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Black-Owned IT Firm Expands Their Services to the Baltimore Area

Black professionals

Washington, DC — DC Area Tech Solutions, a Black-owned tech firm in the immediate Washington DC area, has announced that they are expanding their services to the Baltimore, MD area.

Magazine Publisher Launches New Lifestyle Blog that Inspires Women of Color to Engage In Self-Care

Ola Jackson, founder of Onyx Woman Magazine and YourStylishWays.com

Nationwide — After 26 years of operating a communications business where she created a local 8-page professional development newsletter that later blossomed into a full-blown business and financial magazine called […]

Crime Fighter By Day, Entrepreneur at Night -- LA Area Police Officer Releases New Book on How to Be Successful

Cleon Joseph, author of Navigating Through the Valleys of Success

— Author and Fitness Guru, Cleon (CJ) Joseph, gives insight into his entrepreneurial journey to inspire personal growth to all in his new book called, “Navigating Through the Valleys of […]

Master P's New Premium Rum Brand, Sugar Skull Rum, Partners With NASCAR

Master P promotes his new Sugar Skull Rum at a NASCAR event

Nationwide — Sugar Skull Rum is rapidly growing nationally and is extremely excited to be in a new partnership with NASCAR. “There are plenty of opportunities for both companies. This […]

Meet the Black Entrepreneur Who Raised $7 Million For His Robots -- and Just Signed a Major Deal With Apple!

Silas Adekunle, founder of Reach Robotics

Silas Adekunle is the CEO and founder of Reach Robotics, a very innovative company that uses robots to intertwine gaming with education for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). He […]

This Refugee-Turned-Entrepreneur Owns 2 IHOP Restaurants, Her Own Soul Food Restaurant, and a $250 Million Real Estate Portfolio

Adena Bayoh, owner of 2 IHOPs in New Jersey

At age 13, Adenah Bayoh escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, immigrated to the United States and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in […]

CarMarshal.com, Black-Owned Online Marketplace For New and Used Cars, Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Terry Clark, Chief Technology Officer at CarMarshal.com

Dallas, TX — CarMarshal.com, a convenient new service that takes the hassle out of buying a car, has appointed Terry Clark as the company’s chief technology officer.

Isabis Candles Promote Pride and Prosperity of Black Culture

Mia Artson, founder of Isabis Candles

— Environmentally Friendly Candles Inspire and Motivate While Infusing Aromatic Stimulation — Woodbridge, VA — Isabis scented soy candles are lighting a path of empowerment and inspiration. Featuring nine unique […]

Black-Owned Marketing Firm Receives Rising Star Award from CVS Health

Angel Flight Marketing Service Honored by CVS Health

Nationwide — Angel Flight Marketing Service selected as a recipient of the CVS Health 2017 Rising Star Award! This award pays tribute to a diverse business (MBE) who reflects ongoing […]

Real Estate Mogul, Tiffany Curry, Named "Woman of the Year" at the 2017 Global Power Tour in Houston

Tiffany Curry

Houston, TX — Tiffany Curry has been named “Woman of the Year” at the 2017 Global Power Tour, a multi-city, multi-country, hands-on and engaging summit for women entrepreneurs focusing on […]

Trailblazing Real Estate Expert Melanie Gamble’s New Book Reveals the Great Recession’s Impact on Communities of Color

Melanie Gamble, author of Unintended Consequences

Nationwide — Home is where the heart is, but you have to use your head. That’s the simple, but sound advice from trailblazing real estate expert and broker Melanie Gamble, […]

Black-Owned Sneaker Company Gearing Up For The Busiest Shopping Season of the Year

Nagast Footwear

— The company is planning to release new afrocentric jackets, sunglasses, and more shoe designs — Atlanta, GA — With 2017 quickly coming to a close, Atlanta-based sneaker company SneakersCustom.com […]

17-Year Old Black CEO Launches New Program and Workshop Series to Help High School Students Reach Their Potential

Zandra Cunningham

— Zandra Beauty’s STEAM-based immersion program prepares high school students for business and boosts their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. — Nationwide — Zandra A. Cunningham, teen […]

Former DJ-Turned-Entrepreneur Finds Success With Her Homemade Peanut Butter and Jams (Music Jams, That is!)

Megan Gibson, founder of PB&Jams

PB&Jams is a Black-owned company in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose founder, Megan Gibson, took an American favorite — peanut butter — and grew the idea into a successful business. Her […]

Black Millennial Launches App to Discover & Review Black-Owned Businesses

Mandy Bowman, founder of Official Black Wall Street

Nationwide — The next generation digital platform, Official Black Wall Street, is making it even easier to find and support Black-owned businesses with the launch of their highly anticipated new […]

African American Tech "Mompreneur" Launches Cryptocurrency $Guap to Grow Black-Owned Businesses

Tavonia Evans, founder of Guap

Nationwide — Technology veteran, visionnaire, and mompreneur Tavonia Evans has launched the very first ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for $Guap, a coin aimed at recycling wealth within the Black community. […]

From Executive Producer to Director -- She's Won 15 Emmys, and She's Not Even an Actress!

