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November 16, 2020

Black Real Estate Boss, Keira Ingram, Reveals How to Be Successful in the Industry

Keira Ingram, author of 'How to Become a Real Estate Boss'

In her new book, How To Become A Real Estate Boss, Keira Ingram demonstrates ways to become a successful real estate professional, step-by-step. The book focuses on a wide range of audiences: novice businesswomen who are new real estate agents, former agents who are re-launching their real estate businesses, and those exploring opportunities in the real-estate sector.

November 2, 2020

Kanye West Reveals Plans to Build Futuristic City in Haiti

Kanye West's new city in Haiti

Celebrity rapper and serial entrepreneur Kanye West has revealed that he has been in talks with the President of Haiti to develop a portion of Tortuga Island into a "city of the future." Kanye said the futuristic city aims to benefit the locals on the island.

October 26, 2020

Black-Owned Tech Start-Up Revolutionizes the Home Inspection Industry Using Artificial Intelligence

Michael Floyd and Lenora Felder, founders of AfterrHome

A new, innovative Baltimore-based tech start-up called AfterrHome is changing the way the world views the home inspection industry by using Artificial Intelligence to help prospective buyers and sellers book and facilitate home inspections.

October 14, 2020

Father Buys His 13-Year Old Daughter a House For Her Birthday

Avee-Ashanti Shabazz and his 13-year old daughter, who he bought a house for

When Ajala Shabazz turned 13-years old back in July, her father, Avee-Ashanti, gifted her with a house to teach her about financial independence at an early age. He says he planned it and will continue doing it as a family tradition from now on.

September 4, 2020

Black Woman Real Estate Developer Using Shipping Containers to Build Custom Homes and Commercial Spaces

Jessica Lewis, founder of Mobu Enterprises

Jessica Lewis, founder of Mobu Enterprises, a Black woman-owned real estate development firm in the "green" building industry, is redefining residential and commercial spaces around the world. With over 40 years of experience in operations. construction, and development.

September 3, 2020

Akon’s Real-Life Wakanda in Senegal is Worth $6 Billion

Akon City, Senegal

Award-winning R&B singer Akon is moving forward with his plans to build a futuristic city worth $6 billion dollars in Senegal that he says will be a real-life version of Wakanda. Development will officially begin in 2021, and it will be called Akon City.

August 21, 2020

Black-Owned Tech Firm Partners With Real Estate Developer to Give Tenants Virtual Tours of Commercial Spaces

Zak Kidd, founder of OfficeTour

JBG Smith (NYSE: JBGS), a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, is working with Zak Kidd, founder of OfficeTour, a DC-based Black-owned tech company, to launch a new web application that allows JBG Smith leasing professionals to virtually and interactively guide prospective tenants and their brokers through commercial spaces.

August 13, 2020

Meet the Black Woman Real Estate Investor Who Has Developed More Than $7M of Property

Melissa Wyatt, Black woman real estate developer

Serial entrepreneur, real estate developer, coach, and mentor, Melissa Wyatt, has spent decades honing her skills through multiple startups and has not stopped innovating despite COVID-19. She is the powerhouse behind MW Enterprises, LLC, a Black-owned privately managed and diversified real estate company that has developed more than $7 million in properties and is focused on building generational wealth for the next generation, uplifting women and people of color in real estate, and making transformation changes in the communities in which she invests.

August 10, 2020

Group of Black Entrepreneurs Plan to Purchase 8 City Blocks in St. Louis

Group of Black entrepreneurs from Black Wall Street STL

A group of Black entrepreneurs from an organization called Black Wall Street STL is planning to build a business district in North St. Louis, Missouri. They have already applied to the city's Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) to purchase over 8 city blocks equivalent to 283 lots in the area for Black-owned businesses to thrive.

August 7, 2020

Woman Entrepreneur Investing $1M to Buy Up Properties in Southside Atlanta

Valaurie Bridges Lee, entrepreneur investing in Atlanta's south side

Serial entrepreneur, Valaurie Bridges Lee, has joined a host of other Black business owners that are investing in the development of Atlanta’s south side. In particular, she is bringing new life to Main Street in historic College Park. In fact, she has already purchased a series of adjacent properties with plans to make it a premier destination for unmatched service and unforgettable experiences.

