Policy Organization, untreated mental illness costs the U.S. Healthcare system around $300 billion annually — and that’s during “normal” times. As a result of COVID-19, financial strains have created an even greater gulf in access, and have forced mental health professionals worldwide to find creative ways to hold on to current clients, as well as accommodate more clients as a result of increased demand.
MentalHappy is helping health and wellness providers to meet the increased demand for mental health services with professionally-led peer groups. Studies show that peer-to-peer support has been proven to be more effective than traditional therapies in regards to outcomes such as empowerment, mental health confidence, and loneliness and peer-to-peer support also “lowers the overall cost of mental health services,” according to Mental Health American.
Alicia Sanchez, who leads the MentalHappy group, Volunteering for Happiness, shares that she chose to launch a group because of the platform’s wellness focus and because she knows the power of groups. “Navigating life’s challenges can feel lonely. However, on MentalHappy you discover you are not alone. The people within these groups are here to listen, support, help, and give back,” Sanchez shares.
Backed by Y Combinator, the startup accelerator that brought the world such household names as AirBnB, Dropbox, DoorDash and Stripe, MentalHappy is positioning itself at the forefront of the wellness market by providing a solution to a $300 Billion dollar crisis in the United States alone. MentalHappy is accepting health and wellness professionals in any of the following professions: Psychology, Psychiatry, Naturopathy, General Practitioner (MD), Acupuncture (Eastern Medicine), Certified Wellness/Life Coach, Fitness, Certified Peer Group Specialist and Experienced Educator (Teacher).
Benefits of Becoming a MentalHappy Peer Support Group Leader include:
• Safe, secure platform designed for the services providers offer.
• Access to one’s member data (as opposed to social media platforms that do not share simple data with page owners — such as email addresses).
• The ability to Easily Attract New Members/Clients. MentalHappy users can effortlessly join new groups. This helps leaders attract new members with ease.
• Potential for additional revenue by making one’s products and services available to MentalHappy resource hubs for increased reach to all MentalHappy users.
• Locked-in pricing. The first 250 health and wellness professionals to apply will have their prices “locked-in” indefinitely with zero initiation and membership fees.
To learn more or to apply to host a peer support group on the MentalHappy platform, visit MentalHappy.com/leader
MentalHappy is a Y Combinator-backed digital healthcare platform on a mission to make mental health care an accessible and stigma-free reality for everyone. Accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive, MentalHappy, founded by Tamar Blue (a Forbes: The Next 1,000 2021 recipient), is designed to provide people of all races, genders, and economic statuses a safe and secure platform to talk about emotional health, the challenges they face in their daily lives and receive support from others who understand what they’re experiencing. With free mental health resources and professionally-led support groups for as little as $7 a month, MentalHappy is making it possible for everyone to get the emotional help they deserve without financial or physical limitations. To learn more or to learn how to join, host a peer group or become a MentalHappy shareholder, visit MentalHappy.com
For press inquiries, contact Anita S. Lane at 313-447-9083 or AnitaSLane@SenseiCommunications.com
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REACH MORE CLIENTS POWER CONFERENCE BOLSTERS BUSINESSES in 2021
Expert-Led Sessions Provide Tools July 29 - 31, 2021
This July, the SEO Queen, Zhe Scott, will host a three-day conference featuring a bevy of experts to help businesses with solid growth strategies emerge in 2021. Whether companies looking for guidance are operating at zero, five, six, or seven-figure incomes, this learning experience will give them the strategy, tools, and frameworks used to grow their business organically to reach more clients. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Highlights of the conference will include CEO of The SEO Queen: Zhe Scott along with keynote speakers: Rachel Kennedy, CEO of the Kennedy Curate; Paul Andre host of the SEO Video Show; Marquel Russell “King of Client Attraction”; Calvin Martyr Founder of I AM WE GLOBAL; Anika Jackson, CEO of Anika PR; and Gabriel Rich host of the Rich Report.
Ms. Scott explained, “I put this conference together to give business owners inexpensive access to some of the best minds in the industry. Collectively the speakers on this conference stage have driven billions of dollars in revenue in sales and contract acquisition. If you want to take your business to the next level you do NOT want to miss this.”
The workshops for this three day event include actionable strategies for effective SEO, blogging, brand messaging, content marketing, public relations and effective storytelling, sales strategies, strategic partnerships, and much more.
"A website is just a tool. SEO is the system to utilize your tool more efficiently," explained Dexter McLeod, one of the many SEO Queen clients who have found success within her methods, when speaking about why business owners should attend.
This event has been made possible by sponsors including the Los Angeles Urban League, a powerful advocate for African-Americans and other minorities. LAUL ensures that these communities have access to careers with living wages, opportunities to start and grow businesses, and clear pathways to personal and professional growth.
About Zhe Scott:
Zhe L. Scott, also known as the “SEO Queen,” helps companies expand their reach by obtaining more visibility, credibility and profitability via website design, mobile app development, search engine optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, and custom songs. She is the author of “SEO Training 2017: Search Engine Optimization and Marketing for Small Businesses.” She has also led multiple SEO workshops for business owners across the United States, built websites, managed Adwords, and led both social media and SEO campaigns for over 300 businesses nationwide. For more information on the SEO Queen please visit: www.seoqueen.com
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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / Meet Mr. Bennie Randall, founder of the Bshani Radio Network, who launched the Bshani Radio App in February 2020 with a total of 2.4 Million downloads to smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices worldwide on both android and iPhone platforms.
