Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Authors Posts by Alyssa Rachelle

Alyssa Rachelle

63 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

West African Native Funlayo Alabi Creates a Million-Dollar Empire By Solving a Common Problem

In just seven years, business owner Funlayo Alabi has made a significant mark on the billion-dollar skincare and hair care industries. And she is well on her way to contributing to the already rapidly growing...

Rival Gang Members Squash Their Beef to Create One of Compton’s Most Popular Restaurants

Two former rival gang members have joined forces, combining their passions for food and serving their community. Malachi Jenkins, a Crip, and Roberto Smith, a Blood, are the masterminds behind Trap Kitchen, Compton, California’s underground...

6 Important Facts You May Not Have Known About the Landmark Case Dred Scott...

1) Dred Scott, The Early Years In 1833, Dred Scott was an enslaved African, purchased by Dr. John Emerson and moved to a base in the Wisconsin Territory. Slavery was banned in the territory pursuant...

Kathryn Finney Aims to Help Black Women in the Tech World with her BIG...

Kathryn Finney made a huge announcement at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Finney, founder and managing director of DigitalUndivided, is launching an initiative in Atlanta called the BIG Innovation Center. The...

Teen CEO, Published Author and Speaker Jamila Thompson Continues to Be a Leader in...

At age 13, Jamila Thompson is already a published author, speaker, volunteer and CEO. Jamila got the idea for her company when she was just 7. After attending a friend’s birthday party where guests received...

7-Year-Old Raises $14,000 to Help Flint, Michigan Kids Keep Their Hands Clean

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has affected the entire city, which includes thousands of children. The city has received much financial support, and a second-grader from Gainesville, Virginia is making huge strides to help...

The Last Buffalo Soldier Tomie L. Gaines Has Passed Away at the Age of...

The last living Buffalo Soldier passed away last weekend at the age of 93, in Greenville, South Carolina. Tomie L. Gaines served from March 1943 to December 1945 with the 27th Calvary, an all-Black...

Meet Engineer Benjamin Montgomery: The Inventor Who Bought the Plantation Where He Was Once...

Benjamin Montgomery was born an enslaved African in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. His master was Joseph Davis, a Mississippi planter and older brother of future President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson...

Joseph Danquah, 2015 Sloan Award Winner Uses His Passion to Help Students Excel in...

Joseph Boateng Danquah II was thrilled to be recognized for his creativity in the classroom and ability to inspire his students to pursue careers in mathematics and science. Danquah teaches Advanced Placement Calculus AB and...

Chicago Launches First Black Restaurant Week to Promote Black-Owned Eateries

A report by Nielsen estimates that Black buying power will reach $1.3 trillion in the next few years, yet only a tiny fraction of that money is spent at Black-owned businesses. Unhappy with the statistics, Chicago...

As First Black Venture Partner of 500 Startups, Monique Woodard Could Help Fund More...

African-Americans comprise only 1.5 percent of investment team members at over 200 venture capital firms in the United States. Additionally, the stats from a study conducted by Tech Crunch, investigating the current number of Black...

Ardre Orie Redefines Beauty for Black Women with Books, Plays, a Documentary, a Nonprofit...

Only two percent of women from around the world consider themselves beautiful, according to a study by Dove that examined how women define beauty. African-American entrepreneur Ardre Orie is determined to increase that percentage exponentially...

Tariq Edmondson Launches Custom Sneaker Business, Empowers Other Entrepreneurs to Share the Wealth

In the United States  — the world’s largest sneaker market — Adidas, Nike and Under Armour’s combined footwear sales climbed in 2013 to more than $25 billion, a 47 percent jump since 2009, The...

Three Women Started Chicago’s Only African American, Women-Owned Law Firm…With a Tweet

It all started with a tweet. About two years ago, Yondi K. Morris was a contract attorney, going into law firms to help with whatever they needed for some period of time. After being insulted...

Black Media Company Creates New Animated Series to Teach Students About Ancient Africa

There’s plenty of misinformation — or lack of information — about African and African-American history available to kids. Just months ago, there was backlash to the Texas Board of Education over a McGraw-Hill Education...

When Companies Hire Temp Workers Based on Race, Black Candidates Lose Out

For many job seekers, using a temp agency is one of the most efficient and popular ways to find employment. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the temporary help services industry is...

A Million Dollar Win: Meet Gwen Jimmere, the First African American to Hold a...

All too often, African-American women dread washing their hair, since it can take multiple hours or even a whole day. Not only did entrepreneur Gwen Jimmere create a solution to this common inconvenience, but...

African-American Women Continue to Make Less in Annual Wages Than Counterparts, Data Shows

On average, women make 77 cents for every dollar that a man in the same job earns. This number comes from U.S. Census Bureau data that indicates what the typical American woman working at...

Author, Psychiatrist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Dies at 80

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a psychiatrist whose ideas about racism and society sparked years of debate and controversy, died on Saturday, January 2nd, at age 80. Often described as Queen Mother of Black Consciousness, Dr....

Five Amazing Facts About Antislavery Lecturer, Playwright William Wells Brown

Early Years Brown was born an enslaved African in Kentucky, in November 1814. He spent most of his childhood and young adult life as an enslaved African in St. Louis, Missouri working a variety of...

Black Presence on U.S. Boards Declines, Hedge Funds Cited by Some

African-Americans make up 8.6 percent of directors on the boards of the largest 200 companies by revenue in the S&P 500 in 2015, down from 9.6 percent in 2010, according to the annual Board...

STAY CONNECTED

919,731FansLike
29,067FollowersFollow
10,831SubscribersSubscribe
Must Watch
x Close