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June 16, 2020

How a Stay-At-Home Mom Earns Up to $2,500 Sharing Free Videos During COVID-19

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Nyla Douglas is the Co-Founder of Ron Douglas Publishing. A former Wall St executive, she left a promising career in banking to spend more time with her family and pursue her entrepreneurial endeavors. She has since helped build Ron Douglas Publishing into a 7-figure business.

Entrepreneur Creates Coloring Books That Teach Black Children How to Speak a New Language

B.M. Hardin, author of Color Me Bilingual coloring book series

B.M. Hardin, a best-selling suspense & thriller writer, has released a new coloring book series called Color Me Bilingual. It's the first-ever book collection of its kind that helps African American children learn how to speak another language as they color.

June 9, 2020

Black Woman CEO Launches App to Give Writers an Exclusive Social Platform

Lynette Edwards, founder of the Writers Rock app

Meet Lynette Edwards, who has developed a mobile app called Writers Rock™ that provides a direct platform for writers, bloggers, editors, illustrators, storytellers, book clubs, and more while providing resources and information from all across the United States. The app has multiple chat rooms, monthly contests, allows each user to create their own profile, and offers a list of events upcoming in each state. The app is currently available for download in the iTunes App Store and will be launching on Google Play this summer.

May 18, 2020

Best-Selling Authors and U.S Army Veterans Unite to Open an Indie Bookstore

Qiana Cannon and Ashley Marie Knight, founders of Word Unite Bookstore

Qiana Cannon and Ashley Marie Knight, two best-selling authors and military veterans, have parterned to launch a vibrant pop-up store on a Texas military installation called Words Unite Bookstore and Event Center LLP. Their motto is “Words Have the Power to Unite Us All!” It was this very concept that motivated them to come together in unison to bring forth an environment that unites the community through literature.

April 30, 2020

Meet the Writing Coach Helping Black Authors to Write Best-Selling Books

Venchele Saint Dic, founder and CEO of Pathway Coach Writing

Venchele Saint Dic, founder and CEO of Pathway Coach Writing, has introduced an entire suite of services - coaching, writing and editing - to help aspiring authors who want to write a bestselling book. As an Amazon best-selling author herself, she also helps writers of all ages to get their work published in newspapers, magazines, academic journals, and more.

April 7, 2020

Earl G. Graves, Sr., Founder of Black Enterprise Magazine, Dies at 85

arl G. Graves, Sr., founder and original publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine

Earl G. Graves, Sr., the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, has sadly passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 85-years old and was one of the most influential and well-known executives in the world.

December 11, 2019

New Book Teaches You How to Get Rich While Black... Without Being an Athlete, Entertainer or Drug Dealer


How to Get Rich While Black... Without Being an Athlete, Entertainer or Drug Dealer by Chuck Starks is a book that every Black American should read. Racial discrimination in America has changed the way Black people must see themselves and their options to becoming financially wealthy.

December 5, 2019

Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore in the Country Founded 60 Years Ago is Still Thriving

Marcus Books, the oldest Black-owned book store in the country

Marcus Books, based in Oakland, California, is known as the nation's oldest Black-owned bookstore. Founded by the Richardson family in the 1960s, the establishment is still going strong and is still very relevant in the publishing world, allowing Black history and creativity to be recognized and preserved.

October 1, 2019

Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals


A roadmap for Africa’s revitalization and future growth is outlined in a landmark book by a leading expert who demands that Africans must lead the transformational charge and profit first from their nation’s burgeoning energy sector. Energy can and must work better for Africans. Billions: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals by leading energy expert NJ Ayuk is a call to arms as he lays out his comprehensive strategy for making the oil and gas industry the fundamental mechanism in revolutionizing Africa.

September 10, 2019

Entrepreneur Creates Flashcards That Teach Children About Black Millionaires and Billionaires

Thiah Veona created the Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards after being inspired by Robert F. Smith’s generous donation to pay off Morehouse graduates' student loan debt.

