America’s only Black-owned ice cream brand mixes real baked good into its Southern food-inspired pints

Ice cream is one of America’s favorite desserts, and the frozen aisle absolutely reflects that. Don’t believe it? Walk into any grocery store and head to the ice cream section. Now more than ever, there’s a huge range of flavors

Black-owned businesses look to the FDA to protect them

What many of us have dreamed about for the past year may be turning into reality. Almost half of the nation has been fully vaccinated, the CDC has announced businesses can reopen along with lifted mask guidance, and the glimmer

‘40 acres and a mall’: How community ownership models can preserve economic power in Black neighborhoods

In the famous post-Civil War initiative known as “40 acres and a mule,” Union General William T. Sherman promised newly freed Black households the one thing most necessary for sustaining their freedom: land. As Black minister Garrison Frazier told Sherman,

Black-owned small business grant vital for representation: Calgary entrepreneur

Six years ago, while working abroad in the African country of Chad, Calgarian Evelyne Nyairo spotted a woman harvesting mangoes from a tree, and asked to buy some fruit from the woman. When she went to pay, she was told

5 for Good: Celtics support minority-owned small businesses with new grant program

BOSTON — A dozen minority-owned small businesses were just awarded Power Forward Grants. The Celtics teamed up with Vistaprint and the NAACP to gift each winner $25,000 along with marketing assistance. It’s all part of a social justice initiative. The

Instagram Just Made it Easier for Users to Locate U.S. Black-Owned Businesses

Let’s face it, the way most people find new brands to buy from has changed significantly. Social media offers a fresh supply of potential customers within a sea of hashtags, retweets, tags, or shared stories. Instagram paid close attention to

Amazon’s $150 Million Commitment to Black-Owned Businesses

Small business owners across the U.S. are trying to recover from the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the number of those negatively impacted is disproportionately higher among Black-owned businesses. Black Americans own only 6% of the retail businesses,

Sean Combs Teams With Salesforce to Launch Digital Marketplace for Black-Owned Businesses

Sean “Diddy” Combs has teamed up with Salesforce to launch Shop Circulate, a curated digital marketplace that allows consumers to discover and buy products created and sold by Black entrepreneurs. The new platform, announced on the 100th anniversary of the

Bay Area Chef Launches Black-Owned Food Collective and Market in West Oakland

Bay Area chef Reign Free, founder of The Red Door Catering, launched an incubator for Black-owned food and beverage makers in West Oakland today called the Black Culinary Collective. Members will share a fully-equipped commercial kitchen to create their wares and sell

Steven S. Rogers to Moderate at Small Business Summit Hosted By BLACK ENTERPRISE

With just one day away, former Harvard Business School professor Steven S. Rogers will moderate at the Small Business Summit hosted by BLACK ENTERPRISE. The complimentary event takes place on May 6, is virtual, and kicks off at noon EST

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