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Vanessa Bryant, the widow of husband and NBA great Kobe Bryant, is planning to launch a wine brand. Using Kobe Bryant’s estate, she has filed four trademark applications that all include the brand name “Mamba Vino”. Specifically, the four trademarks are: MAMBA VINO, MAMBA VINO 8, MAMBO VINO 24, and MAMBO...
Kiko Davis is the Only American Black Woman Who Owns Her Own Bank
Kiko Davis is a Black woman who’s making bank. She is the majority stockholder and owner of First Independence Bank, based in Detroit. This is one of the 10 biggest banks in the United States owned by African Americans. Consequently, this makes Kiko the only Black woman nationwide to own...
Jay’Aina “Jay Jay” Patton is a special 15-year-old from New York. She has developed and launched Photo Patch, an app that incarcerated parents to their children for free. Jay Jay made this innovative app with some help from her dad, Antoine. Antoine himself was once imprisoned. When a parent is in prison,...
Alicia and Alice Crowe are identical twin lawyers who have turned their attention to becoming entrepreneurs. They are bottling and selling their family-owned line of hot sauce, called Emmaline’s All Natural Original Hot Sauce. This hot sauce is now three generations old, and comes from their grandmother’s original recipe. The twins graduated...
When it comes to high-end handcrafted African-inspired handbags, home fashion, and jewelry, few do it better than Penny Clarke. She is the founder of Millie’s International Creations, an online fashion boutique that specializes in handmade African accessories.  Penny started the boutique six years ago when she became a furloughed government worker...
Brown Skin Brunch
Melissa Mason and Lillian Jackson are childhood best friends who got separated with time. However, they discovered a way they could not just remain connected, but also bring along new friends through their business venture, Brown Skin Brunchin. It's a monthly brunch club exclusively for women, where they meet up...
Even though the Coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on all of us, the wine business has been thriving. In fact, Black wineries have been rising all across the country. One winery to take note of is Jenny Dawn Cellars, based in Wichita, Kansas. Jennifer McDonald is the owner, and she became...
Stacy Brown-Philpot has just become the first female board member of StockX—an online marketplace for collectible items and sneakers.  The former TaskRabbit CEO revealed that hometown pride played a major part in getting her to join the board, considering that she's a Detroit-native who is hailed as one of the...
Kristy Alexander is making a difference. The entrepreneur, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, owns a company that offers support to the survivors of human trafficking. The company, called Apple Rose Beauty, does this by using profits to give these survivors a sustainable living wage and to help them become self-reliant after...
Three friends have opened the only (and first) Black-owned skate park within Charlotte, North Carolina. Kendria Holmes, Sh'niqua Ussery, and Brandi Fox are the proud owners of Rollin’ CLT. A Special Skating Rink Rollin’ CLT isn’t your average skate park. This is a one-of-a-kind skating rink that also doubles as a lounge....
Being a parent can be scary. There are so many unknowns, and you want to do the best for your baby. However, there are typically not that many alternatives out there that give you the information you need when you need it. Enter Babypalooza. This is a brand that helps new parents...
Kendall Rae Johnson is a six-year-old girl who has just made history by becoming Georgia’s youngest certified farmer. For this to happen, she got her business identity at both the federal and state level under the “aGROWKulture” name. Kendall has also joined various farming organizations, from the Georgia Farm Bureau to...
It's no secret that finding the right wig with the right price tag to match can be a real hassle. And like many black women, entrepreneur Mary Imevbore had a similar experience of knowing exactly what she wanted, but not always being able to find it.  Instead of waiting for a...
We shared in a recent post that there seems to be a trend of clients, paying stylists for services then reversing the payment at their credit card companies. The trend continues to happen, this time it was CashApp. A stylist recently put one of her clients on blast, for a $545...
The dependence was real and it showed! We all felt the loss as some of our favorite social media apps went down all day today! It was so bad the interruption is the number one trending topic on Twitter still. Read some of the reactions below, starting with Twitter themselves who...
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