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January 6, 2021

Widowed Black Entrepreneur Joins Her Family to Launch a Line of CBD Products

Sharise Erby, cofounder of Carrie's Essentials

Sharise Erby and her family — Carlos Tolliver, Jamond & Turquoise Erby-Bell, and Josiah Erby — are excited to have launched their new online CBD company, Carrie’s Essentials. This family-owned company will be headquartered in the heart of South Phoenix. Carrie’s Essentials is here to become the wellness & lifestyle partner for minorities along their journey to good health.

December 11, 2020

These 5 Childhood Friends All Grew Up to Be Doctors and Lawyers

Childhood friends and authors of The Five Brothers

Five friends who have always treated each other as brothers since childhood have all grown up to become very successful in their careers in law and medicine.

December 7, 2020

Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches New Line of Organic, Premium Hemp-Derived CBD Products

Odette Christie, Black woman founder of Nuevo Organics

NuEvo Organics, one of the few Black women-owned companies in the expanding and competitive CBD industry, offers a wide range of premium-quality CBD products including gummies, tinctures, topicals, and pet products. This business is fueled by passion, purpose, and family.

November 3, 2020

Black Female CEO Launches CBD Beverage Brand With Unique Patent to Combat Mother's Cancer Treatments

Axis™ Hemp in A Cap Innovation Powered by Vessl Technology™

Ja-nice Johnson, Founder and CEO of Axis Hemp in A Cap, and her team

Ja-nice Johnson, Founder and CEO of Axis™ Hemp in A Cap, has launched the now leading CBD Beverage brand nationwide. The innovative patent stemmed from necessity as the CEO was in search of various CBD treatments to administer to her mother battling Stage 4 Cancer. After tedious efforts of mixing products to aid to her mother’s treatments, Ja-nice then acquired the license to the unique Vessl™ technology to incorporate into beverages and is now leading the market with her innovation.

October 1, 2020

Black Nurse Helps 100 Other Nurses to Start Their Own Businesses

Michelle Greene Rhodes, Founder and CEO of Michelle Rhodes Media LLC

Michelle Greene Rhodes, Founder and CEO of Michelle Rhodes Media LLC in Tampa, Florida, has created a place for nurses to personally develop and meet their big goals outside of the traditional roles. The RNterprise™ Academy is an online brand that helps nurses go “onward and upward” in business. The program, developed in 2016- was created to help nurses meet their maximum potential and avoid burnout, a common problem in healthcare. For those nurses who enjoy business but feel stuck, this could be an excellent option to support healthcare. This can also help alleviate the swinging door in this field where statistics show up to 33% of nurses leave the field withing the first two years of beginning the profession.

September 25, 2020

Mompreneur Creates All-Natural and Vegan Skincare Line to Soothe Her Daughter’s Eczema

Lydia Gibson, creator of Eva Jenae Naturals

Lydia Gibson, creator of Eva Jenae Naturals, is driven by the belief that nature provides all we need to achieve our healthiest skin and hair. Every ingredient she uses has a purpose and delivers results. Her brand is proof that skin and hair care can be simple, yet effective.

September 15, 2020

8-Year Old YouTuber Launches Business Selling Coronavirus Kits

Bryson Best, a third-grader and kid YouTuber

Coronavirus is molding the next generation of entrepreneurs, proving that age is not necessarily a measure of success. Just ask 8-year old Bryson Best, a third-grader and kid YouTuber, who literally turned lemons into lemonade by transforming an idea into a thriving business despite COVID-19.

September 9, 2020

First Black-Owned Hemp Farm in Georgia Forms Historic Partnership

Founders of Green Toad Hemp Farm and the Holiday Firm

Green Toad Hemp Farm, a Black-owned company dedicated to producing the best quality CBD hemp products for holistic health and wellness, has formed a strategic partnership with Manisha Holiday, founder and CEO of The Holiday Firm. The partnership between the two Black-owned companies will create numerous jobs in Atlanta, GA and kick-off an initiative to educate the community about the health benefits of hemp and CBD.

August 28, 2020

Hand-Crafted African Print Accessories Blend Culture With Fashion and Safety

Blasian Collections is the newest line of apparel that celebrates Black culture while also keeping its customers safe during the pandemic. Launched in 2020 by fashion designer Jasmine Lee, her trendy Ankara-print accessories include washable face masks for men and women with matching neckties, headbands, and head wraps.

