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January 29, 2023

Entrepreneur Opens First Black-Owned, Plant-Based Vegan Chicken Wings Restaurant in Atlanta

N’namdi Arinze, founders of Vegan Wangs

Meet N’namdi Arinze, the founder and owner of Vegan Wangs, an Atlanta-based delivery and catering service that offers soy-free vegan chicken wings and gluten-free oyster mushroom wings along with side items and drinks. The Black-owned company has already pleased vegans and non-vegans alike with its various flavors including Buffalo, Thai sweet chili, Ginger teriyaki, Mango habanero, Lemon pepper, and more.

January 27, 2023

HBCU Grad Turned Multi-Millionaire Reveals How Broken Pieces of Life Drove Her to Success

Earica Alexander Cole

Earica Alexander Cole, an HBCU graduate of the Univ. of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the first black multi-millionaire of Paparazzi Accessories, motivational speaker, philanthropist, financial advisor, and credit expert has written her first book. A memoir on her life’s journey thus far. Her book, Broken Pieces Created My Purpose, is filled with testimonials of experiences throughout her life. The release of the book is accompanied with a Self Guided Journal to Healing Your Broken Pieces.

January 26, 2023

HBCU Grad Launches First Ever Black Woman-Owned Strip Mall Opens in Washington, DC

Angel Gregorio

Angel Gregorio, a serial entrepreneur and Howard University alum, has launched the first-ever Black-owned strip mall in Washington, DC with affordable commercial space specifically for other Black women business owners.

January 25, 2023

Black Woman Entrepreneur Makes History With $80M Company, Opens First Flagship Retail Store

Charis Jones, founder of Sassy Jones

Meet Charis Jones, the founder and CEO of Sassy Jones, the nation’s fastest-growing Black-owned privately held retailer. What began as a part-time jewelry business has turned into an $80-million-dollar company. Even more, she just opened her company's very first flagship retail store.

January 23, 2023

Best Friends Who Made $2M in Two Years Now Helping Others Get Started in Billion Dollar Hair & Beauty Industry

Khat Rabbani and Ashley Williams

Khat Rabbani and Ashley Williams, best friends and the founders of Hair Are Us, a successful line of hair extensions that generated $2 million in revenue in just two years, have launched a new curriculum to teach other entrepreneurs everything they need to know about the Black beauty industry.

Community Leader Announces $500K in Funding For Black Women Entrepreneurs

Dr. Cameka Smith

Dr. Cameka Smith, founder and CEO of The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through digital content, programs and event-based networking, announces the return of her organization's 2nd annual BOSS Impact Fund. The Fund focuses on investing in Black women led businesses and preparing these entrepreneurs to build scalable, growth aggressive companies. Its goal is to raise investment funding for 500+ Black women entrepreneurs over the next three years.

January 18, 2023

Founder of Black-Owned Tax Firm That Grossed $1.5M in Three Months to Offer Franchise Opportunities

Dr. Shawanda Moore

Dr. Shawanda Moore aka "The Tax Docta" who is the founder and CEO of Royal Financial Services based in New Orleans, Louisiana has created a Tax Preparation curriculum for aspiring entrepreneurs that includes a textbook, a workbook, and hands-on teaching for her students. She made history last year after grossing $1.5 million in three months, and now she wants to help others to be able to do the same.

January 16, 2023

35-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Founder of the Only Black-Owned Dog Food Brand With National Distribution

Ronaldo Webb

Meet Ronaldo Webb, a devoted pet owner and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of PetPlate, the country's only Black-owned dog food company that customizes healthy meals for pets and has national distribution.

January 13, 2023

Founder of Largest Group of Black Female Investors in California Celebrates 25 Years of Trading and Investing

Sonya Weaver-Johnson

Meet Sonya Weaver-Johnson, a private investment arena groundbreaker and the founder of Sage Investment Club, California's largest all-female African American investment group. Sonya is also a Tech Industry Executive at Microsoft where she’s been working for almost ten years and is proof that Black women are making their presence known in many spaces across America, from the boardroom to the hallowed halls of the highest court.

