Khamil Bailey and Samantha Black

How two enterprising Black women are reviving Black businesses in Pittsburgh

Khamil Bailey, originally from East Orange, New Jersey, relocated to Pittsburgh in 2005 to pursue her education at the University of Pittsburgh, subsequently choosing to make the city her home. Over time, she became aware…

By Oji Ben Ebuka February 23, 2024

Remembering Ernesta Procope, the first Black woman to own a business on Wall Street

The storied history of Wall Street begins from the 17th century with an actual wall. Wall Street was also the site of a slave market in pre-independence America and even some time afterwards. And when…

By Preta Peace Namasaba February 7, 2024

How a lifelong dream became $500 million in sales for Kirk J. Lewis

Some enterprising African-Americans are at the forefront of the tier 1 automotive supplier industry but this fact does not often make the news. The $100 billion US car and auto manufacturing market that employs over…


Here are five ways to build a business and wealth like the $2 billion Bridgewater family did

In 2017, Ronald Hall, Jr. succeeded his father Ronald Hall, Sr. as President and CEO of Bridgewater Interiors. With an annual revenue of over $2 billion, Bridgewater Interiors is one of America’s largest Black-led companies.…

By Preta Peace Namasaba January 9, 2024

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Top 5 high-growth industries that can help close the racial wealth gap

The wealth gap between African-American families and white families it is not only a blow to the Black people but is also effectively a negative for the American economy. And as a report by consultancy…

By Solomon Mensah January 2, 2024

Meet Mark Mason, the highest-paid finance chief in the U.S.

Mark Mason is the Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup and a member of Citi’s Executive Management Team. He is in charge of the company’s financial management, and leads Citi’s Expense Management and Citi Ventures initiatives.…

By Preta Peace Namasaba December 28, 2023
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2023 showed Beyoncé is on her way to becoming a billionaire

Beyoncé concluded 2023 on a high, entering 2024 in grand style with her new net worth of about $800 million, thanks to her outstanding business deals and a record-breaking tour in 2023. After surpassing the…

By Oji Ben Ebuka December 27, 2023
T.D. Jakes

Here are 19 high-yielding ventures founded and owned by T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes, also known as Thomas Dexter Jakes, is a well-known figure globally for his exceptional spiritual insights and leadership at The Potter’s House, a non-denominational megachurch in Dallas, Texas. However, he is not…

By Oji Ben Ebuka December 1, 2023
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