Business

Go to College Debt-Free with Scholarship Solutions

By: Robin White Goode

You can use scholarships to have a debt-free college experience. Your kids can pursue the dream of a college education without your having to forgo your own dreams. No, it isn’t free, but it’s a fraction of the cost weighing down black families in student loan debt and ruinous credit-shattering...

Houston Black Chamber Launches Buy Black Directory of Local Businesses

By: Jeffrey McKinney

Twice as large as the first edition, the Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) will launch the second edition of its Buy Black Directory on Thursday, Jan. 25. The directory’s kickoff will come the same day the business advocacy group conducts its 83rd annual meeting at The Ballroom at Bayou Place in downtown...

Lebron James Backs Streaming Sports Venture Mars Reel

By: Sequoia Blodgett

High school and collegiate sports are extremely popular but there has yet to be a destination site for it all, magnified through the eyes of a millennial, until now. Mars Reel, a company founded by twin brothers, Brandon and Bradley Deyo, streams video highlights of athletes on social media platforms...

Is Netflix Really A Champion of Diversity? Not So Fast.

By: Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Many of the people defending Netflix against actor/comedian Mo’Nique’s call to boycott it over race- and gender-based pay inequities (with black female comedians getting the short end of the stick), are lauding the $100 billion company’s groundbreaking commitment to diverse programming. But is Netflix really a champion of diversity? First,...

50 Cent Makes Millions from Bitcoin

By: Sequoia Blodgett

While others are complaining about the fluctuating prices, 50 Cent is sitting pretty from his early bitcoin investments. According to TMZ, 50 Cent has made a staggering 7 million times his initial investment. In reference to the investment, he quotes on his Instagram, “Not Bad for a kid from South...

I Didn’t Learn About Reconstruction in School – Did You?

By: Robin White Goode

“The first black senator since Reconstruction…” Have you read that before? I’ve heard about Blanche K. Bruce, the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate. I’ve even seen photos of him and other African American elected representatives from that time. But I never once learned...

Three Black Cryptocurrency Influencers to Follow

By: Sequoia Blodgett

The cryptocurrency community is fairly new, but these three influencers seem to have quite a bit of it figured out.   Dr. Boyce Watkins (Image: Dr. Boyce Watkins)   Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the world’s leading financial scholars and social commentators. He advocates for education, economic empowerment, and social justice...

All-Female Team Wins at Nation’s Largest Diversity Case Competition

By: Robin White Goode

For the past seven years, on the weekend before Martin Luther King Day, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business hosts one of the nation’s largest diversity case competitions—if not the largest—on its campus in Bloomington, Indiana. This year, an all-female team hailing from Drexel University won first place, followed by...

This Mom Launched a Business to Empower Children to Swim

By: Kandia Johnson

When Yolanda Flournah-Perkins was sentenced to three years in prison during her senior year in college, she thought her life was over. But after her release, she pressed the reset button on her life and landed a job at a non-profit organization. Several years later, the wife and mom adds twice-published...

[Video] Morehouse Grad Creates Bitcoin Alternative

By: Sequoia Blodgett

There are a lot of alternative cryptocurrency coins currently on the market. One, in particular, is called Storj, created by Morehouse grad Shawn Wilkinson. In short, the Storj platform is a distributed, encrypted, and blazing fast object storage, where only you have access to your data. In addition to that, the...

“Black Card Revoked”: The TV Game Show

By: Selena Hill

In 2015, Latesha Williams and her business partner founded the company Cards For All People with a big vision for one of its signature products, Black Card Revoked—a fun card game that celebrates and tests one’s knowledge of black culture. Now, her dream to adopt the original card game into...

Rapper Jeezy Sells Stake in Tequila Avion

By: Selena Hill

Five years after buying into Tequila Avión, hip-hop artist Jeezy and his business partner, Ken Austin, revealed that they are selling their remaining stake in the company to Pernod Ricard, a multibillion-dollar spirits and wine brand. In addition to buying equity, the 40-year-old Atlanta rapper was named as a Multicultural...