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Alabama dad raises up to $1,000 in 24 hours for single moms during National Pandemic |

Please Donate HERE via Cash App: $inglemomcovid19

A Fairfield native is bringing hope to single mothers in his community after starting a fundraiser to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Omar Young, a Miles College graduate is the creator-founder of the COVID-19 Single Mom Stimulus’ Program and community changer. In addition to his new initiative, Young also started ‘My Sweetheart Bakery’ right in his hometown and coaches youth football to mentor young men in the Birmingham area.

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Omar Young, Ramsay High School rising Senior pictured with his dad (Omar Young Senior) after a football game.

“Covid-19 Single Mom Stimulus From the Fellas, was something started from a need. Dr. AG Gaston stated, “find a need and fill it.” So, we hope to fill that need. I’ve watched so many single moms struggle whole times were well, I knew these times would bring more strife. I wanted to figure out how we can minimize those burdens. I have friends that are single moms and I hear what they are facing. I have friends and their moms were single parents, I hear their stories,” Omar told

On Tuesday April 7, around 11: 23 a.m. Young posted his idea on Facebook letting his followers know that some children in the area were going hungry, due to job cuts from the national crisis. “It’s some single moms out here struggling right now and don’t know which way to turn,” Omar wrote on Facebook so he asked how many people would be willing to help turn this situation around.

He proposed his Facebook friends to give a maximum of $5 a month to the $inglemomcovid19 (Cash App) account and single mothers would be chosen by a raffle  give-a-way on Facebook live.

Please Donate HERE via Cash App: $inglemomcovid19

Screen Shot 2020-04-08 at 2.56.47 PMOnce the post went public, over 100 people commented on his Facebook post and donations started rolling in.

This good deed spread like wildfire with more people in the community wanting to help and single- mother’s receiving random acts of kindness.

“I feel so blessed thank you,” Shun Blackgirl Davis wrote on Facebook.

Please Donate HERE via Cash App: $inglemomcovid19

“Ultimately, the kid is the one who really suffer. I saw the food banks and everything, but I wanted them to have money in hand to choose to their liking. And Covid 19 Single Mom Stimulus was birthed,” Omar Young told

If you would like to contribute via cash app here is the name: $inglemomcovid19 and for more ways you can help please reach out to Omar Young through Facebook Book: HERE

Do you have a story in your community that needs to heard? Is someone in your community making a difference? Please contact us and let us know.



Baltimore: Coppin State University graduate hosts ‘The Product Swap’ in April to engage new influencers


IMG_5100One Coppin State University grad is creating change within the city of Baltimore by hosting ‘The Product Swap’ for new creatives to mix and mingle by exchanging products from around the world.

Jasmin Smith, CEO-Founder of TinyAllure LLC is hosting her 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap” on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the The StartUp Nest 1401 Severn Street in Baltimore, MD 21230.


The 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap” is an event for women and men to learn more about their hair, present new products (shea butters, lip gloss, oils, etc.)  and engage in a LIVE panel discussion with a professional barber.


Men: Do you have beards? Women: Are you looking for the next best product to maintain and/or grow your hair?


This family-friendly event also allows new vendors to join them each year. The deadline to become a vendor is March 20th, 2020 and the fee is $55.

SPACE IS LIMITED – To become a vendor or send your products to the 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap”  Email:

IMG_2759Smith, a Coppin State University  graduate, majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. As an esteemed member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. she told that community service is in her blood. “Back in college I was known as Jay the AKA because I traveled to every HBCU college campus. I am the first person to attend and graduate from college in my immediate family.”

She likes to call herself a ‘workprener’, which means Smith works a 9-5 and does her passion after business hours. With only 24 hours in a day this HBCU grad is making her mark and plans to host more events for creatives in the future.

“We have attended Curlfest in Brooklyn, New York, Curls Essential, and Baltimore Curlfriends Meetup Media. In the future, I would like to attend the Black Girls Rock and Essence Festival,” Smith told

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Q&A Time: CEO Jasmin is also a member a group chat for Baltimore Young Professionals and prides herself on creating innovative events for people to enjoy. 

Now, there are levels a.k.a. requirements to be apart of  the 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap” so had a Q&A with CEO Jasmin Smith so you can be properly prepared before purchasing your TICKET.  And vendors, below you can learn how to send your products to the event and become apart of her event list.

IMG_0096 If I want to be a vendor or if I’m out of state how can I send you products? How can I have my items included in your ‘SWAG BAG’?

CEO Jasmin Smith: Email: How does this event work? When someone walks in the door, what should they expect?

CEO Jasmin Smith: [Once attendees] walk in, [they] are prompted to put their products [they would like] to swap on the swapping table. [Attendees] are then asked to take seats, the live panel begins and [people] are able to ask questions. After the panel is done [people] are able to shop for products for free and shop with our LIVE vendors.

  • During this event people can expect to learn what hair and beard care products to purchase in the future. Attendees, can also expect live demos on product usage for hair and beard care. What are some upcoming projects you are working on that your followers need to be aware of?

CEO Jasmin Smith: We currently formulate and sell whipped body butter. We are adding soap to our list soon. What are your goals Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? 

CEO Jasmin Smith: The overall vision and goal for my company is to have The Product Swap hosted in all major cities annually. I would like to grow a team to host these events with.  In 3-5 years I do see The Product Swap at least happening again in DC and hosting one event in New York. For my personal brand I would like to formulate more and continue to gain clients who are interested in having their own product line.