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Black Business Pal Has Yelp In Their Sites

Black Business Directory’s Launch Primed To Rival

Black Owned Businesses Will Now Get Needed Exposure With The Help Of An Online Business Directory

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Louisville, KY, September 20, 2017, Black Business Pal announced their plans to launch an online business directory that will help give major exposure to an exhaustive list of minority owned businesses across the country.
In a time when black owned businesses are thriving most don’t have a big marketing budget to reach their audiences. This website will create easier access for those businesses and their potential customers. The directory will offer a plethora of businesses that reach across various industries.
Black Business Pal’s purpose is to set the standard and raise the bar for online directories, which will ultimately drive the black economy forward. Black Business Pal wants to rival the major international directories like Yelp and Angie’s List, because they are targeting a niche market often overlooked by both sites. Black Business Pal’s goal is to highlight everything from mom and pop shops to corporations, though there are hundreds of other online directories geared to black owned businesses, Black Business Pal will focus on the aesthetics and functionality of their site in hopes of setting them apart.
The website which was in the testing phase for several months can be found at The official launch of the site will be held during the All Black National Conference on October 1st, 2017 on the historic campus of Simmons College.
With the initial launch, Founder and CEO Richard Rowland, Jr. said, “We have to get it out of our heads that being successful is rocket science. We all have dreams. In order to make those dreams come to reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”
To learn more about Black Business Pal or have your business listed contact Richard Rowland at
About Black Business Pal, LLC.
Black Business Pal, LLC exists to transform black empowerment from an awesome idea to goals that are achievable one business at a time.
Our motto is: Bringing black empowerment to life.

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Check Out My New Web Application Anon Video Chat

Anon Video Chat

Anon Video Chat is my latest web application, the premise is simple, anonymous video chat using webRTC for secure low latency browser to browser connections. This app assigns you a random channel ID everytime you load the page (you have the option on saving the current ID to your device to use permanently) you can call other channel IDs and if they answer a webRTC connection is set up between your two browsers and the live feeds start. In the future I plan on adding features like file and location sharing and possibly Bitcoin sending/receiving. No data is ever stored on my server making all actions anonymous. I decided to write this for a few reasons

  • I wanted to sharpen my Vue.js skills
  • I wanted to better understand webRTC
  • I need to implement P2P chat in other applications
  • I didn’t want to pay Twilio to do something I could do myself

Why Did I Choose To Release It?

The reason I chose to release Anon Video Chat to the public is because I believe in the philosophy of an open and free internet. Other video applications like Skype collect tons of metadata on you and in turn sell that data on you for a profit. In cases like these you are not the consumer but the product. Not only is this creepy but it affects the performance of the application by providing overhead with no benefit to the end user resulting in laggy performance.

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Screenshot of me and my friend in France using Anon Video Chat

Current Limitations Of Anon Video Chat

Until iOS11 is released later in the fall, Anon Video Chat will not work on iOS devices (blame them not me they decided not to implement webRTC until now!). Other than that it should work on Chrome, Firefox and Opera. If you notice that it doesn’t please email me and let me know
Needless to say I wrote this app in a few hours, you can tell by it’s current lack of features but as I stated above I will update it periodically. If the demand calls for it I will add whatever features you guys leave below in the comments. Also if you are interested in contributing to the project, drop your GitHub username in the comment section below and I will add you to the private repo!