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Carla Laney is the owner and CEO of Carting Kidz, a secure rideshare service that provides safe and reliable transportation of young people to their appointed and prearranged destinations. Currently residing in Forney, Texas, Laney recently decided to leave the corporate world and explore alternate choices to fulfill her personal and professional ventures to impact…

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Danyel Surrency Jones is a business strategist and philanthropist. As a serial entrepreneur, Jones is the co-founder and chief executive officer of POWERHANDZ Inc., a global athletic training and rehabilitation product tech company that creates equipment that enhances overall performance. She also owns Danyel Surrency Jones Consulting, a business strategy agency focused on building sales…

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Eboni Elektra, founder and CEO of The Social Light, an entertainment brand, was a featured speaker at the RIDE Conference 2019 on Friday, Sept. 6, in Atlanta. The Atlanta native described her life as an entrepreneur during the “She Leads: Strategies for Effective Leadership” breakout session. Rolling out caught up with Elektra after her session.…

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Tameka Foster is a celebrity stylist, mother and entrepreneur. She has worked with many in the industry, from legendary soul singers Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin to hip-hop heavy-hitters Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. For Foster, it’s not just about garments, it’s about vision. She is now using that vision to further amplify Black voices…

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Shay Sane’s life mission is to help women heal through sisterhood and travel experiences. After losing her sister and dealing with compounded personal stress, Sane decided to travel with girlfriends to relieve the pressure and renew her spirit. After experiencing the transformative healing power of sisterhood and travel, Sane founded Black Girls on The Go,…

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Tyra Banks says her past feud with Naomi Campbell was not a rivalry because they were never equals. The 45-year-old entrepreneur was pitted against the 49-year-old supermodel early in her modeling career, and Banks believes that Campbell was wary of her because there were not many opportunities for Black women at the time. She explained…

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Chantel Powell became an entrepreneur out of necessity. One summer, while shuttling her then-6-year-old son, Kameron, between basketball camp and football practice, she noticed that each time the car door flew open and he buckled in, it was clear that he was not only scoring buckets on the court but also sweating buckets under his…

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Christopher B. Stokes is an accomplished entrepreneur who has made a name for himself in the music industry with the discovery of such stars as Brandy, Immature, B2K, Jhene Aiko, Sevyn Streeter, Omarion, Marques Houston and more. He is a Los Angeles native who has been immersed in the music business since the age of…

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John Hope Bryant is an African American entrepreneur and philanthropist who is driven to create financial inclusion and equal opportunity through his nonprofit Operation HOPE. Every year, he hosts the Hope Global Forums, and this year the event was held May 29-31, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Speakers including former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, rapper T.I., and the…

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Dawn C. H. Milhouse co-founded the nonprofit Milhouse Charities in 2012 to “reinvest in the community by giving.” As the executive director, Milhouse focuses on creating educational opportunities and business partnerships in Chicago and surrounding communities that directly benefit underserved children in STEM education. In 2013, Milhouse and her husband established one of Chicago’s favorite…

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Tune in for a new episode of Tech Tuesdays with Randy Fling and special guests at 1 p.m. (EST). Today’s episode will feature Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, CEO of EnrichHER, a financial technology platform that helps women secure funding to grow their ventures; children‘s cyber-safety advocate Reinye Bridges; and tech entrepreneur and consultant Amanda Spann.

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DJ Milhouse Name: Milan Bolar Hometown: Atlanta by way of Los Angeles, California Current city: Atlanta Genre: House, Trap Venue(s): Escobar Lounge, Spin, Daydreams Lounge Who is DJ Milhouse? DJ Milhouse is a personality, event curator, entrepreneur and creative. What experiences can you remember being involved in music or curating a good vibe when you…

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Lira Galore has something to celebrate. The model and entrepreneur welcomed a baby girl with her ex-fiancé Quality Control music executive Pierre “Pee” Thomas on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Galore who has been slaying every ounce of her pregnancy, shared the announcement on Instagram with a sneak peek at her baby. She shared to her Instagram…

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Have you ever wondered if you need to have a federally registered trademark to protect your brand? If you are a business owner or a brand, more than likely you do. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs that identify and distinguish (“mark”) the…

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