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April 8, 2022

Siblings Who Launched Black-Owned Delivery Service in Philly Are Now in 4 Other Cities

It has only been just 3 years since twin brothers David and Aaron Cabello launched Black and Mobile, the first Black-owned delivery service, and they have already expanded to 4 more cities and they plan to add more.

March 30, 2022

Single Mom Launches Black-Owned Alcohol Start-Up, “Tips” the Scales in the Canned Cocktail Industry

Toni Gilliard, founder of Tipsy Lady

Meet Toni Gilliard, founder and CEO of Tipsy Lady, a Black-owned premium Caribbean-inspired canned cocktail company that is making an impressive debut in the online direct-to-consumer retail channel. Following its recent partnership with a small distributor, the Charleston, South Carolina-based brand has launched its online store, and plans to expand its placements into other cities are already in the works. Currently, Tipsy Lady is available in retail markets in CA, FL, NY, and NJ and online in over 30 states.

March 25, 2022

Asia Thomas is the 1st Black Woman to Own a Subway Franchise in Duluth, Georgia

Asia Thomas

Asia Thomas, an entrepreneur and a single mother of 3, owns and operates the first Subway franchise in Duluth, Georgia that is owned by a Black woman.

March 21, 2022

Meet the CEO of the Largest Black-Owned Food Bank in the Southeast

Elisabeth Omilami, CEO of Hosea Helps

Elisabeth Omilami is the CEO of an Atlanta-based food bank in Atlanta called Hosea Helps. Her father, a civil rights leader named Hosea Williams, started it in 1971, and today it's the largest Black-owned food ban in the southeast part of the U.S.

March 14, 2022

Family Makes History, Opens First Ever Black-Owned Restaurant on New York's City Island

Darryl Lelie and family, owners of Seafood Kingz 2 restaurant

Meet Darryl Lelie and his family, the owners of Seafood Kingz 2 on City Island in Bronx, New York, making it the first Black-owned restaurant in the area.

February 15, 2022

Founder of Black-Owned Grocery Store in Chicago Receives $2.5M in Funding From the City

Elizabeth Abunaw, founder of Forty Acres Fresh Market

Elizabeth Abunaw, founder and CEO of Forty Acres Fresh Market, a Black-owned startup grocer that offers fresh and healthy food options on Chicago's West Side, has been awarded $2.5 million in grant funding from the city. She plans to use the funds to transition her pop-up store to a brick-and-mortar store.

February 9, 2022

Founders of Black-Owned Plant-Based Food Manufacturer Close $6M Series A Funding Round

The investment round will fuel their revolutionary, plant-based food company’s rapid expansion.

Duane Myko Cheers and Danita Claytor, founders of Everything Legendary

Meet Duane “Myko” Cheers and Danita Claytor, the co-founders of Everything Legendary, a Black-owned plant-based food brand with legendary flavor, that have just closed $6 million dollars in Series A funding. The round was led by CircleUp Growth Partners with additional investments from the venture capital arm of General Mills, 301 INC, and Mark Cuban. Also, International Entrepreneur and Record Executive, Russell Simmons joined the all-star team as a Senior Advisor.

January 28, 2022

Black Mompreneur and Her 4 Kids Launch Successful Gourmet Popcorn Brand

Shaunese Alexander and her kids, founders of Popcorn Munchies

Meet Shaunese Alexander and her four children — Destiny, Trinity, Serenity, and Joshua — the founders of Popcorn Munchies, one of the fastest-growing Black-owned gourmet popcorn brands in the country. Their Maryland-based company's most popular specialty is their caramelized pecan flavor.

January 26, 2022

Entrepreneur Makes History as Black-Owned Franchise Owner, Buys 21 Donatos Pizza Restaurants

Ron Jordan, founder of Jordan Hospitality Group

Ron Jordan, the CEO and founder of Jordan Hospitality Group, has acquired all 21 Donatos restaurants in the Indianapolis market, making him the largest Black-owned franchise partner for the Columbus, Ohio-based company in its 59-year history.

January 5, 2022

Single Black Mom of 2 Buys Her Kids a Vending Machine to Teach Them About Business

Ciearra Baker, a mompreneur from St. Louis, Missouri

When Ciearra Baker, a mompreneur from St. Louis, Missouri, decided to buy a vending machine as a gift for her two young kids to start teaching them about entrepreneurship, she had no idea that it would be controversial. When she posted about it on social media, her post drew mixed reactions from her followers. Some of them criticizing her decision while others praised her for her unique and practical gift idea.

