Could Montgomery’s First Black Mayor Create A New Black Wall Street?

(Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP) Steven Reed was elected in a runoff, garnering 67 percent of the vote — a landslide. In the city’s 200 year history, Reed is the first Black person to be elected mayor and so naturally, there is a question of how his victory will directly impact Black owned businesses. According […]

Slutty Vegan Teams With Rap Snacks To Produce Vegan Chip

This December Rap Snacks will release its first ever vegan chip line, in partnership with another Atlanta-based food brand, Slutty Vegan. The new vegan line of chips will be distributed to 100,000 stores nationwide and will be made available in two flavors. This partnership is an amazing display of two Black owned companies combining their […]

Tuesday’s Hot Products — Skincare To Pain Relief

Neter Gold literally covers every inch of your body. From eczema relief to beard care, deodorant to scalp care, this company has everything you need. Your skin is yours and you should give it the best. Neter Gold offers loc enhancing butter and acne relief products. In addition, they offer several products for kids! The company donates 10 […]

Racists Vandalized Her Restaurant But She’s Still In Business

Photo by Blair Ballou Vikki Layne Terrell locked up Vikki Layne’s Bar and Grill around 6:30 in the evening on Sunday, September 29th. Sometime after that racists vandalized her business, leaving behind racial slurs and other messages to let her know that she wasn’t welcome. Terrell has been in the restaurant business four years but […]

Black Owned Company Creates Thousands of Call Center Jobs In Distressed Neighborhoods

Chime Solutions currently employs about 1,500 people in a call center located about 17 miles south of Atlanta, in Clayton County. Chime Solution’s primary business is to offer customer service support for companies. The company has immediate plans to open a new call center in Charlotte, which will reportedly create 1,000 jobs. Mark Wilson, the […]

How One Man Created A Successful Black Pro Sports League

In 1867 the National Association of Amateur Base Ball Players rejected Blacks. In 1876, owners of the professional National League adopted a “gentleman’s agreement” to keep Black players out. In response, Blacks formed their own teams and travelled across the country to play other teams. They drew crowds but there was one big problem: white […]

Black Unemployment Rate Currently 72% Higher Than Whites

Based on recent figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black unemployment is at 5.5% nationally, compared to 3.2% for whites, 3.9% for Hispanics and 2.5% for Asians. Believe it or not, the current numbers are the best we’ve seen in many decades. Still, it’s simply not good enough and the gap between […]

He Was The First Black Man To Own A Billion Dollar Company

When TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc. reported revenues in excess of $1 billion in 1987, the world witnessed a milestone. This was the first time a Black owned company reported more than $1 billion in annual sales. TLC Beatrice was a snack food, beverage, and grocery store conglomerate, which also happened to be the largest […]

Black Business Sells Popcorn Inspired By Soul Food Recipes

Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn is nothing like anything you’ve tasted before. This Black owned business makes “All-Natural Popcorn To Feed The Soul,” with flavors inspired by real soul food recipes. Soul Popped flavors are all vegetarian and the company also offers vegan flavors. From “Big Momma’s Fried Chicken” to “The Real Dill Pickle,” these delectable flavored popcorn […]

She Launched A Tea Company At 9-Years-Old

PICTURE BY KARNESHA WORFORD / CATERS NEWS Brayisha Avery was always fond of spending time with her grandmother; her grandma also introduced her to her favorite drink, tea. Brayisha doesn’t just love a cup of warm tea, the elementary school student from Kansas City also started a company to sell it. ‘Grandma’s Tea’ is a non-caffeinated […]