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Meet the Mother and Two Daughters Who Own 13 McDonald’s Franchises

Black women owners of McDonald's 13 franchises

Patricia Williams and her daughter, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have built an empire of McDonald’s franchises in the Los Angeles area. Combined, they employ more than 700 people in […]

African-American Businesses Need to See Clearly

Karen Williams, founder of Fluid Communications

Staying focused on profitability helps the community By Karen Williams Nationwide — I was invited to do a presentation on marketing strategy to a group of African-American entrepreneurs last month. […]

Black Couple Debuts Their New Burger Line on QVC

Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano, founders of Charleston Gourmet Burger Company

— Husband & wife team, known for their burger products, introduces innovative microwavable cheeseburgers on national television — Charleston, SC — Chevalo & Monique Wilsondebriano, owners of Charleston Gourmet Burger […]

Black Mom Makes $1 Million in First 60 Days By Starting This Business

Black-owned business, Express Atlanta Smile

Ramona Griggie grew up in Section 8 housing in St. Croix, and later moved to Atlanta, GA where she got married, had a child, and became a housewife. One day, […]

Black Princess Comes to Life Again in Second Book to Inspire Girls of Color

Tony Samuel, author of the Princess Nadia books

— Princess Nadia continues her adventure on the high seas by searching for the treasure of Captain James Joker Jib. One surprise leads to another as Princess Nadia and her […]

Award-Winning Marketing Consultant, Speaker & Author; Velma Trayham, Releases New Book "When God Says Go"

Velma Trayham, author of When God Says Go

— The new book will be available at Amazon.com on Kindle, at Barnes & Noble, and across all national & international digital retail outlets July 17, 2017. — Nationwide — […]

Woman Buys 100 Hats Then Decides to Buy the Whole Hat Factory For $100K

Georgiette Morgan-Thomas, owner of American Hats LLC

What do you do when you own 100 hats? You start your own hat business! That’s what Georgiette Morgan-Thomas did when she bought the S & S Hat Company in […]

In Honor of July as Fibroid Awareness Month, The White Dress Project to Host Annual "A Night in White" Affair in DC on July 13th to Raise Awareness

White Dress Project founder

Nationwide — The White Dress Project(TM) will host an elegant evening entitled “A Night in White” in Washington DC on Thursday July 13, 2017 between 6pm and 8:30pm. The event […]

First Black-Owned Mobile Hair Salon Opens Second Location in the Washington, DC Area

Dejuan Burns, founder of Salon Dejuan Mobile Hair Salon

Oxon Hill, MD — Salon DeJuan has announced the opening of its 2nd De Glam Shoppe Mobile Hair Salon in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area at the physical salon location […]

New Book, "He Can't Make You Happy," By Life Coach Skip Bailey Tells Women Exactly What They Need to Hear

Skip Bailey, author of He Can't Make You Happy

Lawrenceville, NJ — Skip Bailey is a certified life coach and motivational speaker. He is author of You Are Outstanding and Unstoppable: Sixty Days of Inspiration and Affirmations, released in […]

Registered Nurse/ Entrepreneur's "Milky Mama" Product Line Has Helped 10,000+ Breastfeeding Moms Make More Breastmilk

Krystal Duhaney, founder of Milky Mama

— Specially formulated treats help breastfeeding moms produce more milk — Riverside, CA — Krystal Duhaney, a Registered Nurse, is taking the breastfeeding world by storm with her delicious lactation […]

This 7-Year Old Entrepreneur From Arkansas is Running Her Own Food Truck

Kyleigh McGee, the 7-year old running her own food truck

Kyleigh McGee, a 7-year old African American girl from Little Rock, Arkansas is running and operating her very own food truck. The second grader told ABC News that she started […]

Woman Opens First Ever Black-Owned Grocery Store in Compton

Kia Patterson, owner of first Black-owned grocery store in Compton

36-year old Kia Patterson is the owner of the first ever Black-owned grocery story in Compton, California. She is an independent owner of a Grocery Outlet franchise, and the whole […]

Her First Novel Sold 8 Million Copies and is Available in 42 Languages -- How She Did It

Arundhati Roy, author and political activist

Arundhati Roy is a political activist, human rights advocate, and a best-selling author. In 1997, she published a book entitled, The God of Small Things. Within months, it had sold […]

Two Sisters Launch New Sunscreen Product Line Specifically For Black Skin

Founders of Bolden USA skincare products

Many people believe that if you are Black, you are not susceptible to sun burn and skin damage. But the truth is that the sun affects Black skin as much […]

Meet the Mompreneur Revolutionizing the Baby Industry With Her Teething Mitten Invention

Tara Darnley, founder of Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten

Brooklyn, NY — Mom inventor and co-founder of Darlyng & Co, Tara Darnley is still in celebratory mode after landing multiple deals nationwide with Babies “R” Us and several other international […]

These 2 Programs Help Low Income Mothers Triple Their Income With a Career in Technology

