Tag: African American

Techno

Technology: African American Tech “Mompreneur” Launches Cryptocurrency $Guap to Grow Black-Owned Businesses

Nationwide — Technology veteran, visionnaire, and mompreneur Tavonia Evans has launched the very first ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for $Guap, a coin aimed at recycling wealth within the Black community. $Guap is a groundbreaking offer that breaks into the world of cryptocurrency with an ambitious mission to reward African-American consumers for supporting businesses that support them.

Tavonia Evans Founder/CEO of $GUAP Coin, LLC

Traditionally, African-Americans account for a large chunk of spending power especially in regards to retail spending. However the spending that is often seen from African-Americans fails to support them locally in their community efforts, educationally, politically, and economically. African-Americans suffer greatly due to gentrification and often lose their economic value as quickly as it is gained. Additionally, it is often more affordable to spend with bigger brands who out-compete the local small business person, yet African-American women are one of the fastest growing markets of small business owners. $Guap believes it has the answer to circulating money back into this micro-economy and rewarding people for doing so.

$Guap is a ERC20 token built on Ethereum Blockchain Technology, which utilizes Smart Contracts to perform various tasks such as issuing “rewards” which is in the plan for $Guap. With $Guap, every token spent will be distributed throughout a system that will fund new businesses, HBCUs, and philanthropic efforts that adopt the coin. Merchants a part of the “$Guap Market”, pledge to pass on savings while benefiting from gaining access to loyal customers. Consumers will also be able to rate businesses and suggest methods for improvement anonymously to merchants to help maintain quality of service all through a proprietary portal.

Founder Tavonia Evans, has worked in Technology for almost 20 years and her greatest concern has been the barrier between African Americans and ability to support startup growth and initiative. She believes this is directly tied to the relationship between African-Americans and black economics and feels that cryptocurrency is the gamechanger.

Tavonia Evans is a mother of 8, a New York native and Georgia resident (for well over 20 years). She has worked in the technology field for two decades as a startup owner, developer, patent owner, and consultant to Government and several Fortune 500 companies. She has assembled an experienced team of African-American technology, finance, and investment experts with decades of experience. She can be contacted at tevans@guapcoin.com for all media related enquiries. $Guap can be found at www.guapcoin.com on the web or by the hashtag #getguap on social media.

21Nov
Health

Health: CNN Says Childbirth is Killing Black Women in the U.S.

Nationwide — According to CNN and a documentary series called Giving Birth in America, every year about 700 to 1,200 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the United States. And,...

21Nov
Music

Chrisette Michele, Who Sang For Donald Trump’s Inauguration, Just Released a Song Called ‘Black Lives Matter’

Nationwide — R&B singer Chrisette Michele was heavily criticized when she sang for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and now the criticism continues with the release of her new single...

21Nov
News

All Charges Dismissed Against 15 Black Men Who Were Framed By Chicago Police

Chicago, IL — The Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois has dropped all charges against 15 men who combined had 18 convictions. All of them were convicted in 2003 to 2008 for drug crimes that they...

21Nov
HBCU SPORTS

HBCU Sports: Comegy not returning as MVSU coach

ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference learned on Monday that the Mississippi Valley State football program will be searching for a new head coach. A statement from the Mississippi...

21Nov
HBCU SPORTS

HBCU Sports: Bowling Recap: November 19

Hornet Classic Alabama State Jackson State Southern Alabama A&M Grambling State Results MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Five Southwestern Athletic Conference schools competed in the Hornet Classic hosted by...

21Nov
Techno

Technology: BLACK-OWNED IT FIRM EXPANDS THEIR SERVICES TO THE BALTIMORE AREA

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — DC Area Tech Solutions, a Black-owned tech firm in the immediate Washington DC area has announced that they are expanding their services to the Baltimore, MD area....

18Nov
Black & Missing

Black & Missing: Maurisha Brenae Davis

Maurisha Brenae Davis Case Type: Endangered DOB: Jan 01, 2001 Missing Date: Mar 01, 2014 Age Now: 16 Missing City: Temple Hills Missing State: MD Case Number: x Gender: Female Race: Black...

17Nov
Indie SoulVideos

Indie Soul Magazine Video Spotlight: K’Valentine “Family” (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

“Family” by K’Valentine Track Produced by Dave West Video Directed by Cam Be http://kvalentine.com/ https://soundcloud.com/kvalentine1 https://twitter.com/itskvalentine...

17Nov
Events

Black PR Wire) SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the Power Rising Summit in Atlanta, GA: February 22-25, 2018

Power Rising: Building an Agenda for Black Women February 22 – 25, 2018 in Atlanta, GA (Black PR Wire) SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the Power Rising Summit in Atlanta, GA: February 22-25, 2018...

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