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10-Year Old Entrepreneur Using Her Profits to Give Back and Inspire Other Girls

Gianni Graham

Almost every little girl wants a Barbie doll, but not all little girls can afford them. It took one creative and inspired little girl to solve this problem by donating […]

Dayton's Premier Book Expo Connects Authors and Book Lovers!

Dayton Book Expo

Dayton, OH — Authors from all across the nation will meet and greet hundreds of book lovers at the Eighth Annual Dayton Book Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The […]

Black-Owned Tech Company Creates Faster (and Safer) Way for People to Buy and Sell Used Electronics

Founders of Stopoint.com

Technology moves so fast that consumer products are outdated just as quickly as they are purchased. So, what do you do with your outdated electronics? Three young Black entrepreneurs have […]

Larger Than Ever -- The 2017 Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo to Take Place Under One Roof

Black Writers on Tour Conference

Los Angeles, CA — Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California – the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under […]

Traci Otey Blunt Named President of RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel

Traci Otey Blunt, president of Urban Movie Channel

Silver Spring, MD — Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie Channel (UMC). UMC is […]

The Success Doesn’t Sleep 2017 Tour to Inspire, Empower Black Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals Across 10 U.S. Cities

Success Doesn't Sleep Tour Speakers

Nationwide — Despite what most think, the main obstacle to achieving one’s dreams are personal inhibitions, which often make success and personal fulfillment appear utopic. The Success Doesn’t Sleep Tour […]

The Complete Biography of Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the African American Inventor of the Automated Shoe Lasting Machine

Jan Earnst Matzeliger: A Lasting Invention by Peggy Plet

Ontario, Canada — Writer Peggy Plet has published the first ever biography on African American inventor Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the man who invented the automated shoe lasting machine.

Writers Conference to Train Black Authorpreneurs How to Save Time and Money in Self-Publishing

Red Ink Conference

Nationwide — The Red Ink Conference: The Premier Conference for Authors & Editors will empower attendees to write, edit and market their next bestseller – at a fraction of the […]

Minority Report Featured Black Owned Businesses Announces the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide and Exclusive Interview with Black Love Day creator

Acts of Kindness Awards

The Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide and Exclusive Interview with Black Love Day creator, Ayo Handy-Kendi Nationwide — Black Love Day is celebrated on February 13th and has been every year […]

Meet Annie Malone - The First Ever Black Woman Millionaire (Before Madam CJ Walker and Oprah Winfrey)

There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United Statess that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by The American College, up to 45 percent of American millionaires are women. Few of these, however, are African American. But success runs in our race. Meet Annie Malone, the first Black woman millionaire

There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United Statess that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by […]

Black-Owned Coffee and Tea Shop Going Strong With Three Locations in Chicago

Trez Pugh, founder of Sip & Savor

Ever since 1970 when Starbucks opened their first coffee shop in Seattle, Washington, coffee shops have been springing up everywhere across the nation. But there are also many Black-owned coffee […]

Commanding Documentary About Workplace Discrimination To Screen At Hollywood Black Film Festival

Invisible Women Documentary

— “Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman in Corporate America” — Oakland, CA — Head Not The Tail Productions (HNTT Productions) is delighted to announce that its powerful and inspiring […]

Top 2017 African-American, Minority and Diversity Summer Internship Programs

Minority Interns

Nationwide — Many companies and organizations are already announcing that they are accepting applications for their upcoming internship programs. Here’s a list of the top 2017 summer internship programs for […]

Healthcare Solutions Company Introduces the EZ Lift™ Vest -- A Transfer Lift Device for Mobility-Challenged Patients of all Ages

Founders of EZ Lift Vest

— The company is on a mission to enhance dignity, independence and the quality of life for patients and loved ones who are at risk for unintentional falls. — Bradenton, […]

Founder of Denver's First Black Woman-Owned Coffeehouse to Host Art & Soul Music Showcase to Benefit Children in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Entrepreneur Lynn Baker and Artist Donte Jana

— Denver-based Good Mornings Coffeehouse, owned and founded by African American entrepreneur Lynn Baker, is taking services to the next level with the “Passion4Arts Project” initiative event on Thursday, August […]

Black-Owned E-Commerce Site, Perfect Tux, Hits Six Figures in Less Than a Year!

