The Price of Your Vote

The Price of Your Vote panel discussion will be an opportunity for Black Young Professionals to discuss the impact of our vote, current topics and areas of concern, how we can vote for change in our own community, an opportunity to voice our concerns, and have our questions answered on how to make our vote [...]


The Melanated Cabin Retreat Weekend Recap

The #MelanatedCabinRetreat was the start of an annual retreat to bring some melanin to the mountains. We had an amazing time at our first #MelanatedCabinRetreat hosted at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville, Virginia - just about 3.5 hours from Virginia Beach, Virginia. We were able to secure a cabin that would accomodate our large party, 16 [...]

Meet the Bearded Businessmen for #BeardsANDBusiness

Beards and Business is created in partnership with The Connect 757 and Virginia Beard Festival to bring information to black men on how to successfully grow a business, network with other black professionals, and the motivation to go after your dreams of entrepreneurship. Our dynamic panel will discuss how to develop, brand, and grow your [...]

“Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter” is the Melanin Reads Book Club Selection for August

We are excited to jump into this months book, "Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter," by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Don't be so quick to judge a book by it's cover. The author clearly explains the difference between "50 Cent" the Rapper and, "Curtis Jackson" the business man, and how this distinction has allowed him to be [...]

The Connect 757 and The ROEW collaborate for #BetterBusiness

Join The ROEW and The Connect 757 for #BetterBusiness. On Thursday, July 30, The Connect 757 is collaborting with The ROEW  for Better Business - Crafting Your Brand’s Story. Are you a new business owner or are you launching a new project in your existing company? If so, you already know that pitching your products or services to [...]