The Afropolitan Today — Business

New Opportunity for Black Entrepreneurs Around the World

Posted by Edwin Lisamira on

CALIFORNIA (March 16, 2019) The Afropolitan Shop today announced new features to give black men and women around the world an opportunity to make a living online. In an ambitious plan, the online company launched a 6-week online course to train black entrepreneurs to enable them to start and run sustainable, black-owned businesses from scratch. "You don't need to have a business to enroll. My job is to help you start and launch the business of your dreams.” said course coach, Beverly Lwenya. When she created a blog in 2007 to share African stories and images with the black diaspora,...

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Chinese and African Relations

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Here's an interesting podcast from American Public Media; it appears some Chinese entrepreneurs are experiencing tensions with local Lesotho.  "How do you draw foreign investment without driving your own citizens out of business? Lesotho's business leaders say the government should train local entrepreneurs to compete as the global economy comes to their doorstep. Thabang Mokatse is with the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce.  'If no steps are being taken, in no time, the whole economy will be in the hands of the Chinese.'   As there continues to be more investment in Africa by the Chinese, I think this potential tension...

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Afropolitan Business Connections

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

I found this interesting. A group of Black British entrepreneurs are to visit the University of North Carolina to speak to youth in the area January 27-30th. "they would bring a different perspective to the issue of the African Diaspora. "As we approach Black History Month in February, their European view of the African Diaspora will be different from what we normally hear from the African-American point of view"    

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