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(Amsterdam News) — An African American actress and entrepreneur who traces her roots to the Caribbean is on a renewed mission to uplift men of color in Harlem and the surrounding communities.  Brenda Braxton, a Tony-nominated Broadway singer and actress, returned this year to the store she operated from 2006 to 2010 to provide “exceptional grooming for exceptional men.”   And, her return to 1400 Fifth Avenue (at 116th Street) was needed because of the multiple pressures men of color had to face.  “Our gentleman in the African American and Latino community have been beaten down on so many levels – whether it is getting stopped just because you have a good car or you happen to be dating a Caucasian woman,” the businesswoman observed.

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