How To Buy $1 Million In Real Estate This Year

With a halfway decent credit score and a steady paycheck, most people can get a home loan. The median home listing price in America today is a little over $200,000, which may or may not be in your budget. If, however, you only needed to come up with $100,000, buying a property would definitely be […]

Black Women Make Up 50% Of Executives For Multi-Million Black Owned Company

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.“ Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A […]

The Top 100 Black Owned Companies Generate $30 Billion

According to the inaugural FitSmallBusiness study, Black entrepreneurs have a lot to celebrate. In 2018, the top 100 Black owned companies generated $30 billion. From 2007 to 2012, the number of Black owned firms increased 34 percent, there are now over 2.6 million in the country. The message is clear: Black entrepreneurs and Black people are […]

First Ever Black Business Expo Held In Bentonville, Walmart’s Hometown

The Waltons are the richest family in the country, with three individuals ranked in the top 15 wealthiest Americans. The Waltons, of course, made their fortune through Walmart, the largest employer in the United States and the largest company in the world, by revenue. Walmart was founded by Sam Walton, whose first “Walton’s Five and […]

Nurse Launches Next Billion Dollar Tech Startup, “Nursesbnb” Here’s How To Get In

Airbnb does tens of billions of dollars in bookings annually. Most of that money is turned over to hosts, who take in strangers into their homes for cash. It can be lucrative but there are caveats. You can’t make much as a host unless you live close to a desirable vacation destination. Also, you’re taking in complete […]

103-Year-Old Black Woman Still Runs Pie Shop She Opened In 1952

Mary Woodruff and husband James opened Woodruff’s Café & Pie Shop in 1952 and the 103-year-old still helps run the business. At that time there were very few Black owned businesses in Monroe, Virginia, a small town not very far from Lynchburg. Mary and James built a café and an apartment upstairs, which they lived […]

What’s The #1 State For Black Entrepreneurs? You Might Be Surprised

Langston Hughes once said, “I’d rather be a lamppost in Harlem than the governor of Georgia.” Things seem to have taken a shift, however, as the state of Georgia was ranked the best state for Black entrepreneurs, according to the inaugural FitSmallBusiness study. The study factored in metrics such as cost-of-living, startup growth, Black business success and social equality. Gone […]

Black Cosmetics Companies Use Non-Black Manufacturers, She’s Changing That

Photo: Valerie Rowan, Founder Here’s an ugly fact: Black owned businesses largely depend on non-Black manufacturers. Whether the products are made in China or in North America, the raw materials and manufacturing generally come from elsewhere. Until Black people own the means of production, even as entrepreneurs, true freedom is still outstanding. In the beauty […]

Black Owned Comic Book Store Celebrates Black History Year Round

Mind’s Eye Comics (MEC) carries all of the comic books you’d expect from any other store but there’s a twist: it’s the only Black owned comic book store in the entire state of Minnesota. It’s the sort of place that a comic enthusiast can fall in love with but also, the type of place that […]

Barber Creates Sea Moss Soap, Cures Daughter’s Eczema & Psoriasis

No one is in touch with the needs of Black people like barbers and hair stylists. Each week they touch people and listen to them talk about their fears and greatest hopes. Barbers also experience problems in their own home, something Robert (Mac) McKenzie knows very well. His daughter suffered from eczema, psoriasis and dry […]