Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery business Owner Commits Suicide

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Lowell Hawthorne, a 57-year-old Carribean business owner committed suicide in New York over the weekend.  He was the founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.  He was once featured on the hit show “Undercover Boss” a show about black entrepreneurs who have challenges with their businesses.  He had 120 restaurants in nine states and built an empire. But as we all know being an Entrepreneur is like being manic, the highs are very high but the lows are very low. Read the whole story here.



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Kevin Ross
Kevin Ross
Kevin "KevRoss" Ross is a music and radio industry expert. He is a 20 -plus year entrepreneur with the leading most successful industry trade publication and site Radio Facts ( He has also published various books, magazines, performed marketing and promotions for major corporations and recording artists and he is on the advisory board of several industry organizations. This year Ross introduced his non profit organization LOMARI (Leaders of the Music and Recording Industry) to help teach young minority students how to market and manage their music and products.


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