There are many Black youngsters who are stepping into the entrepreneurship space and thriving. Three brothers behind the eco-friendly candle brand Frères Branchiaux have landed a major deal with Macy’s, Black News reported.
The brothers—8-year-old Austin, 10-year-old Ryan, and 13-year-old Collin Gill—initially launched their candle brand as an avenue to spread awareness about environmentally-friendly products, give back to their community, and generate money in the process. All of their candles and home fragrances feature non-toxic, organic ingredients. The Gill brothers have watched their business grow exponentially. Their candles are featured in 21 stores across the country and they were handpicked to be featured in the Market at Macy’s. Frères Branchiaux was included at Macy’s locations in New York City, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’ve also teamed up with big brands like ModCloth and Ace Hardware.
The youngsters are all about promoting social good through their company. Aside from their mission of making eco-conscious products more affordable and accessible, they are giving back to those in need. Frères Branchiaux donates 10 percent of its profits to homeless shelters in the Washington, D.C. area. The brothers have also become advocates for youth entrepreneurship. “I want to give back to the community because they gave to us,” Ryan told the Washington Post.
Young Black entrepreneurs are landing deals with big retail stores. Zandra Cunningham, an 18-year-old beauty entrepreneur from Buffalo, recently inked a deal with Target to sell her brand’s beauty box in their stores.
Twitter Reacts To Sen. Cory Booker Announcing His Run For President
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I’ve known Cory Booker for 15 years. He’s a phenomenal human being with a compassionate heart, a life-long committment to justice and an unwavering belief that together we will rise.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) February 1, 2019
I’m proud to call him my friend and I’m thrilled that he’s running for President.
Go Cory Go! pic.twitter.com/oUR1CfWbaE
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Kamala Harris announced on MLK Day; Cory Booker announces on the first day of Black History Month!— Madam Vice President Harris is THEE GOAT! (@flywithkamala) February 1, 2019
We have two fine Black candidates and four women candidates so far. This 2020 presidential election is historic! Let’s remember to unite behind the eventual winner no matter what!!
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Soon the news will be who is NOT running because that will be a shorter list!: “Cory Booker launches bid for president” https://t.co/AZ7BTqWmlv— Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) February 1, 2019
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As a new American citizen, i can finally vote and i am reallly happy to support an exciting democratic candidate, Cory Booker. #cory2020— Ben L (@snoylnimajneb) February 1, 2019
I just chipped in to @CoryBooker's campaign, you should join me: " https://t.co/CplfkwMW4I
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Cory Booker is a black man and he has the word “book” in his name so Trump must really hate him.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 1, 2019
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I have always been a Cory Booker fan. It feels as if he is starting rather far behind. But I like what he is about and hopefully he can be a contender in the primary. #2020— Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) February 1, 2019
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Cory Booker is running for 2020 president he couldn’t fix all the problems &crisis in Newark NJ as a mayor he let this town on the ground and now he want to be President to break down America 👎👎— Juan Manuel Gonzalez (@jmglez24) February 1, 2019
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Cory Booker is the original Twitter politician. If residents of Newark, New Jersey wanted potholes repaired they tweeted then Mayor Booker and he responded. Hope he can do same if he becomes President.— Mark Nakata (@mrnonel) February 1, 2019
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Candle Brand Launched By Three Black Youngsters Featured At Macy’s was originally published on newsone.com