Mom Gifts Daughter A Business Instead Of A Car For Her Sweet 16

Every kid wants a shiny, new car for their Sweet 16th but Dedra Phillips had other plans. Her daughter Nia had actually expressed a desire for a car but the two had also talked Nia’s desire to sell lip gloss, after watching a YouTube video on how to make the product. Cars depreciate but businesses […]

John Singleton Remembered As A Pioneer In Black Cinema

The movie Green Book was released in 2018 with much criticism. For Black audiences the movie was a betrayal — it explored a sobering chapter of our history from a very non-Black perspective. Our reaction to Green Book is John Singleton’s legacy. In a very short time we have shifted from the expectation that our […]

Black Woman With Lil Wayne’s Sport Agency Is First To Rep A Top 3 NFL Pick

Harriett Tubman probably looked on with joy when the New York Jets took Quinnen Williams with the number 3 pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Williams is represented by Nicole Lynn, the first Black woman to represent a top 3 NFL Draft pick. NFL agents receive a commission of up to 3 percent of a […]

3 Black Owned Companies Making Jewelry & Accessories

UziZuri Creations is an artisan centered enterprise based in Kenya. Their mission is to provide consumers with a new kind of luxury: handmade, ethical goods at accessible prices. Every necklace, bracelet, handbag and clutch are uniquely designed, ensuring that your look is not only stunning but guaranteed to be unique. Take your outfits to the […]

24-Year-Old CEO Has Tax Franchise With Over 200 Offices

Prince Donnell calls himself “The Pastor of Business” and these days his congregation includes over 200 offices. His company, Jumping Jack Taxes, is a tax franchise that offers personal and business tax preparation services. More importantly, the company’s business model allows for everyday people to benefit from a service that we all need. The company […]

Jay Z’s Foundation To Take High School Students On HBCU Bus Tour

Jay Z is no stranger to going on tour but this current one is all about Black institutions. The Shawn Carter Foundation has taken 125 high school students from New York and New Jersey on a bus tour of 11 HBCUs. Each of the students have previously been accepted to at least one school and […]

She Was Making $9/hr, Now Her Cupcake Business Takes in Millions

Black women start businesses at a higher rate than any other group but it’s not always because they’re brave. They are underpaid in the workforce and often lack personal support systems, thus entrepreneurship is an effort to survive. After Andra Hall’s daughter became ill she had to quit her job. She took a night job […]

Former NFL Star Martellus Bennett Writes Book To Inspire Black Boys

After the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett wrote a poem titled “Dear Black Boy.” The poem spoke to Black kids who are inundated with trauma because of all the images they see in media. That was July of 2016 and now Bennett’s multi-media company, the Imagination Agency, […]

What Do Jadakiss, Styles P and Angela Yee Share In Common? Juice!

There weren’t many healthy food options in the Bronx. Styles P didn’t complain, he did something about it. Juices for Life is a local juice bar that serves up natural and healthy beverages. Styles has considered juicing a lifestyle for many years and he wanted to share the benefits of it with his community. Juices […]

Campaign In Los Angeles Is Reviving The Black Dollar

What is the Black dollar worth? In Los Angeles there is a campaign combatting the perception that there is little value to it. The Black Dollar Campaign is combatting that stigma by adding value to purchases at Black owned businesses. Instead of receiving discount rewards at one store for being a valued customer, consumers receive […]