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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Black Chef Turned Entrepreneur Now Has His Food Products in 187 Stores Nationwide

LaForce Baker, founder of Moon Meals

LaForce Baker, an African-American chef, once had a dilemma of finding healthy snacks for working professionals. He used it as an inspiration to create Moon Meals, a tasty plant-based meal ready to grab in local grocery stores. What started as a small delivery service is now available in 187 grocery stores in the Midwest.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Meet the 26-Year Old Black Woman Who Owns Her Own Accredited International College

Caroline Esinam Adzogble, founder of Potters International College
Caroline Esinam Adzogble, founder of Potters International College
Caroline Esinam Adzogble, a 26-year old Black woman, is already a successful entrepreneur, educationist, business coach, diversity maverick, and an advocate for women and girls in technology. In 2016 at the age of 24, she became the youngest woman in Ghana and in all of Africa to own and manage an accredited international college.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Black Teen Entrepreneur, Once Bullied For Having "Bushy" Eyebrows, Has Turned Her Experience into a Booming Business!

Tania Speaks, founder of Brow Boost

Tania Speaks is the 16-year old CEO and founder of Brow Boost, an organic skin care company that makes products not just for women's eyebrows... but also for men's beards. Recently profiled in Forbes, she is an enthusiastic teen entrepreneur that has literally transformed her bullying experience into a booming business.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Magic Johnson to Invest in the City of Baltimore to Create More Jobs and Economic Growth

Magic Johnson

Former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson continues to make a name for himself in the business world. Not only does he aim to make his investments grow, but most importantly, he wants to make an impact in underserved communities. He is now planning to invest in the city of Baltimore to create more job opportunities and contribute to its economic growth.

Monday, August 6, 2018

10-Year Old Raises $50K for His Invention That Prevents Child Hot Car Deaths

Bishop Curry, founder of Oasis which prevents hot car child deaths
Bishop Curry, founder of Oasis which prevents hot car child deaths
Bishop Curry is a 10-year old 5th grader from McKinney, Texas, and he's also the inventor of a prototype device that is designed to prevent children from dying in hot cars. His lifesaving device is called Oasis, and it attaches to children's car seats. If it senses that a child has been left behind in the seat, it will start to blow out cool air until the child is rescued.

Thanks to These 56 Black-Owned Companies That Offer Shared Co-Working Office Spaces, You Don't Need Your Own Office Anymore!

Black-owned shared office space

All in all, there are at least 56 Black-owned businesses that offer shared co-working office spaces in urban communities around the country. Their goal, according to Motherboard is to "provide more than conference rooms, Wi-Fi, and limitless coffee." Instead, "they are built to give black entrepreneurs a safe space to find themselves in the work of innovation where they have largely been excluded."

Thursday, August 2, 2018

From Homeless and Incarcerated to Becoming a Super Chef That Owns Three Restaurants!

Darnell Ferguson, founder and owner of Super Chef's Restaurant

Darnell Ferguson, founder and owner of Super Chef's Restaurant, knew early on what he enjoyed and wanted to do. It was while attending vocational school that he realized how much he enjoyed cooking. His inspiration was watching celebrity chef, Emeril, on TV, and that's when he decided he wanted to own his own restaurant. But getting there was a lot more difficult than he ever imagined!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Entrepreneur Creates Doll Collection to Help Black Girls Overcome Depression

TiffanyJ, creator and owner of Super Beauty Dolls

TiffanyJ, an artist and entrepreneur, suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts when she was young. So, in hopes of helping young Black girls that are battling depression, she has created an avenue to boost their confidence and self-esteem through a new superhero doll called "Super Beauty".

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

3 Best Friends Launch First Ever Black-Owned Pizza and Beer Restaurant Chain

Founders of Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria
Clint Gray, EJ Reed, and Derrick Moore, owners of Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria

Three childhood best friends are now successful business partners as the owners of a pizza and beer restaurant chain. Clint Grat, EJ Reed, and Derrick Moore, all African Americans, opened Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria just last year and have since gained popularity -- not only for their delicious pizzas -- but also for creating opportunities for others in their community in Nashville, Tennessee.

Friday, July 20, 2018

This Black Entrepreneurial Couple Wants to Save Your Behind... When You Have to Use a Public Restroom!

