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Zarinah El-Amin: Helping Good Souls Build Business, Legacy and Impact in the World

When I tell people I’m a contributing writer for Suit & Artist, the first question they ask is: “What does Suit & Artist do?” I can see why they’re confused. It’s not often our society prioritizes and values commerce, creativity and culture in the same sentence, let alone the same business.  Most of us are/were raised to see …

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Seun Adedeji

Seun Adedeji: Being Black and Selling Cannabis

When I was just 13 years old, I began selling small amounts of marijuana, in response to our family’s desperate circumstances. Only 10 years later, at age 23, I became the youngest African American to own a cannabis retail establishment in the United States. I opened my first Elev8 Cannabis dispensary in Eugene, Oregon, in …

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The Need for Mental Health Access in a Time of Crisis

One in five American adults experience a mental illness or mental health condition each year, but wellness assistance is arguably more necessary now than it has been in some time, given anxieties of the pandemic and the nationwide civic unrest that has put longstanding issues of racism, injustice and inequality front and center.  Even before …

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