entrepreneurship

Open Thread: Should Black Business Owners Hide Their Race?

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In a recent Chicago Times article, several black business owners discussed the fact that they hid their race in order for their business to survive. Take for example, Duane Draughon who owned a patio-installation business. His website had no photos, personal information, or anything to indicate...

Yes She Can: 11-Year-Old Lands Lemonade Distribution Deal With Whole Foods

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Mikaila Ulmer is the 11-year-old genius behind Bee Sweet Lemonade and she’s just inked an $11 million deal with Whole Foods. Ulmer’s recipe comes from her grandmother and uses bee’s honey instead of sugar. “When I was four years old, I got stung by two...

Thank You Patti for Your Pies and Reminding Us of the Power of the Black Dollar

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We’re coming to that point of the year again where everybody from Farrakhan to David Banner is going to encourage black people to boycott Christmas and show white people who’s boss. It never works — mostly because we like buying gifts, spending the holidays with...

Oprah Gives Financial Boost To Black Women Entrepreneurs

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Oprah continues to spread cheer and hope everywhere she goes, and this time she is changing the lives of Black women who are “doing it for themselves” and others. The former Queen of Daytime just completed a successful eight-city tour that was billed “Live The...

Black Businesses Help Refuel Motor City, But Are Hardly Mentioned in Recent Detroit Success Stories

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The news coming out of Detroit lately hasn’t been all that great: widespread poverty, reproductive health gaps, water shut-offs, and now the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing. But what about city improvements and small business that are helping to rebuild and revitalize the city?...

Black Women Become Entrepreneurs 6 Times More Than the National Average

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We’ve all face the office politics, double standards, and other obstacles at work, but many of us aren’t sticking around and tolerating it. According to a special KTVH 11 report, more black women are launching their own ventures – at a rate of more than...