Bill and Sonia Massey, creators of The Restroom Kit
Bill and Sonia Massey, creators of The Restroom Kit

The next time you have to use a restroom away from home, hopefully you will have already purchased The Restroom Kit - a clever product created by Bill and Sonia Massey that enables you to have the most sanitary experience possible in a public restroom!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Magic Johnson Explains How He Brokered the $154 Million Deal With Lebron James

Magic Johnson and Lebron James

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBA legend Earvin "Magic Johnson" explained in detail how he brokered the $154 million dollar deal for Lebron James to come and play for the Los Angeles Lakers.

This Self-Made Black Entrepreneur's Makeup Brand is Now Worth $1 Billion -- But You Won't Read That in Forbes Magazine!

Pat McGrath, founder of Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Labs, a Black-owned makeup brand launched by make up artist Pat McGrath, has just recently reached a whopping $1 billion estimated valuation. The brand has officially surpassed the $900 million estimated worth of Kylie Cosmetics owned by Kylie Jenner who was featured on the August 2018 cover of Forbes Magazine and controversially referred to as a "self-made" billionaire.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Meet the Youngest Black Woman to Ever Own a McDonald’s Franchise

Jade Colin, youngest Black owner of McDonald's franchise

28-year old Jade Colin from New Orleans has made history as the youngest Black woman to ever become a McDonald's franchise owner. While in college, she started her career as an employee working the night shift at a local McDonald's, and after years of earning promotions and awards, she decided to purchase her very own franchise.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Meet the 4 Black Teens Who Created a Generator That Uses Urine As Fuel

Back in 2012, four teenage girls from Africa, who were just 14 and 15-year olds at that time, invented a generator that is powered by what seems to be an unlikely source of electricity: urine. Their invention was highlighted by Maker Faire Africa which supports Afrigadget-type innovations, inventions and initiatives.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Black Family-Owned Business Launches Their Gluten-Free, All-Natural Fish Fry on "Good Morning America"... and It Was an Instant Hit!

Black family founders of Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry
Some of the family members during a recent appearance at the ESSENCE Music Festival

Joseph and Maranda Dowell are the genius entrepreneurs behind the popular Atlanta-based Black family-owned business that sells a very tasty and golden light fish fry! Their product, a seafood breaded mix called Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry, is available in two styles - one is made with wheat flour, and the other is available as a gluten-free mix made with yellow corn flour. With either option, all you have to do to make your seafood amazing... is just dip and fry!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Black-Owned Bottled Water Brand Makes History as the First to Be Sold in Walmart

Dr. Shayla Creer, co-founder of Live Alkaline Water, the first Black-owned brand to be sold by Walmart
Dr. Shayla Creer, co-founder of Live Alkaline Water
For the first time in history, Walmart is selling a Black-owned bottled water brand on its shelves. It's called Live Alkaline Water, and it is 100% natural alkaline water that is bottled at the source from a natural underground spring, an aquifer, and a mineral rock bed that lies 800 feet below the ground.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rapper Akon is Building the First Ever Black-Owned Futuristic City With Its Own Cryptocurrency Called Akoin

Akon, artist, philanthropist and founder of Akoin crypto currency

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist and philanthropist Akon is building a first of its kind 100% crypto-based city in Senegal, West Africa, and the only form of trade that will be used is his own digital cash currency called AKoin. The futuristic city will be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by Senegal's President Macky Sall, located just 5-minutes away from the country's new international airport. For years, Black leaders have talked about creating their own communities and economies... and now finally, Akon is stepping up to the plate.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Meet the Only Black Woman in the U.S. Who Owns Her Own Bank

Kiko Davis, only Black woman to own a bank in the US
Kiko Davis, majority owner of First Independence Bank in Detroit, Michigan

48-year old Kiko Davis is the majority stockholder of Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of the top 10 largest Black-owned banks in the United States. This makes her the only Black woman in the country who owns a bank.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the Newest Black Woman-Owned Bank

Nthabeleng Likotsi, one of the first Black women to own a bank
Nthabeleng Likotsi, founder of YWBN Mutual Bank

Nthabeleng Likotsi, a 33-year old Black woman from South Africa who co-founded the Young Women in Business Network (YWBN), has always been determined to turn her cooperative financial institution to a mutual bank. It seems rather challenging, but she has already been set to do it and become the first black woman owner of a bank in South Africa.

These Black CEOs Were Denied Business Loans (But Now They Run America's Fastest Growing Companies!)

