Black entrepreneurs

Take a look at some of our favorite Black entrepreneurs in the food industry that are making strides in culturally elevating the foodie game.

To close out Black Business Month, we look back on 7 pioneers who helped shape Black entrepreneurship into the juggernaut it's become today.

Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenged corporate America to “do more” by supporting entrepreneurs economic equity of color and adopting economic equity measures during the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards program.

Breion Moses of Seven Hillz Productions gives BAW the exclusive on how her use of philanthropy, scholarships and even internships continues to give aspiring filmmakers a foundation to hone their skills behind the big screen.

After detractors attempted to sabotage the good ratings of feminine care company The Honey Pot following CEO Beatrice Dixon‘s appearance in a surprisingly controversial Target ad, it seems that products actually flew off shelves. RELATED:  White Customers Offended By Honey Pot Black History Month Commercial  As previously shared, the comment that somehow riled up people came at the […]

(Via press release)  Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African-American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Inspired by the book, “On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker” written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix four-part limited […]

  Lifestyle guru, actress & model B. Smith has died. Smith’s husband made the unfortunate announcement on his Facebook page this morning. B. Smith’s legendary career started as a model in the 1960s. Smith made news as the first Black woman to be feated on the cover of Mademoiselle. Smith opened a set of restaurants, […]

Akon has finalized an agreement for the establishment of his own city in Senegal, called Akon City. The singer/entrepreneur shared a photo on Instagram from the deal-finalizing moment, and he captioned the image, “looking forward to hosting you there in the future” — see the pic below. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  We previously reported… last […]

Tyler Perry recently held a grand opening at his 330-acre studio lot in Georgia to celebrity fanfare!  Located on the grounds of the former Fort McPherson Military base that includes 12 sound stages, a historic district, countless sets, and even outdoor greenspace.   Perry has been developing Tyler Perry Studios for years all while shooting […]

November was a particularly significant month for the Johnson Publishing Company, which debuted its magazines Ebony and Jet on November 1 in 1945 and 1951, respectively. Also in November, publisher John H. Johnson debuted the Negro Digest publication. Ebony’s debut was published on November 1, 1945, selling 25,000 copies at twenty-five cents per copy. Banking […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been homeless and yet now helmed his own studio, […]