While Lorrie Bartlett might not be a familiar name to those outside the acting realm, she has emerged as one of Hollywood’s major players behind the scenes. Bartlett is the first Black person to head a major talent agency, and is responsible for the careers of rising and established actors and actresses across multiple genres. […]

  After 30 years in business Janice Bryant Howroyd has emerged as one of the most successful Black entrepeneurs in the world. While most know that Oprah Winfrey is the first Black woman to become a self-made billionaire, Bryant Howroyd is the first African-American businesswoman to own a a company worth over a billion. Bryant Howroyd […]

Although most credit Madam C.J. Walker as America’s first Black millionairess, some historians say otherwise. Inventor and philanthropist Annie Malone has been named as the true first millionaire after inventing a hair care product company. Born Annie Minerva Turnbo on August 9, 1869 to escaped slave parents, Malone grew up in southern Illinois as one […]