Top 5 Black-Owned Law Firms (Black Lawyers) in Baltimore, Maryland | blackbusiness.org

The American Bar Association reports that only 3 percent of the lawyers at large law firms are African American, and only 1.9 percent of the partners are African American. Among these, most do not own their own law firms. But in some cities like Baltimore, Maryland, the presence of black-owned law firms blows these statistics out of the water. Not to mention that the city has a Black state’s attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby.

#1 – TBMG Law: was founded by Anthony I. Butler. The company includes a former prosecutor, solo practitioners, “Big Law” associates, and an international judge. The team also has two women attorneys, one a trial lawyer and the other a former judge in Pakistan.

#2 – Murphy, Falcon & Murphy: this law firm was founded in 1948 by Judge William H. Murphy, Sr. He was the third African American to be admitted to the University of Maryland School of Law.

The rest is at Top 5 Black-Owned Law Firms (Black Lawyers) in Baltimore, Maryland.

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‘Empire’ Inspired Fashions Coming to Saks Fifth Ave | Black America Web

Fifth Avenue has teamed with the popular Fox show to bring The “Empire” collection, a line of clothes inspired by Lyon family members Lucious, Cookie, Jamal, Hakeem and Andre.

The pieces from the collection will be curated from pieces that are already in Saks. Designs featured in The “Empire” collection will come from Cushnie et Ochs and Jimmy Choo as well as jewelry from Alexis Bittar and handbags and accessories from MCM.

BET.com reports that the looks from the collection are set to be featured in Saks Fifth Avenue windows Sept.10 to Oct. 7. The arrival of The “Empire” collection comes as the show gears up for its second season, which premieres September 23 .

via ‘Empire’ Inspired Fashions Coming to Saks Fifth Ave | Black America Web.

Ever Experienced the Action-Packed Trinidad Carnival? | Black Beach Week

Trinidad Carnival

The Action is non-stop…

Have you ever been to Trinidad and Tobago during the world famous Carnival? Get ready for the largest carnival in the world. The celebrations, the streets and the bands are paved full of music and costumes.For one solid week, you will get to witness what a REAL street party is like. One million visitors jam pack Trinidad. Will you be One Million One?The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is celebrated two days before Ash Wednesday.

Trinidad Carnival

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Straight Outta Compton electrifies in showing the rise of NWA | CultureMap Dallas

The impact that the rap group N.W.A. — or, more specifically, its two most famous members, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre — has had on American pop culture is undeniable. Ice Cube is a multi-hyphenate phenomenon, acclaimed for both writing and rapping music and for writing, directing, producing and acting in both movies and television. Dr. Dre, meanwhile, has shepherded some of the most famous names in hip hop and overseen the multi-billion dollar Beats by Dre. In other words, there’s plenty of evidence to justify a biopic on how the group and its members got their start. Straight Outta Compton documents how the five original members — Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.) and MC Ren (Aldis Hodge) — went from just trying to survive on the streets of Compton, California, to huge stardom.

via Straight Outta Compton electrifies in showing the rise of NWA – CultureMap Dallas.

7 Metaphors to Help Understand Being an Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur

7 Metaphors to Help Understand Being an Entrepreneur

A metaphor describes one thing in terms of another, hopefully making that one thing easier to understand. Here are seven metaphors to help better understand the logic of entrepreneurship. The logic may surprise you, as it is not the logic taught in business school.

1. Find your flow.Do what concentrates your motivation. Based on Mihály Csíkszentmihályi’s work entitled Flow, find the work that brings you joy, where you are creating things spontaneously, as if you were in a jazz band. Who you are, who and what you know determine the means of your entrepreneurial endeavor. According to Saras Sarasvathy in Effectuation, the founders of Starbucks did not study market trends but their own need for quality coffee. Facebook began as a sophomoric (pun intended) social comparison tool.

via 7 Metaphors to Help Understand Being an Entrepreneur.