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August 7, 2020

Black Founder Launches Online Learning Academy With International Affiliates

Christopher Kelly, founder and CEO of Onyx Global

Christopher Kelly, founder and CEO of Black EdTech startup Onyx Global, has launched The Onyx Learner Academy. This world-class digital educational experience teaches people how to learn efficiently & effectively for the rest of their lives.

July 24, 2020

These 91 Black-Owned Businesses Worked Together to Generate $49M in Sales in One Year

Traffic Sales and Profit mastermind cohort proves that Black-owned businesses can thrive despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Black business owners and members of Traffic Sales and Profit

Traffic Sales and Profit (TSP), a powerful network and Facebook group of almost 14,000 purpose-driven African American entrepreneurs, has announced that 91 of the Black business owners in their tribe have worked together to collectively generate $49 million in sales within just one year (from July 2019 to July 2020). Led by its founder, Lamar Tyler, the members of TSP are owners of everything from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commerce brands to service and product-based businesses.

July 18, 2020

Black Founder Launches Online Academy to Help Leaders Find Their Niche, Soar in Their Career Journey

Sofia Casey, founder of Ease & Flow Leadership Academy

In the midst of the onset of a global pandemic, learning as many people know it has shifted. Launched on Juneteenth this year, the Ease & Flow Leadership Academy (EFLA) is spearheading the charge to continue to develop quality leaders online in the midst of COVID-19 and beyond. Founded by certified coach, authorpreneur, and corporate trainer Sophia Casey, EFLA not only helps leaders find their niche and jumpstart their career path—but it positions them on the road to dream fulfillment in record time.

July 11, 2020

First Black President of Univ. of California to Head 10 Campuses, 5 Medical Centers Worth $1.6B

Michael V. Drake, first Black president of the University of California

The University of California Board of Regents has appointed 69-year old Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the first Black president of the institution's world-renowned system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three nationally affiliated labs, more than 280,000 students and 230,000 faculty and staff. All of the facilities combined are worth $1.6 billion.

July 9, 2020

Black Woman CEOs Make History With Partnership to Teach Financial Literacy to Underprivileged Youth at Yale and Howard Univ.

Derricka Harwell, CEO of BeautifyCredit; Neko Cheri, the Executive Director of State of the Black Dollar and Founder of Invest Gary; and Sierra Nicole, Creator of Financially Lit
(left to right) Derricka Harwell, Neko Cheri and Sierra Nicole
Meet the prominent business professionals of color who are successfully leading our Black and Brown communities to financial empowerment, credit achievement, and powerful investing (generational wealth) through education. They are Derricka Harwell, CEO of BeautifyCredit, award-winning, published author of Beautiful Credit and founder of the “Beautiful Credit Tour” - an 18 city tour to inner-city high school youth to educate them on credit, free of charge; Neko Cheri, the Executive Director of State of the Black Dollar and Founder of Invest Gary, and lastly, Sierra Nicole, creator of Financially Lit & owner of a successful business development and automation company.

June 17, 2020

Black Bookstore Owner Says For the First Time in 30 Years, He’s Selling Out of Books

Akbar Watson, owner of Pyramid Books in Florida

Akbar Watson, the owner of a historic bookstore called Pyramid Books in Boynton Beach, Florida, has been selling books for and about African Americans for about 30 years. However, he says that since George Floyd was killed and "Black Lives Matter" went mainstream, he has sold more books related to racial inequality than ever before!

June 7, 2020

Meet the 28-Year Old Black Woman Who Owns Her Own Accredited International College

Caroline Esinam Adzogble, founder of Potters International College

At 28-years old, Caroline Esinam Adzogble is the youngest woman in Ghana and in all of Africa to launch her very own accredited international college. She established Potters International College in 2016 when she was just 24-years old as an institution that offers career training programs to both workers and students to make them professionally-ready in the field of technology.

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.

