How Richelieu Dennis Is Ensuring an Equitable Ecosystem for Black Entrepreneurs

Sundial Brands and Group Black co-founder is giving back and lifting up 

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On a rainy, but unseasonably warm Friday morning in mid-February, something historic happened.

A gathering of Black entrepreneurs—each representing their brands across different industries—convened at the Nasdaq office in Times Square for the opening bell ceremony. The ritual has long been for financial institutions, companies announcing an IPO, or other milestones garnering fanfare from the business world.

Which is why it was so monumental for the founders of Slutty Vegan, Mielle Organics and The Lip Bar to be there and why investor and entrepreneur Richelieu Dennis made sure they were.

“What you’re seeing is the manifestation of what our ancestors could not do,” Dennis told the group after an outdoor photoshoot where their logos and photos flashed across the famed building.



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