Black Woman Accomplishes Another First In The Cannabis Industry

Photo of Vetra Stephens. Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press Wanda James became Black history in 2010. After Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Wanda and husband Scott founded the nation’s first Black owned dispensary, Simply Pure. Today the couple owns two dispensaries, two cultivation facilities and are manufacturers. Recently the Detroit area welcomed its first dispensary, […]

Kobe, The Entrepreneur

Kobe Bryant reportedly died in a helicopter crash, along with eight other individuals. Among the dead was his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, a budding basketball talent. Kobe was known for his intense passion and obsessive, competitive spirit on the court. All of those attributes were carried over into his business ventures after retirement. The “Black Mamba” […]

Group Hopes To Restore Last 10 Original Buildings Of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

A 1921 massacre erased Black Wall Street in Tulsa. 300 Blacks were killed, over 10,000 were left homeless and countless others fled the city in fear. Hundreds of Black owned businesses were burned to the ground. Survivors were left with nothing and $2.7 million in insurance claims were denied. Very little remains of the original Black […]

After Karol Sanchez, Who Will Take A Knee For Missing Black Girls?

Anya Washington. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children courtesy photo) The issue of police violence isn’t new; the Black Panthers started with an armed citizens’ patrols to monitor police behavior back in the 1960s. But then Colin Kaepernick took a knee. Kneeling elevated the issue of police violence from the fringe of street protest, into […]

Atlanta Will Host January Exhibition Of Black Owned Spirits Producers

The volume of the U.S. beverage market totals over 200 billion liters of liquid. Alcohol is responsible for 16.5% of that total beverage volume, meaning the industry creates quite a few millionaires. How many of them are Black? Not many but Black people have the opportunity to change the narrative. On January 18 Atlanta will […]

Give To A Black Organization This #GivingTuesday

Photo: Montgomery Advertiser After Cyber Monday there’s “Giving Tuesday.” Giving Tuesday — often seen as #GivingTuesday — falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and exists as a movement to spur charitable giving, globally. Although it only began in 2011, Giving Tuesday has a huge impact on nonprofits and various charities. In 2018 Facebook alone raised over […]

First All Black Golf Team To Win State Championship Receives Their Rings

Never in the state of Georgia had a squad from Atlanta Public Schools won the state title in golf. Never in the history of Georgia had all Black squad done so, either. This past summer, however, Drew Charter School smashed both barriers. According to the team’s coach, Joe Weems, there is no football at Drew […]

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 […]