Maryland (BBR) January 27, 2017 - News Website Owner Works to Increase Literacy Among Young Global Black Community CEO Distributes & Curates Content Across Broad Range of Black Interest Topics

New website increases in popularity as it brings together business, political and personal interest stories covering a broad range of topics impacting Black people around the world in one place. CEO tells Akia Garnett, host of ThinkBIG, an internet show running every Tuesday night at 8PM, ET on

“Bringing relevant political, business and social commentary about Black interests into a central location was the first step.  People are hungry for information that impacts all facets of our community.  The next step was to make sure the stories are written and presented in a way that is easy to read on all electronic devices. Today’s professional is busy with limited time to consume information. presents news in a way that is not only highly relevant, it gets to the point, quickly.” said Alexis Coates, CEO,

Coates to share tips with the minority community to help writers create content that appeals to digital age readers and increase chances of their stories being picked up by news reporting outlets.  “There is a tremendous amount of content available online  - some good, most bad and not written for people reading, watching or listening to information on their smart devices.  The more clear, concise and relevant your content is to the target audience of the news outlets you are pitching, the greater your chances of being considered a “go-to” source of information for media outlets like” also said Coates.

Alexis Coates is founder of Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Alexis grew up in the inner city in a stable, close-knit environment with his parents and siblings. He is a serial entrepreneur, community leader and businessman who is committed to building legacy businesses for his family and community.

Alexis has been recognized as a leader in education and served a term as board chair of the National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore, MD. He has also been honored in business by awards including Product of the Year for his educational software, Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record, Business Leader of the Year by BMORE Media among many others.

As founder of, Alexis is building the premier news portal for business and political news impacting Black people around the world.  

Alexis credits his success to living by the mantra - 'Never quit no matter how hard it gets, success is just around the corner.'

See the interview on ThinkBIG by Akia Garnett.  Tuesday, January 31, 2017; 8PM ET on  

About features stories that connect minority business leaders and entrepreneurs with a network of information, contacts and knowledge.  The website tools the global black community and minority groups with content that highlights business innovation, leadership, growth strategies and new leaders to watch.


About ThinkBIG By Akia Garnett

ThinkBIG with Akia Garnett is an Internet show focused on #influencers with brands that support the greater good of society.  Akia Garnett is a marketing, branding and communications expert. She’s co-author of Seen and Sustained: Best Practices in Communication for Small Business, columnist for MBE magazine, and advocates for small and minority business owners and entrepreneurs.

Find her on social. @AkiaGarnett

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