Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in Nearly 20 Years

Unemployment among black Americans ages 16 years and over fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since December 2000. Black unemployment has been...

This 10-Year-Old Girl Is Totally Rocking the Barrette Business

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...

Meet the Second Richest African-American

As a junior at Denver's East High School in the 1970s, Robert F. Smith showed a fascination for the geekiest subject there: Computer science....

Why Eliminating the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Would Harm Black Entrepreneurship

President Trump released his full Fiscal Year 2018 budget yesterday, and it calls for a reduction in the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund from...

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

For entrepreneur and former NBA star, Jeff Grayer, the adage of giving back to the community took on a new meaning last year, when...

This Mom Took $775 and a Simple Idea and Turned It Into a $65...

In 2007, Julie Deane's 8-year-old daughter, Emily, was being bullied — she'd lost her happy, extroverted personality and came home from school with bruises...

Florida College Graduate Gets Job Offer during Commencement Ceremony

One college grad got the call of a lifetime right in the middle of her commencement ceremony. Recent University of Central Florida grad Melanie Sanchez...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Landscape of Chicago

In the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, a largely Mexican community with a two-mile corridor of small businesses, 66-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez is offering up...

5 Easy Ways to Spot a Racist Coworker

Institutional racism is endemic in the corporate world, especially in Silicon Valley, where almost everyone firmly believes neither they or their company is racist...

Rhodes Scholar and Former NFL Defensive Back Myron Rolle Chooses Career in Neurosurgery

Myron Rolle is a 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pound former NFL defensive back who is making the rather bold and unheard of transition from pro football to...

Detroit Entrepreneur Raphael Wright Seeks to Open Black-Owned Grocery Store

Although the city of Detroit is experiencing an electrifying period of urban revitalization, many residents believe that the city’s economic renaissance has yet to...

Seattle-Born Hip-Hop Artist Draze Is Inspiring Black Americans to Open 100 New Businesses

Draze is a Seattle born and raised hip-hop artist turned community activist, raised in the Central District by immigrants from Zimbabwe. Troubled partially by...

The 25 Best-Paying Jobs in America

Looking to score the big bucks? A new report finds that the best paying jobs in America are concentrated in health care, technology, and...

Tennessee Titan Karim Barton Is Already Preparing for Life After Football

Once the rush of scoring touchdowns is over, what's next? That's the question that Tennessee Titan Karim Barton is hoping to find an answer to. When...

Texans Come Together to Raise Money for Man Who Walks 15 Miles to Work

To one Texas man, walking 15 miles to work every day is just part of honoring his commitment to the job. The 52-year-old man, who...

NFLer Derrick Morgan Is Making a Name for Himself in the Technology Industry

Derrick Morgan, 28 NFL Player - Tennessee Titans, Tech Entrepreneur In sports, they say that with regard to career longevity, NFL stands for "not for long." The...

Black Banks and Business Groups Partner for Economic Justice

Ron Busby, U. S. Black Chambers Inc.; Michael Grant, National Bankers Association; Alden McDonald Jr., Liberty Bank It is the number one reason that Black-owned...

This Veteran Went from Unemployed to Millionaire

In 2008, Nick Baucom returned from active duty as an infantryman in Iraq only to find out that his career prospects were few and...

Business Man Shawn Baldwin Offers 4 Ways Minorities Can Thrive Under President Trump; says...

As the electoral counts rolled in, many minorities sat in disbelief as Donald J. Trump was determined to be the President–elect of the United...

Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance

At Edwins Leadership & Restaurant, the fine dining experience makes the establishment stand out — not just for diners but the staff, made up...