Who Is Robert F. Smith?

By now you know that a Black billionaire spoke at Morehouse’s 2019 graduation ceremony and pledged to pay off the student loan debt of the entire class. His name? Robert Frederick Smith. He is the richest Black person in America — richer than Oprah and Jordan, combined. He largely made his fortune investing in the […]

She Came To The US With Only $300, She Just Opened An Independent Pharmacy

Emlah Tubuo arrived in the United States with only $300. She worked to get an education, secured a home and has built a family. Now Tubuo has built her own business — Powell Pharmacy, just outside of Columbus, Oh. Black women leave us in awe each day, as they defy all odds. Tubuo is no […]

How Far Should Black Businesses Go To Get Non-Black Customers?

We’ve been told that the Black dollar only circulates in our community for 6 hours. We are universal consumers — we buy from everyone, there is a clear “trade deficit.” With that in mind we should always “Buy Black” but the goal should also be, “sell to everyone.” But that’s precisely where it gets tricky, […]

After 3 Kids This Black Mom Got Her Midsection Back; Her Product Is Helping Other Moms Do The Same

TQ Evans had given birth to three babies and well after pregnancy, her mid-section still hadn’t snapped back. Her abdominal muscles remained separated by a condition known as diastasis recti. The result is a protruding belly bulge, known as a “pooch” or “mommy-tummy.” About two-thirds of all pregnant women have it, and many women continue […]

Black Owned Urgent Care Helping To Curb Violence On Chicago’s South Side

There are several urgent cares around but it’s doubtful that many are Black owned and aim to reduce violence in Black communities. The Premier Health Urgent Care and OCC-Health Center recently opened on Chicago’s South Side and will offer affordable, quality care. In addition, it will donate a portion of profits to the Project Outreach […]

Black Man Creates App That Has Helped Students Find $100 Million In Scholarships

He won $1.3 million in scholarships and now he has a mobile and web app that helps other students find scholarships for college. His name is Christopher Gray and he is the Founder of Scholly. To date, Scholly has nearly 2 million users and has helped students find $100 million in scholarships to help pay […]

All-Black Chefs Headline New Food Hall On Chicago’s South Side

In 2015 President Obama designated the Pullman neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago as the state’s first national monument. The neighborhood has a rich history, headlined by the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (Pullman Porters) — the first Black labor union to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Once the […]

Two Black Entrepreneurs Open Wellness Studio That Services Black Mental Health Needs

Darian Hall made it to adulthood without having ever met his father. When he finally did, he was confronted with a range of emotions and that sparked conversations with other men. Those conversations made it clear that men needed a safe space to talk and work through things. Darian reached out to a good friend […]

Mom Gifts Daughter A Business Instead Of A Car For Her Sweet 16

Every kid wants a shiny, new car for their Sweet 16th but Dedra Phillips had other plans. Her daughter Nia had actually expressed a desire for a car but the two had also talked Nia’s desire to sell lip gloss, after watching a YouTube video on how to make the product. Cars depreciate but businesses […]

24-Year-Old CEO Has Tax Franchise With Over 200 Offices

Prince Donnell calls himself “The Pastor of Business” and these days his congregation includes over 200 offices. His company, Jumping Jack Taxes, is a tax franchise that offers personal and business tax preparation services. More importantly, the company’s business model allows for everyday people to benefit from a service that we all need. The company […]