August 6, 2020

Founder of Black-Owned Healthcare Company Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Nichelle Jones, founder of Jones Health and Benefits

Jones Health and Benefits is celebrating a unique milestone for a small business. Nichelle Jones, the company's owner, president, and managing broker has announced that her Atlanta-based agency is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

June 26, 2020

24-Year Old Cancer Survivor Turned Entrepreneur Launches Mobile Cancer Screening App

Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, a 24-year old social entrepreneur from Uganda

Meet Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, a 24-year old social entrepreneur from Uganda, who is the mastermind behind a popular cancer screening app that is helping thousands of women in various countries throughout Africa. A cancer survivor herself, her company offers innovative artificial intelligence-guided E-Oncology services to diagnose cervical and breast cancer. Both of these types of cancers, if detected and treated early, can save a person's life.

June 25, 2020

Entrepreneur Launches Black-Owned Boutique That Delivers Plants to Your Home

Alexis Sims, founder of Leaf Me

Leaf Me, a houseplant brand launched by founder Alexis Sims, is a Detroit-based online store that delivers tropical houseplants with health benefits directly to your home. The company also provides interior plant decor consultations to help clients pick the right plants for their light and humidity.

June 23, 2020

Black Women Founders Bring COVID-19 Screening Stations to Schools, Offices, Prisons and More

Lynda Dorman and Carolyn Howell, founders of Orange Wall Enterprises

Two entrepreneurs — Lynda M. Dorman, CEO and Carolyn E. Howell, President of Orange Wall Enterprises — have made history as the first Black women to sign a distribution and licensing deal for autonomous screening stations that recognize the initial symptoms of COVID-19. These stations, produced by Promobot, a Robotics and AI Technology company, are being installed in high traffic areas such as office buildings, prisons, schools, college campuses, healthcare facilities, places of worship, transportation stations, movie theaters, museums, or anywhere people gather.

June 19, 2020

Black Nurse Partners With Black-Owned Brand to Launch Her Own CBD Store

Jacqueline Stokes, registered nurse selling CBD products

Meet Jacqueline Stokes, a Registered Nurse from Chicago who has partnered with a Black-owned brand called Healthy Place Botanicals to launch an online store with CBD products. Her web site offers a wide variety of natural products like shampoos, soaps, facial moisturizers, coffee, tea, and even weight management products - all made from CBD oils or other essential oils.

June 9, 2020

Meet the Founder of the Black-Owned Feminine Care Brand You Need to Know About

Arion Long, founder of Femly feminine care products

Arion Long founded Femly after being diagnosed with a reproductive illness that was linked directly to chemicals in popular feminine care products. Prior to starting the company, she had no idea that added ingredients like nylon, rubber, and bleach were lurking inside the sanitary pads and tampons she was using! As a result, she decided to be the change she wanted to see and create a company that gives back!

June 3, 2020

Black Female Psychologist Creates First Ever Therapy Card Deck For Women of Color

Ebony Butler, Ph.D., creator of My Therapy Cards

Ebony Butler, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Food Relationship Strategist who is also the creator of My Therapy Cards - the first card deck and self-help tool of its kind created to help women of color work through self-limiting beliefs and habits keeping them from developing into their highest selves.

May 29, 2020

Virtual Black Fitness Trainer Receives $400K Investment From Two Private Equity Firms

James Fisher Jr, founder and CEO of Mission Fit Fitness

Meet James Fisher Jr, founder and CEO of Mission Fit Fitness, which has just received a $400K investment from two private equity firms - Wellvest Capital and the Green Health Firm. James, who is a personal trainer and fitness instructor, helps employers who are turning to online and virtual options to help meet their employees' health and wellness needs.

May 22, 2020

Couple Opens New Black, Veteran-Owned CBD Store Offering Natural and Holistic Products

Nikki and Antonio Carrington, founders of Burning Bush Oils

Radio show personalities Nikki "The Yin" and Antonio "The Yang" Carrington have launched their new company, Burning Bush Oils, and are already experiencing overwhelming success in the ever-growing realm of CBD. As users and believers of CBD, they did not know of anyone who looked like them who they could turn to get quality products or even ask the questions which matter to those in need.

May 13, 2020

Black Single Mom of Four Reveals How to Open a Profitable Residential Assisted Living Home

Jane Nk Nwanne, author of HeartWork

Jane Nk Nwanne, a healthcare worker turned entrepreneur, is sharing her secrets in her potentially life-changing book entitled HeartWork: How To Open & Operate Your Own Profitable Residential Assisted Living Home. As an author and educator, she now leads the way in helping other women become business owners while simultaneously helping society.

April 27, 2020

Black Woman Entrepreneur Using Robot Technology to Disrupt the Beauty and Wellness Industry

Dayo Ogunniyi McIntosh, CEO and founder of Yateou, Inc

Meet Dayo Ogunniyi McIntosh, CEO and founder of Yateou, Inc, a clean beauty tech brand that manufactures plant-based hair and skincare products using essential oils with the help of robot technology! Her company also produces aromatherapy products, and ultimately, she is creatively combining the concept of an apothecary... with robotics.