Breaking the Black Ceiling

If you’re Black in America, you’re more likely to be an entrepreneur: 20 percent of the Black population started a business in recent years, compared to 12 percent of white Americans. This comes partly by necessity: A white-dominated upper echelon

Black-owned tech company awarded patent on kiosk

PopCom, owner of PopShop, raised a historic $2.3 million by using Equity crowdfunding After four years of development, CEO of PopCom, Dawn Dickson has been awarded the patent on the PopShop Kiosk, something she calls a “digital pop-up-shop.” Dickson refers

It’s Time to Help Black-Owned Businesses

Because Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business enables Black business owners to address immediate financial needs and build resiliency. It’s no overstatement that Black-owned U.S. businesses are in a state of crisis due to the economic fallout from the

Black-owned businesses receive $250k from Kaiser Permanente Northwest

The money is part of a national effort to uplift communities of color and improve public health. PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaiser Permanente Northwest is granting $250,000 to Black-owned businesses and nonprofits spanning Oregon and Washington. It is part of Kaiser’s

Voya Launches New Program to Boost Retirement Savings for Minority-Owned Businesses

WINDSOR, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today a first-of-its-kind program to support greater retirement planning opportunities for minority, women, veteran, disability, and LGBTQ-owned businesses — along with nonprofit organizations that serve them. The Just Right Advantage™ Program is

Fintech Equality Coalition Engages Black Fintech CEOs

Frequently, questions about diversity in fintech center on gender diversity, and that gender diversity means “white women.” When any organization is predominantly white, it tends to focus on attracting customers who look like its employees and leadership—white ones, though that’s

Killer Mike’s new Black-owned bank receives ‘tens of thousands’ of account requests in less than 24 hours

New York (CNN)A new majority Black and Latinx-owned and operated digital bank hopes to make supporting Black-owned banks and businesses a little easier for consumers. Greenwood was created by Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover and his close friend, rapper-activist Michael

The debt US companies owe Black Americans

In the weeks following George Floyd’s killing, as protests against racism swept the US, it felt as if the whole of corporate America had suddenly decided to advertise its anti-racist soul. Banks, food chains, insurance companies, retailers—they filled up inboxes,

How Reginald F. Lewis Influenced Generations of Black Entrepreneurs

Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The book is about Reginald F. Lewis, the legendary entrepreneur who rocked Wall Street when his firm, TLC Group, acquired Beatrice International Foods for $985 million. The

BofA Backs Black-Owned Banks in $300 Million Equality Drive

(Bloomberg) — Bank of America Corp. invested $50 million in three Black-owned banks as part of its $1 billion pledge over four years to advance racial equality. The second-largest U.S. lender took equity stakes of about 5% in three minority

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