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January 16, 2020

CEO of Black-Owned Fuel Supplier Lands Multi-Million Dollar Deal with the City of Detroit

Moses Shepherd, CEO of ACE Petroleum

Moses Shepherd, founder and CEO of ACE Petroleum, has made history after securing a five-year, multi-million dollar deal with the city of Detroit. ACE is the first Black and minority-owned company to ever provide fuel supply services to the city’s fleet of vehicles including police cars, fire trucks, buses, emergency medical services and other on-road and off-road transportation units.

December 9, 2019

Meet the CEO of LAX Airport — Yes, a Black Woman!

Deborah Flint, CEO of the LAX Airport

Not a lot of people know that a Black woman, Deborah Flint, is the CEO of the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which owns and operates LAX and Van Nuys Airports - two of the largest and busiest airports in the country. As CEO since 2015, Flint has made significant transformations to help enhance the experience of passengers who travel to and from Los Angeles, California.

September 3, 2019

This Former Major League Baseball Player Now Owns the 3rd Largest Black-Owned Car Dealership in the U.S.

Dorian Boyland, founder of Boyland Auto Group

Dorian Boyland used to be a professional baseball player during the 1970s, but is now a 34-year veteran in the automotive business. He founded Boyland Auto Group in 1985, just two years after retiring from the sport. Since then, the company has grown to be very successful and is now the third largest Black-owned car dealership. In fact, he made $654 million in 2018 alone!

August 23, 2019

3 Black-Owned Car (and Truck) Manufacturers That You Probably Never Heard Of

Black-Owned Car Manufacturers

For quite some time, it was very unusual to hear about any Black-owned car manufacturers. But as the demand for vehicles kept increasing in various countries, several African entrepreneurs saw it as an opportunity to enter the automobile industry and produce their own Africa-made cars that are now available in the market.

August 12, 2019

24-Year Old Entrepreneur Launches First Black-Owned Delivery Service

David Cabello, a 24-year old entrepreneur, is making history with the launch of his own business called Black and Mobile, the first Black-owned delivery service in Philadelphia. What's more, it is the first of its kind in the whole country to focus on supporting and promoting underrepresented businesses as they exclusively deliver orders from Black-owned restaurants.

July 30, 2019

Meet the Black Entrepreneur Who Just Acquired His 14th Car Dealership

Damian Mills, founder of Mills Auto Group

Damian Mills, the 52-year old president and CEO of Mills Auto Group, now owns 14 car dealerships in four states - Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Earlier this year, he acquired his first ultra-luxury dealership, a Maserati franchise in Fort Mills, SC.

July 25, 2019

23-Year Old Becomes Youngest Black Entrepreneur to Own His Own Fleet of Trucks

Jalen Uboh, founder and CEO of All American Freight

Based in Atlanta, Jalen Uboh is only 23-years old, but he already owns a fleet of 4 semi-tractor trailers. Although being very young, he has already successfully built a multi-million dollar company called All American Freight, which is the freight trucking and logistics division of his parent company, Jalen Uboh Enterprises.

July 5, 2019

Black Entrepreneurs Like This Rideshare App Better Than Uber and Lyft

Black woman driving

Everybody knows about Uber and Lyft, but there's a new rideshare company called Tryp that is becoming especially popular with Black and other minority entrepreneurs. It's the only rideshare platform that allows drivers to keep 100% of their fares plus tips.

June 11, 2019

Meet The First African American Lamborghini and McLaren Dealer

Thomas Moorehead, first African American Lamborghini dealer

Thomas Moorehead initially wanted to pursue a career in education. He was at the peak of his career when he decided to take a risk in the automotive industry in 2001. And it turned out to be worth it as his company, Sterling Motorcars, became the first African-American Rolls Royce dealer in the world and first African-American Lamborghini and McLaren dealer in the United States. Even more, it still continues thriving throughout the years.

April 10, 2019

Yes, Black Women Own Trucking Companies Too!

Kristi L. Jackson, co-owner of October Fourth Holdings

Kristi L. Jackson is the co-owner of one of very few Black-owned trucking companies based in Houston, Texas. It's called October Fourth Holdings LLC, and with her partner, Kevin Muhammad, they provide daily freight logistics and transportation nationally - including trucking services, moving services and supplies, and bulk materials!

April 4, 2019

Black-Owned Mobile Barber Shop is Just Like Uber, But For Haircuts!

Darren Tenkorang, founder of Trim-It mobile barbershop

In today's fast-paced world, most people would want convenient and quick service whether it be transportation, food, or anything so as to not waste too much time. Darren Tenkorang, a 24-year old Black entrepreneur from England, thought it would be profitable to use the same idea for male grooming. So, he co-founded Trim-It, a barber-shop-on-wheels that people can book via an app, basically like Uber!

October 16, 2018

Once Homeless, This Black Entrepreneur Now Owns a $20 Million Trucking Company

Amari Ruff, founder and CEO of Sudu

34-year old Amari Ruff had a rough start growing up. As a teenager, he had to balance studies and work to help his mother make ends meet while moving between homeless shelters. But now, he owns a multi-million dollar trucking company called Sudu that connects underserved entrepreneurs to giant companies such as Walmart and UPS.

April 19, 2017

The Oldest Black-Owned Business in the U.S.

E.E. Ward Moving and Storage Company

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently recognized a Columbus, Ohio business as being the oldest African-American owned business in the United States. This year, they celebrated 134 continuous years in business. Can you guess what company it is?

October 31, 2016

Black Entrepreneur Brings the Party With Her New Bus Franchise

Lenesia Cooper, founder of GoGo Party Bus

You might say that Lenesia Cooper is in the transportation business, but she is also in the event planning business. What exactly does she do? She has a family-owned business in Atlanta, Georgia that uses buses to bring the party to her customers. It's called GoGo Party Bus, and in many ways, it's a much better alternative to renting a limousine.

October 23, 2016

Childhood Trips To Prison Gave This Entrepreneur a Very Profitable Idea!

Kristal Bush, founder of Bridging the Gap Transportation

Entrepreneurs often start businesses in order to fill a need or to solve a problem. That was the case with Kristal Bush from Philadelphia, PA. Her idea came from a very unlikely source - years of traveling to prison to visit her father.

April 26, 2016

Genius Black Entrepreneur Launches Her Own Version of Uber For Kids

Aireal Taylor, founder of Kidz Cab in Detroit

Entrepreneur Aireal Taylor came up with a genius idea when she launched Kidz Cab - a Detroit, Michigan-based company that offers a safe and reliable transportation service for local children ages 4-16, back and forth to school and to and from various after school activities. According to her web site, the service "not only gives parents one less thing to worry about, but essentially adds just a little more time in the day."