31-Year-Old Black Developer Gets Nod For $41 Million Project

Photo Credit: Lila AryanBrandon Rule has developed roughly $50M in affordable housing projects through his company Rule Enterprises and has an additional $180M currently in his development pipeline. On Friday Madison 365 reported that the City of Madison, WI has recommended that Rule be awarded the contract to develop a 30,000-square-foot grocery store, 150-unit apartment building and […]

Kaepernick Workout: Real Opportunity Or PR Move?

Photo: This Saturday Colin Kaepernick will work out for several NFL teams. When news of the private workout in being held in Atlanta broke Tuesday afternoon it was met with universal excitement by all of his supporters. It’s what we’ve wanted for the last three years — an opportunity for Colin to continue his […]

Black Owned Bank Expands To Two More States

Industrial Bank exists because banks in Washington, DC simply wouldn’t serve Black people. It was originally founded in 1913 but closed in 1932. In 1934 it was reopened by Howard alumnus, Jesse Mitchell. For over 80 years the company has made it their priority to serve the community and provide capital to Black homeowners and […]

Detroit Is 80% Black But Black Businesses Are Excluded From The City’s Renaissance

“There are more than 150 Black developers in the city – none have been given the opportunity to develop a mega-project downtown.” That’s according to Alisha M. Moss, Founder of the Detroit Chapter of the Real Estate Association of Developers. Detroit is experiencing a resurgence, a renaissance that seemingly doesn’t notice roughly 80 percent of […]

5 Products You Didn’t Know Black Companies Made

Brains and Beauty Dolls are multicultural dolls with real human hair designed to represent girls of color. The company’s goal is to inspire little girls to embrace their uniqueness, individual beauty, intelligence, culture, and leadership ability. They also challenge young girls to achieve their goals and dreams in style. Shop Brains and Beauty Dolls today. […]

Fashion Fair Beauty Was A First In Cosmetics, It Will Remain Black Owned

Photo: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post Once upon a time Black fashion models had to mix up their own foundations to match their skin tone — there were no Fenty Beautys back then. Eunice W. Johnson saw that firsthand, as the creator of the Ebony Fashion Fair Show, and decided to do something about it. The […]

5 Black Owned Companies To Put On Your Radar

You probably didn’t start your business to spend hours figuring out debits, credits, payroll, taxes, etc., but Right Choice Accounting Solutions did! This Black owned accounting firm helps you focus on running your business, while they take care of bookkeeping, payroll, tax planning, CFO services, financial coaching and much more. Accounting is the language of business and […]

The Supreme Court Determines The Fate Of Black Businesses Tomorrow

Tomorrow determines everything for Black businesses. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Byron Allen case, in which he is suing Comcast, the second largest cable company in the world, for $20 billion for racial discrimination. At the heart of the dispute is Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of […]

13-Year-Old Entrepreneurs, Best Friends, Launch Youth Empowerment Network

At the age of 13 they not only travel the country as motivational speakers but Kamryn Johnson and Saniya-Symone Scott actually have something to say. These two kidpreneurs are behind the Kam & Niya Youth Empowerment Network, a vehicle they use to encourage other kids to become leaders and entrepreneurs. The issue isn’t a child’s […]

Air Force Veteran Now Runs Business Connecting Inmates With Family

Millions of Americans are in prison and they are connected to millions more, who love them. Most can expect to be rearrested after release, unfortunately. However, research indicates that those who maintain close ties to their family while incarcerated, “have better post-release outcomes and lower recidivism rates.” Frederick Hutson is helping inmates maintain that vital […]