Black Businesses In DC Can Be Found In One New Location

DC is the most gentrified city in the country. The benefits of that development, however, have been slow to reach east of the Anacostia River, home to the city’s 7th and 8th Wards. Mary Blackford knew that she and her neighbors had to either travel to other parts of the city for retail and food […]

24-Year-Old Black Woman Started Selling Fish Plates, Now Farms 500 Acres

“White people owned the land and Black people only worked in their gardens or fields.” That’s what Njabulo Mbokane once thought about agriculture but not anymore. Njabulo knew that her family couldn’t afford to send her to college so she had to find another way. She started out selling fish and chips on the corner […]

This City Is Helping Black Businesses Move Downtown With Grant Funding

Photo: Reddit User u/laser979 Mosby Popcorn is a Black owned gourmet popcorn shop owned by husband-and-wife team Brian and Shayvea Mosby. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the store offers more than 125 flavors of popcorn, with more than 50 rotating flavors on display at any given time. The Mosbys also sell ice cream and various […]

Three Essential Products For Black Households

Gifted & Lit is a program that uses hip hop to teach children math, science and more. If you’re worried that the music your kids are listening to is impacting them negatively, here is a great solution. Shop Gifted & Lit today! Tribe Worldwide Apparel makes “Pro Black Streetwear Fashion for men, women, and youth.” Their line is […]

Black Woman Opens Hip Hop Spin Cycle Studio

New York City has an abundance of fitness classes but Briana Owens couldn’t quite find a home. She spent five years going to different spin classes across the city and as an avid cyclist, was still unable to find an experience that was by and for women who looked like her. There was a void […]

4 New Black Owned Companies To Try

Perfectly Hued is an illustration-based boutique that features children’s greeting cards and stationery. Created to fill the void of stationery and greeting cards available for & inspired by children of color, they’ve created high-quality, fun and stylish products that mirror the beautiful hues of our little ones. Shop Perfectly Hued today. You probably didn’t start your business to […]

An AKA Runs The World’s 4th Busiest Airport

Photo: Los Angeles Sentinel Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is already the wolrd’s fourth busiest airport but it’s about to get a lot busier. Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics and in anticipation, the airport is adding up to two new terminals and nearly two dozen gates. This is all part of the airport’s […]

Black Woman Creates A LinkedIn For Black Professionals

Photo: Accenture UK Move over LinkedIn, now there’s a professional networking platform just for people like you! Black Young Professionals (BYP) is an app-based community that is connecting Black professionals and students with each other and corporations. The app has been downloaded in 65 countries and the BYP network has a reach in the tens […]

Mercedes Benz Sued For Discrimination, Overcharging Black Customers

The mantra for Mercedes-Benz is “The Best or nothing” but a former employee is leaning strongly towards nothing. Jeffrey Turner is a former sales manager at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lafayette, IN. In a lawsuit he alleges that he was “fired in retaliation for complaining about the owner’s repeated use of the N-word, including boasting […]

Two Businesses Featured In Original Green Book To Be Honored

Photo: NATHAN MORGAN | NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL The Green Book featured roughly a dozen businesses in Nashville, back in the 1960s. According to the Tennessee Tribune, only two of them remain today: R&R Liquor Store and Swett’s, two of Nashville’s oldest Black owned businesses. On December 13th both businesses will receive the Green Book Legacy […]