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February 15, 2021

Black Woman Opens Factory That Produces 1,500 Bricks a Day, Made From Plastic

Nzambi Matee, founder of Gjenge Makers

Meet Nzambi Matee, an entrepreneur from Kenya who is the founder and owner of Gjenge Makers, an innovative company that transforms plastic waste into bricks that are more durable than concrete!

February 10, 2021

Founder of Closed Down 25-Year Old Black-Owned Gift Shop & Bookstore Reopens Online

Mary Wilson, founder of Heritage House

What began as a love of collecting unique items that speak to the African American spirit and experience, now serves as a way for Mary Wilson, an African American entrepreneur, to share her passion with others. It was 25 years ago when she established Heritage House in Charlotte, N.C., originally coined as an African accessory shop.

January 20, 2021

Meet the First Black Entrepreneur to Invent a Solar Powered Backpack

Mike Bellot, creator of Solo Bag

Meet Mike Bellot, the CEO and Co-Founder of Solo Bag - an innovative school backpack that provides light for reading and power for charging mobile phones and tablets. The backpack was cleverly designed with a built-in solar panel to help students in third world countries who have little to no reliable access to electricity.

November 27, 2020

This 8-Year Old CEO is Empowering Black Girls With Her Line of Dolls, Accessories and Books

Zoe Oli, 8-year old founder of Beautiful Curly Me

8-year old Zoe Oli is on a mission to inspire self-love and confidence in young girls of color with her company Beautiful Curly Me. She has created a line of black dolls with curls and braids, hair care products, and has authored two books - all within the past two years. Her company gives 10% back to girl empowerment organizations and recently launched a Gift-A-Doll charity initiative.

October 30, 2020

Black-Owned Design Company Continues to Ensure That ‘Representation Matters!’

Founders of Custom2Fly

Custom2Fly, a Black-owned company based in Toronto, Canada, sells custom designed accessories and home decor products that are a must-have for every family. Submit a picture, have it drawn and placed on any of the various items they offer.

Siblings Create Manga Inspired Graphic Novel With Two Black Girl Leads, Sign Major Publishing Deal

Tiana and Nia Scott, creators of Happy Monstah

There is a place for everyone in American Manga, a belief that has not only inspired, but launched the careers of sisters Tiana and Nia Scott. Their manga, Happy Monstah, proudly features Black girl leads at the center of a visually dynamic, multicultural adventure.

October 28, 2020

Singer Jody Watley Launches Signature Line of Home Fragrances and Candles

Jody Watley

Singer and entrepreneur Jody Watley believes in the power of surrounding yourself with a relaxing scent and good music. The iconic superstar is expanding her signature brand line with the release of new home fragrances and candles.

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 19, 2020

Detroit Black Entrepreneur Turned His Semi-Trailer Truck into a Bowling Alley on Wheels

Terence Jackson, founder of Luxury Strike Bowling

Terence Jackson Jr., an African American entrepreneur from Southfield, Detroit, has converted a 53-foot semi-trailer truck into a bowling alley-on-wheels. It's called Luxury Strike Bowling and it's the world's first ever mobile bowling alley.

September 24, 2020

Women Entrepreneurs Launch New Line of Black-Themed Greeting Cards For Kids of Color

Kateena Thomas and Latisha Armstrong, founders of Perfectly Hued Expressions

Perfectly Hued Expressions, a Black woman-owned business, is celebrating children with melanin-rich skin tones with a new line of greeting cards. Established in 2018 by entrepreneurs Kateena Thomas and Latisha Armstrong, their company set out to fix the glaring problem of a lack of diversity in the greeting card industry. Their solution was to introduce to the market high-quality, fun and stylish products that mirror the beautiful hues of diverse little ones. The unique greeting card brand and stationery line was created for, and inspired by, kids of color!

