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Ahyiana Angel (Image: Switch, Pivot or Quit)

Former NBA Publicist Starts Podcast for Women Looking to Make Career Transitions

'I bet on myself and won,' says former publicist-turned-podcaster Ahyiana Angel

“Have you noticed that we are no longer living in a world where ambitious people…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Black Business Mogul’s Lodging Company Completes $1B Stock Acquisition

RLJ Lodging Trust responds to investor’s criticism of hospitality giant

RLJ Lodging Trust, co-founded by African American business magnate Robert Johnson, has completed its purchase…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Public Relations

So, You Started a Business, But Are You Ready to Work with a Public Relations Pro?

Measure your PR readiness by answering the following questions

Before you hire a Public Relations pro you should establish a strong foundation for your…

By Kandia Johnson

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An IBM Engineer and US Virgin Islands Native on Irma’s Destruction of Her Homeland; Beauty Through Heartache; and How You Can Help

'Beauty can endure through heartache and hard work'

Most people may believe that our heartache began after Hurricane Irma arrived but it started…

By Samara Lynn

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Segregation

Educational Inequality and Segregation in U.S. K-12 Schools

College begins in kindergarten

But Hannah-Jones’s tweet is so on-target. Educational inequality is probably the one feature that characterizes…

By Robin White Goode

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Hurricane Harvey

Black Businesses and Supporters Offer Harvey Aid in Spite of Own Obstacles

Houston area business leaders are providing help to the community

Larger black-owned companies and entities that advocate, do business with and support small black owned…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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net neutrality

[Opinion]: An Elitist Take on Net Neutrality

Is elitism prioritizing net neutrality over internet access for the underserved?

“Chairman Pai understands that connecting more Americans and closing the digital divide is a game…

By John Burnett

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Spendwith (Image: C. Jibril Sulaiman II)

Spendwith Is Allowing You to Become An Investor

Title III, Regulation CF rules, allows a private company to raise money from anyone through equity crowdfunding

Not only is the company allowing its users to spend with culturally relevant companies, but…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Flaky Bakes Founder Lateshia Dowell on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Flaky Bakes’ CEO Lateshia Dowell on Making ‘Piekies’ Pies and Being a ‘One-Woman Show’

Bringing the joy of baked goods to everyone and remembering Grandmommy

On Episode 11 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Lateshia Dowell pitched her business, Flaky Bakes—a metro Detroit…

By Brandon Andrews

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Chanivia Patterson

Meet The Educator Changing the Face of Failing Schools in Detroit

How to create a "beating the odds" school

Recognized as a 2017 Michigan Administrator of the Year by Michigan Association of Public School…

By Kandia Johnson

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Hurricane Harvey

Minority Auto Dealers Group Raising $1M for Harvey and Irma Victims

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) is assisting families in Texas and Florida

To help victims of the historic storms, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD)…

By Selena Hill

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Kevin Liles’ Discovers Next Big Voice In Hip Hop Through Hashtag Challenge

The iconic hip hop executive signed a local rapper from Chicago who won the #freestyle50 competition

After launching a national freestyle competition earlier this year, music mogul Kevin Liles has found…

By Selena Hill

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When a Relative Dies and You Can’t Afford the Funeral

The Money Coach tells you what to do if a relative passes away and the burial costs are out of your budget

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells you what to do if a relative passes away and…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Admit It; Some of You Will Spend $1,000 for Apple’s New iPhone

Has Apple gone too far?

Many industry watchers are predicting Apple will unveil the latest iPhone—with an unprecedented price tag…

By Samara Lynn

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Louis Carr and Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. How to Become a Mogul (Image: File)

How to Become A Mogul

The head of sales at BET says being a mogul is to be loyal, disciplined, and committed

Some people equate becoming a mogul to being rich, famous and successful but, Louis Carr,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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black restaurant week

How This Dynamic Duo Launched Detroit’s First Black Restaurant Week

Event highlights the owners of black-owned dining establishments in the Metro Detroit area

Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, founder of the Strange Roots Box, and Lauren Bates talk launching Detroit’s first…

By Kandia Johnson

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How Floating Down a River With Keri Hilson Taught Me to Appreciate the National Park Service

You probably live near one where you can hike, de-stress, and commune with nature

Keri Hilson, the singer, song writer, and actress, is an ambassador for the National Park…

By Robin White Goode

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With Board Service Comes Responsibility

"It is not your job to sit quietly on the board...."

I’m here to challenge all black board members with the specific responsibility to voice issues…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Beverly Daniel Tatum revises her classic book and takes race beyond black and white

Yet, as Tatum points out, “No one ever says, ‘if Jared Kushner hadn’t gotten into…

By Robin White Goode

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Keeping It Real: Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Hired

You're waiting and waiting for a call back that may never come

The number one question I get from professionals is – why am I not getting…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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How To

JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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