What Killer Mike Said, What We Should Do Now

The goal is to “Remove, Replace, and Rebuild.” The goal is not, as Killer Mike said, to pursue the best “master.” Black people must build our own, collectively. In his comments at the Revolt Summit, Micheal Render (Killer Mike) made a passionate plea for Black people to do our homework, learn from our great Black thinkers in […]

Should Black People Open Our Own Schools?

It has been said by many Black intellectuals that we ought not let our oppressors educate our children. Educating our own children is practical but also it’s big business. Indeed, since 1995 the Charter Schools Program has handed out over $4 billion to support charter schools. That’s a lot of money. Alarmingly, about $1 billion […]

One BIG Tip To Get Government Contracts

If you’re a Black business owner, you know how hard it is to do business with the government. Whether city, county, state or federal, it’s just difficult on all levels. Still, you know that getting government contracts is the way to take your company to the next level — government contracts can be very lucrative […]

She Started A Jewelry Business On Accident, Today Marks Her 2nd Anniversary

Keiana Green-Page didn’t mean to start a jewelry business — she was just looking to get her hair braided. Keiana wanted to recreate a version of a braided hairstyle she saw online that happened to be made with really ornate beads. She went to a local craft store to buy some unique wooden and plastic beads. […]

What Region Is Hot For Black Entrepreneurs? Go (Mid) West

Believe it or not, the Midwest might be a land of promise for Black entrepreneurs. Several markets in the Midwest are growing at a faster rate than the US economy. In other words, everyone need not move to Atlanta to make it — opportunity abounds, we just have to open our eyes. Essence Magazine recently […]

Black Woman Creates Rideshare Service For Kids

Shan was a mother of 3, a full-time student, and full-time employee. Transporting three kids, considering all of her other obligations, was itself a full time job and headache. It was when one of her kids began using Lyft, however, that her anxiety went to the next level. Not only was she nervous about the […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Equal To Super Entrepreneurs — Meet Jonetta Patton

Patrick Ewing was an amazing athlete — an NBA legend, in fact. Bo Jackson, however, was a super athlete who excelled at the highest levels of multiple sports. There is a difference. Jonetta Patton, in the same way, is a super entrepreneur. Patton has, on her own, successfully navigated the very tough music industry and […]

Black Man Launches Delivery Service For Black Owned Restaurants

David Cabello didn’t win “most likely to succeed” in high school but it doesn’t matter now. Cabello is the Founder of Black and Mobile, a delivery service catering to Black owned restaurants. The company is attracting a great deal of attention of late, with profiles from BET and various other outlets. It started out with a […]

Meet The Black Business All-Stars Who Will Judge The Pitch Black Competition

We are making history at this year’s We Buy Black Convention. Black entrepreneurs from across the country will have the opportunity to pitch and receive constructive feedback on their business ideas at our first “Pitch Black” competition. We have secured an all-star lineup to judge the competition and you should meet them. Adrienne Lance Lucas […]