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First Black Teen Author Ever to Write 3 Books Being Used By School Districts Across the Country as Part of Their Teaching Curriculum

Essynce Moore

Hillside, NJ — 15-year old Essynce Moore is the only African American teen author that has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curriculums including Hillside, […]

Black-Owned Handbag Company Kicks Off National Black College Tour to Promote Their HBCU themed Custom Clutch Purses

Founders of Purse Paparazzi

— Husband and wife team, Quinn Conyers and Isa Abdul-Raheem, are going on a 6-city HBCU tour to promote their unique handbags to female students and alumni. — Baltimore, MD […]

Venus Williams is Investing Millions into This Startup to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Venus Williams with Sallie Krawcheck

Venus Williams, a world-renowned tennis champion, is one of many investors investing millions of dollars into a unique woman-owned company called Ellevest – a digital investing platform and app that […]

Meet the Rejected Flight Attendant Turned Entrepreneur Who Decided to Start Her Own Airline!

Sibongile Sambo, founder of SRS Aviation

Sibongile Sambo, who is from South Africa, once applied for a job as a flight attendant but was told by South African Airways that she did not qualify for the […]

HBCU Technology Summit to be Held at Morehouse College

HBCU Technology Summit

— Black Higher Ed Tech Leaders, Key HBCU Leaders, Administrators and Alumni will meet in Atlanta to plan HBCU Sustainability; Registration and Call for Speakers is now open. — Atlanta, […]

Black Girls Code Organization Receives $255K in Funding from General Motors

Black Girls Code

Detroit, MI — Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space, has announced a partnership with General Motors, […]

Black-Owned Construction Firm Scores $27 Million Convention Center Contract in a City That is Only 6% Black

Hermann Colas, founder of Colas Construction, with his executive team

Colas Construction, a Black-owned construction firm based in Portland, Oregon, has just scored the largest contract ever awarded to a minority-owned business by the city. Their contract is worth $27 […]

Solar-Powered Food Carts Helping Poor Black Entrepreneurs to Become Street Vendors

Black street vendors in Uganda

Three social entrepreneurs, Manon Lavaud, Nataliey Bitature, and Keisuke Kubota, have founded Musana Carts, a San Francisco-based company, that provides urban street vendors with a cleaner, safer and more efficient […]

11-Year Old Designer Becomes the Youngest Fashion Designer Ever to Present at New York Fashion Week

Kheris Rogers

Kheris Rogers, an 11-year-old entrepreneur from Los Angeles, has made history at New York Fashion Week as the youngest fashion designer ever to present. Kheris became an internet sensation earlier […]

kweliTV Officially Launches; Founder DeShuna Spencer Explains Why Authentic Media Representation Matters Now

Deshuna Spencer, founder of kweliTV

Nationwide — kweliTV (www.kweli.tv), a video streaming platform that curates independent content of the global black community, has officially launched out of beta. Today’s announcement comes with the unveiling of […]

Major Black-Owned Hair Care Brand Launches New "Heavenly Halo" Collection

The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Collection

New York, NY — Hydrated hair is soft! The Mane Choice launched their newest collection, Heavenly Halo, in partnership with Target Stores. Amongst many other benefits, Heavenly Halo makes hydrating […]

Master P's New "Day Runner" App is Ready For Wall Street -- Has the Potential to be Bigger Than Uber!

Master P's new Day Runner app

Nationwide — Businessman Percy “Master P” Miller, Marvin Walker, and the Day Runner Technology Team have created an app that’s a game changer for the fast-paced courier and delivery service […]

This Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Has Defied the Odds -- Even Securing a $27 Million Contract With the FAA!

Nancy Underwood, founder of UGE-ECS

By Raja Moussaoui Los Angeles, CA — Nancy Espie-Underwood is a force. She is a force of positivity and perseverance who, for the past five decades, has defied the limits […]

20-Year Entertainment Executive, Lindsay Guion, Appointed CEO of Major Supported Boutique Music and Technology Company

Lindsay Guion, CEO of GMUSIC

— CEO Lindsay Guion helm of GMUSIC comes with a resume tailored to create global, multi-platform solutions. — New York, NY — Music executive Lindsay Guion, recently appointed CEO of […]

What Oprah Winfrey Taught Steve Harvey About Business -- She Told Him, "Steve, the Key To Your Success is..."

Steve Havey With Oprah Winfrey

Steve Harvey admits that he wants to be a mogul like Oprah. “I’d love to build one of the greatest media empires of all time. Oprah’s done it,” he said […]

Black Ownership in This Controversial Industry is Less Than 1% -- But These 3 Visionaries are Breaking Down the Barriers!

