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Black Entrepreneurs

Funding Black Entrepreneurs: The Arbitrage Opportunity

Troy Carter | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Troy Carter

The lack of black entrepreneurs is nothing new. The networks we are part of and the ones we choose to tap into, or not, are fundamental to this reality. I have seen this proven time and again in my own endeavors.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Single Biggest Reason To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices

In the tech industry, where Latinos and African-Americans make up just five percent of the workforce at leading companies, it’s been widely establis...

Jacqueline Howard

Young, Black Entrepreneurs Open Up About Diversity In Tech | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

The industry of STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- is no more diverse today than it was more than a decade ago. President Bar...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

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

WATCH: Detroit's Youngest Entrepreneur Is Adorable & Ambitious

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

Asia Newson, wants you to know she's Detroit's youngest entrepreneur, and she "likes to do what she likes to do!" Not only is Newson running a cand...

Minority Women Entrepreneurs: Go-Getters Without Resources | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

According to a report by the Center for Women’s Business Research, Hispanic and African American women are the fastest growing entrepreneurial segme...

A Conversation With the Founder of Media TakeOut

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Media TakeOut is one of the most visited urban websites out there. It truly makes for a fun read about people who we love and are entertained by -- Media TakeOut shows us that just because they might be rich it doesn't mean they are above engaging in common foolery.

Solving Poverty: Atlanta in Black and Green, the Tale of Two Cities

John Hope Bryant | Posted 06.22.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

Whether you are white, black, red, brown or yellow, today you just want to see some more green. U.S. currency, that is. We are all in this mess together.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Retail Still A Hard Sell For Black Entrepreneurs | 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...

36 Black-Owned Etsy Stores For Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

Black Friday is here and we're all looking for great gifts for our loved ones. If you're also looking to spend some of your hard-earned dollars with ...

The 6 Best States For Black Business Owners

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 07.26.2012 | Black Voices

Silicon Valley has become a fertile stomping ground for tech-savvy CEOs and their companies, yet minorities struggle to breach the exclusive community...

What Black People Learned From Soul Train and Don Cornelius

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Like the rest of America, I was distraught over the death of the great Don Cornelius, creator of the legendary show, Soul Train. There will never be another one like him, for he truly changed the black entertainment landscape for all eternity.

Soledad O'Brien, Michael Arrington, and the Non-Existent Black Entrepreneur

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Soledad O'Brien's public spanking of Tech Crunch founder Michael Arrington is, in my opinion, the stuff that legends are made of.

Chasing Beauty for a Living

Kathleen Hyppolite | Posted 12.27.2011 | Black Voices
Kathleen Hyppolite

You can say that I leap first, look later. I believe that you need some of that impulse, fearlessness and confidence as an entrepreneur. You have to have heart and Lord knows, I've got tons. But for floral design you also need an eye and a hand.

Black America's $100M investment experiment

Mike Green | Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

What if Zuckerberg had challenged innovative Black entrepreneurs across the nation, rather than students, to compete for 1,000 cash prizes of $100000 each?

An Open Letter to Black Male Athletes

Kevin Powell | Posted 12.03.2011 | Black Voices
Kevin Powell

So I come to you not simply as a fan, but also as someone who knows well the inner workings of sports and entertainment and as someone who wants to see you live up to your full potential, not just as elite athletes, but as men.

How I Became an Entrepreneur Earlier Than I Thought

Lande Yoosuf | Posted 11.19.2011 | Black Voices
Lande Yoosuf

I saw myself as an entrepreneur later on in my life -- I thought I would need more money, resources and clout on my side in order to own a business. But I learned that what I needed most of all was a sound strategy.

Startup Black America... Where Do We Start?

Mike Green | Posted 11.12.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

I propose we invest in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem with a goal of generating 150,000 jobs in the next 12 months.

Make it Personal: A Social Entrepreneur Finds Value in Her Personal Story

Grace Aneiza Ali | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Grace Aneiza Ali

of note is very global in its scope. Its mission is to shed light on people who usually don't receive recognition for the impact they are making in communities around the world.

Injecting Entrepreneurial Optimism Into America's Challenged Urban Center

Jonathan Cropper | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Jonathan Cropper

I firmly believe that renewing America's cities by facilitating important cultural convergences, restoring our cities into beacons of innovation, and investing in entrepreneurial talent will unlock this nation's true potential.

Trymaine Lee

Internet Entrepreneur Bypasses High-Tech For Low-Priced | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.29.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- The numbers that fill Warner Johnson's head shake him from sleep most nights. There are phone numbers and area codes and long-distanc...

Innovation Crisis in Black America Pt. 2: Where are Black Entrepreneurs and Angels?

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

There's an economic crisis of monumental proportions occurring in Black America. The challenges stretch across a vast spectrum of education, unemploym...