January 12, 2023

Meet the Coach Helping 1,000's of Black Female Entrepreneurs Conquer Their Fears

Priscilla Raquel

Through her practical coaching, actionable steps, and proven strategies, Priscilla Racquel shows you how to go beyond the goal and reach your dreams of being an entrepreneur. As the founder of a financial empowerment platform called Posh University, she is a passionate entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and mentor featured in many news outlets as a leading voice in the black entrepreneurial community.

January 5, 2023

27-Year-Old Black Woman Entrepreneur Who Turned $10K into $2M Now Teaching Others

Tiffany James

Tiffany James, a 27-year-old African American woman from New York City, turned a $10,000 investment in the stock market into $2 million in just 2 years. Later, she founded Modern Blk Girl, which helps educate women with her investing strategies to help them build wealth.

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.

November 28, 2022

Uncle, Two Nephews Launch Newest Black Family-Owned Film Production Company in the Midwest

Founders of Frameline Media Films

Meet John Ford, Brian Wilson, and their uncle, Terry Coleman, the founders of Frameline Media Films, a Black-owned film production and videography company located in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Not only can they shoot and produce documentary films, but they also offer the best and most affordable wedding photography and videography services in the midwest.

November 25, 2022

Black Mom of 3 Quits Job, Launches Nail Polish Line That Caters to Women with Darker Skin

Jacqueline Carrington

Meet Jacqueline Carrington, a wife and mother of 3 children from Los Angeles, who is the founder and CEO of People of Color, a Black-owned nail polish brand that was created to complement the various shades of brown skin. She had worked in the hospitality industry and the property management industry before leaving her job to pursue a dream as a full-time entrepreneur.

November 22, 2022

A Black Man is the CEO of the Country’s Largest Preschool System With 75,000+ Students

Dennis R. Maple

Meet Dennis R. Maple, the chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc., the company behind The Goddard School, one of the country's largest early childhood education providers.

November 21, 2022

Black Mom and Daughter Create First Interactive STEM Somi Doll, Win Innovation of the Year Award

Bukola Somide and her daughter Olusomi

Bukola Somide, and her 8-year-old daughter, Olusomi, the creators of the first-to-market African American interactive Somi, the Computer Scientist doll, are celebrating having won the 2022 ExCITE Innovation of the Year award presented by CodeCrew. The doll helps to increase a child’s knowledge and interest in STEM.

November 19, 2022

Entrepreneur/ Designer Creates Sugamama, the First Ever 18-Inch Black Superhero Doll

Shaneisha Dodson

Shaneisha Dodson, founder and CEO of a popular Black-owned retail platform for kids called Brilliant Girl, has launched the Sugamama doll, the world's first 18-inch Black superhero doll. She says that her company's goal with all of its designs is to create more representation for black girls in the toy industry.

November 18, 2022

Black Couple Sells Their 236-Acre Farm in Upstate New York to Developers for $13.7 Million

Chid Liberty and Georgie Badiel-Liberty

Meet Chid Liberty and Georgie Badiel-Liberty, a husband and wife from Rhinebeck, New York, who have reportedly sold their 236-acre farm for $13.7 million. They had been the owners of the upstate property for nearly a year after buying it for $8.5 million in 2021.

November 17, 2022

These Three Black Entrepreneurs Own 38 Grocery Stores and Just Received $13.5M to Buy Six More

Founders of Yellow Banana

Three African American entrepreneurs — Michael Nance, Ademola Adewale-Sadik, and Walker Brumskin — who met while attending Yale Law School are now the founders of Yellow Banana, a Cleveland, Ohio-based retail firm that owns and operates 38 Black-owned grocery stores with annual revenues in excess of $130 million. Most recently, Chicago’s City Council’s Finance Committee has granted them a $13.5 million subsidy to buy and transform six more grocery stores.