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African-American Entrepreneur Launches Innovative Mobile Tax Refund Loan App to Revolutionize the Tax Industry

Marshawn Gowan, founder of MKG Enterprises

— MKG Enterprises Corp. has launched a futuristic mobile tax refund loan app which will redefine tax industry for better and make tax returns simpler for American taxpayers. — Fresno, […]

2018 Black CEO Conference Invites Orrin Hudson to Share "Winning Moves to Succeed in Business and Life"

Orrin Hudson

— Orrin, who has been heavily supported and endorsed over the years by the likes of Les Brown, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, and Tom Joyner, will address how to build […]

Black-Owned Mobile App, WebWed, Revolutionizes the Wedding/ Legal Tech Industry and Will Forever Change the Way People Get Married

Founders of Black-owned app, WebWed

Atlanta, GA — From its inception, WebWed Mobile and its owners have been dedicated to providing access to marriage and marriage equality to everyone all over the world. Now, it […]

Rappers Jay-Z, Nas and Snoop Invest In Free Cryptocurrency & Stock-Trading App

Nas, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg

What do Jay-Z, Nasir Jones (also known as Nas), and Snoop Dogg have in common? Aside from being Black Americans, being successful music stars, and having big bank accounts, they […]

Teen Author and Entrepreneur Rallies African American Youth Authors for Black History Month News Series

17-year old Gabrielle Jordan

Washington, DC — Teen author and co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute, Gabrielle Jordan teams up with WJLA, a Washington D.C. affiliate of ABC, to showcase a month long […]

30 Publishing Houses Said No, Black Women Said Yes -- Making a #1 Best Seller

Black Woman Millionaire By Dr. Venus Opal Reese

Nationwide — On January 24, 2018, Dr. Venus Opal Reese became an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author in under 4 hours. Her book, The Black Woman Millionaire: A Revolutionary Act That […]

New African American Clothing Line Aims to Change Lifestyles like Ralph Lauren’s Polo Did

Bobby West, founder of Abju Wear

— Abdju Wear launches new web site featuring high-end African American sneaker and clothing line with affordable prices. — Dacula, GA — In the late 1960’s, Ralph Lauren released its […]

African American Investment Club Launches Women's Empowerment Initiative to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

20 20 Investment Club

— 20/20 Investment Club Recognized as One of Nation’s Longest Running is Setting Out to Inspire Others — Los Angeles, CA — Celebrating its 20th anniversary, 20/20 Investment Club has […]

6 Well-Known Companies That You Probably Didn't Know Have Black CEOs

Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies

50 years ago, it was unthinkable for an African American to be the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. But nowadays, thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite […]

Facebook and Airbnb Add Some Color to Their Board of Directors

Kenneth Chenault

Kenneth Chenault, the outgoing chief executive of American Express, is joining the board of directors at Facebook and Airbnb. Chenault is making history as he is the first black American […]

BlackEconomicsMatter.com Will Create 45 New Black Billionaires Through Collaboration, Strategic Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions

Black entrepreneurs raising hands

— Black History will be made this February 2018 — Nationwide — There are approximately 500 billionaires in America. There are approximately 5 Black billionaires in America. Blacks represent 10-15% […]

Getting His Cut -- Black Tech Entrepreneur Creates Device That Automatically Gets Your Lawn Mowed

Wilkinson Egwu, founder of Lawntap

Wilkinson Egwu, a Black tech entrepreneur based in Woodstock, Georgia, has created an innovative way to automate professional lawn care! LawnTap, the startup company he co-founded, has developed a device […]

Alicia Boler Davis Selected 2018 Black Engineer of the Year

— General Motors executive will be the sixth woman in the 32-year history of the scientific and technical awards to be named Black Engineer of the Year — Baltimore, MD […]

Reginald F. Lewis, First Black $Billion Dollar Dealmaker -- New Documentary to be Broadcast in February, Black History Month

The late Reginald F. Lewis

* Airs Friday, February 16 at 8pm on WLIW21 * Sunday, February 18 at 7:30pm on THIRTEEN * Saturday, February 24 at 7pm on NJTV Nationwide — WNET has announced […]

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) on Forbes First-Ever List of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

MUSC team members

Charleston, SC — The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has been ranked No. 53 out of 250 organizations on the Forbes 2018 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. […]

How Rapper 50 Cent Made Millions of Dollars from Bitcoin

50 Cent

The fluctuating and declining rates of bitcoin may be really frustrating for those who just recently invested. But rapper 50 Cent is already reaping the fruits of his early bitcoin […]

Business Building Conference to Inspire and Educate Black Entrepreneurs in Upstate New York

Ultimate Biz Conference in Upstate New York

White Plains, NY — Ultimate Biz Conference (UBC) is coming to Westchester County. UBC is bringing its business building conference to White Plains, New York on Thursday, April 19, 2018 […]

Award-Winning Marketing Expert Velma Trayham Launches Free Mastermind Program to Help Entrepreneurs Overcome Adversity and Propel Them to Success

