Rebuilding Black Wall Street: Tulsa leaders hope to bring 100 new businesses

Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They’re the remnants of what was once known as ...

A spectacular construction: Telling our stories to the world

he National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon, it was right on time.

Black banks, business groups making history with economic justice

The number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail, simply put, is lack of money and resources.

Diversity in tech: Lots of attention, little progress

The tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-D printers. But when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.

Economic activists support ‘Buy Black’ movement

The racial wealth gap is a growing trend that continues to grow each year for Black people. The Institute of Policy Studies found that the average Black family would need 228 years to build the same wealth as White families.

Shayna Rattler presents funding business success

For many new business owners that have learned to turn their passion into products or services, spent months of business planning, pricing and creating, the next hurdle may be financing.

Five super tips on how to succeed in 2017

African Americans make up less than 5 percent of the lawyers in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Building confidence in entrepreneurs

Aside from the usual business planning and content creating, most businesses would not be here today if entrepreneurs were without one significant quality – confidence.

Business of beauty: Black-owned beauty suppliers form alliance with Chinese-Korean suppliers

About 63 percent of Black women spend up to $240 annually on hair and styling tools over a six-month period, according to Mintel reports. Moreover, 10 percent of Black women spend over $250 annually on these products, with 51 percent ...

Franchise Expo South offers opportunity to own a piece of the pie

Franchising has always been associated with the entrepreneurial spirit. As a major job creator, it has been able to provide opportunities for its owners, members of the community.

Be The Answer – part II: The AVP ‘Fierce’ formula for entrepreneurs

For numerous aspiring businesswomen, starting a business may be intimidating – especially for those who aren’t sure where to start and how to make it profitable. But what many of them don’t realize is that the answers they are looking ...

Solutions for successfully telling and selling your story

Many people have often wanted to write book about their lives or any other topics but may not understand how to promote their product. While writing is the foundation of becoming an author, planning and promoting plays an essential role ...

Face your financial fears: Saving for retirement

Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are ...

Half of Black youth face job discrimination

Qymana Botts saw White colleagues with the same amount of experience getting promoted to cashier ahead of her at the Indiana discount store where she worked.

Promoting leadership in STEM careers

The National Black MBA Association has partnered with the National Society of Black Engineers to create a strategic alliance in an effort to provide STEM professionals with enhanced leadership development and access to the country’s top corporations with interest in ...