White House honors Velma Trayham for mentoring Black women business owners

Velma Trayham‘s accomplishments have been recognized by our nation at the highest level. In April, she received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joe Biden. The honor highlighted a few Americans who “exhibit outstanding character, work ethic and dedication to their communities.” Her company, ThinkZilla Consulting, addresses the economic barriers women have historically faced […]

Black-owned CBD store in California thrives as 4/20 arrives

Business is booming, according to Marjorie Gray. The owner of Your CBD Store Fontana in California said the community has rallied around her business after a tough initial couple of months at the start of the pandemic. She recently spoke with rolling out about her journey in the CBD world and how business has been […]

Cancer survivor Shawn Brown’s business reopens and thrives through pandemic

Cheesecaked owner Shawn Brown is a victim of a horrific drunk driving accident that casued massive head and body injuries to her and killed her 10-week old son, Jakori. Brown, who is also a breast cancer survivor, has had her culinary talent showcased on “Good Morning America” and the Food Network. Recently, Brown spoke with […]

Client demands refund from small business upon learning the owner is Black

One prejudice client has been exposed on social media for demanding a refund after finding out the business owner is Black. Portland, Oregon, business owner Tiesha posted on her company Royalty’s One Stop Shop TikTok account the screenshot of an email from a disgruntled customer on Jan. 17, 2022. “Can you please cancel my order?” […]

Small business owners are using Clubhouse to rapidly grow their businesses

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the new social media app that is making big waves for small business owners worldwide — well the business owners who are lucky enough to be considered part of the in-crowd. Its biggest lure is the exclusivity function. Clubhouse is an invite-only app, which means only friends of […]

Nipsey Hussle, the businessman: Be like him

We’ve learned a lot about Ermias Asghedom, aka Nipsey Hussle, since his untimely death on March 31, 2019, all of which has contributed to the void felt within the hip-hop community and the Black community as a whole since he departed. Most people knew Hussle as an artist, but his creative endeavors extended beyond the recording […]

Kamilia Landrum serves Detroit’s NAACP and Staged Spaces LLC with excellence

Kamilia Landrum is the epitome of #BlackGirlExcellence, as she currently serves as the Detroit branch NAACP program and membership director while running her own small business, Staged Spaces, LLC. Staged Spaces is an event planning and styling firm based in Detroit that was inspired by Landrum’s early love for decorating that was created through memories […]

How publisher Wayetu Moore is writing the pages to her own girl boss story

Queried about what book she is reading, Wayetu Moore, CEO and publisher of One Moore Book Publishing, raised her voice in excitement as she explained she is reading an interesting book called Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire. It takes readers into the idea that education can be used to free the minds of oppressed […]

5 reasons your business idea is still a dream

What’s holding you back from starting your business? There is something but you can’t quite seem to put your finger on it. Or maybe you can put your finger on it and choose to ignore it. You cannot continue to use excuses to justify your reasons for staying put, and not moving forward on your […]