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Meet the Black Woman From Detroit Making History in Heavy Demolition and Construction

Lauren Davis

Nationwide — Meet Lauren Davis, a proud African American woman from Detroit, Michigan, who’s defying stereotypes as a heavy equipment operator, making her the first woman in her company to […]

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Company Ranks No. 1 on Inc. Magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies in Illinois

Shayna Atkins

Nationwide — Inc. magazine has revealed that AtkCo, launched by Founder and CEO Shayna Atkins, is No. 3 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious […]

The BOSS Network & Sage Awards $250K in Grants to the Divine Nine Sororities

Sage Boss Network grant recipients

Nationwide — Announcing the recipients of the 2024 Invest in Progress Grant, a collaborative initiative by Sage and The BOSS Network. This partnership has seen Sage commit funding over three […]

Black Founder Launches New Line of Military Caps With Silk Liners in Retail Stores Nationwide

Natasha Hinds

Meet Natasha Hinds, a retired U.S. Army veteran who is also the founder and CEO of Keep Your Hair Headgear, a pioneering Black-owned brand dedicated to promoting hair and scalp […]

Black Entrepreneur Partners With Major Hospital, Selling Her Hair Care Products in the Gift Shop

Cindy Tawiah, Founder of Diva By Cindy

Nationwide — Cindy Tawiah, the founder of Diva By Cindy, has partnered with St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to market her hair care brand in their gift shop. The […]

Meet the Black Fashion Stylist/ Clothing Designer Whose Collection Reflects Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Anita Davenport

Nationwide — Anita Davenport, the visionary founder of SingleTree Lane, is redefining the fashion industry’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through her innovative and culturally rich collections. With […]

12-Year-Old Former Pre-Teen Beauty Queen Makes History, Releases Fitness Planner

Janae Madison

Nationwide — Janae Madison, a 12-year-old multi-talented actress, model, and fitness advocate from Georgia, is making waves with her latest fitness endeavor. Despite her young age, Janae is proving that […]

Meet the Black Woman Whose Movement Supports Hundreds of Small Businesses in Detroit

Jennyfer Crawford-Williams

Jennyfer Crawford-Williams to celebrate 10 years of All Things Detroit on April 7th Nationwide — Meet Jennyfer Crawford-Williams, the Founder of All Things Detroit Day, an annual event she created […]

Black Woman Podcaster Makes History with More Than 400 Episodes Produced in Two Years

Kimberly Cloud

Nationwide — Kimberly Cloud has been working diligently at creating and producing her podcast, The Kimberly Cloud Show, and has already produced more than 400 episodes. With this show, she […]

Black Student Finally Earns Degree After Becoming a Plumber to Pay for College

Gabriel Eze

Nationwide — Meet Gabriel Eze, a 23-year-old from Nigeria who recently graduated with honors in Petroleum Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is going viral for having […]

Meet the Black Educator of 32 Years Who Has Revitalized Hundreds of Underperforming School Districts

Akil Marshall

Nationwide — Akil Marshall is a vibrant, energetic 76-year-old African American industry pioneer who has been an educator for more than three decades. As the founder of a program called […]

New Black-Owned Etsy Store Features Art Products That Portray African Men as Heroes

Black Art from Hero Saga Table's Etsy store

Nationwide — Gary Jones, the creator of Hero Saga Table, a Black-owned Etsy store, is excited to announce the launch of a new line of products that are dedicated to […]

Black-Owned College Prep School With 100% Graduation Rate Continues to Make History

Wilson Academy students

Nationwide — The Wilson Academy, a Black-owned College Prep School based in the Atlanta area known for its unique academic approach and consistently high-performing students, is making history again. The […]

70-Year-Old Black Grandpa With 11 Grandchildren, "I Saved My Life Without Surgery"

Willie Bill Davis

Nationwide — Willie “Bill” Davis, a 70-year-old African American grandpa, author, and speaker, is on a mission to transform lives through his debut book, Saving Grandpa Bill. In the book, […]

