Wednesday, April 26, 2017
How does a young man from a small town in Sierra Leone become the CEO of his own tech company? Kelvin Doe can tell you it's all about using your passion for engineering and being focused.
Not all swimsuits are the same, just as not all bodies are alike. Buying a swimsuit is like buying a pair of jeans. There are so many brands and styles on the market, and no two fit alike. These top 7 swimsuit and bikini companies are black-owned, and they have designs to fit any woman from a small, athletic body to a full-figure women with lots of curves.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
|Darrell S. Freeman, founder of Zycron, Inc.|
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently recognized a Columbus, Ohio business as being the oldest African-American owned business in the United States. This year, they celebrated 134 continuous years in business. Can you guess what company it is?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
|Bishop Curry, founder of Oasis which prevents hot car child deaths|
Monday, April 17, 2017
|Brazil and Princeton Dowe are the 8-year old founders of Water 2 Kids|
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
|Ngozi and Chijioke Dozie, founders of Café Neo|
Monday, April 10, 2017
Mixed gyms are common in the U.S. but not in other countries, like Uganda. Men in Uganda do not welcome women exercising with them and also object to their wearing exercise clothes. So one female entrepreneur decided to open the country's first ever Black-owned gym that's exclusively for women. What inspired her, though, went far beyond exercise!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12-year old Tavia Isaac from Chester, Pennsylvania, had a big secret that she had to keep for four months. The secret was that she was chosen as the top winner on Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” show but she couldn't tell anyone until the showed aired four months later back in August 2016. She won $10,000, and officially earned her title as a chef.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Black-Owned Magazine Publisher Celebrates Her 2nd Year of Publishing -- Catering to the Textured, Natural, Curly Hair Market
|Angela Turner, founder of Curls, Twists, Coils, & Kinks Magazine|
Sunday, April 2, 2017
|Founders of PesaLink, a tech company based in Kenya|
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
|Pascal Murasira, founder of Minnaz Potato Chips|
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Black Entrepreneur Launches Madagascar's First Ever Pizza Joint -- Now the Country's Largest Fast Food Restaurant Chain
|Chef Mbinina, founder of Gastronomie Pizza in Madagascar|
Monday, March 27, 2017
|Edose Ohen, founder of Glazed The Doughnut Cafe|
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Suzie Beauty was created by entrepreneur Suzie Wokabi, a US-trained makeup artist who runs her business in Kenya and initially found it hard to source quality makeup for her work. This motivated her to create her own makeup line. She struggled to receive financing for several years, using her home as a laboratory for her makeup collection. But now, her company is worth over $1 million.
Monday, March 20, 2017
|Dominique Shawn Norwood, founder of Dom's Dessert Candles|
|Yemi Osunkoya, founder of Kosibah Creations|
Friday, March 17, 2017
|Taofick Okoya, founder of Queens of Africa dolls|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
21-Year Old Kenyan Entrepreneur Launches Safi Pads - Affordable Reusable Sanitary Pads For Low Income Women
In 2013, 21-year-old Kenyan entrepreneur Barclay Paul Okari noticed problems caused by the unavailability of sanitary pads for teenage girls in the rural settlements of Western Kenya, Eastern Uganda and Southern Sudan. So, he decided to make a product that was half the market price of commercial sanitary pads on the market.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America today are African American women. Businesses owned by black women have increased to over 300 percent since 1997, according to American Express Open's 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report. What makes this group so successful? They do some things differently.
Stormy Wellington was raised in Miami, Florida, where her mother worked the streets for a living, leaving her to be raised by others, including her brothers, family and friends. She was in and out of foster homes, even dealt in drugs and worked as a stripper. But all that ended for her the day she realized she could do better - much better.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
|Previous Black Enterprise Small Business awards winner|
Black Enterprise is seeking entries for its annual Small Business Awards, which provides special recognition to African American entrepreneurs who embody the entrepreneurial spirit. The magazine wants to honor companies and individuals who are bringing new products to the forefront, redefining sales strategies, and discovering new and profitable markets.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Snazzy's Barbershop sits right on Barnwell Ave NE in Aiken, South Carolina. It's the oldest Black-owned business in Aiken County and will soon be in business for 40 years. But it's more than just a place to get your hair cut. Snazzy's is a historic landmark in the local community.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In 2016, during a comptition Google Code-In, Google rewarded hackers more than $3 million in 2016 for reporting vulnerabilities in the tech giant's software and devices. At just 17 years old, Collins Nji from Cameroon was the first Black student to win the competition.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
New Black-Owned Smart Shoe Line Has Bluetooth Capabilities That Can Connect to Smart Phones and Tablets
|(center) Entrepreneur Jide Ipaye, founder of the Keexs smart shoe|
Move over Nike and make room for Keexs, an Africa-inspired unisex footwear brand and the first smart shoe in Africa that has a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Even more importantly, the new sneakers brand creates jobs and also helps poor people in Nigeria.