Business

The B.E. Well Company is an organization that sells quality hemp-based products to people seeking an alternative for modern medicine. Its products range from CBD to olive oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and more. And it’s owned by 5 Black female family members. The owners include an aunt,...
In 2018, Jade Ashley Colin made history when she became the youngest Black woman to ever own a McDonald’s franchise. She also worked hard to get to that point. While still in college, Jade kicked off her career by working at her local McDonald’s during the night shift. She kept at it,...
Ever wished you could protect your wig or weave from tangling and matting? Now you can, thanks to Delanise Carter. She is the inventor and founder of The Hair Shield. This is a product she launched back in 2018 as a solution for women who appreciate the quality and beauty...
Tamara Coleman and Kawauna Gill are two Black women who thrive on shutting down adversity. They got a permit to launch Kanary Bar, the first and only lounge owned by Black women in Mobile, Alabama. Based in the downtown entertainment district, the restaurant is a dream come true for its owners. Early...
Reality stars from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta are getting major deals in the music industry, and Karlie Redd is just the latest. Legacy Records, a “cryptocurrency label”, has just signed a global multi-million dollar deal with her. Legacy Records has that moniker because, according to a press release, it...
Being homeless is a tough situation that’s extremely hard to overcome. However, that’s what Brooke Coleman did. Five years ago, she didn’t have a home, she was a single mother, pregnant, and she was just trying to make ends meet. However, she didn’t give up. She still had a dream,...
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...
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