Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Almost every little girl wants a Barbie doll, but not all little girls can afford them. It took one creative and inspired little girl to solve this problem by donating Barbie dolls to homeless shelters and other places where girls are not as fortunate. The sweet gesture turned 10-year-old Gianni Graham into an entrepreneur, and she is loving it.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
|Founders of Stopoint.com|
(left to right) Ally Simbert, Marc Estinville, and Steeve Simbert
Technology moves so fast that consumer products are outdated just as quickly as they are purchased. So, what do you do with your outdated electronics? Three young Black entrepreneurs have created a way for people to safely buy and sell used electronics online.
Monday, February 13, 2017
There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United Statess that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by The American College, up to 45 percent of American millionaires are women. Few of these, however, are African American. But success runs in our race. Meet Annie Malone, the first Black woman millionaire.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
|Trez Pugh (center), founder of Sip & Savor in Chicago|
Monday, February 6, 2017
Green Dot and RushCard are two of the oldest prepaid debit cards in the marketplace. Russell Simmons’ RushCard increased popularity for prepaid cards while Green Dot pioneered the reloadable prepaid card and is the largest provider in the U.S., according to Forbes Magazine.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Thirteen-year-old Ukoma Michael from Nigeria is one of the youngest and best upcoming tech entrepreneurs in the world. He invented a battery-operated fan that will last for up to 19 hours. He calls them “Blue Wind Fans,” and they come in different shapes and sizes from table top to free standing. Once the fans are charged, they can run for up to 19 hours!
Monday, January 30, 2017
Surely, you've heard before that "diamonds are a girl's best friend," but diamonds can also become a lucrative business. Just ask gemologist and custom jewelry designer, Zenobia Morrow, who is now up to her elbows in diamonds as a professional gemologist.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
He is just 16 years old, but Warren Cassell, Jr. is being called one of the Caribbean region’s most prominent, respected and influential figures in the world of business. He has already written a book and now has his own series called "Teen Tycoon." In the show, Cassell interviews multimillionaire entrepreneurs, asking them to share their stories of how they got to be so successful.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Barack Obama served his last day as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Although his annual salary was only $400,000 a year, during his presidency, he made $20 million dollars. But how?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
|Darryl and Fylynne Crawford, owners of Kimbark Laundry in Chicago|
Currently, there are about 35,000 coin laundries in the United States, generating nearly $5 billion in gross revenue annually. This 70-year old business concept is especially popular in the country's inner cities, but very few laundrymats are owned by African American entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
13-Year Old Entrepreneur Making $100K a Year Doing This -- And She's Training Other Girls to Do the Same!
|Asia Newson (left) and her friends|
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Jason and Angelica Sweeting, who live in Miami, Florida with their two young daughters, are the founders of Naturally Perfect Dolls, which sells high-end baby dolls with multicultural skin tones, hair styles, and body structures. The dolls are washable with styleable hair, and encourage self-acceptance and diversity - but they are not cheap. They retail for $84.99.
Monday, January 9, 2017
|Saffron Jackson, founder of Zuree Dolls, with her daughter|
Friday, January 6, 2017
Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that women of color everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but they are also designed to match a variety of skin tones. What a great idea!
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Alaila-Lee Lawrence, a genius young entrepreneur from NYC, has created Sorrel Drinkable Lightbulbs - all-natural, refreshing drinks that come in bottles that are literally shaped like lightbulbs.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs. But how do these women know if they have a great concept for a business, and if they have the skills to be a C.E.O.? CENTRIC answers this question on Saturday, January 14 at 10pm EST, in its first business competition-reality series “Queen Boss.”
Monday, January 2, 2017
More than 100 local residents recently gathered together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Naka’s Broiler, a Black-owned restaurant which also happens to be the first ever Black-owned business in Compton, California.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Funlayo Alabi grew up in West Africa where shea butter was considered a cure for everything. Many years later after immigrating to the United States, her son began to suffer with a skin condition called eczema. So, she tried shea butter and found that it not only improved his eczema but also made her own skin glow from using it. So, she decided to start her own business!
Monday, December 26, 2016
|Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, founders of Paystack|
Friday, December 23, 2016
Ciro Ortiz, a sixth-grader from New York City, has found business success helping stressed-out New York subway-goers. For just $2, passerbyers in need of some advice or encouragement can stop and have a 5-minute consultation with him. And so far, the idea is a very profitable one!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
|(L to R) Lawrence Morris, technology officer; Fatima Dicko, DEO; and Ryan Middleton, chief marketing officer|
For the last 5 years, Accelerate Baltimore has been helping innovative companies in cybersecurity, edtech, health and consumer startups in Baltimore by giving them $25,000 in seed funding. This year, they added a bonus award of $100,000. The first company to win this award was MyBestBox, a Black-owned subscription box service company based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
|Andrew Colom and David Alade, founders of Century Partners|
What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface, nothing, but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a burning desire to revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, one house at a time.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hawk Time LLC is a St. Louis-based marketing and consulting firm founded by twin brothers and entrepreneurs, Marlon and Mark Whitfield. Growing up twins, they did most everything together, so it made sense for them to also go into business together, especially since they both share a unique approach to offering marketing and consulting services to their customers. They are now celebrating one year in business.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Black Southern Belle launched over a year ago. Founder Michiel Perry created the web site to fill a need for more black vendors in the area of good food, black art, quality merchandise, home decor, and slow southern living. She actually stumbled across the idea when planning her wedding. Within just four short months, Perry secured $50,000 in sponsorships.
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.
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