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Are you a Black female entrepreneur in need of an investor to fund your startup or small business? Serena Williams has teamed up with Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder of dating app Bumble, to invest in young entrepreneurs of color.

According to the Small Business Administration, approximately 500,000 new businesses are started every year in the United States. Black female-led businesses grew by 164% in the decade leading up to 2018.

Serena and Whitney are seeking Black female applicants to pitch their ideas for their startups or small business.

"We're working together to build a bigger, more equitable table,” the tennis superstar wrote on Instagram.com on Friday. "If you're a woman entrepreneur of color, apply through the app."

Click here to apply. Applications will be accepted today through March 27.

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

  • TheOwley

    Excellent idea Serena.
    O/T: We need an article on Georgia State Rep. Dar’Shun Kendrick (D) and her House bill — HB 604.

  • Gloria

    Serena is a Queen.

  • Yoni7

    Way to go, 'Rena!!!!!

  • CookieMobster

    Child... I died when I saw it. That's the one with a 24 hour wait list to buy sex toys?? Waste of tax payer time and $$

  • WinterIsComing

    Wonderful! Thank You Serena!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ni dass wassup!!!

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    SERENA, YOU ARE MAGICAL! THANK YOU! <3

  • Angelique Johnson
  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    THIS SPEAKS TO HOW I FEEL! :) <3

  • TheOwley

    Yeap. Imagine having a guy call in every other minute because he's about to release his sperm. Who wants to be one the other end of that call and what are you going to do about it, tax him. You folks in GA need to recall the knucklehead that came up with this bill.

  • Mielle Downey

    Black Girl Majic. This is some wonderful news. Rena is putting her money where her mouth is an building black business.

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  • Tammie Reed

    Good for her!

  • MsSapphire9800

    Stop Lying....so you have a hot night plan..get to the store and they tell you...sorry but you can't pick it up until tomorrow....Go home fussing all night.

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  • hottlanta

    Yasssss l was happy 2 hear this morning that the slutty vegeterian restaurant is owned by a sister n she is expanding. I jumped for extra joy when l heard she was a graduate of clark atlanta unversity my baby school. Go hbcu go ????

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  • gellie

    Serena is SOOOO awesome.

  • MsSapphire9800

    HB 604 would amend Chapter 1 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia so that "any male 55 years of age or older shall immediately report to the county sheriff or local law enforcement agency when such male releases sperm from his testicles."

  • Myopinion

    #BlackGirlMajic

  • CookieMobster

    If I'm lying I'm dying. It was some other dumb stuff in there but that took the cake. It was all behind her getting mad about the new abortion rule. She filed the bill too late to,even be considered. That among other things was the reason it was such a waste of money .

  • Kanyade

    Henhhhh? ? Wait list? Sex toys? House bill? Pass? Whet? https://media0.giphy.com/media/521JLj0YGzz6AEWsZ5/giphy.gif

  • Cricket404

    There are a couple of frivolous House bills in Georgia. I heard on the radio that there is a point to it I just don't know what it is...

  • Marlika

    Good for Serena!??????

  • Dowoop

    There's gonna be some white women in their feelings.

  • Rayne

    This is nice. I’ve already forwarded this message to someone I know personally that strives to be somebody. She’s had many failed businesses. But she tries so hard. I hope she gets picked.

  • gellie

    Who will be in their feelings more... whywomens or ninjas?? Toss up for me.

  • Dowoop

    What!?

  • Dowoop

    We in our feelings alright... We feeling damn good. Oh and I got heads.. ?

  • gellie

    I mean the ninjas of the male persuasion...

  • Dowoop

    I think the white women gonna be more in their feelings. I know there are some stupid ninjas but there's quite a few good ones who proudly support and uplift black women.

  • gellie

    I love your optimism.

