Oprah Winfrey Donates Over $1 Million To Help HBCUs

Oprah Winfrey came to Charlotte to help raise money at a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) event and left an unexpected gift behind — a donation of $1.15 million dollars. Winfrey came to Charlotte to give a talk at the 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon this past weekend. The UNCF set a goal […]

Black Man Owns Most Trusted Sports Marketing Firm In The World

All photos courtesy of Brandon G. Best, Elite Visions Photography Recently Lebron James started a movement, “More Than an Athlete,” in response to a cable news network commentator saying he should focus on basketball. That exchange sparked a major conversation in America and on social media. It’s true, athletes don’t just dribble the ball anymore […]

How The ‘Plant Based’ Craze Can Benefit Black Entrepreneurs

McDonald’s is preparing to test a plant based burger and with the announcement, the Beyond Meat company’s stock price surged. Burger King is making noise with its Impossible Whopper and KFC has even gotten into the act, testing out vegan fried chicken. It’s clear that there is a defined consumer preference for more vegan, vegetarian […]

Spike Lee Creates Scholarship Fund To Honor Malcolm X

Photo: CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15, 2018: Spike Lee attends the photocall for ‘Blackkklansman’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival Spike Lee graduated from Morehouse College — a Historically Black College (HBCU) — and he’s doing his part to make sure other young people get the same opportunity. Lee, with the help of others, […]

LA’s First Black Real Estate Mogul Was A Woman

Biddy Mason was a Los Angeles real estate mogul, before the term was even invented. Mason was born into slavery in the year 1818, in Georgia. By the time she died in 1891 she’d amassed a fortune of $300,000 (many millions today) and owned a great deal of property in what is now the heart […]

Why We Need ‘A Different World’ Back

If you don’t think ‘A Different World’ was the coolest show, ever, this article is not for you. The show debuted this week in 1987 and for an entire generation of Black people, it was completely groundbreaking. It was entertaining, provocative and completely written from a Black perspective. A Different World challenged the culture on […]

Professional Haircare Tips Just For You? There’s An App For That

Myavana is a hair care recommendation system for women who look like you. The app provides product recommendations, analysis just for your hair and styling techniques catered to specific hair types and textures. Myavana uses a combination of artificial intelligence and haircare experts to instantly provide customized “Hair Recipes.” The co-founders are four Black women: Candace […]

Tuesday’s Hot Products — Nail Polish To Massaging Oil

What look is complete without the right nail polish, ladies? I’ll wait. The right nail polish color is essential but no color is worth cancer or fertility issues. Many of the nail polish products out there are loaded with toxic chemicals — no good. Kaeess is a line of cruelty free, bold color creations. They make […]

He Started As A Barber, Became Atlanta’s First Black Millionaire

Barbering can be a perfect springboard into wealth, believe it or not. Alonzo Herndon was a barber who became Atlanta’s first Black millionaire and at the time of his death, was the wealthiest Black person in Atlanta. Not bad for a barber. Herndon, however, had to work his way up even to being an Atlanta […]

Black Couples Launches A Black Arts & Business Festival

How can Black creatives get jobs, paid and grow their professional network? South by Southwest and other major festivals for creatives are generally run by cisgender white men and often, not very inclusive; they’re also very expensive. Early bird tickets to South by Southwest, for example, will set you back $1300. New Orleans will host […]