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Black Business Month: Local woman receives $100k grant to start business

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2023-08-29 10:14:20

SUMMARY: The content discusses the personal experience of someone with seborrheic dermatitis and their frustration with finding effective products. They decided to create their own solutions by researching the benefits of probiotics and incorporating them into their products. The author also highlights the high prevalence of dandruff and eczema, as well as the association with anxiety and depression. They offer advice to business owners, emphasizing the importance of finding support, continuously learning, and seeking funding opportunities. The content concludes by emphasizing the significance of celebrating Black-owned businesses and the need for increased support and funding.

What inspired you to address the problem of eczema in this way?
As someone with Seborrheic dermatitis, I understand all too well not getting to fully express myself out of insecurities around my scalp, and after 20 years of experimenting with different products, I was frustrated enough to make my own solutions. I researched probiotics and eczema and found numerous studies on their benefits for itch relief, wounds, wrinkles, and more, so it made sense to fight bacteria with bacteria, essentially. We combine these pre- and probiotic ingredients with plants and herbs that can grow in our bayous and it's a way for me to honor my grandmother, Beatrice, and my heritage. The numbers are also astounding, because 90% of black Americans have dandruff and 50% of all people do, many don't even report it nor know they have it. 30% of people with an eczema, like dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis, what I have, also have anxiety or depression. It tells us that too many people are suffering, maybe in silence, and the market size tells us that we are all looking for natural remedies that can work for our sensitive skin.

What advice do you have to business owners who want to start a cosmetic company?

1) Find your tribe. Starting a business can be lonely and filled with long days. You'll want the support of being able to call a fellow founder friend. So get involved in the Opportunity Machine in Lafayette, or reach out to the local Chamber and Black Chamber of Commerce. SBA and ULL also work together to provide business resources and even funding. Apex Accelerators is another local resource. 2) Building a business is building yourself so get to learning. Books, , and Youtube are great to type in any question you have and find solutions. You will have to practice stretching your comfort zones and getting out there. 3) FIND FREE MONEY! I encourage any business to go to grants.gov for grant listings, but also subscribe to industry newsletter emails that already gather these lists for their audience. For example, I subscribe to Mogul Millennial, Fearless Fund, Female Founder World, EnrichHER, iFund HER.

Why is it important to celebrate Black Business Month?

Black-owned businesses generated $150.2 billion in gross revenue as recently as 2012, but there would be so much more if more black-owned businesses were properly funded to be set up for success. As a society, we know that we need to support underfunded and vulnerable businesses, but there has, for many years, been a perpetuated lie that black-owned means less quality or deliverability, so people from all backgrounds tend to look down on black-owned businesses. It is so important that we take time to highlight the outstanding businesses right here in our communities. Our kids see EVERYTHING we do as a society. Why not make sure we show them ALL kinds of representation? Buy from, share, affiliate, fully support black-owned businesses as the new norm.

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New Orleans Weather: Few chances for rain Thursday and Friday, 90s temps back next week

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-19 22:50:31

SUMMARY: Alberto is moving inland, causing coastal flooding to subside by tomorrow. The storm has shown better organization, with wind speeds increasing from 40 to 50 mph due to new thunderstorms near its center. Heavy rainfall remains an issue, particularly in Mexico, potentially causing landslides. Coastal flood warnings along eastern shorelines are due to strong winds. Another low-pressure system, Invest 92, is being monitored but is unlikely to develop into a tropical storm due to wind shear. Rainfall is decreasing, and other tropical systems are being blocked by an upper-high pressure, leading to rising temperatures and heat advisories.

Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says our rain chances are decreasing, but we could experience a few showers. Heat in the 90s returns next week.

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Report: Gerry Glasco expected to coach Texas Tech softball

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-06-19 22:37:31

SUMMARY: Cinjun softball head coach Jerry Glasco is expected to become the next head coach at Texas Tech, though neither the Red Raiders nor Cinjun have confirmed this. Glasco recently finished his seventh season in Lafayette, boasting a 302-88 record. Last season, he led the team to a 45-19 record, including a significant win over then-number one Oklahoma. In Sun Belt Conference play, Louisiana had a 22-2 record and extended its conference series win streak to 89. They hosted their first regional in seven years and made it to a Super Regional in 2023. Glasco would replace Craig Snider at Texas Tech.

Rounding Third Softball posted on X (formerly Twitter) that Cajun softball head coach Gerry Glasco is expected to be the next head coach at Texas Tech.

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The Breakdown: ACLU challenges law requiring 10 commandments in classrooms

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-19 22:31:12

SUMMARY: Governor Jeff Landry eagerly anticipated a lawsuit over a new Louisiana law requiring the Ten Commandments in classrooms. Shortly after its enactment, the ACLU of Louisiana, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation announced plans to file a lawsuit, claiming the law violates the First Amendment by promoting religious coercion in schools. House Bill 71 mandates that all public schools display the Ten Commandments in each classroom. Attorney General Liz Merl supports the law, citing its foundational importance. Landry acknowledged the anticipated legal challenges, foreseeing taxpayer expenses.

In your Breakdown, Governor Jeff Landry said he ‘couldn't wait' to be sued over a new law requiring the 10 commandments in Louisiana classrooms.

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