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 […]

She Was Making $9/hr, Now Her Cupcake Business Takes in Millions

Black women start businesses at a higher rate than any other group but it’s not always because they’re brave. They are underpaid in the workforce and often lack personal support systems, thus entrepreneurship is an effort to survive. After Andra Hall’s daughter became ill she had to quit her job. She took a night job […]

What Do Jadakiss, Styles P and Angela Yee Share In Common? Juice!

There weren’t many healthy food options in the Bronx. Styles P didn’t complain, he did something about it. Juices for Life is a local juice bar that serves up natural and healthy beverages. Styles has considered juicing a lifestyle for many years and he wanted to share the benefits of it with his community. Juices […]

Black Mom Started With 1 Hair Product, Now She Has 46

Monique Rodriguez always wanted to be an entrepreneur but her mother encouraged her to get a “stable” career. She became a nurse but just wasn’t fulfilled. While pregnant with her third child Monique suffered a uterine rupture and her son was born brain dead. Monique was devastated and needed to find meaning. She began mixing […]

Get Hair Color Without Chemicals Or Bleach From This Black Owned Company

Nothing can make you stand out like a well executed hair coloring. The right color can transform your look from dull to daring in a flash. But the chemicals, bleach and other abrasive ingredients used in standard dyes are a real threat to your hair’s health. Further, most dyes are formulated for straight or curly […]