Taj Tashombe: 28 Year Old Business Mogul

Taj Tashombe is a TasteMaking Entrepreneur.  During the process of developing his personal brand, Tashombe coined the term TasteMaking Entreprenur to describe himself and other entrepreneurs who have an affinity for sophistication, and who understand the art of bringing together like minded individuals.  Originally from the Bay Area, Tashombe has established himself in Los Angeles as an astute businessman.  YBM recently had the opportunity to speak with Tashombe about his businesses, brands, and upcoming projects.  Tashombe shared some valuable information on what it’s like making a living as an entrepreneur, as well as tips on how to be successful in business. Continue reading

YBMer of the Week: Leila Noelliste

This week all eyes are on webpreneur Leila Noelliste, creator of the website Black Girl with Long Hair.

The Birth of Black Girl with Long Hair:
If you are an African-American female YBMer, you know how it feels to be at a crossroad with your hair.  It’s too thick, thin, brittle, coarse, short, or long.  Perhaps you’ve contemplated the idea of cutting it off and going natural, but the thought of going natural brings up another stressful issue.  How do you maintain it? Continue reading

Lacrecia Eagle: Director of Resource Development for Boys and Girls Clubs of Lebanon, OR

The value of Blind Optimism

Lacrecia Eagle, better known to her colleagues as “LuLu,” has moved swiftly  up the ranks of the Boys and Girls Club of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds.  In just over 3 years, Lulu has gone from a Teen Director, to a Club House Director, to working in administration as the Director of Resource Development for her organization. Continue reading