One issue not being addressed during the presidential debates by either Trump or Clinton is what needs to be done to foster job growth.

    Celebrate your business during 28 Days of Black Business and Black History Month in February with 1230 The Buzz. Beginning February 2, The Buzz will feature one black business a day and your company could be highlighted during  Ivey in the Morning, The  Lincoln Ware Show, Al Sharpton and SisterSpeak. Take this opportunity […]

About 14 million US companies owned by women and minorities represent half of the country’s businesses. Yet, they only account for 6 percent of the…

Shopping Black-owned businesses might not be as difficult as you think it is, and author Maggie Anderson gives her tips on how we can all…

In the past five years, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized the way entrepreneurs go about raising capital for new business ventures. Although…

At one time, the state of Georgia was known as one of the easiest states for a Black man in which to get lynched. Between 1915 to 1970 a wave of Black Americans left the deep South to find new opportunities in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit and Chicago. A new story in […]

Two men from Kentucky created startup  called “Ujamaa Deals,” that will offer deals to Black-owned businesses across the nation.

Washington D.C. ranks atop a newly released National Urban League Policy Institute study that lists the top metropolitan areas for Black-owned businesses. Los Angeles and Chicago came in at number two and three respectively when it comes to cities best suited for Black business. See also: Rick Perry Jeopardizes Campaign With ‘The Stumble’ See also: Weekend Getaway […]

Black-owned banks are struggling to remain relevant and during difficult economic times, according to a report by The number of black-owned banks across the nation is shrinking– almost half of the banks closed in the past two decades. reports: Their traditional customer base — lower and middle class blacks, small business owners and […]

Community leaders from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and local businesses in Fort Worth, Texas are unhappy with the name of a local food-mart titled “Da Hood Food Mart.” “The name is insulting to our African-American heritage and the over-saturation of these types of establishments within the economically disadvantaged communities is simply a continuation of […]

While America’s economic turmoil has impacted the entire nation, Black businesses seem to be some of the most severely affected. Today, in the U.S., there are half as many Black-owned car dealerships than there were three years ago. Automotive News details the industrywide decline. Black dealers have taken a disproportionate hit — “drastic” in the […]

A program aimed at helping jumpstart the local economies of struggling cites is pairing high-performing college graduates and business startups in cities like Detroit, New Orleans and Providence, R.I. Modeled after Teach For America, Venture For America is a two-year program that places recent college graduates into business startups. “Our concrete goal is to generate […]