black businesses

Black business is suffering because of the credit gap. The U.S. Black Chambers and National Bankers Association are looking to change that.

Do you know which industries present the best economic opportunities for African-Americans? “Probably the ones you would expect,” according to Alfred Edmond, Jr. of Black Enterprise. Recently,…

The conversation about the need to fully include people of color in America’s economic growth has shifted, in many ways, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.…

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Commerce made an announcement that will change the fortunes of a number of minority business owners: Through a grant…

Whether it’s caused by a fleeting crisis in confidence or a brief lack of focus, even the most-prosperous entrepreneurs can find themselves taking a stutter-step…

At this year’s NAACP Leadership 500 Summit, young professionals from across the nation convened in Hollywood, FL to discuss the next steps in empowering a new frontline of civil rights and social justice advocates. On Friday, the business session of our Summit began with a workshop on Digital Vision Boards led by Lindsey C. Holmes […]

Since the 19th Century, African-American-owned banks have played a vital role in the economic development of our communities. Between 1888 and 1934, there were more than 130 U.S. banks owned by African-Americans, which is believed to have been the force behind the explosion of African-American businesses, which grew from 4,000 in 1867 to approximately 50,000 […]

Los Angeles (NBCNews)–Magic Johnson had some advice from up and coming business owners at a conference in Los Angeles designed to bring together investors and business owners from the inner city. NBC Los Angeles reports: “What you could do is rub elbows with them. Trade information. Tell them what you’re doing, what your business is, […]

The Hip Hop stars aim to bring healthy fare to neighborhoods in need with the launch of several juice bars in New York.