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Author: Athena Moore (Athena Moore)

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5 BLACK ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH HBCU SCHOLARSHIP

5 BLACK ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH HBCU SCHOLARSHIP

Meet five Black entrepreneurs who are showing commitment to their community by joining together to offer a $2,000 scholarship for two HBCU undergraduate students. In the progression of their own success stories, four businesses have teamed together to pay it forward to the next generation of Black leaders. CEO Wesley Jacques of BlueDrem Media & Marketing...

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Black Couple Start Home Recovery Business

Black Couple Start Home Recovery Business

Meet Bernard Jones and Georgia Giles-Jones, a couple from Minnesota that have officially launched CVH Recovery, an extension to their recovery home business, Central Village Housing LLC. CVH Recovery offers resources to entrepreneurs how to own, operate, and manage a successful recovery home in any state. Through their online course, entrepreneurs can learn and benefit from...

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NFL Player to Speak at Business Summit

NFL Player to Speak at Business Summit

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (WDM Chamber) is set to host the first annual Black and Brown Business Summit (the Summit) presented by Principal Financial Group® on April 22 and 23. This two-day conference was created by the WDM Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI Committee) with the goal of elevating ethnic minorities and...

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Black Owned Tech Co. Creates Police Brutality App

Black Owned Tech Co. Creates Police Brutality App

WestMason, a Black-owned design and development studio based in Orlando, has announced the launch of their first mobile app called MyOneOne, available on iOS and Android. The mobile experience offers a personal security network made up of your friends and family. MyOneOne provides minorities and underserved the power to protect themselves as well as their loved...

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Black Realtor Teaching Investors Alternative Solutions to Gentrification

Black Realtor Teaching Investors Alternative Solutions to Gentrification

Denver real estate broker Michelle Thomas remembers well her early days growing up in North Aurora, a rough part of the Denver, Colorado metro area, that includes East Colfax Avenue. Stretching 26.5 miles, it’s the longest commercial street in the United States, but it and the surrounding area is best-known by natives, for longstanding squalid...

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Black Mom Expands Line of Underwear for Kids of Color

Black Mom Expands Line of Underwear for Kids of Color

Yolanda Perkins, founder and CEO of Undies by BlendiTone, a line of underwear for children of color, has overcome a lot of obstacles in her life. She has transformed herself from being incarcerated in prison to a successful entrepreneur who promotes representation for Black children. She also is an advocate for the restoration of former prison...

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ATL’s Newest Black Woman-Owned Radio Station and TV Network

ATL’s Newest Black Woman-Owned Radio Station and TV Network

Tina Redmond aka DJ Chic Chick, a California native from Inglewood known for having many talents and ambitions, is now the owner of Atlanta’s newest Black-owned radio station and television network, TRACC Radio and TRACC TV. She says she created the two media platforms to offer independent artists, celebrities, as well business owners the opportunity to be...

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Black Teen CEO Expands Beauty Brand, Celebrates Book Success

Black Teen CEO Expands Beauty Brand, Celebrates Book Success

Meet Anaya Fernando, the 17-year old CEO and founder of Sugar Sweet Bath + Body Treats, a Black-owned bath and body, hair care, and beauty brand. Her company, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is expanding its product line in response to exponential sales growth stemming from the teen founder’s inclusion in an inspirational and best-selling book. Anaya’s...

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Black-Owned Luxury Skincare Line Challenges Cosmetic Industry Norms

Black-Owned Luxury Skincare Line Challenges Cosmetic Industry Norms

Skin Champagne, launched by Honey Pierre, a licensed esthetician, is a Black woman-owned cosmetics brand that produces unique and efficacious skincare products using the most coveted natural ingredients in the industry. Her company is a new glamorously clean beauty brand that aims to do things differently. Their flagship products are infused with custom formulas and...

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BLACK PRE-TEEN AUTHOR, KANDE SUMMERS, RELEASES SCI-FI BOOK

BLACK PRE-TEEN AUTHOR, KANDE SUMMERS, RELEASES SCI-FI BOOK

Black British born, Jamaican author, Kande Summers, pens her first book entitled Going Home: Diary of a Teenage Alien. This book is written through the adolescent lens of the main character called Liz, who adopts a dystopian and explorative perspective of how an intergalactic war would impact life on earth. Kande is the first, in a...

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