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How To Spend 48-Hours In Black-Owned Las Vegas

Spencer Jones

Some say Las Vegas is to adults what Orlando is to children; a playground filled to the brim with restaurants, casinos and quite a few Black-owned businesses. It’s a popular site for a bachelorette party, a birthday, and just about any kind of grown and sexy gathering. Las Vegas certainly isn’t all that Nevada has to offer. But there’s a reason why The Strip, which surges with energy day and night, draws millions of tourists year after year.

The Strip takes on a different personality at night, with glittering lights that are best viewed aerially. When it comes to luxurious accommodations, Caesars Palace, Bellagio and MGM Grand fit that bill for sure. In addition to suites, they offer enough eateries, entertainment and shopping to make your head spin. For the thrill-seekers, The Strip has an array of rides from the Big Apple Coaster to Insanity (which will really make your head spin).

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Brooklyn Nets owners will use character, not credit scores, for $2.5 million loan program that helps Black businesses

 

Brooklyn Nets owners Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai are taking the next steps to distribute money from a $50 million commitment to help minority communities.

The sports owners created a $2.5 million loan program that targets Black-owned businesses impacted by Covid-19. The money derives from the Tsai foundation’s Social Justice Fund, which was established last year, and aims to combat economic inequality in Black communities.

 

The new loans are part of the “EXCELerate” program and catered to owners with credit scores 620 or below. But though applicants will not be judged on the scores, business owners need to be “character-based” eligible. Hence, they’ll need to have good references to secure their loan.

There are two loan types. The “rapid recovery” loan offers immediate funds up to $15,000 and no interest attached. These loans are for businesses that stayed open during the pandemic but need...

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Kyrie Irving Announces Consulting Firm To Mentor Underrepresented Businesses

black-owned business May 11, 2021

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has announced the launch of his new consulting firm, KAI Eleven Consulting, LLC (KAI 11 Consulting), which aims to assist underrepresented entrepreneurs across industries, including Black and women-owned businesses.

According to a press release, KAI 11 Consulting — in partnership with KAI Family Foundation and Lockstep Ventures — will provide programs and mentoring services to offer business owners access to “development coaches, area managers, and growth groups that offer roadmaps to scaling and cultivating efficiencies.”

The consulting firm will also make it a point to provide resources to help close the financial gap across various communities.

 

“We must give our people the proper resources and stewardship for them to win beyond traditional investment vehicles,” founder Irving said in a statement. “This is not only essential to closing the wealth gap, but it also fosters...

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