Founders of The Hood Incubators

One of the fastest-growing industries in America today is legal marijuana used for medicinal purposes, yet very few people of color can break into the business. In fact, Black ownership […]

200,000 People Downloaded Her App Within Two Weeks, and Forbes Magazine is Calling Her "The Next Steve Jobs"

Angel Rich, founder of the Wealth Factory

Angel Rich, from Washington, DC, has developed a very innovative app called Credit Stacker that teaches students about personal finance, credit management, and entrepreneurship in a fun and engaging way. […]

Former CEO and President of Sam's Club is Now the Highest Ranking Woman Executive Ever at Starbucks

Rosalind Brewer

Starbucks Corporation has announced the appointment of Rosalind Brewer as group president and chief operating officer. Brewer, former President and CEO of Sam’s Club and current Starbucks board member, has […]

8 Black Celebrities That Own Restaurants, Fast Food Chains, and Sports Bars

Unless a restaurant bears the celebrity’s name, most people would never know that it is owned by a celebrity. Here are 8 well-known black celebrities and the restaurants, fast food […]

BP Appoints It's First Ever Black Female CEO

Priscillah Mabelane, BPO's first Black woman CEO

BP has announced the appointment of Priscillah Mabelane as its new CEO. She is the first Black woman in the history of the country’s oil industry to head a multi-national […]

20 Black International Entrepreneurs Join Forces to Launch the Onyx Wealth Summit to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Onyx Wealth Summit

Tampa, FL — While torn by the events causing havoc on Hurricane Harvey victims, entrepreneur Sam Bell III decided to do something. “I called up two of my closest friends, Ron […]

National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Game-Changing Opportunity For HBCU Students And Alumni Interested In Law School

Black Pre Law Students

Greensboro, NC — The Fourth Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo 2017, sponsored by AccessLex Institute, is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Bennett […]

From Janitor to Millionaire -- How One Teen Mom Proved Everybody Wrong!

Ronne Brown

Ronne Brown is a wife, mother, coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and overcomer. She has influenced thousands of entrepreneurs by teaching them to achieve success on their own terms. Hailing from […]

6 Black-to-School Scholarship Programs For African American Students

Will.i.am and Oprah giving away scholarships to African American students

Nationwide — Every year, billions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are given away to students to help them pay for college tuition, books, and other college-related expenses. As […]

How One Nigerian Business Woman Accidentally Got into the Food Industry

Tutu Adekunle, founder of Bibi's GrillHouse in Lagos, Nigeria

Adetutu Adekunle from Nigeria, who goes by the name of Tutu, always enjoyed food and cooking, but initially did not think about making this a career. She had already earned […]

10 Black-Owned Online Art Galleries and Collections

Artist Corey Barksdale

You don’t have to travel far to visit some of the finest art galleries. These 10 Black-owned online art galleries and collections represent some of the finest art works from […]

Black Inventor Creates Amazing Hair Dryer That Dries Your Hair in Half the Time

Martin McCurtis, founder of Momentum Upflow Hair Dryer

Martin McCurtis from Jackson, Mississsippi has built a machine that reduces the time to dry women’s hair by more than 50% of the time. It’s called the Momentum UpFlow hair […]

Mother of Four Launches Multi-Million Dollar Curly Wig Empire

Tiffini Gatlin, founder of Latched and Hooked

When you’re a mother of four, you have no time to waste. Tiffini Gatlin, a native of Atlanta, is an entrepreneur that left her job as a corporate banking executive […]

Brooklyn Mom Inventor Wins $20K on Steve Harvey's Funderdome Competition

Tara Darnley on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Mom inventor and co-founder of Darlyng & Co, Tara Darnley is still in celebratory mode after winning $20,000 for her invention the Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten on Steve Harvey’s brand […]

This Lawyer Turned Real Estate Mogul Has Flipped More Than 20 Properties Making More Than $2 Million in Revenue

Christie Stancil Matthews

Christie Stancil Matthews is an attorney/law professor turned real estate investor and designer. She is the CEO of Stancil Investments & Design, and has been in business since 2014, going […]

Michael Jordan and 9 Other Black NBA Players With Multi-Million Dollar Shoe Deals

Michael Jordan with Nike shoes

Michael Jordan retired from basketball in 2003, but he remains busy with endorsements especially for his Nike shoes. In fact, his $110 million endorsement deal with Nike is what still […]

Atlanta-Based Entrepreneur and His Two Daughters Launch New Black-Owned Potato Chip Brand

Dondre Anderson, founder of Symphony Chips, with his daughters

Atlanta, GA — Dondre Anderson, and his two daughters, Amina and Amari, have launched a new potato chip brand called Symphony Chips. Their potato chips are gluten-free, MSG-free, and all-natural, […]

How This Mompreneur and Her Two Daughters Came to Own -- Not 1 or 2 -- But 13 McDonald’s Franchises!

