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March 17, 2020

These 7 Black-Owned Brands Are Cleaning Up on Hand Sanitizer, Soap and Detergent Sales

During a time of panic shopping, it can be difficult to find hand sanitizers and other essential cleaning supplies that consumers may need. Fortunately, there are at least seven Black-owned companies that have exactly what you need to disinfect. Here are our top recommendations:

March 5, 2020

Bea Dixon's Honey Pot and 5 Other Black Woman-Owned Feminine Hygiene Brands to Support

Bea Dixon and other Black entrepreneurs that produce feminine hygiene brands

Feminine hygiene products make up a global multi-billion dollar industry. Most products are sold by big corporations, but the brand often most favored are the ones owned by smaller woman-owned companies who understand first-hand what women want and need. At least six of those brands are owned by very motivated African American women entrepreneurs. Here they are:

March 4, 2020

Black Nurse Launches Service Similar to Airbnb — But For Travel Nurses!

Keisha Manning, founder of Nursesbnb

Nursesbnb, a new platform inspired by Airbnb, has been launched to help travel nurses find a place to stay after working their odd-hour shifts. Keisha Manning, a nurse turned entrepreneur, made the idea materialize after firsthand seeing the issue of the lack of accommodation for travel nurses.

December 27, 2019

26-Year Old Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches Low Cost Organic Grocery Store

Olympia Auset, founder of SUPRMARKT

Olympia Auset, a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Howard University, grew tired of having to travel 2 hours by bus every time she wanted to buy healthy vegan food. She lives in Inglewood, and it quickly became clear that if she wanted better health around her, she would have to do something about it. So in January 2016, she decided to launch her very own organic grocery store.

November 5, 2019

Black Teen Entrepreneur Lands Permanent Shelf Space with Major Retailer

Zandra Cunningham, founder and CEO of Zandra

Zandra Cunningham, the teen founder and CEO of Zandra, a leading plant-based bath and beauty company for pre-teens, teenagers and the premier young professional, has been offered permanent shelf space in Target.

November 1, 2019

Breast Cancer Survivor Opens Plant-Based Restaurant Franchise in the DC Area

Taneea Yarborough, Gangster Vegan franchise owner

Before she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Taneea Yarborough had always dreamed of opening a plant-based restaurant in Baltimore with her husband. She was about to achieve that dream when she found out that she has to undergo mastectomy just two weeks before the scheduled opening of her Gangster Vegan franchise. However, she decided to achieve her dream anyways. Now, she is a cancer survivor and a restaurant owner!

October 30, 2019

Entrepreneur Launches First Black-Owned Wholesale CBD Oil Program of its Kind

Cory Holmes, founder of Holmes Organics

Holmes Organics, founded by St. Louis-based entrepreneur Cory Holmes, is providing businesses looking to get involved in the CBD industry with direct access to premium quality and 100% THC-free CBD products. The wholesale CBD program gives businesses the opportunity to profit from a multi-billion dollar industry by becoming resellers.

October 28, 2019

These Happily Married Black Doctors Own Their Own Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Joe Taylor and Dr. Karina Sharpe-Taylor, founders of Renewed Wellness Center

Dr. Joe Taylor and Dr. Karina Sharpe-Taylor, a married Black couple, have been together as partners in life and in business. Both are licensed chiropractic doctors and the owners of their own clinic called Renewed Wellness Integrative Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since 2011, they have been serving their loyal clients and receiving quite a bit of positive feedback.

October 10, 2019

Black-Owned Pharmaceutical Company Takes Charge to Closing the Black Health Disparity Gap

Dr. Wayne Whitest, MD, President/CEO of Wayne Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Wayne Whitest, MD, President/CEO of Wayne Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Wayne, CEO of Wayne Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is dedicated to closing the health disparity gap in the Black community. Based out of Cordele, Georgia, Dr. Wayne operates one of the only Black-owned pharmaceutical companies in the nation. Wayne Pharmaceuticals shares an 18-acre campus with the MD Whitest Medical Institute, right in the heart of Cordele’s west side, the most socio-economically deprived area of the city.

October 4, 2019

Top 10 Local Black-Owned Farms That You Should Support

Farmer working at Black-owned farm

There are Black-owned farms all across the country, but according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), they make up only 2 percent of U.S. agricultural land. With these odds, it is very difficult for African Americans and others who want to support Black-owned farms.

