Sunday, August 19, 2018

Tag: black entrepreneurs

18-Year-Old Entrepreneur Paints Images of Women of...

Cheyenne Sookoo, a Brooklyn teen spends hours inside her family's apartment creating stunning paintings that detail nature and the merits of women of color. "So...

Are Maryland’s Black Entrepreneurs Being Shut Out...

With an increasing number of states bending toward the legalization marijuana, the burgeoning market is slated to balloon into a $31.4 billion dollar industry...

13-Year-Old Techie Creates Life Saving App for...

  Suffering from a mental illness can become extremely overwhelming and even leave victims feeling lonesome. Thanks to the "notOK" mental health app created by...

Comedian Creates New App That Splits Bill...

Yes, you read that right. EquiTable is a recently developed app that splits the bill based on gender and racial wage disparities. So the next time...

Nigerian Entrepreneur’s Startup Invests in the Next...

Makinde Adeagbo worked as a Pinterest engineer before setting out to create his non-profit /dev/color, which acts as a support system for Black people working...

More Racism in South Africa: Standard Bank...

In the wake of Standard Bank economist Chris Hart’s suspension over an alleged racist tweet, his chief executive has warned staff that the bank...

Nigerian Teenage Brothers Create Mobile Web Browser,...

According to RisingAfrica.org, Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime, 13 and 15 years old respectively, have developed an Android based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite....

Top 8 Black-Owned Real Estate Companies Making...

The Peebles Corporation The Peebles Corporation is located in Miami, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. In 1983, Roy Donahue Peebles founded the company and stayed...

Remembering Hank Williams, Tech Warrior and Diversity...

The push for diversity in tech may seem like a new phenomenon but for people like Hank Williams, the fight  lasted decades. Williams died...

New Project ‘Heroes of Color’ Brings the...

Atlanta Blackstar recently spoke to animator, educator, and entrepreneur David Heredia about his new project Heroes of Color, that aims at teaching young people about the...

Sundial Brands, Maker of SheaMoisture and Nubian...

Sundial Brands, LLC is a Black-owned business known for such well-known brands such as SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage. The Amityville, New York based, family-owned...

New Non-Profit Aims to Increase the Number...

According to USA Today, the amount of Black engineers at Facebook and Google is only 1 percent. Managing software engineer, Makinde Adeagbo, is accustomed...

Nicki Minaj Teams Up With ABC Family...

  Music mogul, entrepreneur, and now actress, is there anything Nicki Minaj hasn't tried? As the cheers and congratulations simmer from her recent announcement, fans are...

Detroit Is the Comeback City, and Black...

With reports of Detroit making a comeback--including a revitalized riverfront and green spaces, new sports arenas, condos springing up and old buildings undergoing renovations--too...

Could Driving for Uber, Lyft Lead to...

Working with freedom.  Be your own boss.  Those slogans are the heart for any marketing campaign or pyramid scheme but what about driving? “Clay,” an...

Small Business is the Backbone of the...

By Manny Otiko Frustrated with uncertainty in the workforce, an increasing number of Black employees are opting to start their own companies. However, studies show...

Could the Fear of Black Success Be...

For quite some time, leaders in the Black community have been urging people to support Black-owned businesses. It’s all too often that the public...

Berry Gordy’s Childhood Run-In With Racism Revealed...

As the founder of Motown, Berry Gordy is one of the greatest Black entrepreneurs and iconic figures in music history. His intuitive genius and...

Entrepreneurs Circle Fosters Success For Black Business...

African American business owners face many challenges when it comes to successfully launching and expanding their businesses, but Credit Suisse Entrepreneurs Circle has found...

Winning in Atlanta: 10 Largest Black-Owned Companies...

"Winning In Atlanta" is Atlanta Black Star's weekly focus on Black professionals, business leaders and other persons of gravity who are making a positive...