Ayris Scales, CEO of Walker Legacy Foundation, creating Black female millionaires

The Walker Legacy Foundation, named after the first female millionaire, Madam CJ Walker, is looking to create women to follow in her legendary footsteps. CEO, Ayris Scales, joined rolling out to spread the word of the launch of the Women Who Enterprise 3-month business accelerator program for rising Black women professionals and entrepreneurs. Can you […]

6 Black millionaires who rose from the depths of slavery

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Aside from Madam CJ Walker, the history of Black wealth is an uncelebrated and unknown phenomenon. However, history notes that Booker T. Washington and his Tuskegee Institute produced more self-made Black millionaires than Harvard, Princeton and Yale combined. Below we examine success stories of freed Blacks, slaves and the children of slaves. Mary Ellen Pleasant […]

Blair Underwood wins ‘Outstanding Actor’ at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards

On March 26, one night before the 52nd NAACP Image Awards show, it was announced that Blair Underwood had won Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role as Charles Walker Jr. in the Netflix mini-series “Self Made” inspired by the life of Madam C. J. Walker. Underwood has been […]

What we learned from touring the mansion owned by Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker is a true Black American icon. On March 20, Netflix released the series, Self-Made, which is based on the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker. Raised in poverty in the South, Walker’s life changed after she attended Poro College, a beauty school headed by Annie Malone. Walker took the expertise she […]

‘Madam CJ Walker’ series adds Tiffany Haddish to star-packed cast

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Netflix’s “Madam CJ Walker” series adds Tiffany Haddish to its stellar cast. The Netflix limited series “Madam CJ Walker” explores the life of Sarah Breedlove, a descendant of Louisiana slaves. Orphaned at six, married at 14, and widowed at the age of 20, Breedlove, better known as Madame CJ Walker, would go on to become […]

Madam CJ Walker’s mansion is for sale (photo gallery)

Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a 34-room Italianate manse in a neighborhood that was also home to Rockefellers and Astors and it cost her $250K. Walker was 49-years-old at the time and no one could believe a Black […]