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The Young Designer Changing Urban Fashion

Evelyn Atieno | Posted 07.29.2016 | Black Voices
Evelyn Atieno

We spend our whole lives searching for wealth or the satisfaction it brings but Kyle Johnson has found the key. 8 years ago he wouldn't have envision...

Rue 114 Now Known As xo ASANTE Launches New Collection, "African Barbie"

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

What happens when you mix African inspired prints and mix it with curves with bold patterns? You get an eccentric and beautiful collection that will s...

Paradigm shift needed to effect change in Black America

Phil Andrews | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Phil Andrews

The recent comments by President Barack Obama regarding "Blacks should stop complaining" is certainly a concern of African Americans. As a community o...

5 Steps I Took To Start Living My Dreams

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

After making the decision to leave my corporate job and build the life that I desired, I started my own business with the mission of helping other people do the same.

Popular Nigerian 'Queens Of Africa' Doll Line Is Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices

There's a Nigerian version of the Barbie doll, and it's currently poised to take the United States by storm. Created by Nigerian entrepreneur Taofick...

5 Reasons I Left a Six Figure Salary to Start My Business

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

On Monday the countdown began - four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled was no way to live and so I did what they tell you never to do. I quit. And here's why.

African American Chambers of Commerce Vital to Rebuild Black America Nationally

Phil Andrews | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Phil Andrews

Black Businesses are growing nationally in the Black Community, and African American Chambers Commerce across the nation are at the forefront of building America's next movement.

From Wasteland to Wondaland: Socialisms and Black Economic Futures

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 02.29.2016 | Black Voices
Andrew Wilkes

Economic justice is a racial justice issue and power dilemma. Without strong black working-class groups, nothing of lasting substance can be done electorally, politically, or economically.

Operation HOPE Founder, Inspiring Change Through Financial Literacy

EBONY.com | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

A native of South Central Los Angeles, John Hope Bryant was always a business-savvy kid. Now, the CEO and Founder of Operation HOPE, a non-profit that brings financial literacy to low-wealth communities, Bryant just wrapped the organization's 2016 HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting.

Philly Is Home to the First Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store

Erika Hardison | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

I was on Facebook when I saw this link about this black woman in Philly that has opened a comic book and coffee shop. I was elated myself. Can you say, "road trip?"

#BlackMenLove: Top 5 Documented Reasons to Love Black Men

BMe Community | Posted 09.07.2016 | Black Voices
BMe Community

In today's society the majority of what's said about Black men isn't flattering and leaves out really important facts. I know, because as a Black man and BMe Community Manager in Philadelphia, I have pretty much heard them all.

When Black Business Matters #BLACKBIZSCOPE

Nancy Laws | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

It's a movement that I am proud to be a part of, and this fun interview with Christine St Vil, was exciting for me. As a woman, and black business owner, it is thrilling to see our community join together to allow black businesses to shine.

You Better Mind Your Black Business!

Adebukola Ajao | Posted 05.06.2016 | Black Voices
Adebukola Ajao

Ebony Costain, the founder of Ujamaa Box, was imbued with the spirit of entrepreneurship by her parents who owned a residential painting company.

5 Real Ways to Actually Support Black-Owned Businesses

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

Small And Minority-Owned Businesses: Seven Tips To Rebound And Rebuild After Unrest

Helen Callier | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

History has shown repeatedly that business dreams are birthed through chaos and from the ashes of despair, new business ideas rise. I encourage all the small and black-owned businesses impacted by looting and fire in Ferguson, MO to stay in the game and to know that their customers are waiting for them.

A Positive Brand Identity Turns Consumers Into 'Frands'

Don Dodds | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Don Dodds

Targeting the correct group of consumers is critical to successful frand development. Attempting to launch a marketing campaign to target everyone is not an effective strategy. Focus on the specific traits that determine the ideal consumer for your business.

The James Brown I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Brown was simply his own man who could embrace, identify with, and at times defend black activism. He clearly wanted the world to see and think of him as much more than an entertainer -- and he knew he'd be both praised and vilified for it.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit's Resurgence, But No One's Talking About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices

Detroit will mark the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing this Friday, and across the country, people are watching the city to see how it has s...

How To Help Black Teens Become More Successful In Business

www.npr.org | Posted 05.17.2013 | Black Voices

African-American entrepreneurs from all over the country have gathered in Ohio this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Mike Green of the Ame...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Retail Still A Hard Sell For Black Entrepreneurs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Black Voices

Every Saturday is Small Business Saturday for Oyin Handmade owner Jamyla Bennu. Her 3-year-old shop in the budding Charles Village neighborhood of Bal...

Black Still Matters -- Even After You Get Some Green

Zondra Hughes | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The other night, a jagged little pill of truth was placed on my tongue and I was forced to swallow.

For Survival, HBCUs Must Develop Entrepreneurial Focus in Academic Offerings

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.29.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs are broke. Students know it, alumni know it, corporations know it and the government knows it. Until now, HBCUs have prepared their students to be leaders in a range of industries. But they haven't yet taught, with consistency, how to own these industries.

The Power of the Black Purse: Making Our Voices Heard this Holiday Season!

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

The American recession has become the black community's depression, but we still have tremendous power. What would happen, if this holiday season, we only shopped at companies that were truly committed to giving us jobs and helping us thrive?

Trymaine Lee

Black-Owned Banks Struggle To Stay Out Of The Red

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices

After more than a century of delivering financial resources to underserved communities, black-owned banks are struggling to remain relevant -- and sol...