• rebound Jun 11

    Wrapping It Up: Passing on a Legacy & the Future of Kazmaleje

    Hair discrimination has existed for centuries, but recent legislation, like the 2019 CROWN Act, seeks to change that. LaToya Stirrup, co-founder of Kazmaleje, talks about how Kazmaleje is working to pass on a legacy aimed at supporting and empowering men, women and kids alike, no matter what type of hair they choose to rock.

  • rebound Jun 11

    Rebound: Behind the Scenes as Businesses Try to Bounce Back from the Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

  • rebound Jun 11

    Rebound Season 3, Episode 11: Charting New Territory in a Historic Ice House

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

  • rebound Jun 9

    Charting New Territory in a Historic Ice House

    After a year of delays amid the coronavirus pandemic, Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats finally opened its first brick and mortar location in a historic ice house in Old Town Alexandria. Owner Brandon Byrd talks about the historical significance of being one of the few Black business owners in the area, which played a prominent role in the transatlantic trade...

  • rebound Jun 9

    Goodies Frozen Custard Open for Business at Alexandria Storefront

    Wearing rain jackets and carrying umbrellas, a steady stream of people lined up to get a frozen custard treat from Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats storefront in Alexandria on opening weekend. Goodies’ “almost semi-grand opening” on Memorial Day weekend didn’t have summery weather that screams for frozen treats, but the community flocked to support the new storefront located inside...

  • rebound Jun 9

    Rebound Season 3, Episode 10: ‘As a Black Creator, I've Had to Take Whatever I Can Get'

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

  • rebound Jun 7

    Rebound Season 3, Episode 9: Why Embracing Your Hair is a Journey

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

  • rebound Jun 4

    ‘As a Black Creator, I've Had to Take Whatever I Can Get'

    With increased sales in the last year, Chicago-based Lingua Nigra founder and designer Alicia Goodwin hopes to move into a bigger space and expand her team to increase jewelry production. Being a Black, female-owned business, Lingua Nigra was in high demand as a social justice movement saw many around the country seeking to elevate and support Black-owned businesses. But she...

  • rebound Jun 3

    ‘Trust the Process': Why Embracing Your Hair is a Journey

    Whether you have straight hair, curly hair, locs, waves, braids, a perm, or a wig, everyone’s hair journey is different. But unfortunately, the wide variety of hair types and textures isn’t always evident in mainstream media or marketing. LaToya Stirrup, co-founder of Kazmaleje, shares how the company is trying to break the mold to be inclusive of all hair types,...

  • rebound Jun 2

    ‘You Can Never Be Prepared Fully': Goodies Clears Hurdles to Storefront Opening

    No one knows better than Brandon Byrd that running a business can be precarious: In his journey toward opening a storefront for Goodies, a frozen custard truck in the D.C. area, he’s rebounded from several setbacks. One of them being a worldwide pandemic that hit when he was preparing to remodel an old ice house for his storefront in Old...

  • rebound Jun 2

    Rebound Season 3, Episode 7: Chicago Jeweler Forced to Get Creative with Pandemic Promotions

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

  • rebound Jun 1

    When Dessert Gets Down to the Wire

    Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, a Black-owned dessert truck in the D.C. area, is on its way to expanding its dessert empire by opening its first brick and mortar store in Old Town Alexandria. After an electrical issue delayed his grand opening, the only thing stopping owner Brandon Byrd from realizing his dream is the sign-off from a city...

  • rebound Jun 1

    The Year Without Photoshoots: Chicago Jeweler Forced to Get Creative with Pandemic Promotions

    Lingua Nigra largely depends on beautiful online publicity to display new and current pieces. Along with travel restrictions and travel fears, founder Alicia Goodwin found creative ways to keep her social media active and even bought an extra set of ears to help get the job done. After not being able to execute a photoshoot for new designs in...

  • rebound May 31

    Rebound Season 3, Episode 6: How a Miami-Based Hair Care Company is Changing the Self-Care Game

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

  • rebound May 31

    ‘It Changed a Lot': Chicago Jeweler on How Pandemic Forced Her to Reimagine Her Business

    For Alicia Goodwin and her jewelry business, the coronavirus pandemic meant reimagining in more ways than one.

  • rebound May 27

    How a Miami-Based Hair Care Company is Changing the Self-Care Game

    Juggling motherhood, a hair care business, and the challenges that come along with being a “mompreneur” can be overwhelming — but Kazmaleje co-founder LaToya Stirrup finds a way to balance it all while still prioritizing self-care and mental health. With passion for Kazmaleje’s mission and support from family and friends, LaToya shares how she gets it all done.

  • rebound May 26

    Rebound Season 3, Episode 4: Jewelry Business Pivots Strategy to Survive Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

  • rebound May 26

    How DC Area's Goodies Built a Brand on Vanilla Frozen Custard

    Goodies, a frozen custard truck, will soon have a storefront in Alexandria, Virginia. The owner, Brandon Byrd, hopes to open the shop at the historic Ice House at 200 Commerce St.

  • rebound May 25

    Building a Brand on Vanilla Custard

    Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, a Black-owned dessert truck in the D.C. area, created a loyal following by focusing on its signature flavor: vanilla custard. As cities begin to open back up from pandemic shutdowns, owner Brandon Byrd is hoping that loyalty follows his business to the new Goodies brick and mortar store.

  • rebound May 25

    Rebound Season 3, Episode 3: Getting to the Root

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s making handcrafted jewelry, comfort treats, or special combs, each business has a unique and refreshing story to tell....

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