After exiting Shark Tank, CurlMix has grown to become one of the most successful Black-owned beauty brands

When Tim and Kim Lewis took their haircare company CurlMix to Shark Tank, it was undervalued. The startup had a valuation of $4 million and had generated $400,000 in sales over the previous nine months.…

At four years old, Mikaila Ulmer started a business whose product is now sold in over 1500 stores

The world is waiting for ingenious entrepreneurs to solve some of the our most fundamental challenges. Sometimes, that entrepreneur shows promise at just four-year-old. For young Mikaila Ulmer, being stung by a bee triggered her…

Dr. Kingsley Okonkwo

Nigerian-American Dr. Kingsley Okonkwo to complete first Black-owned sporting complex in the city of Corpus Christi, Texas

A Nigerian-American physician, businessman and sports enthusiast, Dr. Kingsley Okonkwo is adding to the sporting and commercial vibrancy of Corpus Christi, Texas by constructing the city’s first Black-owned sports complex. For years, Dr. Okonkwo harbored…

From struggling to make the team roster, Jason Wright became the first Black president of an NFL team

After an outstanding college football career, Jason Wright went unselected in the NFL Draft. He finally got into a team but experienced financial difficulties and was fired almost ten times before settling into a final…

Fannie Mae appoints Ghanaian Peter Akwaboah as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President

Mortgage market giants Fannie Mae have announced that Peter Akwaboah will take on the roles of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice-President (EVP) starting from May 20, 2024. A media release by the firm…

Dr. Chester Middlebrook Pierce

Dr. Chester Middlebrook Pierce: The brilliant physician who originated the concepts of microaggression and childism

Dr. Chester Middlebrook Pierce was an extraordinary individual whose contributions as a psychiatrist, educator, and advocate for civil rights and mental health were remarkable. His legacy is one of profound impact and unwavering advocacy. He…

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18 July 2023

"I grew up with very strong mentors"- Honoree Spotlight, Emeka Chinwuba

18 July 2023

"I grew up with very strong mentors"- Honoree Spotlight, Emeka Chinwuba

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Michael Armstrong (Paramount) delivers captivating speech on the importance of staying connected

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee addresses 2019 honorees

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"Inclusion is what I do. Diversity is who I am" - Honoree spotlight, Iesha Berry

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