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Black Owned Businesses

Saving Carver Federal, New York's Last Black Bank

Crain's New York Business | Aaron Elstein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Black Voices

Harlem's renaissance is impossible to miss. Starbucks and Banana Republic line 125th Street. Whole Foods is coming. Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster re...

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?

Black-Owned Food Trucks Give New Meaning to Meals on Wheels

The Root | Yesha Callahan | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Once a month from April through October, in a vacant Washington, D.C., lot near the famed Nationals Park, about 20 food trucks convene for an evening ...

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...

A Third to Prison, a Third to War, a Third to College: The Game of Chance with Ambassador Young

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Horgan

I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.

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...

Three Black-Owned Nail Polish Brands You Should Know | Posted 12.28.2012 | Black Voices

Nothing says the holidays like a fresh, sparkling manicure. From glitter decal to metallic embellishments, there’s no shortage of festive, eye-catch...

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 ...

Mother 'Buys Black' For One Year, Details Experiment In Book

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Oak Park, Ill. mother Maggie Anderson entered 2009 with an ambitious goal: for her and her family to "buy black" for an entire year. Anderson hopes he...

Our Favorite Holiday Cards

Posted 02.06.2012 | Black Voices

Still looking for that perfect holiday card this season? Having a hard time finding that Kwanzaa card to really wow your family this year? Well,...

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?

35 Black-Owned Etsy Stores for Black Friday

Posted 11.25.2011 | Black Voices

With Black Friday right around the corner, we're all looking for great gifts for our loved ones. If you're also looking to spend your hard-earned dol...

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.

The Onus Is on Large Companies to Help Minority-Owned Small Businesses Get Bigger: It's in Everyone's Interest

James H. Lowry | Posted 11.12.2011 | Black Voices
James H. Lowry

Black-owned small businesses have the fastest new jobs growth rate, according to the Department of Commerce. Still, fewer than5 percent of black-owned businesses employ more than five people.

You Should Know: Kevia Jewelry By Kevia Jeffrey-West

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

Name: Kevia Jeffrey-West Age: 36 Hometown: Portland, Oregon With two master's degrees in psychology and education, Kevia Jeffrey-West is an unlik...

Women and Minorities Bit Players, But Gaining in Selling to America's Biggest Customer -- the Federal Government

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When it comes to stimulus-related government contracts for small business, women's business, and minority-owned businesses, there are but few happy campers.