December 1, 2021

The Creators of the Black Foodie Finder App Have Acquired BlackChef.com

Black Foodie Finder and BlackChef

Black Foodie Finder, a popular app database of Black-owned eateries and restaurants, has acquired BlackChef.com to bring about a more solid relationship and interaction among Black chefs, kitchen managers, caterers, and restaurant owners.

November 25, 2021

Support These 25 Black-Owned Businesses on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black customers buying from Black-owned businesses

Black Friday is the most popular sales day of the year in the United States. Small Business Saturday is also a huge sales day, and Cyber Monday is the most popular day in the states for online sales. Every year during this weekend (which follows the Thanksgiving holiday), retailers generate billions of dollars in revenue from anxious customers looking for the best deals. Sadly, Black-owned businesses are not as well supported.

November 20, 2021

HBCU Grads Make History, Become Youngest Owners of Black-Owned Wine Brand

HBCU graduate owners of Michael Lavelle wine brand

HBCU graduates Aaron Michael Coad and Terrence Lavelle Low along with their partners Brandon Crump and Devin Kennedy are the founders of the newest Black-owned luxury wine brand called Michael Lavelle, making them the youngest African Americans to own such a company.

November 5, 2021

5 Black Female Family Members Make History, Launch New CBD Infused Cooking Oil Line

Founders of Black-owned CBD cooking oil brand

Meet the founders of The B.E. Well Company, which has launched the first and only Black-owned line of CBD-infused cooking oils that are both organic and non-GMO. Created by five family members (one aunt, twin sisters, and their two cousins), the company has launched a line of infused cooking oils to specifically help women get a daily serving of CBD along with the benefits of good healthy fats versus using regular oils, margarine, and butter.

October 18, 2021

Meet the Founder of the Fastest-Growing Black-Owned Rice Brand in the World

Nana Owusu-Achau, founder of Agro Kings

Meet Nana Owusu-Achau, the founder of Agro Kings, a Ghana-based company that produces the thriving locally-grown rice brand called Nana's Rice.

October 11, 2021

First Black Woman-Owned Bar to Open in Downtown Mobile, Alabama Despite Racial Opposition

Kawauna Gill and Tamara Coleman, founders of Kanary Bar

Kawauna Gill and Tamara Coleman are set to open Kanary Bar, the first and only Black female-owned bar and lounge in the entertainment district of downtown Mobile, Alabama despite the racially motivated opposition they have faced from some neighbors. And for them, it's finally a dream come true.

October 6, 2021

Twin Lawyers, Sauce-Preneurs Team Up on a New Kind of Case to Keep Their Grandmother's Legacy Alive

Alice and Alicia Crowe with their grandmother

Alice and Alicia Crowe are identical twin lawyers turned sauce-entrepreneurs who are now working on a different type of case, bottling and selling Emmaline’s All-Natural Hot Sauce, a family-owned line of hot sauce that is three generations old and is made from their grandmother's original recipe. As proud graduates of Howard University School of Law, the two have been working together for 20 years as attorneys in their own practice handling legal cases, but now they are teaming up to keep their family legacy alive.

August 16, 2021

This Olympic Gold Medalist is Using Her Winnings to Buy Her Mom a Food Truck

Tamyra Mensah-Stock, who made history as the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling for the United States, is determined to make her mother's dream come true as she uses her prize money to buy her a food truck hoping to start a business for her.

July 8, 2021

28-Year Old Making History With Black-Owned Cookie Brand Gone Global

Lara Adekoya, founder of Fleurs et Sel

Lara Adekoya, a 28-year old Black woman entrepreneur from Los Angeles, launched Fleurs et Sel, a cookie company last year after being laid off from her job due to the pandemic. Now just one year later, her cookies are some of the most sought-after by Hollywood stars and clients from all over the world.

July 6, 2021

Black Chef Shares Unique and Delicious Summer African Cooking Classes Online For Kids, 3 to 15-Years Old

Mirabel Umenei, founder of Motherland Cooking Xperience

Mirabel Umenei, a mother of three and the founder of Motherland Cooking Xperience, has launched interactive, virtual cooking lessons for children ages 3 to 15-years old that highlight Africa’s culinary diversity. The online classes combine cooking lessons with singing, Kiswahili lessons, and live music.