5 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Small Business Week

by Javaughnae Malone May 01, 2024 435

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, representing innovation, creativity, and resilience. Small Business Week is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the economic contributions, income, and jobs created by these enterprises in our communities. Here are five meaningful ways you can show your support and appreciation during Small Business Week: 1. Shop Local, […]

A Land Legacy Guide for Farmers in the South: Heirs Properties and Wills

by Javaughnae Malone April 17, 2024 389

In the heart of the South, where the soil is fertile and farming traditions run deep, Black families have a connection to the land that spans generations. In this article, we’ll explore the types of land farm properties, potential challenges, and how legal services and other heir property resources can help untangle complicated land situations. […]

The Mountaintop and Beyond: Dr. King’s Legacy and the Unfinished Business of the Racial Wealth Gap

by Javaughnae Malone March 27, 2024 378

At Vivian’s Door, we celebrate Dr. King’s dream daily with authenticity, humility, intention, and much thought. Imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were still alive today. Undoubtedly, he’d be at the forefront of the battle to bridge America’s alarming racial wealth gap. The dream he so passionately spoke about on that fateful night in […]

Fast Forward from Madam C.J. Walker to Courtney Ross: Beauty Entrepreneurs of a Timeless Kind

by Javaughnae Malone March 26, 2024 520

In honor of Women’s History Month, we shine a spotlight on the remarkable journey of Courtney Ross. An expert beautician and a pioneering entrepreneur, she’s transformed countless faces and empowered a multitude of aspiring beauticians and beauty professionals to actualize their dreams. Her life and work mirror the indomitable spirit of Madam C.J. Walker, a […]

Celebrating Reverend Sandy A. McQueen: A Pillar of Support for his Community and Vivian’s Door

by Javaughnae Malone March 22, 2024 926

In the bustling heart of Mobile, AL, nestled among the vibrant streets filled with history and lined with fragrant flower blooms, lies a beacon of hope and community spirit, the Truevine Missionary Baptist Church. At the helm stands a figure revered by many, Reverend Sandy A. McQueen, the seventh pastor to grace its pulpit since […]

Livestock Wellness: 9 Tips to Keep Your Herd Healthy

by Javaughnae Malone March 08, 2024 374

  Today, let’s chat about the nitty-gritty of keeping our precious livestock thriving and kicking on the farm. Here are nine savvy strategies to ward off those pesky diseases that can wreak havoc on our herds and wallets. It is much easier to prevent livestock diseases (Microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi, can […]

Winnie Dotch-Jones: A Force for Good in Healthcare, Business, and Community

by Javaughnae Malone March 04, 2024 520

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” – Anonymous Winnie Dotch-Jones is a true multi-potential person. She currently works as a practice manager in a pediatric office, runs her own business, has served as a project manager, and always champions her community. She is so much more […]

“Championing Equality: Jack Johnson’s Story and Dexter’s Fitness Center”

by Javaughnae Malone February 28, 2024 821

As we close the door on Black History Month, we dive deep into a story that we hope will ignite your inner champion. Buckle up because we’re about to explore the story of the legendary Jack Johnson, who became the world’s first Black heavyweight boxing champion, shattering racial barriers, and how a modern-day gym “Dexter’s […]

Tiny: The Beauty Guru with a Heart of Gold

by Javaughnae Malone February 23, 2024 321

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.” — Thomas Henry Huxley A star shines brightly in the dazzling world of Alabama beauty, and it’s none other than – Roxane “Tiny” Burton. With over […]

Celebrating Marjorie Seltzer: A Heartwarming Tale of Compassion and Community Support

by Javaughnae Malone February 14, 2024 413

Today, we salute Marjorie Seltzer, a shining example of a Nurse Practitioner who is a servant leader. Marjorie, a Nurse Practitioner in Palliative Care, embodies a unique blend of shyness and overflowing compassion. Today, we delve into her journey and discover the reasons behind her steadfast support for Vivian’s Door, marking the 4th Annual Vivian’s […]