September 30, 2019

Black Gynecologist Launches All-Natural Laundry Detergent to Reduce Yeast Infections For Women

Dr. Tosha Rogers, founder of Clean and Cute Panty Wash

Dr. Tosha Rogers, an Atlanta-based female obstetrician, gynecologist and founder of her own clinic called Atlanta Premier OB/GYN Associates, has developed an all-natural laundry detergent called Clean and Cute Panty Wash designed to thoroughly clean women's panties to help reduce yeast infections.

September 20, 2019

First Black CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Permanente Sadly Passes Away

Bernard J. Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson has sadly passed away at the age of 60. He was the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals — known as Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. In 2018, under his leadership, the company generated almost $80 billion in revenue.

August 15, 2019

Black-Owned Tech Company Invents Revolutionary Device to Help Manage Diabetes

Figgers Health Releases Its SMART Gluco 2 Wireless Monitoring System With Bluetooth

Freddie Figgers, founder of Figgers Health

Freddie Figgers, founder of Figgers Health Systems, has released a one of a kind SMART glucose meter that allows for real-time accountability and monitoring with just one simple touch. Compatible with iOS/iPhone and Android systems, this FDA approved and patent pending device gathers information from test results and immediately uploads to the EHR (Electronic Health Records) for real-time, patient centered records (making information available instantaneously and securely to authorized users). This device, is the most accurate glucose meter on the market today! The entire unit with strips can be purchased directly from the company’s website at or ordered through his/her primary care physician.

August 14, 2019

Meet the Car Mechanic Who Just Shifted Gears to Become a Medical Doctor at Age 47

Carl Allamby, car mechanic turned medical doctor

For over 25 years, Carl Allamby ran his own auto repair business until 4 years ago when he decided to switch careers and began studying to become a doctor. Now, at 47-years old, he just graduated from medical school and hopes to inspire more young Black people to become doctors as well!

July 31, 2019

Couple Opens One of the First Black-Owned Cancer Center in the United States

Al and Marjani Harris, a married couple from Philadelphia, have been working with and supporting cancer patients for the past few years. They saw the need for a place where people with cancer can heal emotionally as well. So, they decided to establish The Cancer Who Cares Center where they offer support programs completely for free!

June 5, 2019

Black-Owned Vegan Cookie Brand Secures $1 Million Investment From Jay-Z's Venture Fund

Denise Woodard, founder of Partake Foods

Partake Foods, a Black-owned company that makes health-conscious and allergy-friendly food products, has recently secured a $1 million investment from Marcy Venture Partners, which is co-founded by fellow Black entrepreneur Jay-Z.

May 15, 2019

Introducing the First Black-Owned Urgent Care Center in Chicago

Founders of the first Black-owned Urgent Care Center in Chicago

A group of Black doctors have opened the newest urgent care center located in Chicago's Hyde Park community. It's called Premier Health Urgent Care and OCC-Health Center is reportedly the only Black-owned urgent care center in the city of Chicago. The center has multiple exam and procedure rooms for patients, and once a patient is admitted, they are typically treated in less than an hour.

May 4, 2019

Meet the Entrepreneur Who is 300 Pounds... and Running!

Martinus Evans, founder of 300 Pounds and Running

Martinus Evans is a straight no-chaser type of guy who is on a journey for better health and better self. As the creator of a popular blog called 300 Pounds and Running, he is very passionate about helping people be the best that they can be.

April 24, 2019

Meet the Husband and Wife Who Own Their Own Dental Practice in Missouri

Dr. Keith Robinson and Dr. Ashley Robinson, founders of The Smile Company

Dr. Keith Robinson and Dr. Ashley Robinson, a Black power couple who are both dentists and entrepreneurs, have always wanted to make people smile. In 2015, this husband and wife team opened The Smile Company, their own dental practice in Maryland Heights, Missouri and based on the positive feedback they receive from their clients, they are definitely making them smile!

April 16, 2019

Meet the Only Black Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills Who is Making Millions

Dr. Michael Obeng

Dr. Michael Obeng is the only Black plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills that makes millions working with clients ranging from royals to celebrities and rich socialites. His company is called Miko Plastic Surgery, and is located at 435 North Roxbury Drive, Suite #205. Despite his celebrity status, however, he still gives back to the community in a major way. He is also the founder of R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide, a non-profit organization that performs free reconstructive surgeries for children and adults in African countries.