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One-of-a-Kind Hair Accessory Created Through Inspiration From a Car Charger -- One African American Woman Inventor's Story

Charmin Edwards, founder of Rocyalox

— “Wrap-N-Twist – That’s It!” — Chicago, IL — Entrepreneur Charmin Edwards (Damron Health and Beauty) was unable to find anything on the market to properly hold and adorn her […]

AfroGanix Champions the Reemergence of Black Wall Street with the Launch of Its Mobile Marketplace

Afroganix

— Minority Business Owners Sought for Robust Mobile Marketplace — Tampa, FL — For decades, communities across the U.S. have tried to replicate the pocket of prosperity in Tulsa, Oklahoma […]

Black-Owned Laundrymats Making Big Profits Off Your Dirty Laundry

Black-owned laundrymat

Currently, there are about 35,000 coin laundries in the United States, generating nearly $5 billion in gross revenue annually. This 70-year old business concept is especially popular in the country’s […]

Atlanta-Based Black-Owned Sneaker Company Launches New Program To Help Other Black Entrepreneurs

Nagast Footwear Warehouse

Nationwide — Atlanta has become the epicenter of the new African American business trend, with its’ vibrant black middle class and countless black owned businesses starting up every day. The […]

13-Year Old Entrepreneur Making $100K a Year Doing This -- And She's Training Others Girls to Do the Same!

Asia Newson, Super Business Girl

Being a successful entrepreneur is not dependent on age, as shown by this 13-year-old from Detroit, Michigan. Her name is Asia Newson, and she is known locally and nationally as […]

$85 Dollar African American Dolls -- Can They Really Sell?

Founder of Naturally Perfect Dolls

Jason and Angelica Sweeting, who live in Miami, Florida with their two young daughters, are the founders of Naturally Perfect Dolls, which sells high-end baby dolls with multicultural skintones and […]

New Book Shares Business Startup Secrets, Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Startup Pro by Ramona Clay

— ‘Startup Pro’ Designed to Free People from Dead-End Jobs — Wilmington, DE — A new book by a staffing firm owner providing tools designed to help people free themselves […]

Entrepreneur Inspired By Her Daughter Creates First Ever Patois-Talking Jamaican Doll

Saffron Jackson, founder of Zuree Dolls

Saffron Jackson, a 38-year old Jamaican entrepreneur, is making headlines for creating Zuree Dolls – unique baby dolls that look Jamaican and speak the language of Jamaican Patois. She says […]

African American Fashion Blogger Launches Fashion-Forward Luxury Travel Accessory

Natasha Bernard, founder of Fashion Fab Boutique

A leather passport cover and luggage tag set designed with jet-setting fashionistas in mind. Tampa, FL — Fashionista and award-winning blogger, Natasha Bernard of the increasingly popular fashion and lifestyle […]

Be Unstoppable in 2017 -- "Marketing and Branding Your Business to Success" Workshop For Black Entrepreneurs

Be Unstoppable Workshop

Baltimore, MD — African American entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to join A’nary Bellamy, Your Simple Mommie Marketer and Leroy Mckenzie Jr., the Authorpreneur Consultant for a one-day workshop […]

New Black-Owned Lingerie Line Heats Up the Market

Sadia Sisay, founder of BeingU Lingerie line

Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that women of color everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but […]

21-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Creates Healthy Drinkable Lightbulbs

Sorrel Drinkable Lightbulb by Clovesz

Alaila-Lee Lawrence, a genius young entrepreneur, has created Sorrel Drinkable Lightbulbs – an all-natural, refreshing drink that comes in a bottle that is literally shaped like a lightbulb. Sold exclusively […]

Black Women Business Moguls to Compete on "Queen Boss" Reality TV Show Hosted by Tracey Edmonds

Queen Boss Reality Show on Centric

Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs. But how do these women know if they have […]

First Ever Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store on the East Coast Gets National Attention

Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Philadelphia, PA — When entrepreneur Ariell Johnson opened her comic book store and coffee shop in Kensington, Pennsylvania back in December 2015, it became an instant hit both locally and nationally. […]

African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Announces Its Signature 2017 Eagle Awards Gala

African American Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida

Orlando, FL — The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) proudly presents the 2017 Eagle Awards. In partnership with title sponsor, Walt Disney World Resort, the AACCCF […]

Black Hairstylist Turned Entrepreneur Creates Snap Weave, an Innovative Patent-Pending Hair Extension System

Snap Weave

— Snap Weave allows women to create a full hairstyle of any length or texture in minutes – with no glue, needles, or installation tools! — Atlanta, GA — Leave […]