Entrepreneur Launches Do-It-Yourself Legal Protection Services For Women of Color

ReeJade Richmond, founder of IP Academy

ReeJade Richmond, a Business & Legal Strategist, has launched IP Academy as the only do-it-yourself membership service focused on helping women of color entrepreneurs protect and monetize their creative genius. Her services not only give them the tools to protect their creative genius, but teach them how to leverage their protected business assets and content to build generational wealth.

April 9, 2020

Entrepreneur Training Black Women How to Profit From Public Speaking Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Quinn Conyers, public speaking coach for entrepreneurs

Quinn Conyers, a public speaking coach for entrepreneurs, is training Black women in business how to pivot to an online platform and continue profiting from public speaking during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the current reality of many speakers who've had speaking engagements canceled, and corporate training events postponed. However, Quinn says that speakers can still give their voice a platform on 'virtual' stages.

April 8, 2020

Founder of Non-Profit Black-Owned Beauty School Launches Online Training Program

Patricia Thompson Terry, founder of Touched By an Angel Beauty School

Patricia Thompson Terry is an Atlanta-based entrepreneur and visionary who is creating prosperity for both women and men in the billion dollar hair & beauty industry. She is the founder of Touched By An Angel Beauty School and Salons, which aims to transform students’ dreams into a professional reality. She has two locations in Jonesboro and College Park, Georgia.

April 2, 2020

Meet the Black Woman Mechanic Teaching Other Women How to Fix Cars

Sandra Aguebor, Nigeria's first woman mechanic

Sandra Aguebor is Nigeria's first woman mechanic. She is also the founder of The Lady Mechanic Initiative, which teaches women from diverse backgrounds how to fix cars and become financially independent.

March 27, 2020

Meet the Entrepreneur Who Is Teaching Beginners How to Track Stocks

Kevon L. Chisholm, founder of Black Wallstreeter Consultation Services

Kevon L. Chisolm, founder and CEO of Black Wallstreeter Consultation Services, has released two new affordable financial literacy products. The first product is the Stock Tracker, which is a pocket journal geared towards helping people that are new to investing learn how to track their securities. Many psychological studies have determined that the best way for people to learn is by writing things down and reviewing this information periodically. It is the perfect tool for learning about investing, and understanding how the stock market works.

March 25, 2020

Single Mompreneur Creates Innovative Online Hair School, Empowering Many to Earn and Learn From Home

Jessyca Marshall, owner of Naturally Beautiful Hair Care

These days, being able to work from home is an asset. With the current global events, it is crucial that individuals and businesses adopt alternative and innovative ways to provide services, reach their clients, spread their messages, learn and earn income. For this reason, licensed social worker and entrepreneur Jessyca Marshall has launched the Microloc Mastery Online Training and Certification program, an innovative online hair school that teaches individuals how to learn her method of creating “Microlocs” - which has been used for over a decade to master the technique of providing small interwoven locs.

February 20, 2020

Meet the Newest President of University of Maryland, College Park

Darryll J. Pines, President of the University of Maryland

Darryll J. Pines is the newest President of the University of Maryland, the state's flagship institution with more than 40,000 students. Pines, who previously served as a professor and Dean of the university's Engineering School for over 20 years, is only the second African American to become President since the institution was founded 164 years ago.

February 3, 2020

Without a Computer, This Teacher From Ghana Taught Microsoft Word to Students on a Blackboard

Richard Appiah Akoto, teacher in Ghana teaching Microsoft Word

Meet Richard Appiah Akoto, a teacher from Ghana who gained international attention for teaching his students how to use Microsoft Word without a computer. Photos of him drawing very detailed screenshots of the software's functionality on a blackboard have gone viral on social media!

December 6, 2019

8-Year Old Bestselling Author Creates Innovative App For Kids

Nicholas Buamah, author and creator of augmented reality app

8-year old Nicholas Buamah and his mother realized that younger kids and even some parents were having difficulties pronouncing the expanded words in his bestselling book series, so he decided to create an augmented reality app called Kayla & Kyle to help with this. The app can be used to have his books read aloud, and to make the illustrations in his books come to life.