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The Black Business Connector is an online digital directory that connects black business owners with customers
as well as with one another.


Think of

The Big Black Book as an

online digital directory

where you can find and connect with

local entreprenuers 

in the Brooklyn,

New York area.








Julia Carias-Linares is a media executive, actress, real estate stager, interior designer, and businesswoman. She is a founding partner and CEO of FREEDOM STUDIOS, INC. is a media company creating thought-provoking, groundbreaking and uplifting content for the global market that inspires social change. Currently with a slate of unscripted and scripted formats their goal is to create diverse and inclusive content.


Carias-Linares's expertise is in sourcing projects, developing talent, and securing intellectual properties. As a television executive, she has worked for three of A+E Television Networks' brands - Lifetime, A&E, and fyi, As part of the core team that successfully re-branded the Biography channel to fyi, into the number one upscale entertainment network on ad-supported cable in 2015. She managed over 200+ hours of television programming. She produced some of the top-rated series for the network including Married Life (2017 Primetime Emmy Consideration), Married At First Sight (2015 Critics Choice Awards Nominee), Seven Year Switch, and more. In 2019, 2020, and 2022, she executive produced the OMNI Cultural TV Fest in partnership with NAPE (National Association of Television Program Executives), a one-day event for independent creators to showcase their ideas to TV Networks, Streamers, and Over-The-Top (OTT) distributors.


In 2022, she co-founded Freedom Global Network, (FGN) partners with government and private funding to build and develop next-generation communications in Latin America. FGN's mission is to help equip under-resourced countries to succeed in the future global economy.


As a fearless entrepreneur, Carias-Linares has created opportunities for herself and in 2016, launched JCL Staging & Design, LLC, a brand that started serving top-producing brokerages in the luxury residential real estate market and has now pivoted into renovations. JCL has designed for Compass, Douglas Elliman, Luxian International Realty, A+E Television Networks, History Channel, Discovery, and TLC channel. Her designs have helped sell over S30M in residential real estate and have been featured in the NYTimes, History Channel, Discovery, TLC, Apartment Therapy, Dormify, PIX11 News, and HeyBeauti Magazine. She and her husband, Alfredo Linares are the subjects of a new renovation show called Fix Mi Casa currently being shopped in the market and their work has been recognized for its ingenuity, sophistication, and creativity. Believing that good design goes beyond aesthetics and has the power to influence action through simplicity, functionality, and sophistication.


She studied acting at the renowned American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. She is a member of the Executive Peer Group for the Television Academy (EMMYS).










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