Fox 5 DC is making moves and Terri Tolliver is moving with them! This Washington, DC native is the station’s new Director of News Projects and Partnerships. Terri is a […]

DC-Area Black-Owned Tech Firm Winning Big Contracts By Providing Affordable IT Services to Small Businesses and Nonprofits

African American IT professionals

Washington, DC — Hiring an IT or tech consultant can be very costly, especially in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. But one Black-owned company, DC Area Tech Solutions, is determined […]

New Program Helps Black Entrepreneurs With Finance Qualification and Business Credit Establishment

Aaron Sanders, founder of Entrepreneur Development Institute

Southfield, MI — Aaron L. Sanders, founder of the Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI), has developed a unique FREE online system that provides small business owners an instructional and educational platform […]

Award-Winning Author Launches Campaign to Bring Popular Cable Series to Baltimore, MD to Stimulate the Local Black Economy

Haki Ammi

— Elite author and readers favorite, Haki Ammi, is thrilled to announce the launch of his campaign, “Bring Homeland Television Series to Baltimore” — Nationwide — It’s no news that […]

Get in Shape With These 7 Black-Owned Fitness Companies

Black couple jogging

When it comes to supporting black-owned businesses, we often think of all the retail industries, restaurants, hair care, financial services and other types of industries that are owned by blacks. […]

Team of Black Inventors Create Smart Jacket That Diagnoses Disease in Toddlers That Doctors Often Miss

Founder of Mama-Ope

A team of Ugandan innovators have created Mama-Ope – a biomedical smart jacket that rapidly increases the accuracy and speed of diagnosing pneumonia. Pneumonia is an illness in Uganda that […]

Financial Educator Claims Jay-Z's Album 4:44 is the Most Important Piece of Work for the Advancement of Black People

Ash Cash and Jay-Z

— Also creates financial curriculum & college tour to teach wealth building concepts in album — New York, NY — Many are applauding Jay-Z’s 13th studio album 4:44 for its […]

Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Announces Partnership with Plair Sports and Apparel

FAMU Plair Sports and Apparel

Atlanta, GA — Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Inc. (FAMU NAA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Plair Sports and Apparel (PSA), a licensed provider of collegiate sports […]

Veteran Entrepreneur Launches New Program to Help Aspiring and Seasoned Black Women Entrepreneurs

Demarra Gardner, founder of Black Women About Business (BWAB)

Nationwide — There’s no secret that black female entrepreneurs are on the rise. In fact, they are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the world. According to the State […]

Meet the Two Richest Black Women in the World (Yes, There are Two!)

Richest Black women in the world

Very few of the world’s wealthiest people are Black, and even fewer are Black women. Most of the richest tycoons tend to be white and Asian men, with very few […]

Young Black Entrepreneur Finds Success Making Affordable Wheelchairs

Rwanda entrepreneur making affordable wheelchairs

Daniel Habanabakize, a 24-year old entrepreneur from Rwanda, has found success making affordable high-quality wheelchairs that he sells to the locals in his community. Typically, wheelchairs are imported into the […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches Slumber Party Specialist Company With Personalized Options For Kids, Ladies Nights, and More

Brittany Harry, Founder of Sleepover Envy

Montgomery, AL — The team at Sleepover Envy is thrilled to announce that their company is now open in Montgomery, Alabama. The new company is Alabama’s first slumber party specialist […]

Atlanta Educator Launches 'Gifted & Lit' - A Cartoon Series That Uses Hip-Hop to Educate Students

Atlanta, GA — Parents, teachers, and school systems looking for new ideas to engage and connect with students will soon have a dynamic resource to help them when Atlanta educator, […]

Increasing Black Ownership of Commercial Real Estate Just Got Easier

Herndon Davis, founder of Mortgage Real Estate Services

Nationwide — Do you ever dream of buying and renting out houses and apartment buildings or maybe fixing up and flipping houses like on HGTV or perhaps building a strip […]

Colin Kaepernick Has Reportedly Signed a $1 Million Book Deal -- And He's Selling His Own Line of Merchandise Online

Colin Kaepernick

NFL quarterback turned civil rights activist, Colin Kaepernick, is not playing professional football right now, but he has found another way to generate revenue. He reportedly has been offered $1 […]

Power Couple Develops Revolutionary App for Black Businesses & Consumers

Tanisha Johnson & Jamal Sutter, owners of Allonsy, Let's Go

Nationwide — Historically, the Black community has been its strongest when standing as one. With increasing media coverage of police brutality on unarmed Black men and the blurred line between […]

9th Annual Women's Entrepreneur Expo to Be Held in the Washington DC Area on November 4th

Women Entrepreneurs Expo

— The event offers a dynamic opportunity for women in business from various sectors to get educated, to share information, and to get renewed inspiration about the rewards of business […]

More Than 63,000 People Have Already Joined This Powerful "Buy Black" Movement

Buy Black Movement

Nationwide — A global initiative called the Buy Black Movement (www.buyblackmovement.com/buyus) has built a worldwide platform that easily enables Black consumers to do business with Black-owned businesses.

