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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

Olympia Auset, founder of SUPRMARKT
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 buy healthy vegan food. She live in Inglewood, and it quickly became clear that if she wanted better health around her, she would have to do something. So, she created and launched her very own organic grocery store.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Rhonda Grayer, vice president of W.T. Stevens Construction
Rhonda Grayer, vice president of W.T. Stevens 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 of Flint, Michigan. The company is one of just four companies recently contracted under a court order to complete the project.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Young Genius Brothers, 11 and 14 Years Old, Graduate from High School and College

Carson and Cannan Huey-You, genius kid brothers
Carson and Cannan Huey-You
Two genius brothers from Texas, Carson and Cannan Huey-You, have simultaneously graduated from high school and college. Carson, who is just 14 years old, just graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in physics. He was the youngest graduate in the school's history.

Friday, May 12, 2017

15-Year Old Black Teen Entrepreneur Signs Licensing Deal With the NBA

Moziah Bridges, founder of Mo's Bows

Young entrepreneur Moziah “Mo” Bridges was just 12 years old when he appeared on ABC's Shark Tank to promote his Memphis based company, Mo’s Bows, which manufactures handmade bow and neckties. Now 15, this young Black teen just signed a licensing deal with the NBA, giving him the rights to manufacture his products with the logos of NBA clubs.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

First African American To Hold a Patent For a Natural Hair Care Product

Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious

The first and only African-American so far to hold a patent for a natural hair care product is Detroit native Gwen Jimmere. She wanted to create a solution for black women that would reduce the amount of time they spent washing and conditioning their hair. Not only that, she wanted it to contain natural ingredients. While she experimented with products at home, two life-changing events were her inspiration to become an entrepreneur.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

First Ever Black-Owned Organic Ice Cream Chain Enjoying the Sweet Taste of Success

Mercy Kitomari, founder of Black-owned ice cream chain

Mercy Kitomari is the founder of Nelwas Gelato, a Black-owned organic ice cream chain. Based in Tanzania (East Africa), her company makes 30 different flavors of rich and creamy ice cream. Truly, what began as a woman's dream to make her own ice cream has turned into the sweet taste of success!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Top 7 Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans (The Best Gumbo, Jambalaya and More!)

Black-owned restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana is known as one of the culinary capitals of the United states. Food served in this amazing city reflects the local Cajun, Creole, and French roots. Visitors come from all over the world just to taste it's exquisite gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish, red beans and rice, and more. And every summer, hundreds of thousands of African Americans come to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Whoopi Goldberg Launches Organic Medical Marijuana Products to Help Women Deal With Menstrual Cramps

Whoopi Goldberg's Medical Marijuana product line

Another positive use for medical marijuana has been targeted by actress and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg who recently launched a new cannabis line that is specifically designed to relieve painful menstrual cramps. She has partnered with entrepreneur Maya Elisabeth to launch their new company called Whoopi & Maya.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Meet Jelani Aliyu -- The Genius Who Designed GM's Flagship Electric Vehicle, the Chevy Volt


As a child, Jelani Aliyu always loved cars and it was his dream to design cars when he grew up. Now, he is known around the world as the genius who designed the Chevrolet Volt, which is considered to be the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the market today.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

At Age 11, He Built His Own Radio Station -- But Now, He's the CEO of His Own Tech Company

Kelvin Doe, founder of KDoe-Tech Inc

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.

Top 7 Black-Owned Swimwear/ Bikini Brands

Black-owned swimwear and bikinis

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

Black Entrepreneur Sells His Tech Firm for $20 Million

Darrell S. Freeman, founder of Zycron, Inc.
Darrell S. Freeman, founder of Zycron, Inc.
One of the largest Black-owned businesses in the nation just sold for a whopping $20 million. Zycron Inc., a customer-focused information technology services and solutions firm in Nashville, Tennessee, founded by Darrell S. Freeman, was bought by BG Staffing Inc.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Oldest Black-Owned Business in the U.S.

E.E. Ward Moving and Storage Company

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

10-Year Old Raises $20K 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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

8-Year Old Twin Siblings Launch New Bottled Water Company for Kids

Brazil and Princeton Dowe, 8-year old founders of Water 2 Kids
Brazil and Princeton Dowe are the 8-year old founders of Water 2 Kids
You don't have to be a grown-up to be an entrepreneur. These 8-year-old twins from New York City are only in the second grade, yet they have started their own company, Water 2 Kids, bottling water just for kids.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Black-Owned Coffee Chain Owned By These Two Brothers Now Has 10 Locations -- How Did They Do It?

Ngozi and Chijioke Dozie, founders of Cafe Neo
Ngozi and Chijioke Dozie, founders of Café Neo
Café Neo opened in 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria, and was an overnight success. All it took was two very keen entrepreneurs (who are also brothers) to recognize the potential and capitalize on it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The First Ever Black-Owned Gym For Women in This Country is About More Than Just Fitness!

Black-owned Fit Clique gym for women in Uganda

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 Chef Tavia Wins $10K on Food Network Show

Chef Tavia Isaac

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
Angela Turner, founder of Curls, Twists, Coils, & Kinks Magazine
A.Turner Publishing is a Las Vegas, Nevada based Black-owned magazine publishing company, founded by entrepreneur and native New Yorker, Angela Turner. The company publishes Curls, Twists, Coils, & Kinks Magazine - a hair care magazine that caters exclusively to the hair care needs of the textured/curly hair community.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

This Black-Owned Tech Company Signed Up 2 Million Customers in Less Than 2 Months

PesaLink founders in Kenya
Founders of PesaLink, a tech company based in Kenya
A Black-owned tech company in Kenya, Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL), has recently launched a new money transfer service called PesaLink that has grown tremendously in just a short period of time. In less than two months, 2 million banks customers have signed up for their service.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Black-Owned Potato Chip Brand Takes Off -- Sells About 12,000 Bags a Month!

Pascal Murasira, founder of Minnaz Potato Chips in Rwanda
Pascal Murasira, founder of Minnaz Potato Chips
Pascal Murasira is co-founder of Minnaz Potato Chips, the first producer of potato chips in Rwanda. The company started in 2014 and now sells about 12,000 bags of potato chips every month.

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
Chef Mbinina, founder of Gastronomie Pizza in Madagascar
La Gastronomie Pizza is Madagascar's first ever pizza joint. Now it is also the country's largest fast food outlet. Owner Chef Mbinina worked hard to build his brand in a country where there are no fast food brands.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Black-Owned 24-Hour Donut Cafe Shaking Up the Industry -- But Why Donuts?

Edose Ohen, founder of Glazed The Doughnut Cafe
Edose Ohen, founder of Glazed The Doughnut Cafe
Edose Ohen, a Nigerian-American entrepreneur from Houston, Texas, has been shaking up the pastry industry ever since he opened Glazed The Doughnut Cafe - the area's first Black-owned 24 hour donut cafe. He started the business back in 2014, and now he has two locations in the city serving handmade glazed donuts, glazed sandwiches and gourmet coffee.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Started out as a Makeup Artist, and Then Launched Her Own Makeup Line Now Worth $1 Million


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

Black College Student Finds Sweet Success Selling Dessert-Like Candles

Dominique Shawn Norwood, founder of Doms Dessert Candles
Dominique Shawn Norwood, founder of Dom's Dessert Candles
Dominique Shawn Norwood from South Orange-Maplewood, New Jersey, is a college student at William Paterson University, but she is also the CEO and Founder of Dom's Dessert Candles. Her company produces candles that look like delicious desserts - with delicious flavors that vary from strawberry shortcake to apple pie to banana cheesecake to peach cobbler and many more.
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