Black entrepreneurs

Tyler Perry has made history again by opening the first black-owned film complex.  Tyler Perry Studios is located on the old Fort McPherson U.S. Army military base in Atlanta and is 330 acres. Get Breaking News & Exclusive Contest in Your Inbox:   Black Hollywood came out to support Tyler Perry at the grand opening gala.  […]

The Black hair care industry lost one of its pioneers last week in Joan Johnson, who co-founded the Johnson Products Company alongside her husband, George Johnson. Johnson’s husband managed to secure a $250 investment after working a variety of odd jobs, and founded the Johnson Products Company in the city of Chicago in 1954. Their […]

The CEO of Extensions Expo opens up about what influenced her to start the two-day event in New Jersey.

It’s National Small Business Week! That’s right, there’s a whole week dedicated to supporting small businesses. There are a ton of events around the week, including a free 2-day online seminar to help small business, Twitter chats, hackathons and more. According to NIelsen, the Black community has a combined $1.2 trillion in buying power which […]

30-year-old entrepreneur, Wes Riddick, saw a void in men’s big and tall fashion. He used his own savings to start-up his company, Maximus Box. Maximus Box is the first big and tall clothing subscription service for men. The company believes that every big and tall man should have the right to feel confident and comfortable. Riddick told BlackNews.com that the […]

Welcome to the 40/40 club. No, not the Jay-Z nightclub version, but the Black History Month version.  Each year, there is a list that touts the accomplishments of young people. Top 30 under 30, Top 40 under 40, somewhere we’re sure, there’s a top 20 under 20. But the thing is, accomplishment doesn’t end at […]

Some people see a need and talk about what needs to be done. Others see a need and do what needs to be done. That is the kind of person Brandice Daniel is. The founder of Harlem Fashion Row, an organization that helps to bring more visibility to multicultural designers, said she was led to […]

  Frank Davis is an accomplished African American millionaire who hasn’t felt the sting of racism in years. Until now. Last week, Davis, and his son, Michael, entered their room at the luxurious Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota, Florida, and their July 4 vacation was abruptly interrupted by a racist, three-word note: “You’re a N—-R.” […]

Celebrity hair stylist Hair By Ivy turned what could have been the end of her career in the launching point for her successful business. Here's how she did it.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s busy schedule as he prepares for global tour got a little busier Tuesday when a New York judge said he must spend a day answering questions from the Securities and Exchange Commission in a financial probe of a company he sold his apparel business to over a decade ago. U.S. […]

In modern times, business incubators are commonplace, serving as spaces where up and coming entrepreneurs gather to develop their ideas. Madam C.J. Walker, one of the wealthiest Black women of her era, established a building in Indianapolis to house her manufacturing company that also became a hub for Black businesses. In 1927, eight years after […]

  Miguel Pilgram‘s life changed in 2010 when he selected a random set of numbers for a lottery ticket and won the $52 million jackpot. Using his winnings to create his The Pilgram Group real estate company, the Memphis native and former military man is hoping to revitalize a forgotten Black community in South Florida. […]