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December 31, 2022

Black Couple Makes History as Hotel Owners, Acquires Quality Inn in Memphis For $3.85M

Norland and Amina James

Meet Norland James and his wife, Dr. Amina Gilyard James, the owners of the newest Black-owned Quality Inn hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. With the help of a cohort of first-time African American hotel investors, the two were able to acquire the 70-room property located in the Raleigh neighborhood part of the city for $3.85 million.

December 27, 2022

Meet the Black Father and Daughter Duo Who Supply Hamburger Buns to 1,000's of McDonald's Restaurants

Founders of New Horizon's Baking

Meet Trina Bediako and her father, Tilmon F. Brown, the founders and owners of New Horizon's Baking, a Black family-owned business based in Norwalk, Ohio that has been a reliable supplier of baked goods to over 5,000 quick-service restaurants including McDonald's.

December 22, 2022

Meet the 36-Year-Old Black Mom of Two Making $144K a Year as a Truck Driver

Clarissa Rankin

Clarissa Rankin, a 36-year-old African American mother from Charlotte, North Carolina, has broken stereotypes working as a professional truck driver. She loves the job so much that she decided to start her own trucking business JC Rankins Transport, which earned over $144,000 last year alone.

December 15, 2022

Mom, Daughter Open Newest Black-Owned Gourmet Coffee Shop in Kentucky

Ticy and Ayanna Cox

Meet Ticy Cox and her 24-year-old daughter, Ayanna, the founders and owners of Kawaha Java, the first Black-owned gourmet coffee shop in the Owensburg, Kentucky area.

December 8, 2022

These 2 Black Entrepreneurs Make History as the Owners of 32 Bojangles Franchises

Mel Carter and Kevin Lee, owners of Bojangles franchises

Mel Carter and Kevin "Coach K" Lee, who are top music executives and entrepreneurs, are also venturing into the food industry as they become owners of 32 different Bojangles restaurants. The two are part owners of Melanbo, a franchise development company that has signed a deal with the popular restaurant, making them the largest Black-controlled franchisee in Bojangles' history.

December 5, 2022

Founder of Largest Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Celebrates 15 Years in the Industry

Sashe Ivy and other founders of Sashe Ivy

Meet Sashe Ivy, the founder of a Black woman-owned and Chicago-based construction firm called Pink Hard Hatz Construction, which aims to break barriers in the male-dominated industry while providing the best service to all its customers.

November 30, 2022

Two Farmers Make History, Open Houston's Newest Black-Owned Farmer-Operated Grocery Store

Ivy Lawrence-Walls and Jeremy Peaches

Meet Ivy Lawrence-Walls and Jeremy Peaches, two farmers turned entrepreneurs from Houston, Texas, have opened a Black-owned grocery store called Fresh Houwse Grocery which aims to provide locally sourced produce for residents in their community.