Compton's First Ever Black-Owned Business Celebrates 60 Years

Katherine Banks, founder of Naka's Broiler in Compton

More than 100 local residents recently gathered together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Naka’s Broiler, a Black-owned restaurant which also happens to be the first ever Black-owned business in […]

Popular Web Site PurchaseBlack.com Announces That It Has Closed -- Reveals The Truth About Black-Owned Businesses

Brian AM Williams, founder of PurchaseBlack

Nationwide — PurchaseBlack.com, a curated online marketplace and mobile app selling products from exceptional Black owned businesses, has decided to stop operations and close. Founder Brian AM Williams has a […]

Super Mom Disrupts $121 Billion Dollar Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen

Funlayo Alabi, founder of Shea Radiance

Funlayo Alabi grew up in West Africa where shea butter was considered a cure for everything. Many years later after immigrating to the United States, her son began to suffer […]

Entrepreneurs Launch New Service to Help More African Business Owners Accept Online Payments

Founders of Paystack

Online retail is a booming industry in the U.S. with sales expected to increase by 45 percent this year, but in Africa only about 1% of all transactions happen online. […]

Genius 11-Year Old Entrepreneur in NYC Selling 5 Minutes of Emotional Advice for $2

Ciro Ortiz, 11-year old NYC entrepreneur

Ciro Ortiz, a sixth-grader from New York City, has found business success helping stressed-out New York subway-goers. For just $2, passerbyers in need of some advice or encouragement can stop […]

Founders of Black-Owned Subscription Box Service Receive $100K in Funding

Founders of MyBestBox

For the last 5 years, Accelerate Baltimore has been helping innovative companies in cybersecurity, edtech, health and consumer startups in Baltimore by giving them $25,000 in seed funding. This year, […]

New Book By Author and Educator Shares Kwanzaa Principles As a Model For Increasing Organization Success

Seven Principles of Chapters Success by Jesse Sharpe

— Organization leadership expert, Jesse Sharpe, redefines Chapter success in his new book entitled, “The Seven Principles of Chapter Success” — Nationwide — In his new book, Jesse Sharpe provides […]

These Two Black Entrepreneurs Are Fighting Gentrification -- One House at a Time!

Founders of Century Partners

What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface, nothing, but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a […]



African American Hedge Fund Controller Leaves World of Mega Rich to Bring Financial Education to MLK Street

Kyle Strozier, Founder of Wealth Matters Co.

Nationwide — Based in New Rochelle, New York, WealthMatters.co is a financial literacy and advisory firm with a national mission: Shatter the veil which obscures wealth thereby making its benefits […]

Entrepreneurs of Color Magazine Gives Black-Owned Businesses a Vibrant New Look!

Entrepreneurs of Color magazine

Nationwide — In the past, when you thought of or heard the term, “Black Business”, did an unprofessional or unreliable image come to your mind? The fact of the matter […]

First Black Female-Owned Beef Jerky Company Earns Major Respect in Hollywood!

Marjorie's Beef Jerky

— Marjorie’s Beef Jerky Was on Fire Being Loved by Over 200 VIP Celebrities at The American Music Awards Gift Exchange in Hollywood on November 19th 2016! — Hollywood, CA […]

Twin Brother Entrepreneurs Celebrate Their First Year in Business!

Marlon and Mark Whitfield, founders of Hawk Time LLC

Hawk Time LLC is a St. Louis-based marketing and consulting firm founded by twin brothers and entrepreneurs, Marlon and Mark Whitfield. Growing up twins, they did most everything together, so […]

How This Blogger Secured $50K in Sponsorship Deals in 120 Days

Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle

Black Southern Belle launched over a year ago. Founder Michiel Perry created the web site to fill a need for more black vendors in the area of good food, black […]

Entrepreneur Leadership Award Will Honor Velma Trayham at the Annual Houston Power Professionals’ Holiday Soiree!

Velma Trayham, CEO of ThinkZILLA PR Group

— ThinkZilla’s CEO, Velma Trayham, is scheduled to be honored on December 8th by Houston Power Professionals at its annual Holiday Soiree. — Houston, TX — Velma Trayham is a […]

Black-Owned Detergent Maker Meets Consumer Demands with New "Fragrance Free and Dye Free" Laundry Detergent Line

Founders of True Products Laundry Detergent

Atlanta, GA — Consumers suffering from allergies need a hypoallergenic detergent to keep them clean and comfortable, and Black-owned, Atlanta-based detergent manufacturer The True Products LLC fulfills that demand with […]

22-Year Old Entrepreneur From Madagascar Wins $25K in Business Competition

Heritiana Randriamananatahina wins business competition

Meet Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, a 22-year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, who had to drop out of school in the 6th grade but went on to become a successful entrepreneur. Randriamananatahina was […]

California's First African American Doctor is Still Practicing at Age 93!