Entrepreneur Crushes the "Angry Black Woman" Stereotype With Her Smiling, Happy Products

Daveia Odoi, founder of Dynasmiles

Daveia Odoi is the creator of “The DynaSmiles by DNT,” an original collection of happy art sold in the US, UK and Ghana that has been highlighted by Essence, Black […]

Black Woman-Owned Beauty Brand Raises $1 Million in Funding Despite Major Industry Competition and Saturation

Founders of Mented Cosmetics

The beauty industry is very competitive, and already saturated with hundreds of companies that offer various makeup products. Despite this, however, two Black female Harvard Business School grads were able […]

'Buy The Block,' the First Black-Owned Real-Estate Crowd Investing Platform, is on its Way to Raising Millions of Dollars in Black Communities

Lynn P Smith, founder of Buy the Block

Nationwide — Entrepreneur Lynn P. Smith is the founder and CEO at Buy The Block – one of the only Black-owned platforms in the country that is dedicated to making […]

Attention Graduating HS Seniors: The Tom Joyner Foundation Now Accepting Applications Full Ride Scholarship Program

Tom Joyner pointing

— One student will win a scholarship to cover all expenses to an HBCU of their choice, joining an impressive group of previous “Full Ride” Scholars — Dallas, TX — […]

Why People Call Her "Mama Biscuit" -- And How She Recovered After Getting Cut From a Popular Reality Show

Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit's Gourmet Biscuit Company

Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit’s Gourmet Biscuit Company, is so successful that people are now referring to her as “Mama Biscuit” – even though that’s not really the name […]

This 10-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Has Sold Her Patented Invention in All 50 States and Nine Countries

Gabrielle Goodwin, founder of Gabby's Bows

Columbia, SC — Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin has finally received the utility patent for her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows. She and her mom, Rozalynn, applied for it when Gabrielle […]

Derek Jeter Becomes the First Black CEO of a Major League Baseball Team -- Says He's Fine With His Players Kneeling

Derek Jeter

A group headed by 14-time MLB All-Star Derek Jeter and Florida businessman Bruce Sherman has completed its purchase of the Miami Marlins, a Major League Baseball team. Jeter, now a […]

HBCU Tech Summit at Morehouse Inspires African-American Millennials to Pursue Entrepreneurship and High-Tech Careers

HBCU Tech Summit

— Students from over 70 HBCUs to attend Tech Summit at Morehouse alongside innovators, start-ups, and Silicon Valley’s finest. — Atlanta, GA — In just two weeks, innovators, silicon valley […]

Forget 401k! These New Strategies Help African American Millennials Build an Endless Source of Self-Funding and Capital

Steven Labroi, founder and President of Millennial Banking Concept

— Millennial Banking Concept develops new strategies for a new generation via their trademark process Human Equity Line of Credit™ strategy! — Washington, DC — Having access to the education […]

National Black Business Owners Association Launches in Charlotte, NC

Cherie Shepherd, founder & CEO of NBBOA

Announces Three Programs Focusing on Access to Funding – Pathways to Funding, the NBBOA Loan Prep Academy, and NBBOA Loan Connections Charlotte, NC — The National Black Business Owners Association […]

Black Family-Owned Potato Chip Brand Expands to 41 States -- Plans to Launch New Smoked Barbecue Flavor!

Black family founders of Symphony Chips

Nationwide — Symphony Potato Chips, a Black-owned family business based in Atlanta, GA is quickly becoming a household name. Harmonious and flavorful are words that are used everyday, but try saying […]

Black Views Matter! First Internet Radio Network Focusing On Causes and Issues Relevant to People of Color Launches

CWR Talk Network Show Hosts

— The CWR Network, the first Internet talk radio network focusing on key issues and major causes affecting people of color, will launch on Monday, October 16th. The network will […]

How She Overcame Her Husband's Tragic Death and Launched a $3 Million Staffing Company

Constance Moonzwe, Founder of ITH Staffing

Constance Moonzwe was devastated when her husband tragically died in 2014, leaving her to raise their 7-month old baby alone. She, however, decided to keep herself busy and start a […]

Black-Owned Event Planning Firm Recognized as a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in the Washington, DC Area

Carolyn Howell, founder of Events USA

— CRMSDC names Events USA as one of the best in the region — Lanham, MD — The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) has named Carolyn E. Howell, […]