black entrepreneurs

Most African-American men have to shave. And when they do, they might have Tristan Walker to thank. The financial trader turned entrepreneur is the founder of Bevel, which hopes to solve the irritation and razor bump problem that plagues many African-American shavers. Walker, 32, a Queens, N.Y. native, founded Walker and Company, one of the […]

A nail salon exclusively for men? While the Shark Tank investors didn’t think the idea would fly, fortunately for screenwriter/entrepreneur Michael Elliot,other folks with money watching the show did. So while he failed to impress the Sharks, his company’s exposure on the show netted him a group of investors willing to put up some cash. […]

The late John H. Johnson was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company, the largest Black-owned firm of its kind in the United States. Johnson, who dabbled in other ventures beyond publications, is also the first African-American to land on the Forbes 400 list. John Harold Johnson was born in rural Arkansas City, Ark. on January […]

Olatorera Oniru is the young, black, female entrepreneur changing the e-commerce game (innovatively!) in Africa.

Warren Shadd, the CEO of Shadd Pianos & Keyboard, USA, is the first African-American piano manufacturer in the world. Now a top player in his…

Since 1975, Detroit businessman George P. Barnes Jr. has overseen Heritage Optical Center and Heritage Vision plans, providing vision services and insurance in Detroit and…

Chase Reed had a cash flow problem like many teens do. But in his case, his addiction to sneakers would turn out to be the…

Gwen Jimmere, the founder and CEO of Naturalicious, is the first Black woman to patent a natural hair care product. In the fast-growing natural hair…

If you were wondering what Oprah Winfrey, one of the most successful women in media and the nation’s only self-made Black female billionaire had to…

I did not always embrace my status as an entrepreneur. I mean, WHO desires to jump feet first, sight unseen, into a pool of inconsistent pay, trifling clients, and loved ones who just do not understand why you are working for yourself ? To be 100 percent honest, I am still struggling with accepting my […]

The late Ophelia DeVore died last February, leaving behind a rich legacy in the modeling field and setting a new standard for Black beauty. DeVore was…

Dr. Traci Lynn, the founder of Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry, has turned her formerly modest company into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Lynn’s rise to fame…