Steven Burton, Owner, Perfect Tux

— Founder Steven Burton combines knowledge, demand and excellent service to create quick success. — Los Angeles, CA — “Quality Above Anything Else” is the motto behind the e-commerce site, […]

Russell Simmons Closes $167 Million Deal For His RushCard Debit Card Business

Russell Simmons, founder of RushCard

Green Dot and RushCard are two of the oldest prepaid debit cards in the marketplace. Russell Simmons’ RushCard increased popularity for prepaid cards while Green Dot pioneered the reloadable prepaid […]

African American Entrepreneur Dives into the World of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil With a Unique Crowdfunding Campaign

Zachary Harris

Nationwide — Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is one of the most fraudulently peddled products on the market. In 2011, U.C. Davis released a study that showed at least 90 […]

New Social Media Platform Promotes Group Economics Through Bridge Building Efforts

Jackie Hoskie, founder of Debridge2GE

Nationwide — Jackie Hoskie and her business partner Kyle McIver want to bridge the gap to collectively strengthen the black community through group economics. That’s one reason why she launched […]

Founders of Successful Black-Owned Laundry Detergent Line Are Now Raising Funds to Create Another Product That is Even More Environmentally-Friendly

Founders of The True Products

— Currently, The True Product’s laundry detergent line has no animal by-products and caustic ingredients, but they want to release another laundry product and fabric softener that is 100% “Fragrance […]

Top Black History Month Scholarship Programs For African-American Students

Black History Month Scholarships

Nationwide — Every year, many companies and organizations give away scholarships to African American students as a way of celebrating and honoring Black History month. Some of these programs have […]

Black Attorney Launches New Program to Encourage Entrepreneurs and Help Them Turn Their Ideas into Products

Start Pursuing Your Passion Today By Darcell Walker

— “Urban Brilliance” Program Helps Individuals Start the Process of Developing Their Ideas — Nationwide — According to Attorney Darcell Walker, TV shows like ABC’s “Shark Tank” and CNBC’s “Make […]

Black-Owned Consulting Firm, Enterprise NOW!, Opens New Doors of Growth for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Elzie Flenard, founder of Enterprise NOW

Waukesha, WI — Business coaching & consulting firm, Enterprise NOW!, is accepting new clients. Enterprise NOW! is a business development firm that specializes in providing business training, seminars, on-line training […]

13-Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Builds Fans That Last Up to 19 Hours Without Electricity

Ukoma Michael, inventor of Blue Wind Fans

Thirteen-year-old Ukoma Michael from Nigeria is one of the youngest and best upcoming tech entrepreneurs in the world. He invented a battery-operated fan that will last for up to 19 […]



Black Television News Channel Announces Carriage Agreement With Charter Communications

Black Television News Channel Founder JC Watts

Tallahassee, FL — Black Television News Channel (BTNC), the nation’s only African American news network, today announced a multi-year carriage agreement with Charter Communications, a leading broadband communications company and […]

Young Black Entrepreneur Making Sparkling Profits as a Diamond Dealer and Custom Jewelry Designer

Zenobia Morrow

Surely, you’ve heard before that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but diamonds can also become a lucrative business. Just ask gemologist and custom jewelry designer, Zenobia Morrow, who is […]

Recent Microsoft and HBCU Connect Event For Black Tech Leaders in the Washington DC Area Was a Huge Success

Microsoft and HBCU Connect event

— The event gathered high caliber talent, and produced great opportunities for professional networking — Nationwide — HBCUConnect.com, in partnership with Microsoft’s Consulting Services Division, recently hosted another of many […]

12-Year-Old Artist Launches Inspirational "Art for Kids" Business

Leon Moss, founder of Arts For Kids Business

Atlanta, GA — Leon Moss is a 12-year-old artist in Atlanta, Georgia. Leon has illustrated a book and created an art collection to inspire children. He began his career at […]

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) STEM Scholars Program Now Open

United Negro College Fund STEM Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with The Fund II Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help African American students seeking careers in STEM fields – science, […]

Respected Black Teen Entrepreneur Interviews Several Self-Made Millionaires

Warren Cassell, Jr.

He is just 16 years old, but Warren Cassell, Jr. is being called one of the Caribbean region’s most prominent, respected and influential figures in the world of business. He […]

Blacktech Week Launches $50,000 National Startup Challenge For Black Entrepreneurs

BlackTech Weekend

BlackTech Week & Arch Grants team up to help black entrepreneurs gain access to funding. Miami, FL — Because securing capital continues to be a major barrier to entry for […]

Could These Little-Known Mistakes Be Keeping You Broke?

Monique Caradine, the Overflow Coach

— Certified Money Coach identifies 4 common but rarely discussed money missteps women make and how to stop them in their tracks for good. — Nationwide — By now, most […]

New Web Site Encourages and Helps African Americans to Create and Make Money From Their Own Afrocentric Mobile Apps

Black couple using computer

Columbia, MD — Savvier Health, LLC has been granted a license to offer the same easy–to-use subscription-based app creation platform that has been used by tens of thousands of people […]

How Obama Made $20 Million Dollars in 8 Years -- Book Deals, Speaking Engagements, and More!

President Obama

Barack Obama served his last day as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Although, his annual salary was only $400,000 a year, during his presidency, […]

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. […]