Black CEOs that were denied business loans
Edwin Bosso, Anastasia Gentles, and Zawadi Bryant
Every year, Inc. magazine publishes a list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the nation. They also publish the Inc. 5000. In 2016, among all these fast-growing companies, only 73 of them were Black-owned and/or run by Black CEOs.

Friday, June 22, 2018

7 Black-Owned Businesses That Sell 100% Organic, Healthy, and Eco-Friendly Products

Eco-friendly products are organic products that do not harm the environment in anyway, whether it's in the production process or at the time of disposal. Such products include foods, drinks, skincare, haircare, and more. A record number of consumers are now more health-conscious in their buying habits because they believe in preserving the environment, as well as their own personal health.

Monday, June 18, 2018

This Entrepreneur is Raising $10 Million to Fund Black-Owned Tech Companies

Marceau Michel, founder of Black Founders Matter

Marceau Michel, a goal-oriented African-American entrepreneur, is raising funds not only for his own company but also for other Black-owned start-up companies. Through his company that promotes the hashtag #BlackFoundersMatter, he aims to raise $10 million of funds to help minority entrepreneurs with their business.

$11 Million in Funding to Help Black-Owned and Other Minority-Owned Businesses and Initiatives

The Minority Business Development Agency

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will provide Federal assistance to support innovative projects seeking to promote and ensure the inclusion and use of minority enterprises. This Announcement is a mechanism to encourage new activities, education, outreach, innovative projects or sponsorships that are not addressed through other MBDA programs.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Top 7 Black-Owned Shoe Brands That You Should Be Kicking it With!

Black-owned shoe brand

For most women, shoes and handbags are where it's at when it comes to fashion. The fact is, some of the most stylish and well-made shoes on the market today are made by black women and men. Here are the top 7 Black-owned shoe brands:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

First Ever Black-Owned Craft Beer Bar Opens In Harlem, NYC

Harlem Hops

Three entrepreneurs have launched Harlem Hops, the city's first ever Black-owned craft beer bar serving a vast array and fresh selection of local, hard-to-find beers. They say that they wanted to create a space for locals to gather, socialize, relax.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Black Business Moguls Are No Longer Interested In Owning an NFL Team

Diddy and Steph Curry
Diddy and Steph Curry
There was a time when African American business moguls were trying to buy an NFL team, but now they are no longer interested. Just as recent as a few months ago, hip hop mogul Diddy and 3x NBA champion Steph Curry, were trying to pool their resources together to purchase the North Carolina Panthers - which would have been the first ever Black-owned team in the league.

Friday, June 8, 2018

3 Black-Owned Brands of Deodorant That You Should Roll With!

Founders of Black-owned Deodorant Brand
The founders of Nubian Heritage all-natural deodorant
Everybody uses deodorant. It's a very common household product that most people can't live without, and billions of dollars worth of it are sold every year by major retailers like Target, Walmart, and even Amazon. But did you know that there are several Black-owned brands of deodorant? Even more, each of them are all-natural with no chemicals or aluminum.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Oldest Black-Owned Restaurant in the U.S. -- In Business For More Than 100 Years!

James Jones, owner of Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Arkansas
James Jones, owner of Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Arkansas
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Arkansas is believed to be the oldest Black-owned restaurant in the country. Currently owned by James Jones and his wife Betty, the diner has been open since at least 1910 and is still widely known for serving the best barbecue pork with a secret sauce. James' grandfather, Walter Jones, was the founder and first pitmaster.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Black-Owned Startup Launches Virtual Reality Ticketing Platform to Help Event Planners Market Their Events

Michael Purnell, founder of Sievent, an all-in-one virtual reality ticketing platform
Michael Purnell, founder of Sievent
Michael Purnell, an African American entrepreneur from Sacramento, California, established a startup after discovering that there are a lot of good, beneficial events in every area but people aren't even aware of it due to marketing limitations. So, he created Sievent, an all-in-one virtual reality ticketing platform that has been breaking through the barriers in events marketing, allowing easier and faster sales of more tickets at live events.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Oprah Mentored This Group of Kids, and Now They Run a Successful Business Flipping Homes

Oprah with the founders of Junior Flips
Oprah Winfrey takes a selfie with the CEO and co-CEO of Junior Flips

In 2017, six elementary school kids from the Washington, DC area grew tired of playing video games and watching TV. So after an inspirational chance meeting with Oprah Winfrey along with seed money from one of the parents they partnered up and launched a company called Junior Flips. These young entrepreneurs range in age, from 7 to 13 years old.