The Bshani Radio Network is one of the biggest African American podcast networks in the world. Content featured in the Bshani Radio Network are available on two channels. The Bshani Channel and the Vercay channel. The Bshani Channel features content on a wide variety of topics. The Vercay Channel is a channel for women by women. The Bshani Radio Network is proud to feature positive content to entertain, uplift, empower, and educate listeners about topics from business, faith, marketing, motivation, music, technology, relationships and more.
In 2017 Mr. Bennie Randall was inspired to create a platform where independent thought leaders and entrepreneurs have a voice to share their story and expertise. Popular shows in the Bshani Radio App include: The Bennie Love Show hosted by Mr. Bennie Randall; The Millionaire Mentorship Show hosted by Dr. Herbert Harris; Client Attraction hosted by Marquel Russell; and The Secret Vibe Show with Valerie A. Campbell. Bennie Randall says "We are a network for the human race all podcasters are welcome to become part of our family"
Three years later from the initial launch of the Bshani and Vercay Radio channels, Bshani is in a new phase. The launch of the Bshani Radio App has been a game changer. When Tracey Lopez, Executive Director of Bshani International is asked about the impact of the Bshani Radio App she says, " ‘It's not a game it's a lifestyle' Mr. Randall always tells us to remember this!"
The Bshani Radio App is a game changer with cutting edge features that do not take up valuable memory and disk space on your mobile device. The Bshani Radio App Features:
The Bshani Radio Network is three years old with a total of 2,448 episodes total between its two channels. 94% of the listeners are women and 6% are men. The top locations tuning in Bshani Radio are the United States, Zimbabwe, Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Sponsorships and advertising are available on the network. Just contact Tracey Lopez at BshaniRadio.com The founder of the Bshani Radio, Mr. Bennie Randall is also the founder and CEO of Bshani International, Real Estate Investor, CEO, Author and Father. Bshani Radio Network is headquartered in New York City, Manhattan.
Nationwide — Through their continued efforts of elevating the Black community, a group of Black entrepreneurs is facilitating a virtual conference for Black men and women in business. The 2021 Urban Business Assembly will focus on marketing, finance, health and wellness, as well as business fundamentals that can be incorporated into multiple careers and entrepreneurial aspects.
The May 15th event is a part of a contribution series that the entrepreneurs have launched to cultivate positive and resourceful experiences to inspire Black leaders. Their initial project was the Step into Greatness Scholarship for HBCU students. However, in their continued commitment, they have worked to integrate more resources that will assist both current and future Black leaders.
The event’s sponsors include result-oriented companies such as owners Wesley Jacques of Blue Drem, a Digital Marketing agency; Zevi and Lauren Lacey, the founders of Urban Business Directory; Infinite 7 CEO Gia Mac; and Ashley Johnson, owner of Vegan Chef Ash. The Urban Business Assembly will be filled with gems of information from first-hand businessmen and women that have experienced years of success and even failures that have allowed them to learn valuable lessons and teach other entrepreneurs from their past business mistakes. The theme promoted throughout the program will be to encourage attendees to Step into Your Greatness while advancing their entrepreneurial endeavors.
This incredible event will include two keynote speakers who are powerhouses in their fields and have curated a life built from intense hard work and purposeful strategies. Guests will be able to learn from successful Entrepreneur and the #1 Faith-Based Growth Strategist, A. Fitzgerald Hardnett who has worked diligently to raise the revenue of small businesses everywhere. The Urban Business Assembly will also hear from Serial Entrepreneur Chantale Milord, who, with her intentional coaching strategies and leadership, has transcended the lives of thousands throughout her successful career. Other notable speakers include Mamadou Diakite, Chairman and CEO of DiakPharmaceuticals, and April Showers, Founder & CEO of Afro Unicorn.
Now more than ever, it’s imperative that aspiring, new, and established Black professionals and entrepreneurs take control of their futures in all aspects of business and life.
The Urban Business Assembly is the perfect way to take the first step towards changing your mindset of where you want to be within the next 5, 10, 15, or 20 years. With two keynote speakers and eight industry panelists to guide attendees along the 360º journey of success, the virtual event will be an experience where attendees will learn valuable skills and concepts that will transform their business and life.
“Developing yourself as an entrepreneur can be a different path for each individual. From the amount of drive, expertise, and commitment, no two roads are the same. But when you have an understanding of the foundations you need to have a chance at a life you want, there’s no limitation to success,” says Wesley Jacques of BlueDrem.
Join this informative and mindful event to learn crucial aspects of business from successful entrepreneurs who’ve achieved success and are excited to share their story as well as their knowledge.
The Urban Business Assembly will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, 1pm to 3pm EST.
How to attend:
Registration is open and attendees can purchase their Conference pass via the event website at UrbanBusinessAssembly.com. All proceeds from the Urban Business Assembly will go to the Step Into Greatness HBCU Scholarships Fund.
Scholarship applications are still being accepted until May 31, 2021, at UrbanBusinessDirectory.com/hbcu-scholarship or infinite7llc.com/hbcu-scholarship
For press inquiries, contact:
Urban Business Directory
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