Meet the Black Dad and His 6-Year-Old Son Who are Developing a New Video Game

John and Logan Saunders

Nationwide — John Saunders, and his 6-year-old game designer son, Logan, are the masterminds behind a new video game in the making called “Pigeon’s Mission.” Produced via their company, Glowing […]

Black Chamber of Arizona Names Dr. Velma Trayham as New CEO and President

Dr. Velma Trayham

Nationwide — The Black Chamber of Arizona has named Dr. Velma Trayham as its new Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Trayham will be working with the board of directors […]

Meet the Owner of the Only Black-Owned Motorcycle Drag Racing Cup Series

Broderick Jackson

Nationwide — Broderick “Hollywood” Jackson, the Founder and CEO of Hollywood Drag Racing Production (HDRP), a Black-owned Atlanta, Georgia-based company, is seeking to revolutionize the world of motorcycle drag racing […]

Only Black Female Pilot From an HBCU Program Now Flying For a Commercial Airline

Gabrielle Harding

Nationwide — Gabrielle Harding, a graduate of Hampton University, is indeed the only Black female pilot from an HBCU program that is currently flying for a commercial airline. She recently […]

Founder of Black-Owned Independent Baseball League Launches 30 Games in 30 Days

Mike Mayden, Founder of ALOOO

Nationwide — Mike Mayden, a former major-league baseball scout and now the Founder of A League of Our Own (ALOOO), the only Black-owned independent baseball league in the United States, […]

Meet the Black Woman Powering One of the Midwest's Largest Security Firms

Dr. Jennifer Matthews

Nationwide — In a landscape dominated by male voices, Dr. Jennifer Matthews stands tall as a beacon of innovation and inclusion in the security sector. As the proud owner of […]

Black Entrepreneurs Develop New App That Helps Inventors Protect Their Ideas

John Miller and Darcell Walker, founders of Huemind app

Nationwide — In a remarkable collaboration of talent and friendship, John Miller and Darcell Walker, both African American professionals, have combined their expertise to introduce Huemind, a groundbreaking app empowering […]

Black Costume Designer/ Stylist Makes History Elevating Stars and Moguls with Exclusive Wardrobe Solutions

Rachel Richardson, Founder of House of Parish

Nationwide — Meet Rachel Richardson, Founder and CEO of House of Parish, a premier wardrobe styling company founded in 2017 that is dedicated to providing authentic and customized style solutions […]

Meet the HBCU Grad, Mom of 1 Behind the Fastest-Growing Black-Owned STEM Company in Oakland

CaT Bobino

Nationwide — Meet CaTameron (CaT) Bobino, the Founder and CEO of The Know Consulting, the fastest-growing Black-owned STEM company in Oakland, California. She is an HBCU graduate of Stillman College […]

Award-Winning Middle School Math Teacher and Her Husband Create Innovative Hip-Hop Math Curriculum

Keziah and James Finney, the creators of Lyrical Math

Nationwide — Award-winning middle school teacher Keziah Finney and her husband, James, are the creators of Lyrical Math, an innovative curriculum that connects hip-hop culture with math. It is a […]

Black Woman-Owned Company to Launch 3rd Annual Business Brunch Experience Near New York City

Anita Pierce, Founder of Full Circle Business Brunch

Nationwide — Anita Pierce, the CEO and Founder of Eleven3seven5, is thrilled to unveil the details of her highly anticipated Third Annual Full Circle Business Brunch Experience to be held […]

Black Investment Expert Launches Two Innovative Financial Literacy Courses Infused with Animation

Shownna Bryant

Nationwide — Shownna Bryant, the Founder and CEO of Instructional Graphics, is pleased to announce the launch of two innovative financial literacy courses featuring cutting-edge graphic animation. The “Financial Bootcamp” […]

Celebrated Black Author Ignites Children's Imaginations with Trailblazing Inclusivity and Representation in Literature