Low income women being helped by tech programs

Low income mothers need all the help they can get when it comes to emerging themselves to high-wage careers in technology. Fortunately, there are non-profit programs that are reaching out […]

Powerful Children’s Book “I Know I Can!” Celebrates Black Girl Brilliance

Veronica N. Chapman, author of I Know I Can

Boston, MA — Entrepreneur and author Veronica N. Chapman has published an inspirational and empowering children’s book titled I Know I Can! whose captivating text and illustrations encourage global awareness, […]

Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Bestselling Author, Endorses the New Book, "Just Do Your Dream! A 7-Step Guide to Help You Do What You Always Wanted"

Montrie Rucker Adams, author of Just Do Your Dream

— Book Launch Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Merwin’s Wharf in Cleveland, Ohio — Cleveland, OH — Dr. Dennis Kimbro, best-selling author, has offered his endorsement of the new book […]

'Lean Belly Breakthrough' - The Ultimate Method to Eliminate Belly Fat Permanently

Lean Belly Breakthrough

Chicago, IL — DMG Consumer Info Radio Show has announced that they will be promoting a remarkable and scientifically proven method to reduce 1 pound per day of dangerous belly […]

Black Women Who Drink 7 or More Alcoholic Beverages Per Week Have an Increased Risk of Developing This Disease

Black women drinking

New research shows that African-American women who drink seven or more alcoholic beverages per week have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Their risk increases to 33 percent if […]

African-American Business Birthing Coach, Visionary & Entrepreneur, Launches ‘Bold’ - A Thought Leader Private Coaching Program™

Bobbi Hicks, founder of Bold

— ‘Bold’ Aims to Get Professionals on Their Life Mission, Packaging and Monetizing Their Expertise, and Bringing Original Bodies of Work to Life — Nationwide — Business Birthing Coach, Visionary, […]

Another Pregnant Black Woman Shot and Killed By Police After She Called 911 For Help

Charleena Lyles, pregnant Black woman killed in Seattle

Seattle, WA — Seattle police officers have reportedly shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year old pregnant woman, in her home in front of her children. Charleena had called 911 and […]

Professor, Author and Empowerment Specialist Teaches Women How To Turn Their Pain into Purpose

Danielle Langford, founder of PinkEmpowers.com

Nationwide — Danielle Langford, professor, author, and empowerment specialist, knows a thing or two about pain. While doing hundreds of workshops and presentations with women and teens on self-esteem, emotional […]



27-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Raises $7.2 Million in Just 3 Days

Chrissa McFarlane, founder of Patientory

Atlanta-based Patientory, the company behind an advanced healthcare app, has raised $7.2 million in a very successful online crowdfunding campaign. The tech startup, founded by CEO and black entrepreneur, 27-year-old […]

Black Celebrities Challenged to Help At-Risk Youth -- Tyler Perry, Tom Joyner, and Monica Pearson Already on Board

Tom Joyner, Monica Pearson and Tyler Perry

Nationwide — Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson’s Be Someone Inc. organization (www.BeSomeone.org) is all about helping young people succeed by making the right moves in life. Need proof? Here is one testimonial […]

9-Year Old Queen Running Her Own Home-Based Line of Bath Products

Jelani Jones, founder of Lani Boo Bath

Jelani Jones from Fredericksburg, Virginia is only 9-years old, but she runs her business… like a queen! In addition to making and selling her own line of bath products, Lani […]

Be Part of the Growth in African-American Business Ownership With a 7-Eleven Franchise

Karen Brown, 7 Eleven Franchisee

Nationwide — African-American owned businesses are on the rise in the US, and 7-Eleven continues to be a leader in supporting that trend. The world’s largest convenience retailer is growing […]

Black Women Get Healed When They Get Involved With This Powerful "Lemonade" Movement

Dr. Yetta Young, author of Butterfly Confessions

Nationwide — Dr. Yetta Young, executive producer, director and author, transforms her national stage play, Butterfly Confessions into a teaching tool to raise awareness about violence against women and sexual […]

Former Crack Addict of 16 Years Turned Therapist Explains the Substance Abuse Cycle -- From Childhood to Adulthood

ML Holly, author of Swimming in Addiction

Nationwide — If you are looking for a book about addiction and recovery that is different from the other books, Swimming in Addiction is the one. Author M. L. Holly […]

Beautiful Bride Who Was Fat-Shamed For Her Engagement Photos is Now Happily Married to Her King

Mzznaki Tetteh engagement photo for her wedding

Accra, Ghana — Mzznaki Tetteh, a plus size nurse from Ghana, was cruelly taunted last year on social media after she pictures of her and her fiance, Kojo Amoah (who […]

Black Homeschool Mother and Former Public School Teacher Creates Literacy Content that Reflects African American Children and Encourages Early Reading

Books by Naomi H. Bradley

Atlanta, GA — The late great Chicago educator, Marva Collins once said, “You can pay people to teach but you can’t pay them to care.” Naomi Bradley M.Ed has always […]