September 18, 2020

Black Entrepreneur Launches D.I.Y. Course on How to Make Home Decor, Gifts, and Crafts

Chaketa Renee’, founder of Power2Manifest

Chaketa Renee’, founder of Power2Manifest, has launched a DIY entrepreneurship course that offers women a way to work from home while learning a new way to use their creativity. It's called the Power2Manifest Cricut Class Bundle, and it teaches a simplified way to use a Circut vinyl cutting machine to create personalized shirts, cups, paper crafts, and home decorations. Typically a craft with a steep learning curve, the class bundle is made up of three classes for on-demand step-by-step direction on how to use the software Design Space. Do any crafty ladies out there want to be a woman in business?

August 27, 2020

This Firm Rebrands Black Business Owners — One Web Site at a Time!

Joy Rahat Branding has helped numerous Black entrepreneurs and other minority-owned companies and organizations impacted by the pandemic to create and enhance their online brands. To help her clients meet their marketing needs, her team is able to build and launch a custom-built, professional mobile-friendly website in as little as 7 days - and it's done 100% remotely.

July 27, 2020

Black Entrepreneur on Fast Track to Becoming a First Generation Millionaire

Tristan Herbert, founder of Tristan Art

Tristan Herbert “Art” is a self-taught celebrity artist who pummeled his way into the art world by virtue of the internet. As a budding entrepreneur currently overseeing three separate operations and having ownership in two additional corporations, Herbert uses social-media sites to get his designs in front of the public.

July 20, 2020

After Surviving COVID-19, Black Mom of Two Launches New Brand of Home, Bath and Body Products

Tricia Messeroux, founder of Bella Auset, LLC

Bella Auset, LLC, a Black-owned and operated company, is a new destination site to shop for scented soy candles, body lotions, and apparel that feature quotes and biblical references designed to elicit feelings for love, family & God. This brand was created by acclaimed photographer, Tricia Messeroux, globally known for her photographic recreation of Hollywood red carpet royalty but with kids during award season... Golden Globes, Grammys, and The Oscars. After suffering for three weeks with COVID-19, Tricia Messeroux created Bella Auset to offer joy and healing to the world.

July 16, 2020

Black Woman Athlete Makes History, Becomes the First to Own a Sneaker Company

Santia Deck, founder of TRONUS sneakers

Santia Deck, founder of TRONUS, has become the first female athlete to own a sneaker company. She also made history earlier this year when she signed a multi-million dollar deal to play in the forthcoming Women's Football League Association (WFLA).

July 11, 2020

Black Male Nail Technician Defies Odds, Enters Billion Dollar Nail Industry

Darnell Atkins, Black male nail technician

Only 2% of nail salon workers are Black and almost all of them are women, but 29-year old Darnell Atkins, a nail technician from the Washington, DC area wants to change that. Known as Nen10doe on social media, Darnell is defying gender norms to get his piece of the multi-billion dollar industry.

June 29, 2020

Black-Owned Apparel Line Uses Art as a Form of Storytelling

Mardea, Black-owned art apparel line

A lifelong artist turned entrepreneur that goes by the name of Mardea is using her art as a form of storytelling. She has recently returned to art from the study of science to launch her own brand of apparel. Her online store launched less than two weeks ago with a slice of pop culture art that does not overturn the ancient stones.

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 12, 2020

Entrepreneur Launches Successful Apparel Line Within Just 5 Months of Retiring From the Navy

Brittney Nicole, founder of Coco's Wardrobe

When you are motivated and determined to accomplish a goal, you will become successful. That's exactly what US Navy veteran Brittney Nicole says regarding her new apparel line, Coco's Wardrobe. Her success story is inspiring, especially considering she went from Navy veteran to successful business owner in less than half a year. That's a swift turnaround by any measure!

April 29, 2020

Entrepreneur Launches Unique Collection of Black-Themed Gifts

Constance Panton, founder of Bifties Gifts

Meet Constance Panton, founder of Bifties Gifts, which offers giftsets curated strictly from premium Black-owned brands. Her unique collection of products include Black-themed greeting cards, candles, card games, a coffee mug that says "Black Folk: We Ain't No Joke," organic Dope Coffee, and more.