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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday’s Hot Products — All Black Everything

Synergy Nuvu provides nutritional supplements and fitness products and services designed to help you reach and maintain your health and fitness goals. Your health is your wealth — period. There is no greater investment one can make than to invest in your health. Do you want to be a great businessperson? A husband or wife? Teacher? […]

A Product To Educate And Inspire Pride In Children

Children need to be stimulated in order to learn. As they grow in knowledge, what images are they receiving? How is their blackness being affirmed? Puzzle Huddle creates puzzles for children designed to inspire and affirm children of color, specifically. Puzzles are a great way to not only entertain children but also stimulate them mentally. Puzzle Huddle is here […]

How One Church In Chicago Is Supporting Black Businesses

Trinity United Church of Christ is located on the South Side of Chicago, a congregation of around 10,000. Most associate the church with Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s former Pastor. During the 2008 election season, Rev. Wright was widely criticized for many of his sermons, which promoted Black pride and spoke forcefully against injustice. Today Rev. […]

Black Entrepreneurs Just Want To Be Treated Fairly…By Black Consumers

I happen to sell True Laundry Detergent and I love it. One of the frustrating things, however, is the occasional customer that discriminates against me. That is, they treat me differently than they do Tide or other brands. For example, I was recently asked by a potential customer, “Did you work with a dermatologist when […]

Let’s Make 100 Black Millionaires Before 2020: Lessons From Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich

When Black baseball players weren’t allowed access to the white leagues, they created the Negro Leagues. When Blacks were not allowed to attend state universities — which we paid taxes to fund — we created HBCUs. Today Black entrepreneurs often struggle to raise capital to launch or grow their businesses. Most urgently, Black entrepreneurs (me […]

Get The Perfect Wave Pattern With This Black Owned Brush

Who knows more about Black hair than Black people? I’ll wait. A good wave pattern is key when you step out, fellas. You need commitment to grooming and a good brush to achieve it. Smooth Stylz is a Black owned company that offers original, handmade brushes in three different styles — burgundy (with handle), dark brown and […]

Do We Like Black Businesses Succeeding Or The Idea Of Them Succeeding?

I like the idea of being vegan — living longer, looking younger and being healthier — but I don’t actually like being vegan. Going without meats, cheese and “real” cupcakes is just overwhelming for me. In the same way, far too many people like the idea of Black businesses being successful but in fact, don’t […]