George Green

Nationwide — In a revolutionary stride towards fostering inclusivity and representation within the literary realm, distinguished African American author George Green is making waves via his publishing company Little Global […]

Founder of Black-Owned Commercial Kitchen That Sold Out on QVC Celebrates 7 Years in Business

Natasha Brown-Wainwright, Founder of Just Brittle

Nationwide — Natasha Brown-Wainwright, the Founder and CEO of Natasha’s Just Brittle established B’More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Café in 2017 to provide small businesses, like hers, the […]

Black Independent TV Personality Aaron Jordan Jr. Partners with Ricky Burchell Studios for His Book-to-Movie Project

Aaron Jordan, Jr.

Nationwide — Renowned American relationship expert and black independent TV personality, Aaron Jordan Jr., popularly known as “Mr. Know Your Worth” and the founder of Know Your Worth, LLC has […]

First African American Director For ABC News Live Expanding Horizons

Michael Dante Dottin

Nationwide — Michael Dante Dottin, a renowned audio engineer, Technical Production Manager, and the founder/CEO of 319 Media Group, has expanded his professional horizons to now include segment producer and […]

Black Chambers Across Florida Gather in Tallahassee For 3rd Annual Black Chamber Day

Florida Black Chambers

Nationwide — On February 5th, 2024, the Florida Association of Black Chambers of Commerce kicked off its third annual Black Chamber Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee. The attendees were […]

This Black Woman With a PhD in Nursing is Helping Other Nurses to Build a Career as Freelance Writers

Alexandria Jones-Patten

Nationwide — Alexandria Jones-Patten, an African American registered nurse has authored The Write Remedy: Revitalizing Nursing Careers Through Health Content Writing where she uses her experience in nursing to explore the […]

1,000’s of HBCU Students to Benefit From Black Couple's Accredited AI Ed-Tech Company

Demario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain

Nationwide — DeMario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain, the founders of Skilldora, a Black-owned AI Ed-Tech company, have partnered with African American billionaire Dr. Michael V. Roberts, the founder and CEO […]

Black Couple Open 3 Child Development Centers in Kansas That Now Employ Over 60 Educators

Alicia and Abdul Yahaya, founder of Open Minds Development

Nationwide — Meet Alicia and Abdul Yahaya, the owners of Open Minds Child Development Center, a Kansas-based Black-owned enterprise that is making waves in early childhood education with its latest […]

Speakers Magazine Unveils Special Black History Month Issue Featuring Nkechi Taifa, Esq. and Celebrates Great Speakers and Authors

Nkechi Taifa on Speakers Magazine

Nationwide –– The esteemed publication for empowering speakers and communicators, Speakers Magazine, proudly announces the release of its special Black History Month issue. This edition places the spotlight on the […]

Black Entrepreneur, Once Paralyzed With 5 Days to Live, Creates Afro Puff Doll For Boys and Girls

Eve Lynne Robinson, founder of Afro Puff Doll

Nationwide — Meet Eve Lynne Robinson, an African American entrepreneur from Oakland, California, who has created a gender-neutral Black doll named Ella B. Jenkins with afro puffs and an accompanying […]

Black Mom, Owner of Grocery Store Chain Faces Setback After City of Chicago Denies Her Small Business Funding

Ena Jones, owner of Roots and Vine Inc.