10-Year Old Black CEO Gets Distribution for Her Popular Invention in Once Upon a Child Stores Across the Country

Gabrielle Goodwin, founder of GaBBY Bows

Nationwide — Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin is now selling her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows in 50 Once Upon a Child stores in 16 states across the US. With the […]

Founders of DC-Based Mambo Sauce Company Win the Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year Award

Arsha and Charles Jones, founders of Capital City Mambo Sauce

Washington, DC — The owners of a company that successfully commercialized Mambo sauce — the original wing sauce in the DMV – were honored recently with the Family Business Award […]

Urban Economist and Futurist, Ida Byrd-Hill, to Keynote 2,000 Person Juneteenth Festival

Ida Byrd-Hill, author of Invisible Talent Market

Nationwide — Ida Byrd-Hill, known as an urban economist, futurist, radical transformer of 6 urban public schools and host of Automation Workz, an iSTEAM (invention, Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic Design […]

How This Black Woman Entrepreneur Came to be the Queen of Event Planning -- Hosting More Than 2,400 Corporate Events

Carolyn Howell, founder of Events USA

Carolyn Howell, the founder of Events USA, is a brilliant entrepreneur, a visionary, and also the queen of event planning. Over the past two decades, her Washington, DC area-based company […]

Woman Makes History After Becoming Australia's First Ever Black Senator

Senator Lucy Gichuhi, the first Black senator in Australia

Canberra, Australia — Senator Lucy Gichuhi, a Kenyan-born lawyer, was warmly welcomed by colleagues when she recently became the first-ever person of black African descent in the Australian parliament. The […]

26-Year Old Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches Low Cost Organic Grocery Store

Olympia Auset, founder of SUPRMARKT

26-year old Olympia Auset, a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Howard University, grew tired of having to travel 2 hours by bus every time she wanted to […]

Black-Owned Construction Firm Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Lines in Flint, Michigan

Rhonda Grayer, Vice President of WT Construction

W.T. Stevens Construction, a Black-owned construction firm with about 25 employees, has been awarded a multi-million dollar service contract to replace more than 18,000 lead corroded pipes across the city […]

Exclusive Collection of African-American Party Invitations and Stationery Products Launches

Yolanda N. Ingram, CEO/Founder of Sweet Berry Lane

— Sweet Berry Lane is a cool online destination for African-American invitations and stationery products with unique designs and trends. — Holly Springs, NC — It is obvious how special […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Presents the Poignant and Powerful International Documentary, "The Man Who Mends Women"

The Man Who Mends Women

— Exclusive Premiere Friday, May 19, 2017 — May Highlights Also Include: #ThrowbackThursdays with Season 1 of Braxton Family Values; Military Drama Stand Down Soldier starring Jeryl Scott (The Walking […]

Mother and Teen Son Launch Movement to Help Black Families Create Generational Wealth Through Business Ownership and Personal Financial Success

Lavette and Yungche, mother/son founders of the Family Brand Movement

— In a nation where 49% of children are living in poverty, the family brand movement has been started to extract the true potential in family bonds — Nationwide — […]

Tony Nominated Broadway Actress Brenda Braxton Releases "The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette"

Brenda Braxton, author of Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette

New York, NY — Tony nominated Broadway actress and entrepreneur Brenda Braxton, will celebrate the release of her first self-published title, The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette with […]

Best-Selling Novel, "Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made," Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Grand Style at 25th National Conference of Go on Girl! Book Club

Books by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

— New York Times Best-Selling Authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, Will Lead All-Star Anniversary Performance in Chicago on June 3, 2017. — New York, NY — In celebration of […]

Black Israelis Are Twice as Likely to Be Arrested for Crimes They Didn’t Commit -- Young Ethiopian Immigrant Sitting in Israeli Prison without Trial

Rivka Yeshayhu, a Black Ethiopian Israeli

Nationwide — Rivka Yeshayhu is a 21-year old Ethiopian-Israeli, a dedicated daughter and sister who works hard to support her family. Rivka lost her father at a young age and […]

"Scholarship Mom" Shares Money-Saving Secrets In Her Book -- How To Send Your Kids To College For Free

Gwen Thomas, author of The Parent's Guide to Sending Your Kids to College

— “The Parent’s Smart Guide to Sending Your Kids to College Without Going Broke” — Washington, DC — It’s that time of year when millions of college-bound students and their […]

Summit Aims to Correct Asian Beauty Supply Store Manager Beating and Choking a Female Black Customer

Beauty Supply Summit

Nationwide — Beauty Supply Institute, a training and consulting organization founded in 2007 by former business & economics professor and 3-time store owner Devin Robinson, is hosting its 1st Annual […]

Rolling Out the Red Carpet For African American Women, and Building Something Massive Together (For Us and By Us!)

Black Girl Powerhouse

Nationwide — The Black Girl Powerhouse campaign is the brainchild of national best-selling author and successful entrepreneur, Brenda Hampton. The resort-style commercial property is designed as a meeting place for […]