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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Black-Owned All-Natural Mouthwash and Tooth Powder Brand For Children Uses the Power of Oxygen to Promote Healthy Oral Care

Children using Garner's Garden Kids Mouthwash and Tooth Powder

All-natural, fluoride-free kid’s mouthwash and tooth powder are the newest products offered by African American entrepreneur Philip Garner's company, Garner's Garden. Parents absolutely love the product line for their children because all of the ingredients are all-natural elements including organic neem, tea tree oil, and pepperment oil.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Meet the 11-Year Old Entrepreneur Who Trades on the Stock Market

Christon The Truth Jones, 11-year old day trader

Barely standing 5 feet tall, 11-year old day trader, Christon “The Truth” Jones is on a mission to help 1,000 people become successful. And he does it one stock at a time. Yes! He’s a day trader on the U.S. Stock Market, and the CEO of Return On Investment, LLC.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Meet the First Black Woman Owner and Operator of a Nationally Distributed Vodka

Vanessa Braxton, owner and CEO of Black Momma Vodka
Vanessa Braxton, owner and CEO of Black Momma Vodka
Vanessa Braxton is the owner and CEO of Black Momma Vodka, a company that offers various unique flavors of handcrafted, gluten-free vodka. As the first African-American woman to own a nationally distributed vodka, she stays true to her motto of making vodka for women... but still strong enough for any man.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Once Homeless, This Entrepreneur Just Launched a $36 Million Fund to Invest in Black Women Founders

Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital
Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital

Arlan Hamilton was once broke and homeless, but now she's the founder of Backstage Capital - a venture capital firm that promotes underrepresented founders such as people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community has launched a new $36 million fund that will specifically invest in Black female founders.

Monday, May 7, 2018

This Black-Owned Company Makes a Fortune Turning Trash into Treasure

Workers at WeCycle

Waste management is one of today's largest environmental problems, especially in poverty-stricken areas. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, a Nigerian social entrepreneur, found a favorable solution and launched WeCyclers which offers waste collection and recycling services. What's more, it has proven to be a productive social enterprise!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the $32 Million Dollar Incubator That Will Invest in Black-Owned Startups

Andre Amos, founder of Nu Republic Financial Services
Andre Amos, founder of Nu Republic Financial Services

Andre Amos is the founder of Nu Republic Financial Services and NuWorld International Ltd; based in Atlanta with offices in Houston, Chicago, and Puerto Rico. For over a decade, Andre has used his company to create a positive change in the African American community through finances.

He Started Out in College, and Now This 26-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Manages $25 Million in Real Estate Assets

Victor E. Bomi, founder and CEO of ATLCO Real Estate, Inc.
Victor E. Bomi, founder and CEO of ATLCO Real Estate, Inc.
Victor E. Bomi is a Nigerian-born, US-based entrepreneur, real estate advisor, philanthropist, and the founder/CEO of ATLCO Real Estate, Inc. Based in Atlanta, his company provides real estate investment and advisory services to help investors make smarter, and more profitable, decisions in all areas of real estate. Not only does Victor and his team serve as trusted advisors, they also help their clients with real estate investment management, wealth management, asset management, and financial planning. The overall goal is to help individuals work toward creating financial freedom and multi-generational wealth.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Now 120 Years Old, This Black-Owned Funeral Home Will Probably Never Die

James E. Jefferson, Jr., owner and funeral director at W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home
James E. Jefferson, Jr., owner and funeral director at W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home

Launched in the year 1894, W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home, a multi-generational Black-owned business in Vicksburg, MS, has several the local community for well over 100 years. The original founders were William and Lucy Jefferson, and William was actually the first African-American funeral director in the state of Mississippi. After they died, the business was passed down to other family members who still run the business today!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This Black-Owned Vegan Company Produces Plant-Based Protein Powders and Shakes Now Available at Walmart and Wholefoods

Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook, founders of VeganSmart
Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook, founders of VeganSmart

Many would agree that a plant-based diet helps in keeping us away from diseases. To make more people, especially those that are underserved, aware of its benefits, Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook, two African American entrepreneurs, founded VeganSmart, a company that produces and sells plant-based protein powders and shakes.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

It’s True! MoviePass is Black-Owned — And They Already Have Over 2 Million Subscribers!

Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt, founders of MoviePass
Founders, Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt

MoviePass has recently been making a buzz, especially to avid moviegoers. Since the company lowered its subscription fee last August, they gained over a million subscribers. What's more, the successful company was initially founded by African American entrepreneurs, Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the First Ever Black-Owned Toothpaste and Mouthwash Brand

Philip Garner, founder of Garner's Garden
Philip Garner, founder of Garner's Garden

Philip Garner, founder of Garner's Garden based in the Washington, DC area, is the first African American entrepreneur to manufacture and produce his own line of toothpaste and antibacterial mouthwash. His oral care products are fluoride-free, and use only all-natural ingredients such as organic neem, tea tree oil, and pepperment oil.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Black-Owned Restaurant in Dallas Reserves Mondays to Serve the Homeless

Paulette Johnson, founder of Trucker's Café in Dallas, TX
Paulette Johnson, founder of Trucker's Café in Dallas, TX
Aside from her love for cooking, Paulette Johnson, an entrepreneur and the owner of Trucker's Café, also loves helping people. Her café has been known not only for its "biggest mother truckin' burger" but mostly because it closes its doors every Monday to serve the homeless.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Black-Owned Lingerie Line Heats Up the Market

Sadia Sisay, founder of Being U Lingerie Line

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!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Top 10 Most Beautiful Black-Owned Hotels and Resorts Around The World

La Créole Beach Hotel & Spa, Black-owned resort
La Créole Beach Hotel & Spa
When traveling, accommodation is one of the first things to consider. There are thousands of hotels to choose from in every destination for every type of experience. In a Black-owned hotel, you get to explore a new destination, experience great service, while patronizing a Black hospitality business as well!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Meet the First Ever Black Woman Entrepreneur to Design a BMW Car -- And She's 82-Year Old!

Esther Mahlangu designing a BMW car

In 1991, Esther Mahlangu, an 82-year old South African Ndebele artist and entrepreneur, became the first non-Western and first Black woman to design artwork on a BMW car. 26 years later, the German car giant is her partnering with her again for a new project.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Black-Owned Toilet Paper, Mouthwash and Laundry Detergent Brands

Kamose Muhammad, CEO and founder of Freedom Paper Company
Kamose Muhammad, CEO and founder of Freedom Paper Company

Typically, we don't give much thought to who is the owner of the companies that produce the products we use. From toothpaste to mouthwash, soap to laundry detergent, bathroom products, and all the other products we use on a daily basis, all are made by companies that were started by entrepreneurs with an idea to solve a problem or make life a little easier. And guess what? Some of these entrepreneurs are African American.

Friday, April 6, 2018

9 Black-Owned Spices, Sauces and Seasoning Brands To Look For in Your Grocery Store

Black chef using seasoning

Let's admit it; We all like our food to have a delicious taste. And who doesn't enjoy a good barbecue? With thousands of different companies that make spices, sauces and seasonings, you may not have noticed that at least 9 of them are Black-owned. Here they are:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Top 6 Black-Owned Wine Companies (and Wineries)

Black-owned wine company

There are thousands of wineries in America, but only about .001 percent, or less than a couple dozen, are owned by African-Americans. The global wine industry generates more than $290 billion in sales every year. Whether you are a wine lover, a connoisseur, or you're just looking to get your buzz on, you will love these six Black-owned wine brands:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Meet the Owner of the Largest Black-Owned Newspaper in the South

Karen Carter Richards, CEO and publisher of the Houston Forward Times

Karen Carter Richards currently serves as the CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, the largest Black-owned independently published newspaper in the South. She is continuing the legacy of her parents who spearheaded the renowned publication.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Black Chef Charging White People More than Black People For Their Meals -- And His White Customers Don't Mind It!