Nationwide — Meet Ena Jones, an African American mom who is also the CEO and Owner of Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe, an innovative and community-oriented grocery chain that […]

12-Year-Old Black Author Gets 4th Book Published in the Library of Congress

Nicholas Buamah

Nationwide — At 12 years old, Nicholas Buamah is a young African American author, producer and philanthropist who continues to defy expectations in the literary world with the release of […]

The Sistah Shop Presents the 2024 #ShopWithSistahs Black History Month Market at Atlantic Station

Attendees at The Sistah Shop

Nationwide — The Sistah Shop, a dynamic retail store by the Sistahs in Business Expo, is excited to announce the 2024 #ShopWithSistahs Black History Month Market, set to take place […]

Meet the First Black Woman to Discover an Element on the Periodic Table

Clarice Phelps

Nationwide — Meet Clarice Phelps, an HBCU graduate of Tennessee State University who, in 2022, made history as the first African American woman to contribute to the discovery of an […]

Black Stock Trading Experts to Teach 300 Beginners How to Trade Options Through Their Game and Mentorship Program

JR Fenwick and Eric Johnson, Founders of Flip That Option

Nationwide — Last year, J.R. Fenwick, founder and CEO of FLip That Stock, a stock market education and technology company and Eric V. Johnson, an options trading expert joined forces […]

Group of Black Investors Who Bought a $3.8M Hotel Last Year Set to Acquire Second Hotel

Black hotel investors

Nationwide — Just over a year after acquiring a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, making them the only Black hotel owners in Memphis, power couple Norland and Dr. Amina James are […]

Founder of Trademarked Black History Brand Saddened By JCPenney’s Copyright Infringement

Freddie Taylor

Nationwide — Freddie Taylor, the CEO and Founder of Urban Intellectuals, a leading voice in the celebration and education of Black history and culture, has publicly called out retail giant […]

24-Year-Old Black CEO Revolutionizing Old-Fashioned Backpack Designs Opens New Headquarters in Cleveland

Chad J. Porter, founder of CHVD JUSTIN

The 1500 square foot space will be the new home to the WEARPACK and evolve into a full-service production & distribution facility in the coming years. Nationwide — Chad J. […]

Black Couple, Owners of Million-Dollar Burger Brand, Now Helping Chefs, Home Cooks, Caterers, and Bakers

Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano

QVC Food Award Winners are helping anyone with a tasty dish or drink achieve financial freedom by getting their recipes ready to sell in grocery stores, online, and on TV. […]

Meet the First Black Supply Chain Executive to Successfully Execute International Expansion of a Restaurant Chain into the U.S.

April Williams

During a time where corporate diversity is being threatened daily, April Williams remains business centered while dismantling obstacles. Nationwide — More than 20 years ago, before DEI was a term, […]

Entrepreneur Hosts Leadership Development Conference and Retreat to Address the Unique Needs of Black Women in Corporate America

Laura Knights, Founder of Black Woman Leading Live Retreat

Nationwide — Laura Knights, Founder and CEO of Knights Consulting LLC, will host the 2nd Annual Black Woman Leading LIVE! Conference + Retreat, May 13-16, 2024 in Virginia Beach, VA […]

The Boss Network to Award $250K in Funding to Benefit Divine Nine Sororities and the Chicago Urban League

BOSS Network

The BOSS Network’s Investment Will Provide Each Organization With $50,000 to Benefit Efforts to Impact African American Women Nationwide — The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial […]

CEO of Black-Owned Beauty Brand Now in 460 Stores Announces Campaign to Attract Investors

Kim Lewis, CEO of CurlMix

Nationwide — CurlMix, the pioneering Black-owned beauty brand renowned for its premium natural hair care products, proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder.com. This strategic move […]

Black Father-Daughter Legal Duo Listed as Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) in Law & Justice

Attorneys Zulu Ali and Whitney Ali

Nationwide — Attorney Zulu Ali and his daughter, Attorney Whitney Ali, have been listed as two of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), Law and Justice Edition. MIPAD […]

Black Author of 15 Books Says Hip-Hop is Worth $30 Billion But Rappers Only See 5% of That

Ash Cash

Nationwide — Recent Nielsen data has revealed a significant shift in the music landscape, with rap dethroning rock as the dominant music genre in the United States. Hip-hop’s ever-strengthening hold on […]

Alabama State University Professor Writes "B.A.D. Girls of Montgomery" Children's Book

