You Shouldn’t Be This Happy That It’s Friday

Friday. Just saying it sends joy and glee into your soul, doesn’t it? But that’s precisely the problem. The excitement we feel, the sense of relief and freedom we get from our work week ending means we are living in misery all week and hoping for a small reprieve from our jobs. Do you really […]

Black Enterprise Partners With Federal Agency To Promote Opportunities For Black Owned Businesses

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only Federal agency charged with helping minority-owned business compete and succeed. The Agency works to “link minority-owned businesses with the capital, contracts, and markets they need to grow.” The Agency’s mission is commendable and needed but like any entity, has its limitations. Partnerships are key in business […]

How The Gig Economy Can Help Black People Become Entrepreneurs

Have you noticed how many Black people are Ubering these days? How about the folks that deliver food or otherwise gig? Does it seem like they are disproportionately Black? Well they are, in fact. There are negatives associated with this new “gig economy” but there is a great silver lining — the gig economy is […]

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 […]