Chef Tunde Wey, founder of Saartj

A nice meal and a purposeful advocacy? Tunde Wey, a chef from Nigeria, has been offering both through his pop-up stalls that serve meals and aims to change people's racial perspectives. The lunch counter, commonly known as Saartj, however, received opposing remarks for charging white people more than double the Black people pay for their meals.

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Weather Channel is Now Black-Owned -- Comedian Byron Allen Just Bought it for $300 Million!

Byron Allen, founder of Entertainment Studios and owner of The Weather Channel

Most people know Byron Allen as a funny comedian, but he is also a successful entrepreneur and media mogul as the CEO/owner of Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television. His Los Angeles-based company currently has 41 shows on the air, and owns eight 24-hour HD cable television networks reaching nearly 160 million aggregate subscribers nationwide. And now, his company is the proud new owner of the Weather Channel!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Meet the Black Entrepreneur Who Has Sold More Than 200,000 Coffee Table Books

C. Sunny Martin, founder of Who's Who Publishing

Described by many as a gifted visionary and entrepreneur, C. Sunny Martin is one of America's foremost experts in publishing and multicultural marketing. Mr. Martin has successfully published over sixty books over the last thirty years. Because of his success in publishing he has had the honor to have face-to-face audiences with four U.S. Presidents.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How Oprah's O Magazine Literally Saved One Black Entrepreneur’s Business

Ozi Okaro, founder of Ikuzi Dolls
Ozi Okaro, founder of Ikuzi Dolls
Ozi Okaro, a children's book author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, almost gave up her dreams of creating her own line of African girl brands as she didn't initially reach her business goals. But thanks to Oprah's O Magazine, her own brand of dolls eventually gained customers and increased sales!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Meet The First Black Woman to Own a NASCAR Team

Melissa Harville-Lebron, the first Black woman to own a NASCAR team
Melissa Harville-Lebron
Diversity in sports racing is lacking as only a few people of color are part of racing organizations such as the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). But Melissa Harville-Lebron is a Black American woman that owns a NASCAR team franchise.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Black Entrepreneur Finds Sweet Success Designing Luxury, Handcrafted Chocolate

Phillip Ashley Rix, founder of Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Phillip Ashley Rix, an entrepreneur, a chef and one of the few African-American designer chocolatiers, has definitely found sweet, chocolatey success in his innovative chocolates. His chocolate brand, Phillip Ashley Chocolates established in November 2013, has already gained an international following and high-profile clients.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Rappers Jay-Z, Nas and Snoop Invest In Free Cryptocurrency & Stock-Trading App

Nas, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg

What do Jay-Z, Nasir Jones (also known as Nas), and Snoop Dogg have in common? Aside from being Black Americans, being successful music stars, and having big bank accounts, they are co-investors in the free stock trading app called Robinhood.

Monday, February 5, 2018

6 Well-Known Companies That You Probably Didn't Know Have Black CEOs

Black CEOs of Fortunte 500 companies
(left to right) Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO of Merck; Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP; Marc Allen, President of Boeing International; and Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Cruises

50 years ago, it was unthinkable for an African American to be the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. But nowadays, thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite a few Black CEOs that run major, well-known companies. Here are just just a few:

Facebook and Airbnb Add Some Color to Their Board of Directors

Kenneth Chenault

Kenneth Chenault, the outgoing chief executive of American Express, is joining the board of directors at Facebook and Airbnb. Chenault is making history as he is the first black American to be a board member of both large companies.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Getting His Cut -- Black Tech Entrepreneur Creates Device That Automatically Gets Your Lawn Mowed

Wilkinson Egwu, a Black tech entrepreneur based in Woodstock, Georgia, has created an innovative way to automate professional lawn care! LawnTap, the startup company he co-founded, has developed a device and an app that enables your lawn to take care of itself (yep, literally).

Thursday, January 25, 2018

How Rapper 50 Cent Made Millions of Dollars from Bitcoin

50 Cent has earned millions from Bitcoin

The fluctuating and declining rates of bitcoin may be really frustrating for those who just recently invested. But rapper 50 Cent is already reaping the fruits of his early bitcoin investments. From $400,000 in 2014, now he is reportedly sitting on a whopping $7 to $8.5 million cash from bitcoins.