Kompass Events Marks Second-Year in Atlanta’s Booming Tech Scene

The startup launched in January 2018, its mobile app allows users to discover events in their..

Black-led venture capital firm debut fund is largest ever

Adeyemi Ajao, the co-founder and managing director if Base10 Partners was...

All Black justice system in place in Atlanta suburb

CNN has issued a feature that focuses on South Fulton...

Black Fashion Week shines light on designers in Twin Cities

Minneapolis/St. Paul was the site of Black Fashion Week...

Black Enterprise publishes list of top executives

Black Enterprise has released its latest exclusive list of the nation’s most powerful diversity executives..

Independent Black hair care firm signs major deal with Target

An Atlanta-based Black hair care company has signed a major deal for distribution in..

Council drafts further regulations for legalized marijuana industry

A Los Angeles City Council committee this week approved a draft of new regulations for the cannabis industry

Seminar for prospective 7-Eleven franchisees

The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 7-Eleven Inc., will host on Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. a workshop/seminar at the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall to attract minority entrepreneurs interested in becoming 7-eleven franchisees.

Center Theatre Group receives $100,000 grant from Disney

Center Theatre Group has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the Los Angeles area. The program is an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theatre programs ...

Banking buddy system needed for cannabis industry

The countdown to launch the largest new market for recreational sales in the cannabis industry is almost here and the State still doesn’t have an answer to the million dollar question—“How do we bank the cannabis industry?” Without access to ...

Time Inc. to sell majority of its stake in Essence Magazine by year’s end

Time Inc. has announced that it plans to sell a majority of its ownership in Essence magazine, the 47-year-old lifestyle monthly for African-American women, and one of the most successful publications among all American magazines.

Black-owned law firm honored

The Law Office of Zulu Ali, based in Riverside, has been named as one of the top 10 law firms in criminal defense, immigration and personal injury in the area of client satisfaction. The firm recently received the designation from ...

LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke named new director for southland ports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently held a Change of Command ceremony to formally instate LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, formerly the Director of the Non-Intrusive Inspection Division at CBP Headquarters, as Port Director for the Los Angeles/Long Beach and Port ...

Study finds steep decline in Black home ownership

For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, State of the Nation’s Housing 2017. This year’s report also found these declines vary by race and ethnicity.


I often use the phrase, “Our history is our future,” to express the fact that everything we need to do today, vis-à-vis economic empowerment, has been done before by African Americans in this country. Just look back at what Black ...