Linda JM Holloway, author of Bad Girls of Montgomery

Nationwide — Often when people think of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Movement names such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and Rosa Parks come to mind, […]

Black Founder Launches Platform to Showcase and Promote Up to 200,000 Black Women-Owned Businesses

Jacqueline King, Founder of Black Women Empowered

Nationwide — Dr. Jacqueline King, Founder and CEO of Black Women Empowered, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Black Women Empowered Business Directory, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at […]

Black Women Founders of Eyewear Company Make History, Major Distribution Deal in 900+ Retail Stores

Founders of Vontelle

Nationwide — National Vision, Inc. the nation’s second-largest optical retailer and provider of quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, has announced its collaboration with women and Black-owned eyewear company, Vontélle […]

Black Entrepreneur, Owner of 6-Figure Business Launches Free Webinar to Help 1,000 Black-Owned Startups

Kevin D. Williams

Nationwide — Kevin D. Williams, a distinguished Black author, speaker, accomplished entrepreneur, and the visionary behind the bestselling book Unlocking Opportunities: The Ultimate Guide to Excelling at Networking Events and […]

Fastest-Growing Black-Owned Wine Tour Expands to Over 16 Cities in 2024

Black women at Wine Crawl event

Nationwide — Wine Crawl, known for curating unique Food, Wine, and Spirits experiences, is thrilled to announce its expansion to over 16 cities across the United States. This exciting growth […]

Fashion Designer Therez Fleetwood Pays Tribute to Artists of the Harlem Renaissance With Museum-Inspired Fashion-Art Collection

Therez Fleetwood's Harlem Renaissance Tribute Collection

Nationwide — Black fashion phenomenon Therez Fleetwood who gained great notoriety with her world couture bridal and ready-to-wear collections, designing custom fashions for celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Angela Bassett […]

Founder of Black-Owned Travel Company Celebrates 10 Years of Creating Over 600 Travel Experiences to 108 Countries

Ashley N. Company, founder of Jelani Travel

Nationwide — As Jelani Travel marks its 10th year of operation, the company has curated over 600 travel experiences, visited 108 countries, explored 6 continents, and ventured into 35 states. […]

Meet the Black Author Who is Introducing Financial Literacy to Kids in a Fun and Engaging Way

Tanisha Adjokatcher

Nationwide — A groundbreaking new book, The ABCs of Wealth Building by Tanisha Adjokatcher, a coach, MWBE-certified entrepreneur, and DOE vendor/contractor, is shaping tomorrow’s financially savvy generation.

11-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Launches STEM Toy Line in Whole Foods Market Stores

Ava N. Simmons, founder of Team Genius Squad

Nationwide — Team Genius Squad, a toy brand created by 11-year-old entrepreneur and author Ava. N. Simmons, specializes in creating American-made toys centered on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). […]

Black Business Owners Urged to Capitalize on Final Days of African Collective Global Business Month

African Collective Global Business

Nationwide — As the inaugural year of African Collective Global Business Month enters its final week, Black business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the special offer to have […]

Entrepreneur Releases New 2024 Collector's Edition African American History Calendar

Kim D. Yarber, creator of 2024 African American History Calendar

Nationwide — Entrepreneur Kim D. Yarber via his company K.D. Yarber Publishing has released the 2024 Collector’s Edition African American History Calendar with champion names including:

Renowned Hairstylist, Sonia Carr, Launches Newest Black-Owned Line of Holistic Hair Care Products

Sonia Carr

Nationwide — Sonia Carr, the visionary owner and stylist at Hair By Sonia Salon, announces the launch of the Hair by Sonia Preventative Line, a groundbreaking collection of hair care […]

Founder of Fastest-Growing Black Woman-Owned Publishing Company on Track to Release 28 Books in One Year

Shawanda Williams

Nationwide — Founded by author, independent film producer, and former literary agent, Shawanda “N’Tyse” Williams, Black Odyssey Media is preparing to celebrate the first anniversary of her nationally distributed publishing […]