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  • leapyearpisces

    It's in response to the "heartbeat" bill that just was passed that bans abortion after a heartbeat (which is 6 weeks) is detected except in cases of rape, or if if the pregnancy will put the mother's life in jeopardy, or it can be proven that the fetus would not be able to live outside the womb or go full term. It is suppose to be the "back atcha" to that bill. They stated if that bill is going to state what women can do to their bodies they (its actually 5 of them) drew up a bill to regulate what men could do with theirs. I just had to look all of this up.
    https://redherringalert.wordpress.com/tag/georgia-hb-604/

  • Guest

    Say what now?

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  • leapyearpisces

    This will help. I had to look it up.
    https://redherringalert.wordpress.com/tag/georgia-hb-604/

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I don't fugg with her .... nerp ..... take my chances elsewhere https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d72e5356f4189df724b1c6b74eef9053350867828329801f57408ebbe30f5616.gif I see Serena spirit and my Gawd ...... Nerp!!!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thank you, Sandra!

    These are some stats, I’ve read or heard very few speak of!

    These numbers of growth include single head of household moms, degreed or self-starters, those who see a bigger picture for their lives, or sick n tire of dead end corporate politics or being used and passed over, or born entrepreneurs from day!

    Love me, some Serena!

  • Rayscoty

    That photo is very interesting..

  • TheOwley

    The age is irrelevant. What is it their business. Georgians should take all legislators that passed this stupid bill to court. Are they going to jail men just for being men. I hope sane people left in GA sue these crazy legislators and recall the author and pusher of this bill.

    This bill would: Require a man to get permission from their sex partner before they are able to obtain a prescription for Viagra or any other erectile dysfunction medication
    -Ban vasectomy procedures in Georgia, with punitive measures that are listed in HB 481
    -Make it an "aggravated assault" crime for men to have sex without a condom
    -Require DNA testing when a woman is 6 weeks and 1 day to determine the father of the child who will "IMMEDIATELY" start paying child support
    -Require a 24 hour "waiting period" for men to purchase any porn or sex toys in Georgia

    Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick’s bill, a rebuke to HB 481. A response against an abortion bill she didn't like. Call her office and ask.

  • Dowoop

    Well for the most part I have productive, successful and supportive black men in my life.

  • MJF

    "She’s had many failed businesses."
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  • Itzgoingdown2

    Watch those keywords "of color" family.

  • iWasteTime

    I love her!
    Talented, Beautiful and Giving!

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  • Guest

    Thanks. I understand now. Wow, ok.

  • Rere

    Sooo there was not a better picture of her????

  • Rere

    Very ?

  • hi-liter

    Of course it was chile......but Auntie can’t let Serena be great AND look good doing it......not gone happen...

  • Rayne

    Didn’t notice. Thanks

  • Rayne

    She did tho?

  • Logan Roberts

    Hold up, call me Serena 777-9311. *gets business plan together because I'm tired of working for the man*

  • Truth7981

    Damn are you sure that's not a pic of her dad?

  • Truth7981

    Not men...they all of in some white women feelings

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Ebony Starr

    I just submitted my application. Thanks for the post!

  • Ebony Starr

    She's doing great things in her community!!

  • MsSapphire9800

    WOW..

  • Judi Jupiter

    I went to apply, but I'm not ready yet apparently. All of the questions they ask I cant fill out other than am I incorporated....stepping my game up...

  • A D N

    Thanks for the heads up. Great response to abortion ban. If a woman cannot choose, then the DNA should be performed and father determined so child support can begin immediately. I hope she knows this "funny" bill won't pass lol, but I do like the response lol.

  • A D N

    Serena is depressed and anxious. There's no glow of happiness in her eyes. She's far away. Only a man she loves can fill that void. That man isn't her husband.

  • TheOwley

    I think she went too far with the sex toys, reporting of ejaculation, making consensual sex as assault, and bringing erectile dysfunction into this, plus ....

  • A D N

    lol. She purposely went too far lol which is why this is too funny to me. If the government wants to tell females what to do with their bodies and lives, well, males need to be told also lol.

  • Rere

    ???

  • SpiceGirl

    That's what I'm talking about Serena! Team Williams..........

  • Renee26

    Sis draws her brows on with Sharpies ?

  • Carrington

    I HATE her eyebrows. I hate them.

