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Pardon My Fro is excited to present a fellowship offering with the community of Bethany Baptist Church / Bethany Nation.
Utilizing and sharing the success and knowledge of Pardon My Fro to lift up, guide, mentor and fund an entrepreneur’s start up or existing Brooklyn brand to help get your brand to the next level of success. Fellowship finalists will receive $10,000 to be used towards their business and access to the Pardon My Fro business network.
Meet The Finalists
A mental health and wellness organization that focuses on raising awareness on the importance of mental health, ending the stigma surrounding mental illness in underserved communities and to advocate and help provide access to support and resources needed to heal
Soup Doula NYC
Soup Doula is a project that exists to offer you highly nutritious, restorative, delicious and supportive soups.
Soup Doula started during the pandemic as a way to support my postpartum clients when I couldn't physically be there to cook for them.
Justin G. Nelson
Justin G. Nelson, a multi-hyphenated performer, content creator and small business owner from Memphis, TN, now in Brooklyn, NY. During the global pandemic, Justin expanded has brand of performance and launched his plant based health and wellness brand Earthy & Cultured and his branding and marketing company Nelson Design Lab. He has more projects underway! The Best Is Yet To Come.
TheOneWillFocus - The Photo Takeover
Will Focus strives tirelessly to provide platforms and access for creatives. By building systems that alleviate inaccessibility, Will fosters opportunities for creative and monetary advancement and collaboration. "The Photo Takeover" stands as Will's newest endeavor, with a fresh take on bridging the networking gap between various talents such as photographers, muas, designers, videographers, and more, while creating beautiful portfolio pieces and building brand awareness. Will's expertise is as a Cinematic Photographer, Designer and Illustrator, Brand Expert, and above all Systems Builder.
Mahogany Dancewear is committed to creating products that challenge the idea of what is considered "nude" or inclusive for performers and athletes. We believe that a variety of shades of performance wear should be accessible and inclusive for everyone. This especially includes dancewear being available in a variety of nude tones and clothing fitting different body types. Everyone deserves to feel their absolute best while training or performing.
Ode to Us Wellness
Ode to Us Wellness is a digital platform and community for new mamas and women considering motherhood. We offer educational resources, elevated experiences and thoughtful 4th trimester goods for busy ambitious women. Our goal is to help women get brave and decisive about motherhood as they transition into the most important journey of their lives.
Da Spot NYC
DA SPOT NYC is a unique Brooklyn based retail space that showcases the amazing talents of over 50 independent Black and POC-owned creative brands. Our store is a haven for locally made clothing, art accessories, jewelry, home goods, and lifestyle products that reflect the diverse and vibrant spirit of our community. Moreover, we go beyond being a retail space by hosting creative workshops, business panels, pitch competitions, and live events that foster community engagement and collaboration. DA SPOT is more than just a boutique; it serves as an economic connector and a catalyst for creativity.
Under Her Empire (UHE)
Under Her Empire (UHE) is a conscious media platform and ecosystem that understands the power of storytelling. Focused on prioritizing the health, wellness and cultural sustainability of the creative industry, UHE bridges the growing gap between creatives and the resources they deserve: personal and professional development, increased artist visibility, access to monetization opportunities, and more. Together, we can create something beautiful and make a positive impact in this world.
Lavender Blues Music
Since August 2012, I've established Lavender Blues Music, a music-based educational program for babies and toddlers aged 0-3. In Brooklyn, NY, I've fostered a caring community, teaching over 150 children every week. Now, with Lavender Blues LIVE, my mission is to offer families worldwide the chance to embark on their educational journey with Lavender Blues.
We want to invent products that make wigs effortlessly interchangeable, so you can focus on being carefree and feeling beautiful all while normalizing wigs in the process.
More About Pardon My Fro
Pardon My Fro™ is an exclusive lifestyle brand of clothing, accessories, and chic home decor crafted specifically for women proud of their hair and their heritage.
Dana started Pardon My Fro™ to celebrate women. The women in her designs—which she calls her dolls—represent living life on your own terms and doing it with remarkable style.
Her vision is to offer other women that are proud of their hair and their heritage, products they can literally see themselves in, including a wide range of hair products found in Walmart. From styling gels to hair accessories, Pardon My Fro™ ensures that every woman can find the perfect hair products to enhance and embrace her natural beauty.
More About Bethany Baptist Church
The history-making Bethany Baptist church strives to engage in relevant ministry that empowers individuals and responds to the needs of the diverse community in which we live. Our mission is to offer Christ-centered fellowship and holistic ministry that meets the needs of the whole person: spiritually, mentally, and physically. We are a vibrant and relevant expression of the body of Christ. We are Bethany Nation!