Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Hayma “Screech” Washington has been elected as chairman and CEO of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also known as the Television Academy. Washington is the first African-American to hold the position of CEO in the organization’s 70 years of existence.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Meet Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, a 22-year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, who had to drop out of school in the 6th grade but went on to become a successful entrepreneur. Randriamananatahina was the top winner in this year's Anzisha Prize, presented by The African Leadership Academy and MasterCard Foundation.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
|Dr. Mae C. Jemison, entrepreneur and the first Black woman to go to space|
You might say, 'The sky is the limit' when it comes to Dr. Mae C. Jemison. Not only was she the first woman of color in the world to go into space, but she is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded two technology companies and a non-profit organization.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Three Nigerian entrepreneurs, based in New York City, have created a new, healthy 100% raw sugarcane juice beverage that they say is better for you than coconut juice. The unique beverage is cold pressed from carefully selected farm-fresh sugarcane stalks with no added sugar.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
|Billionaire Tony Elumelu with other African and African-American entrepreneurs|
Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, has designed an entrepreneurship program that will disburse $100 million dollars in financial assistance to African and African-American entrepreneurs throughout the U.S and Africa.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Success on the court doesn't always lead to success off the court for many professional NBA players who retire from the sport. But for this former NBA player, it lead to owning 80 franchise locations and five car dealerships.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Dr. Patricia Bath is the first African-American female doctor in U.S. history to receive a patent for a medical invention, but in actuality. In 1986, she invented the Laserphaco Probe which helps treat patients with cataracts in their eyes.
Being Black and a female did not stop Ayla Bystrom-Williams from beating out 13,000 competitors to win this year's Miller Lite Tap the Future competition in Chicago. Her company, Honeymoon Brewery, co-founded with her business partner/ boyfriend, James Hill, won the competition's $200,000 award.
Friday, November 18, 2016
There are a lot of reasons why you should want to do business in Africa, which by the way is made up of 55 countries and home to 1.2 billion people.
First of all, U.S. trade to and from Africa has tripled over the past decade, and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa has now topped $21 billion. Secondly, Africa is home to six of the ten fastest-growing countries in the world. And finally, the International Monetary Fund projects sub-Saharan Africa to grow between 5 and 6 percent each year over the next two years.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Entrepreneurs Create Mobile App That Pays Students for Getting Good Grades -- Already Has 500,000 Downloads
|Trevor Wilkins and Logan Cohen, co-founders of the Kudzoo app|
Monday, November 14, 2016
|Camille Newman, founder of Pop Up Plus|
Camille Newman, is the founder of Pop Up Plus, a very successful online fashion business that sells dresses (and confidence) to plus-sized and curvy women. Born to Jamaican parents, but raised in the United States, she learned the value of hard work, good work ethic, and pursuing business dreams.
Friday, November 11, 2016
|Chef Don Studvent taking a photo with some customers in his restaurant|
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Former NFL superstar, Tyrone Legette, played for the New Orleans Saints and several other teams before retiring in 1998. Now he is another kind of superstar -- he is an entrepreneur who recently opened his own grocery store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Teaching Black Entrepreneurs How to "Buy The Block" -- New Program Makes Real Estate Investing Easier Than Ever!
|Lynn Da, founder of Buy Black Economics and Buy The Block|
Having successfully launched Buy Black Economics (the World’s Largest Digital Info Product Store dedicated to Black Businesses) as well as numerous other ventures, Lynn Da is excited to announce the creation of Buy The Block, an initiative that will allow individuals and groups to pool funds, share knowledge, and vote on properties in which to invest!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
|Su Sunni, co-founder and CEO of WeDidIt and Angel Rich, founder and CEO of the Wealthy Factory|
Two Black entrepreneurs recently won over $500,000 in combined funding as part of the annual 43North Business Pitch Competition. Every year, an organization called 43North hosts a business pitch competition in which over 500 companies around the nation can pitch their business ideas in an effort to win up to $5 million in funding and investment capital.
Friday, November 4, 2016
|Sonnia Shields and Rena Williams, founders of SoRen Tea; and Pattie Labelle, founder of Patti's Good Life Cakes|
During the winter season, billions of dollars are spent in the United States on vacationing, buying food, and more. Companies like Walmart, Target, and even Amazon.com generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue during this time of the year.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Preston Mitchell, a young entrepreneur based in Nashville, Tennessee, has found huge success with his company Tatpack™, which offers a new innovative way of capturing creativity and artistic expression on backpacks. The company creates original, hand-painted, and customized backpacks so that his customers can not only wear a piece of art, but a piece of history in the making! He charges $150 to $300 per bag.
Monday, October 31, 2016
You might say that Lenesia Cooper is in the transportation business, but she is also in the event planning business. What exactly does she do? She has a family-owned business in Atlanta, Georgia that uses buses to bring the party to her customers. It's called GoGo Party Bus, and in many ways, it's a muvh better alternative to renting a limousine.
Friday, October 28, 2016
|Jibril Sulaiman, founder of Pay Sell Co; Ama Marfo, founder of Airfordable; and Jide Ehimika, co-founder of Noirbnb|
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Tina D. Howell, a mother of three and a former school teacher, realized that you don't have to reinvent the wheel to be a successful entrepreneur. So in 2003, she decided to open a Wingstop franchise in Miami, Florida. She went on to open a total of four franchises, and later divested interest in two of the locations. Now, as an award-winning entrepreneur, she generates about $1.5 million in annual revenue - making her one of the top production franchisees for the chain.
Monday, October 24, 2016
In addition to being a hit songwriter, producer and singer, 67-year old Lionel Richie is also now a designer of luxury home accessories. His new company, The Lionel Richie Home Collection, produces high-quality but reasonably-priced home decor items including dinnerware, glassware, barware, stemware, and even fragrant candles.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Entrepreneurs often start businesses in order to fill a need or to solve a problem. That was the case with Kristal Bush from Philadelphia, PA. Her idea came from a very unlikely source - years of traveling to prison to visit her father.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Actress, singer, songwriter, and television personality Keke Palmer is up to her heels in style. In addition to all her other accomplishments, she has just unveiled her new shoe collection with Shoe Dazzle.
Monday, October 17, 2016
First Ever Black Woman-Owned Full-Service Security Firm Was Launched With Just $500 -- But Is Now A Multi-Million Dollar Enterprise!
Mary Parker is the genius entrepreneur that founded All-N-One Security - a thriving, multi-million dollar security enterprise with a workforce of more than 200 employees. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, her company is the first ever Black woman-owned full-service security firm, and one of the nation’s largest and most experienced, fully-certified security firms.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Darius Miles, a former player for the L.A. Clippers star, has filed for bankruptcy. The 6 ft 9 in professional basketball player was the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft and played for the Los Angeles Clippers. His nine-year contract earned him $62 million, but now it's gone. It's hard to comprehend $62 million gone so quickly. What happened?
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