  • Renee26

    Is that the name... The Slutty Vegetarian??

  • Renee26

    Wait whaaat??

  • Renee26

    What a waste of time! These people stay making a mockery of politics ?

  • Navybeans95

    Go Serena!...looking just like her deddy?

  • TheOwley

    You would think they would apply themselves to solving real problems in that state.

  • Blunted25

    What you see?

  • Renee26

    Shameful

  • hottlanta

    Yep

  • KcoolMuziq

    Don't miss Regina Hall's(Whom I attended a ULTRA private screening of her lead role in "Little") new movie it's worth every penny

  • freelancepimp .

    I am sure there are more flattering pics of her out there.

  • hottlanta

    She draw those brows with the same sharpie she counts her money with.

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    i wish she invested in black love... black love is revolutionary...

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    that cac devil is draining her energy..... i dont feel sorry nor do i condone wenching.

  • hottlanta

    It aint revolutionary if your man aint hitting on shyt.

  • JenJen Jen

    they always use the most unflattering pics of her like they know these pics of her are after matches not her dressed up hair done they don't never do Byeonce like that

  • taurus_32

    True

  • Marlika

    Black love didn’t invest in her. She’s dated black men in her past.

    Society accepts a black man with his white or non black whore, but the moment a black woman dates outside her race it’s a problem.??????

  • Marlika

    Them eyebrows irk my entire soul. I wanna hold her down and shave them off!! ???????????????

  • Blak

    Sandra, why did you have to use THIS picture? This is probably the most unflattering pic I've seen of her ever. We all know that the camera doesn't remotely love her unless hours of preparation and pounds of makeup and weave goes on to her but considering the topic, use one of THOSE pics instead of THIS one?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Like all the ones where she’s endorsing products, and looks great!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I’m a huge Serena fan, but the eyebrows are tattooed, unfortunately!

    Hopefully, when she gets some down time, she’ll get some laser work to undo, if she’s not pleased with it, otherwise “Go Serena!”

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Maybe that pic or most of the random photos are after matches, losses, never looking her best, etc.?

    Or...

    Physical injuries, in pain while trying to win some more grand slams, as an aging superstar, legendary tennis player before retirement?

    Or...

    Her husband seems to loves her, supports her, is a great father, which allows her to continue to play tennis, and not have nannies raise her child (whom she adores), who has his own money (no gaslighting), and can afford to sit in the stands with their daughter, no cheating rumors have surfaced, and it isn’t enough, maybe?

    A lot of married people aren’t in love, and fall in and out of love, #reality, facts! I’m sure she loves her “FAMILY,” IMMENSELY!

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  • Renee26

    See those yt girls ain't her friends. A sista woulda took her to get some microblading done.

  • Wile E. Coli

    woof!

  • GuestSTAR

    LMMFAO, I was wonderin the same thing, why that pic. That's wrong, lol, lol, lol, lol.

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  • Babe Miller

    He is a She like Sushi

  • DeJeri

    Good luck

  • Marlika

    Oh my!?? Whomever tattooed her brows should loose their license, pay a hefty fine and spend 3 years in prison.?

  • Yetunde

    This woman is doing something positive for the most overlooked in society, yet all I can see is comments about her eyebrows. Well done to Serena, thank you for investing your money in this manner. I take my hat off to her.

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  • Babe Miller

    And they say there IZ no bigfoot

  • Cap

    damn it’s been a while. i’m tired of lipstick alley so i’m back y’all. it’s refreshing, this site isn’t as toxic. it’s nice to see serena cares about investing in young people. many have ideas but no way to bring their visions to life, so this is excellent

  • Cap

    she loves them this way. she has said it before. they look unruly af to us but perf to her

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  • Mister Fantastic

    I am cringing looking at her...

  • ShWa

    Dammit those brows lawd.....

  • ShWa

    She's her father's twin!

  • Let them eat cake

    do you feel the same about bm with ww?

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  • Jayde da Blade

    Wonderful ? idea..

  • Goodii2Shoes

    nope. issa scam;
    I'll wait *waves hi-lito*

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