Serena Williams Launches Venture Capital Fund For Women, People Of Color

Less than 1% of American venture capital-backed founders are Black. In 2018 firms led by women received only 2.2% of all venture funds. There is a serious problem in the venture capital space and ultimately, Black people are suffering because of it. As always, a Black woman is stepping up to do something about it. […]

Don’t Ignore The Kids Selling Water On The Block

It’s the most basic form of entrepreneurship and just maybe the most overlooked — kids hustling water, Gatorade or lemonade on the block during the summer months. Some find them annoying while others simply ignore them. But look closer and you’ll see aspiring entrepreneurs who, with our support, can grow to bigger and better things. […]

PBS Airing Film On The History of Black Business April 23

Say the name Steve Jobs and one can conjure his trademark turtleneck, rattle off facts of his life story, and point to several of his inventions in your home. But what comes to mind when you hear the name, John H. Johnson? Can you picture his face? Can you describe his life story and rich […]

Black Woman Is Helping Hundreds of Black Teens Start Businesses In Chicago

Would you like to move to Chicago? Some believe the Chi is the greatest city in America but others choose to see the negative. Homicides are far too frequent and the perception is that the city is simply a bloodbath. At the root is Black unemployment — historically twice that of whites and in Chicago, […]

This Industry Dwarfs Amazon, We Should Buy In

Amazon is big but nothing compared to the grocery business. In 2018 Amazon brought in $232.89 billion in total revenue. The United States is home to 38,000 supermarkets and they bring in $650 billion a year, according to the Food Marketing Institute and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The grocery business is still growing. […]

He’s a 10-Year-Old Vegan Chef, Black Entrepreneur

Omari McQueen doesn’t think he’s “special” at all but he definitely is. At the age of 10 he’s the CEO of Dipalicous. The company makes a variety of vegan dips and soon will produce snacks. In other words, Omari is just getting started and he’s a culinary mogul in the making. Dipalicous was created in […]

Son of Notorious B.I.G Fighting For Criminal Justice Reform

CJ Wallace is determined to leave his mark on the world and honor his later father. His company is called “Think BIG” and the motivations are deeply personal. Wallace’s late father was arrested for cannabis before his death and like many other Black men, he would have been wrapped up with the criminal justice system […]

24-Year-Old Creates The Uber Of Haircuts

Who has time to wait for a cab anymore? Life moves fast so it makes sense to hail a ride from an app, these days. Darren Tenkorang thinks it’s about time we shift the way we approach the haircut experience, also. Only 24 years of age, Darren has co-founded “Trim-It,” a barber shop on wheels […]

The Hottest Fashion Store In Houston Is Run By 17 Year-Old Black Entrepreneur

His parents want to ship him off to college in the Fall but are giving him until August to show results with his company. The business is Harvard Blvd. Clothing Company, a lifestyle brand and clothing store in Houston’s 3rd Ward. This young man is on his way to greatness. Harvard Blvd. features a variety […]

Check Out This Black Owned Movie Theater

Black people are making moves on camera, in production and now it just makes sense that we get a piece of the theater dollar, too. Next Act Cinema is the first Black owned movie theater in Baltimore. The 3,000 square foot theater opened its doors last month, instantly creating a new destination for DMV moviegoers. […]