July 3, 2020

Investors Buying Entire Blocks in Houston to Revitalize and Bring in Black-Owned Businesses

Black investors buying blocks in Houston to develop

Real estate developer Chris Senegal and broker Jay Bradley are teaming up to buy several blocks to renovate and revitalize in Houston. Together with Cocoa Collective Xchange, they are helping bring back Black-owned businesses into the Fifth Ward community through a Buying the Block campaign.

June 26, 2020

Meet the Women Raising Funds to Build a Black-Owned Resort Style Community in Georgia

Marlena Barnett and Shandrena Hadjamara, co-founders of Lakes of Summerville

Meet Shandrena Hadjamara and Marlena Barnett, two African American real estate developers and investors, who are raising capital to build the first Black-owned resort-style community in Summerville, Georgia. Their real estate project will be eco-friendly and will use solar energy as a primary source of power to preserve the environment.

June 21, 2020

Father and Son Open New Hardware Store Franchise in Their Neighborhood

Warren Pegram and his stepson, Charlston Austin, owners of Ace Hardware in South Fulton, Georgia

Warren Pegram and his stepson, Charlston Austin, have opened an Ace Hardware franchise in their neighborhood in the city of South Fulton, Georgia. It is one of the first hardware stores in their community.

May 21, 2020

Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Whose Dad Trained Her to Be a Carpenter

Adzigbli Nana Ama Comfort, founder of Namas Decor GH

Adzigbli "Nana" Ama Comfort, a furniture architect and designer from Ghana, has become famous for her skills and creativity in the field of carpentry - a male dominated industry. Her dad trained her before he died, and now she is the CEO and founder of Namas Decor GH - one of the fastest growing furniture design shops in the world!

May 8, 2020

Woman Becomes First African American Owner of a Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Franchise

Tiffany Curry, first Black owner of Berkshire Hathaway real estate franchise

Talented real estate leader and entrepreneur, Tiffany Curry, has officially acquired a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate franchise - making her the first African American ever to have 100% ownership in a franchise of this particular Warren Buffet affiliated company.

April 10, 2020

Entrepreneur Launches Real Estate Course Teaching Beginners How to Earn 6 or 7 Figures

Danielle Pierce, founder of Real Estate Profit Lab

A career in real estate can be exciting and tremendously profitable. However, in times of recession, it can often lead to severe hardships for realtors. Meet Danielle Pierce, the real estate titan who is using her superpower to help business owners get started in the real estate industry and create recession proof, profitable six figure businesses without selling anything, building a team, or stressing over unreasonable buyers and sellers.

March 16, 2020

Investors Spend $1.3M to Re-Develop Apartment Complex in High Crime Neighborhood

When Michael Merideth and Andre Lewis of VPG Enterprise received the call 30 days before they were set to buy what is now the Banks Apartments in New Orleans, LA, they still had time to pull out. It was the worst news that they could have imagined as the story was breaking about a double murder inside of the property they were about to close on. “It would have been easy to walk away at that time,” recalls Michael. "However, we had previous experience of knowing how our systems could be used to turn around these type of properties and the effects that they could have on the community for the positive."

March 6, 2020

Formerly Homeless, This CEO of Her Own Real Estate Firm is Now Building a $14M Affordable Housing Project

Terrica Smith, founder and CEO of Cachet Real Estate

Terrica Smith, now the founder and CEO of Cachet Real Estate and Salt Capital Equity Group, used to dream of having her own home when she was homeless and living on the streets years ago. Now, she is making other homeless families' dreams come true as she heads the Madeline Cove project, a housing development that would offer affordable homes in the community.

February 15, 2020

This Father-and-Son Black-Owned Firm Has Closed $1 Billion in Real Estate Deals Since 2015

Osei Rubie, and his son, Nadir, founders of National Standard Abstract

National Standard Abstract, a title-insurance firm based in New York City, is one of the very few Black-owned business enterprises in the area. The company's CEO, Osei Rubie, and his son, Nadir, equipped with a decade of experience in the title insurance industry and entrepreneurial knowledge from their other family-owned businesses, have led the company to more than $1 billion in real estate deals since 2015.

February 10, 2020

Black-Owned Construction Firm Wins Contract to Renovate Chicago Airport

Nosa Ehimwenman, founder and CEO of Bowa Construction

Bowa Construction, a Black-owned construction firm based in Chicago, has been selected as the primary contractor to construct a new police department facility with more training and office space inside Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The company is the first minority-owned contractor in the state of Illinois to be awarded such a contract in the state's most populated city.