Ally

A Message to Our Allies: Black-Owned Businesses Need Your Help

I don’t want to throw the word “ally” around here, for I feel it has been overused and misquoted in many instances. Some might even say it’s today’s buzz word for non people of color.   Whatever your view on that, one thing is clear — Black business owners need people they can depend on to […]

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Black-Owned Hotel

Staying While Black: 7 Domestic Black-Owned Hotel Destinations for 2022

As we head into the warm months of the year, vacations are at the top of everyone’s mind.  While the need to spread our wings is making our palms itch, many of us still want to stay domestic for the time being. In doing so, I strongly encourage you to visit one of these Black-owned […]

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Telfar

A Look at Black-Owned Fashion Brand, Telfar

Black designer and entrepreneur, Telfar Clemens has high hopes that the fashion world embraces his mission of affordable, accessible bags for everyone. The 36 year old Liberian-American fashion designer founded his highly regarded brand, Telfar, in 2005 while still a student at Pace University. The ever popular Telfar bag is luxury fashion reimagined, inspiring Clemens […]

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The Sip

Black-Owned Wine Subscription Service, The Sip, Aims to Revolutionize the Industry

Entrepreneurs Erica Davis and Catherine Carter are reimagining the wine experience thanks to The Sip, a subscription service that helps users discover their palate and find which wines best suit their needs without spending a fortune. A shared struggle between the Oakland, CA natives inspired the launch of the company in 2020. On a getaway trip, Davis and Carter […]

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Black Tech Nation

Black Tech Nation Ventures Gets $2.5M Closer to $50M Funding Goal

Black Tech Nation Ventures (BTN.vc) has recently received new funding to further champion Black tech entrepreneurs. As previously reported , the VC fund’s mission is to invest in Black and diverse-led startups across the nation. To continue doing just that, F.N.B Corporation is making a $2.5 million equity commitment to BTN.vc, according to The Business Journal. “We are happy to be in […]

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Cayaba Care

Cayaba Care Raises $12M in Series A Round

To advance maternal and pediatric care, Cayaba Care has announced new funding. According to a press release, the Black-owned health startup has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Seae Ventures and Kapor Capital. Wellington Partners, Citi Impact Fund, and Rhia Ventures also participated in the round. To date, the […]

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Julian Brittano

Greenleaf Actor Julian Brittano Acquires Hotel in Virginia

Best known for his role as David on the OWN hit television series Greenleaf, Julian Brittano has always had his hand in business. The actor and entrepreneur has owned a barbershop, a restaurant, and worked in many facets of business. However, when the chance to enter the hospitality and tourism industry, Brittano couldn’t pass up […]

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Grocery Store

Meet the Founder of Houston’s First Black-Owned Grocery Store

Robert Thomas opened the first Black-owned grocery store in Houston, Texas called District Market Green Grocer. It was previously a nightclub that he owned in the same location. Thomas now aims to open more Black-owned grocery stores across the country in hopes of ending food deserts. Thomas started doing business in Houston when he opened District […]

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Winemaker

Oregon’s First Black Winemaker Aims to Change the World

For Bertony Faustin, Oregon’s first Black winemaker, his business is bigger than wine. It is a testament to his life while fostering humanity, community building, and positive change. Abbey Creek Vineyard was born out of discovering the Brooklyn native’s own way of turning winemaking into a fully functioning business. In 2008, Faustin became the first recorded Black winemaker in Oregon, impressively with no […]

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Tiffany James

Tiffany James Helps Black Women Invest with Modern BLK Girl

— Tiffany James used investing to turn $10,000 in $2 million. Now she wants to help Black girls do the same. Like most college graduates, Tiffany James left school with a degree and student loan debt which had her struggling. However, in 2019, a coworker suggested she buy stock in a company named Tesla when shares were […]

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