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Dick Gregory, comedy legend and civil rights activist, dead at 84

Gregory died in Washington two days after his son revealed that he was hospitalized with a “serious but stable medical condition.” Muhammad Ali embraces Gregory, who helped the boxer with his nutritional supplements, after a workout in New Orleans in 1978. (AP) “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory...Read More

Meet The 10-Year-Old Girl Who Invented A Million-Dollar Barrette

Just imagine, a hair accessory being sold in 50 stores and 16 states across the country…and the CEO of the hair brand is still in elementary school! That’s right, 10-year old Gabrielle Goodwin has come up with a solution that will bring nothing but relief to Black moms around the world – barrettes that don’t fall off or go missing. #GaBBYBows are now in 50 @onceuponachild stores in 16 states acros...Read More

Man Who Has Been In Prison For 63 Years, Rejects Parole. Gives Reason No One Saw Coming

After serving 63 years for a crime he claims he did not commit, a Pennsylvania man is turning down the opportunity to be paroled from prison on principle. He claims he is innocent and should never have been convicted in the first place. Convicted for the 1953 murders of two people at the age of 15, the man has maintained his innocence for more than half a century. You have to hear his story. Seven...Read More

Former Saints player puts 300+ families into homes, opens the only Black owned grocery store in Baton Rouge, LA

Spend five minutes with Tyrone Legett and you’ll instantly hear his passion to rejuvenate broken communities in Louisiana. The former NFL Player played many games in the Mercedes Benz Superdome (then Louisiana Superdome) but the touchdowns he is scoring today are worth much more than points on a scoreboard. Legett, a native of Colombia, South Carolina, embraced Louisiana as home as a Defensive Bac...Read More

Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant Challenges the Fast Food Industry With Healthy Food Alternatives

The Grub Factory, based in Baltimore, Maryland at 1210 North Charles Street, is a Black-owned vegan restaurant. Founded by three entrepreneurs, Hurani Ame, Heru Mertief, and Imhotep Fatiu, the restaurant serves gyros, reubens, pepper steaks, shrimp salads, and curry “chick’n” — all vegan. A smart part of a bigger plan The Grub Factory is unique in many ways. The restaurant has employees, but...Read More

26-Year Old Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches Low Cost Organic Grocery Store

26-year old Olympia Auset, a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Howard University, grew tired of having to travel 2 hours by bus every time she wanted to buy healthy vegan food. She live in Inglewood, and it quickly became clear that if she wanted better health around her, she would have to do something. So, she created and launched her very own organic grocery store. Creating something diffe...Read More

Conference Helps Black Entrepreneurs Learn Multiple Industries

Urban Business Institute, a training and consulting organization founded by former business & economics professor and business incubator, Professor Devin Robinson, is hosting its 1st Annual How-To Conference on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7am at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. The How-To Conference is uniquely designed to bring together professionals, experts, and entrepreneurs from a...Read More

Black-Owned Construction Firm Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Lines in Flint, Michigan

W.T. Stevens Construction, a Black-owned construction firm with about 25 employees, has been awarded a multi-million dollar service contract to replace more than 18,000 lead corroded pipes across the city of Flint, Michigan. The company is one of just four companies recently contracted under a court order to complete the project. The company was founded by a Black entrepreneur named W.T. Stevens b...Read More

Whoopi Goldberg Launches Organic Medical Marijuana Products to Help Women Deal With Menstrual Cramps

Maya is the founder of Om Edibles, an all-female medical marijuana business located in northern California. She has won seven High Times Cannabis Cup awards, and enjoys a growing reputation as one of the best creators of medical cannabis products in California. Organic and rich in nutrients Their products include organic tinctures, skin rubs, extracts, bath soaks, and even drops that can be taken ...Read More

15-Year Old Black Teen Entrepreneur Signs Licensing Deal With the NBA

Young entrepreneur Moziah “Mo” Bridges was just 12 years old when he appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank to promote his Memphis based company, Mo’s Bows, which manufactures handmade bow and neckties. Now 15, this young Black teen just signed a licensing deal with the NBA, giving him the rights to manufacture his products with the logos of NBA clubs. The NBA is excited about the launch of the Mo’s B...Read More

Young Genius Brothers, 11 and 14 Years Old, Graduate from High School and College

Two genius brothers from Texas, Carson and Cannan Huey-You, have simultaneously graduated from high school and college. Carson, who is just 14 years old, just graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in physics. He was the youngest graduate in the school’s history. Cannan, who is just 11 years old, just graduated from high school and will start studying at TCU in the fall R...Read More

Dr Boyce Watkins: This is one of the biggest mistakes being made by those seeking to start a business

by Dr Boyce Watkins I wanted to share a thought regarding the importance of dreaming vs. doing. I often hear million dollar ideas from ambitious entrepreneurs who truly believe that their idea is going to generate millions of dollars in wealth. It’s not that I don’t believe them, but I often find that while ambition and energy are high, the follow-through sometimes leaves much to be desired. Is th...Read More

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