Velma Trayham

Atlanta, GA — Award-winning business and marketing expert Velma Trayham of groundbreaking faith-based marketing and public relations company ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group, recently launched a free program helping entrepreneurs […]

Former Black Woman Rocket Scientist Comes Forward to Reveal Her Untold Story... and Encourage Others to Pursue a Career in STEM

Jacqueline Mims, former rocket scientist

— Jacqueline Mims, co-author of “Flawed Flesh, Perfect Purpose,” was the first African-American civil servant to be certified as a spacecraft ground controller for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s unmanned […]

Black-Owned Men's Fashion Brand Creates Monthly Subscription Club Offering Coordinated Men's Ties and Accessories

Richard Taylor, founder of Harrison Blake Apparel

Lansing, MI — Dapper men across the country can now maintain their style through a novel subscription box service. Harrison Blake Apparel, the premiere men’s accessories firm, has come out […]

Black-Owned Line of Premium Hair Care Products, Already Available in 600 Beauty Supply Stores, Signs New Deal With Major National Retailer

Pamela Booker, founder of Koils By Nature

— Koils By Nature coming to a Target store near you on January 28th — Atlanta, GA — Koils By Nature, a hair and skincare brand that blends the essence […]

Women Thriving Fearlessly (WTF) Expo to Debut in Chicago in April 2018

Women Thriving Fearlessly Expo

— Women’s Expo Finally Answers the Cry in the South Suburbs of Chicago — Palos Hills, IL — Though she grew up in the city of Chicago proper, entrepreneur Erika […]

Oklahoma Black Business Expo Aims to Revive a Community Where America's First Black Millionaires Once Thrived

Oklahoma Black Business Expo

* There are more than 13,000 Black-owned businesses in the state of Oklahoma * This event is taking the first steps to empower the statewide Black Wall Street; Now accepting […]

Mike Tyson to Cash in on the Medical Marijuana Industry -- Plans to Build a 40-Acre Resort!

Mike Tyson, founder of Tyson Ranch

Mike Tyson has broken grounds for his new venture, Tyson Ranch, a multi-purpose farm resort in Southern California. But he will not be raising cattle or crops. Rather, he will […]

Shark Tank's Daymond John Invests $150K into Atlanta-Based Gourmet Fish Fry Brand

Daymond John congratulates Joe and Miranda Dowell, founders of Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry

Atlanta, GA — Husband and wife team Joseph “Joe” and Maranda Dowell, founders of Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry based in Atlanta, recently landed a deal with Daymond John for $150,000 […]

Black-Owned Nursing Academy Offers Nursing Assistant Classes For Students Who Want to Build a Career in Health Care

Students at Excelling Nursing Academy in Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills, MI — Nursing Assistant classes are available in the metro Detroit area. Excelling Nursing Academy offers a two week course, operating Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 10:30pm. […]

Black-Owned Hair Care and Skin Care Brand, Launched By Celebrity Personal Groomer, Creating Opportunities For Young Entrepreneurs and Partners

Curtis Smith, founder of Xotics by Curtis Smith

— Xotics by Curtis Smith Hair and Skin Care Products is Creating Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs and Affiliate Partners. — Middletown, NY — While the Xotics by Curtis Smith collection […]

Top 10 African American Scholarships For January 2018 and Black History Month

African American students

Nationwide — Every year, millions of dollars are given away to help students pay for college tuition, books and more. Many of these programs are specifically for Black and other […]

Entrepreneur Launches Affordable Services to Help Black-Owned Businesses Incorporate, Negotiate Contracts, and More

Angela Majette, founder and owner of Just Write Legal

— Legal research and writing company expands to provide business writing and management for busy entrepreneurs who wear many hats, and small businesses operating without a full-time staff. — Nationwide […]

Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Who Created the First Ever Ride-Sharing App For People With Health Problems and Disabilities

Ja'Nese Jean, founder of the Safetrip Co ap

Ja’Nese Jean, a known international opera singer, is more than just a beautiful, fascinating voice. Jean, also a tech entrepreneur, recently launched the newest ride-sharing app specifically made for people […]

13-Year Old Entrepreneur Turns Education About African Heritage into an Arts & Crafts Business

Kalimah McKeaver, founder of Dinkra Stylez

Nationwide — Thinking about starting a business as a youth these days reaches farther into the creative realm than a lemonade stand or mowing lawns. Children today are discovering ways […]

Meet Zandra, Teen Beauty Entrepreneur and Girl’s Education Advocate, at the 2018 AmericasMart Atlanta Show

Zandra Cunningham, founder of Zandra Beauty

— Zandra Beauty, an award winning all-American brand of natural teen skin care, is proud to announce its participation and innovative DIY STEM learning at AmericasMart Atlanta, Booth 3 – […]

Corporate Counsel Men of Color Launches Inaugural Men of Color Career|Life and Power Networking Conference on June 15, 2018

Laurie N. Robinson-Hyden, founder of Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC)

