New “Never Stop Never Settle Society” Debuts During the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on BET with UNINTERRUPTED “Dear Destiny” Creative Featuring Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist Nas
Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, today unveils the “Never Stop Never Settle Society,” a comprehensive growth accelerator co-created with the Marcus Graham Project (MGP) to ensure a more equitable landscape for Black entrepreneurship. To introduce the initiative, new “Dear Destiny” creative produced by UNINTERRUPTED and featuring hip-hop legend Nas debuted on March 27th during the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on BET, placing the spotlight on the legacy of Black Wall Street.
“The ‘Never Stop Never Settle Society’ builds on Hennessy’s long-standing commitment to Black communities and ongoing mission to champion cultural diversity by pushing the limits of potential for Black entrepreneurs,” says Jasmin Allen, Senior Vice President, Hennessy US. “We aim to expand on that legacy in the most impactful and meaningful ways by providing access to capital and resources to those demonstrating the ability to reshape Black communities through social impact.”
Diners can earn cash prizes
There is one small thing people can do right now to help the local restaurant community begin to rebound from the COVID 19 pandemic–dine out and then brag about it online.
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) has created the Eats in the D Restaurant Giveaway, a fun and easy contest to urge locals and visitors to enjoy exploring and rediscovering Metro Detroit’s local culinary scene while earning a chance to win prizes.
Participants can play by first following @visitdetroit on Facebook and Instagram. Next, snap a picture of your food or experience, while dining at one of our restaurants in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Tag the restaurant and @visitdetroit, then share it on Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtag, #EatsintheD in your post to enter your picture into the raffle.
The McBride Sisters’ non-profit, the McBride Sisters SHE CAN Fund, will dedicate its 2021 efforts to support professional women in the fields of hospitality, wine & spirits, and finance.
On International Women’s Day, Robin and Andréa McBride, owners of the largest Black-owned wine company in the U.S., announce the 2021 “vintage” of the company’s SHE CAN Professional Development Fund: #YESSHECAN2021.
Andréa McBride John & Robin McBride, founders of McBride Sisters Collection, initiated the SHE CAN Professional Development Fund in 2019 to promote the professional development of women in the wine industry in a concerted effort to help close the gender and race gap. In the wake of COVID-19, they pivoted the Fund’s 2020 efforts to focus on Black-and-women-owned small businesses, recognizing that while the effects of the pandemic have been felt by all businesses, Black-owned small businesses were disproportionately hit the hardest. Now a newly incorporated 501 (c)(3), the McBride Sisters SHE CAN Fund is excited to take the mission one step further in 2021.
In honor of International Women’s Day, CRŪ Winery, a family-owned winery that produces award-winning wines from premier appellations on California’s Central Coast, is launching a scholarship inspired by winery founder Richard Spencer’s Aunt May. The scholarship will support undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Viticulture and Enology at California State University Fresno.
Aunt May encouraged Spencer to go after his dreams, financing his first deal and partnering on a renovation that ultimately kick-started his successful construction business. She was quietly accomplished, generous, witty, sometimes a hot mess but pretty much always brilliant. CRŪ Winery also produces a limited release Chardonnay in her honor.
Each year a junior enrolled in the Fresno State Department of Viticulture and Enology that embraces the characteristics and spirit of Aunt May will be chosen to receive the scholarship which will fund two years of tuition.