Thiah Veona Muhammad, founder of Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards
Thiah Veona Muhammad, founder of Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards

New Orleans-based media company, Raising Black Millionaires, has just released the first volume in their series of Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards, to empower parents and educators of Black children with an effective and easy tool that builds self-confidence, high self-esteem, and limitless earning potential for all ages. The once blog turned media company produces infotainment products and resources to help raise Black children to be wealthy and maintain wealth, and they’re causing huge mental shifts for Black families and classrooms across the nation.

May 28, 2019

Gentrification Threatens Black-Owned Bookstore in Washington, DC

Sankofa Video Books & Cafe in Washington, DC

Sankofa Video Books & Cafe, a Black-owned bookstore that has been a part of Washington D.C. for the last 2 decades, is facing a threat of impending closure after being slapped with a huge amount of property taxes. Sankofa's co-founder Shirikiana Gerima believes the move could be considered modern-day gentrification.

May 24, 2019

3 Siblings Launch African American Cartoon Series Based on the Characters in Their Books

The Fennell siblings with their animated characters

Jiyah, Jace and Merl Fennell are not your typical siblings. Not only are they all published authors, but they have also just launched their very own African American animated series based on the characters in their books - themselves!

May 14, 2019

4 Modern African American Mompreneurs to Inspire You

Ozi Okaro, Black mompreneur

Raising children while running a business is no easy feat. Motherhood and business ownership each come with its own unique challenges, and juggling them all can be difficult. However, these four modern African American “mompreneurs” have conquered these challenges and come out on top. Now, their success stories prove to moms everywhere that they don’t have to choose between their careers and their families.

April 6, 2019

3 Black Business Bloggers That You Should Know

Bloggers Melinda Emerson, Lamar Tyler, and Deborah A. Bailey
(left to right) Melinda Emerson, Lamar Tyler, and Deborah A. Bailey
A key part of starting your own business is getting advice from experienced individuals who have found success in the business world. Whether it’s reading their books or following their blogs, it’s crucial that you’re closely following those who can give you the information you’re looking for.

March 13, 2019

11-Year Old Boy Who Crochets Goes Viral and Lands Major Book Deal!

Jonah Larson, crochet prodigy and author

Jonah Larson, an 11-year old prodigy from Wisconsin who was recently featured in La Crosse Tribune for his outstanding crocheting skills, has just signed a major book deal after his story went  viral.

March 8, 2019

This Former Black NFL Player is Now the Genius Behind The Imagination Agency

Martellus Bennett, former NFL player and founder of The Imagination Agency

Martellus Bennett is best known for his 10 years in the NFL, playing for teams such as the New England Patriots and the Chicago Bears. However, this former professional football player has found success off the field with the launch of his creative and imaginative business venture. Bennett created The Imagination Agency, which has spawned children’s books, apps, and animated short films, and more.

February 14, 2019

3 Successful Black Comic Book Creators You Should Know

Black comics

Black Panther broke down barriers last year when it hit theaters, earning a billion dollars at the box office and landing a best picture nomination for the 2019 Oscars. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was another film that received critical praise after successfully introducing a Black Spider-Man to the masses. However, despite all the recent success of these two Black-led superhero films, comic book writers of color are still scarce across the medium.

February 8, 2019

5 of the First Black-Owned Businesses You Should Know About

John Johnson, founder of Ebony and Jet

Black History Month is the perfect time to learn about the more lesser known aspects of African-American history. These successful Black-owned companies were some of the first of their kind and paved the way for the many African-American entrepreneurs who came after them.

January 11, 2019

Meet the East Coast’s First Ever Black Female Comic Book Store Owner

Ariell Johnson, founder of Amalgam Comic & Coffee Shop

Representation is necessary for children to grow up with positive self-thought. When children of color don’t see people like them in novels, comics, movies, or TV, they think they can’t achieve greatness. Without representation, it’s so difficult for people to recognize that there are other people like them succeeding and thriving in whatever they set their minds to. As children, our idols show us that we can do what we set our minds to—if they can do reach for their goals, so can we.

December 21, 2018

This Mom and Her 3 Children Are All Successful Published Authors

Jennaye Fennell and her three children authors

Based in Atlanta, Jennaye Fennell and her three children are all successful published authors. Combined, they have written 7 books in total, and most of their books are based on a series called Fennell Adventures that encourages young people to take an interest in traveling.