— Gathering Will Bring Together Men of Color from Multiple Industries, Including STEM, Law, Finance, Medical, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, and Government, for Progress in Diversity and Career Development — […]

Black Girl Power, Celebrity Speakers, and Empowerment Lead Minority Teen Girls to Apply for At the Well’s Premiere Summer Programs at Princeton University

At the Well Conference 2017 minority teen girl

New York, NY — Comradery, a safe haven to share, celebrity speakers, and black girl empowerment are the reasons why each year hundreds of young minority girls vie for one […]

Young Black Author/ Youth Activist Releases New Book Helping Others to Follow Their Dreams

Tony Shavers, author of Is Your Dream Really Worth It

Oakland, CA — Author, youth activist, and dream go-getter, Tony Shavers III continues to be a defining voice in finding success within identity. His spirit, inspiration, and life experience has […]

Revolutionary Black-Owned Swimming Cap Brand Fits Women With Braids, Locks, and Afros

Nomvuya Trefers, founder of Swimma Caps

Do you have braids, locks, weaves, or an all-natural afro? Have you ever been frustrated finding a swimming cap that would perfectly cover your hair, that is not too tight […]

Debt-Free College Expert, Gwen Richardson, Releases 2018 Edition of Scholarship Book for High School and College Students

Gwen Richardson, author of 101 Scholarship Applications

Houston, TX — Houston author and entrepreneur, Gwen Richardson, has released the 2018 edition of her NAACP Image Award-nominated book, 101 Scholarship Applications: What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-Free […]

Black-Owned Tech Firm Sues Kaiser Permanente Over Patent Infringement

Wireless wearable technology

Nationwide — Better Life Technologies Group, Inc., a small African-American technology company focusing on wireless wearable technologies, has sued Kaiser Permanente for $50 million, claiming the medical giant stole its […]

Luciana Gilmore: Cleveland High School Principal Sets Off on Global Journey to Heal Mothers and Daughters

Luciana Gilmore, founder of Gilmore Girls Greetings

— Heal and Inspire the Girl, to Heal and Inspire and the World — Cleveland, OH — From the principal’s office to home office, entrepreneur, Luciana Gilmore resigned from her […]

Two Black Inventors with Patents for Personal Care Products Working Together to Make Things Happen

Joshua Esnard, Founder/Inventor of The Cut Buddy, and Ceata Lash, Founder/Inventor of PuffCuff LLC

— “Shark Tank” Winner, Cut Buddy, and PuffCuff Collaborate to Cross-Promote Products in Beauty And Personal Care Industry — Nationwide — Ceata Lash, Founder and Inventor of PuffCuff LLC and […]

Deal Re-Establishes ESSENCE as a 100% Black-Owned Independent Company

Essence Festival

Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, has announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc. ESSENCE […]

Black Teen Creates Subscription Box Service to Promote Reading for Girls

Journi Prewitt, creator of Black Beautiful Butterfly

Journi Prewitt, a 17-year-old entrepreneur, came up with an awesome idea to encourage black girls to read. Her project called Black Butterfly Beautiful aims to inspire girls not just to […]

Millennial Entrepreneur to Launch BLOCK x BLOCK Platform to Make Buying Art Inclusive and Impactful

Margarita Barry, founder of BLOCK x BLOCK

Nationwide — This year artist and entrepreneur Margarita Barry is launching BLOCK x BLOCK, an online platform that sells art created by a diverse community of emerging and underrepresented artists from […]

Top 30 Internship Programs For Minority and Black Students for 2018

Black and other minority students

Nationwide — The job market for college grads is changing and becoming more competitive. Now, in addition to GPA and accomplishments, employers want to see more applicants who have completed […]

Afrizar Marketplace: New Online Platform Offering Authentic African Goods

Afrizar

Los Angeles, CA — In March of this year, Afrizar.com launched its African marketplace. Merchants and artisans have been registering to the ecommerce platform since September, bringing an assortment of […]

Nation's Oldest African-American Owned Business Wins 2017 MBE Award

Dominique and Brian Brooks, Co-owners of E.E. Ward Moving and Storage, receive the MBE Supplier of the Year Award

Columbus, OH — E.E. Ward Moving and Storage co-owners Dominique and Brian Brooks proudly accepted the MBE Supplier of the Year Award (Class II) at the Ohio Minority Supplier Development […]

Charles Barkley Pledges $1 Million For Black Women-Owned Startups, But Says "No Hair Salons!"

Charles Barkeley

Former NBA player and ESPN sports commentator Charles Barkley has pledged $1 million in funding to help Black women in Alabama to start a business. He said his pledge was […]

Cyber Security Expert Launches the World’s First Children FinTech Expo for Kids on Cyber Security and Financial Literacy

Shondre Fort, founder of Fortified Technical Solutions

Nationwide — Teaching children the basics of finance as well as technology is the need of the hour today to prepare them for the future. Fortified Technical Solutions recently organized […]