Patricia Williams and her daughters

Entrepreneur Patricia Williams and her daughters, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have created a legacy for themselves as the owners of 13 McDonald’s franchises in the Los Angeles, California area. […]

Founder of 20-Year Old Black-Owned Construction Company Shifts Gears and Launches an All-Natural Skin Care Line

Katonya Breaux, founder of Unsun Cosmetics

After owning a construction company for over 20 years, Katonya Breaux has turned to cosmetics. She was disappointed that sunscreens were not made for African-American skin, and many cosmetics contained […]

Beyoncé Reportedly Planning to Buy the Houston Rockets -- Here's What She Will Gain If She Does!

Beyonce as owner of the Houston Rockets

Superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who is originally from Houston, Texas, is reportedly interested in buying a minority stake in the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. Reportedly, the current owner, Les Alexander, wants […]

Entrepreneur/ Graphic Designer Creates the Coolest Black-to-School Supplies Ever!

Makeba Griffin, founder of Makeba Designs

Entrepreneur and graphic designer Makeba Griffin is the founder of a fashionable lifestyle brand of clothing and accessories designed for women, girls and boys. Her designs and prints are attractive, […]

Landmark Minority-Owned Business Provides Water Safety Classes for 232 Children

Eldon Ward Swimathon

— Eldon Ward Swim-A-Thon Raises Money for swim lessons for local youth — Columbus, OH — E.E. Ward Moving and Storage is pleased to announce its recent Laps For Learning […]

Black-Owned Publishers Make Headway with Black History in Animation

Melanin Originals, COO and author

— “Journey from Books for Kids to Cartoons” — Washington, DC — Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African-American pioneers and other historical leaders throughout […]

Single Mom Turns a $32 Bank Balance into an International Hair Care Brand -- Ships Over 3,000 Orders Each Month!

Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious

Just 30 days before her grueling divorce was final, Gwen Jimmere from Detroit, Michigan, found herself being laid off from her job. As the breadwinner in the marriage, she was […]

The American Heart Association to Offer Financial Awards to Innovative Business Solutions for Urban Community Health Issues Through Competition

School gardens

— EmPOWERED To Serve™ business storytelling competition: enter now thru September 5 — Dallas, TX — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, […]

Black Inventor and Hair Stylist Debuts New Website to Launch Brand New SnapWeave Product

Jennifer King, founder and inventor of SnapWeave

Nationwide — Jennifer King, an in-demand Atlanta hair stylist, has clients from all backgrounds using hair extensions for protection, convenience, and versatility. But when they come to her, a lot […]

Why Kandi Burruss is a Much Smarter Business Woman Than You May Have Thought -- And Her Bank Account Proves It!

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss was known in the 90’s as a member of the popular R&B group, Xscape, and as an award-winning songwriter for acts like TLC, Pink, and Destiny’s Child. But […]

2 Black Entrepreneurs -- The Owners of 3 Buffalo Wild Wings Franchises -- Share Their Secret Recipe!

Karim Webb and Ed Barnett, owners of PCF Restaurant

Against incredible odds, Karim Webb and Edward Barnett own three Buffalo Wild Wings franchise locations and are preparing to soon open a fourth. The incredible odds include starting a business […]

Healthy Profits From Yet Another Black-Owned Juice Bar

Kenny Minor, owner of Xtract Juice Bar in Baltimore

The number of Black-owned juice bars seem to be increasing! Initially, though, opening a juice bar was the farthest thing on Kenny Minor’s mind. However, when his uncle died from […]

RLJ Shareholders and FelCor Stockholders Approve Merger

Robert L. Johnson

Bethesda, MD and Irving, TX — RLJ Lodging Trust (“RLJ”) (NYSE:RLJ) and FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (“FelCor”) (NYSE:FCH) today announced that at special meetings held earlier today shareholders of RLJ […]

Business Women and Entrepreneurs Invited to Submit Their Stories to BusinessWomen.org

Diverse business women and entrepreneurs

— Open invitation for women to submit a short write-up about why they are an “Amazing Business Woman”. — Nationwide — There are millions of successful woman-owned businesses all around […]

Virginia's Last Black-Owned Bank Is Gone After Nearly 100 Years in Business -- What Happened?

Founding directors of First State Bank in Virginia

First State Bank was formed by a group of African-Americans in rural Virginia in 1919. Almost hundred years later, First State Bank is the last Black-owned bank in Virginia to […]

Black Entrepreneur Finds Success Selling Cars Online -- His Web Site, CarMarshal.com, Now Features More Than 130,000 New Vehicles!

Tracey Watts, founder of CarMarshal.com

— Online marketplace for new and used cars, trucks and SUVs offers proprietary tool that helps you find a car, and negotiate the price — Dallas, TX — Carmarshal.com is offering […]