Horseback Riding

Black-Owned Atlanta Ranch Offers Therapy Through Horseback Riding

Black-owned ranches are becoming more and more prevalent in America’s farmland, and one Atlanta ranch is standing out from the crowd by utilizing horseback riding as a form of meditation.  Daryl Fletcher, proud owner of Stretch Out On Faith Again, or SOOFA for short, has created a space for youths as a means of therapy by riding […]

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Black-Owned Bank

Minnesota’s First Black-Owned Bank Opens in Minneapolis

Minnesota’s financial community marked a milestone Tuesday morning as the first ever Black-owned Minnesota bank opened its doors in Minneapolis, vowing to address the state’s income and wealth disparities head on. A handful of the state’s biggest banks even helped out, in a rare show of cooperation aimed at diversifying Minnesota’s financial services industry. Detroit-based […]

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Jordan Brand

Ex-Aflac Executive Named Chief Marketing Officer for Jordan Brand

Former Aflac marketing officer Shannon Watkins has been named the chief marketing officer for the Jordan Brand. Yahoo News reports the move to the Jordan Brand, a subsidiary of Nike, makes Watkins one of the most powerful Black women in sports marketing. Watkins was instrumental in Aflac’s partnership with ESPN’s College Gameday, which also renewed its focus on HBCU schools. Jordan […]

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Black Investors

Black Investor Survey Shows Market Increase in Young Black Investors

Ariel Investments and Charles Schwab’s 2022 Black Investor Survey is shining a light on trends in the investor market, and there are positive takeaways from this year’s research. Chief among them is the accelerated growth of young Black investors participating in a financial market that has been instrumental in building wealth. “Over the past 24 years, […]

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Interior Designer

Black Interior Designer Opens Her Own Studio After Her Work Was Stolen

From creating department store environments and styling mannequins, Marissa Nelums discovered the passion that would ignite her journey as an interior designer. But when an interior design firm stole her work, Nelums was determined to pursue entrepreneurship full-time. On Saturday, Nelums celebrated the opening of her first brick-and-mortar showroom, Glasshouse Interior Design, on the South Side of Chicago […]

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Lisa Bonner

Entertainment Lawyer, Lisa Bonner, Guides You Through the ‘Legaliteas of Entrepreneurship’

Lisa Bonner has held numerous titles throughout her career: entrepreneur, travel writer, and entertainment attorney working in film, music, television, digital, and production. Bonner, who serves as the managing attorney of Bonner Law PC, knows everything about starting a business from a legal perspective. She has represented and advised clients in negotiating recording and publishing agreements, […]

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Beauty Supply

Why Beauty Supply Stores Continue to Thrive

There are approximately 13,000 brick and mortar beauty supply retail stores across America. Even with the influx of technology, these stores continue to thrive. In fact, reports in Beauty Business Magazine, shows, in the height of the Great Recession of 2008, the Beauty Supply Business grew by 12%. Why is that? Various reasons.  The multi-billion-dollar […]

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Tax Credit

Founder and CEO Introduces Black-Owned Businesses to the Employee Retention Tax Credit Program

Meet Debra Thomas, founder and CEO of Debudd Marketing, which is currently helping thousands of Black-owned businesses to better understand and take advantage of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Program. Black businesses have suffered irreparable harm due to the ongoing pandemic. Sadly, many of these businesses were shut out of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and had […]

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Black-owned Start-ups

Top 8 Black-Owned Start-Up Tech Companies to Invest in for 2022

There are thousands of Black-owned businesses that are seeking venture capital and investors. The industries vary greatly, as well the locations and the amount of capital needed. Below, we’ve published a list of this year’s top eight Black-owned businesses to invest in. All of them are start-up tech firms, and all of them are already […]

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Rosen Skincare

Founder of Rosen Skincare Defies Acne Skincare Barriers for Black Women at Ulta Beauty

Twenty-six-year-old UCLA graduate, skin connoisseur, and California native Jamika Martin is reimagining inclusivity in the clean cosmetic industry with her brand, Rosen Skincare.  The UCLA graduate has gone from formulating products in her dorm room at UCLA to selling products at retail conglomerates like Target and Urban Outfitters. Rosen Skincare now graces the shelves at Ulta Beauty.  Martin […]

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