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NC NEWS: Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday, Nov. 18, signed the $25.9 billion budget plan into law. It’s the first budget from the General Assembly that Cooper has signed since taking office in 2017 | COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone 5 and older | Governor Cooper announces 22 grants to rural NC communities to attract 417 new jobs and more than $230 million in private investment | Triangle startups make latest list of winners for NC IDEA micro grants | Nearly 100 employers taking part in Greenville job fair scheduled for Oct. 26 at Greenville Convention Center | Black Friday. 2021. The Black Friday Weekend Festival is scheduled for Nov 26 – 28. Learn more blackfriday.market/blackfriday-2021 | Speakers at a public hearing on North Carolina redistricting criticize GOP proposals regarding congressional district maps. | Many cities and towns across North Carolina are currently scheduled to elect local offices in 2021. Get out and vote on Nov. 2. | NATIONAL NEWS: Byron Allen acquires HBCUGo.TV, streaming services for HBCUs | Howard University students protest mold, rodents in campus dorms | U.S. Justice Department announces new initiative to combat redlining | Pandemic Spurs corporate governance progress but challenges remain | Black student loan borrowers liken debt to “Jim Crow,” wants policymakers to step up

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Black Owned Business Spotlight

In the Mix: A Conversation with Redd Rose Vodka CEO Taylor A. Jackson

Taylor A. Jackson is an entrepreneur, legal services professional, and Founder of the highly sought after spirits company, Redd Rose Vodka. Jackson’s inspiration for joining the spirits industry has been an adventure filled with joyful surprises and lessons learned to reach her level of success. She’s one of a few African American owned spirit companies who seek to increase visibility of ownership in this field. I had the opportunity to chat with Jackson about how she started her pathway to owning her own spirit brand and what we can expect next from Redd Rose Vodka.

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