Dr. James Hutchinson

Dr. James Hutchinson has been practicing medicine as a family doctor in San Mateo, California for more than 60 years. In fact, he was California’s first African American doctor. He […]

The First Black Woman in Space is Also a Successful Entrepreneur

Dr. Mae Jemison, entrepreneur and the first Black woman to go to space

You might say, ‘The sky is the limit’ when it comes to Dr. Mae C. Jemison. Not only was she the first woman of color in the world to go […]

The Legacy of 'Black Wall Street' Revitalized With Archer & Pine

Morgan R. Gantt and Marc Clarke, founders of Archer & Pine

— New Curated Online Marketplace Featuring Artisans to Empower ‘The Black Dollar’ — New York, NY — Archer & Pine is a curated interactive online marketplace featuring distinctive creators of […]

Business and Media Pioneer, Robert L. Johnson, Announces Launch of New iOS App For Subscription Streaming Service Urban Movie Channel (UMC)

Robert L. Johnson

Los Angeles, CA — Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand (SVOD) service created for African American and urban audiences in North America, today announced the arrival […]

Alternative Financing Companies Provide a Much Needed Lending Solution For Minority Business Owners

Minority business lending

Nationwide — Minority business owners continue to face challenges when applying for loans from traditional banks and lenders, but entrepreneurs should consider alternative financing as a primary lending source. This […]

Black-Owned Hair & Skincare Company Launches New Innovative Smartphone App

Koils By Nature App

— The New App Is Now Accessible on the Apple App Store and the Android Market — Atlanta, GA — Koils By Nature, an all-natural hair and skin care products company, […]

Nigerian Entrepreneurs Find Sweet Success Selling Bottled 100% Raw Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane Island Founders

Three Nigerian entrepreneurs, based in New York City, have created a new, healthy 100% raw sugarcane juice beverage that they say is better for you than coconut juice. The unique […]

African Billionaire Launches $100 Million Dollar Program for Black Entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu with other Black entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, has designed an entrepreneurship program that will disburse $100 million dollars in financial assistance to African and African-American entrepreneurs throughout the U.S and […]

Women Entrepreneurs: Create a Six-Figure Business by Cashing-In on Your Passions While Living a Life You Love

Six Figure Mastermind Retreat Speakers

— Metro Detroit Two-Day Mastermind Retreat is The Ultimate Experience for Women in Business to Strategically Map Out Super Success in 2017. — Detroit, MI — The impact of the […]

Former NBA Star Jamal Mashburn Now Owns More Than 80 Franchises

Jamal Mashburn

Success on the court doesn’t always lead to success off the court for many professional NBA players who retire from the sport. But for this former NBA player, it lead […]

First in History Black Beauty Supply Training Center That Teaches Store Ownership Opens in Atlanta Metro Area

Beauty Supply Institute Training Team in Retail Store

Nationwide — Beauty Supply Institute, a training and consulting organization founded in 2007 by former business & economics professor and 3-time store owner Devin Robinson, began with offices and rented […]

Black Business Women Rock! to Host 5th Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles on December 10th

Black Business Women Rock Conference and Expo

Los Angeles, CA — The 5th Annual Black Business Women Rock! Conference & Expo is set to take over L.A. on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 9am-4pm. This year’s event, […]

African-American Brothers Launch Free Mobile App That Teaches Cooking and Nutrition Through Comics and Animation

Black Streak Kitchen App Founders

— The Black Streak Kitchen mobile app teaches cooking, health, wellness and nutrition through comic recipes, animated nutrition fact videos, and animated music videos. — Nationwide — African-American brothers and […]

Revolutionary Black-Owned Craft Beer Company Wins $200K Funding Competition

Black-owned Honeymoon Brewery Wins $200K Miller Lite Tap the Future Competition

Being Black and a female did not stop Ayla Bystrom-Williams from beating out 13,000 competitors to win this year’s Miller Lite Tap the Future competition in Chicago. Her company, Honeymoon […]

How to Do Business in Africa -- and Why You Should Get Started Right Away!

Entrepreneur doing business in Africa

There are a lot of reasons why you should want to do business in Africa, which by the way is made up of 55 countries and home to 1.2 billion […]

Entrepreneurs Create Mobile App That Pays Students for Getting Good Grades -- Already Has 500,000 Downloads

Kudzoo App Developers

Based in Pennsylvania, African American entrepreneurs Trevor Wilkins and Logan Cohen have created an amazing app called Kudzoo that motivates students to do well in school. The app, which is […]